The Talbott Hotel Chicago Review

The Talbott Hotel Chicago Review The Talbott Hotel in Chicago is part of the Joie de Vivre brand recently acquired by Hyatt.  This means, in theory, guests receive the same benefits for Hyatt elite status as they would at any Hyatt property.  I found out, however, that nearly a year after the close of the … Read more

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco Review

Kimpton Buchanan Hotel San Francisco Review The Kimpton Buchanan Hotel is one of two (soon to be three) Kimpton properties in San Francisco.  The building was originally a 4-story office building before they added on an additional 4 floors and converted it to a 131 room hotel.  It reopened as a Kimpton in 2016. Location … Read more

Andaz Napa Review

Andaz Napa Review The Andaz Napa was originally built in 2009 and opened under the Avia brand before Hyatt purchased the chain in 2011.  The property reopened as a Hyatt Andaz in Fall 2012.  Not much was changed about the property; which means the rooms are now 11 years old with mostly the original furniture/design.  … Read more

Caesars Palace Octavius Room Review

Caesars Palace Octavius Room Review Caesars Palace is a huge property.  The rooms are spread across various towers: Julius, Augustus, Octavius, Palace and Forum.  Additionally there is the Nobu hotel within a hotel. The Octavius Tower, which opened in 2012, is the most recently built of the hotel towers.  The building is only 23 stories … Read more