Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Google Street View: Park Hyatt Milan

Having just booked a round trip flight from NYC to Milan in March for $260 round trip (wideroe.no was offering bargain prices over the weekend), I've officially begun my hotel search.  Since I loved my stay at the Park Hyatt in Paris last spring, the first hotel on my list to check out was the Park Hyatt in Milan.  I stumbled across a pretty inside look at the hotel on Google Street View.  You can check it out here.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2 nights free at Andaz Maui at Wailea

Andaz Maui at Wailea has a offer where you can stay 4 nights get 2 nights free + 75$ credit.  Offer ends January 8th.  This is one of Hyatt's newest hotels and from what I've seen it looks pretty nice.  Details can be found here.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Best use of SPG points: Category 3

Unlike category 1 and 2 properties which offer a discount during the weekend, category 3 and up properties are a constant rate all week long.  Category 3 hotels are 7000 points a night, however if you book 5 nights the 5th night is free.  That makes the cost of a 5 night get away 28,000 points or only 5,600 points a night.  Once again, when it comes to free hotel nights the best ones are the ones that you can actually make a use of.  The ones listed below have simply caught my eye.



Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg, Hotel Jagdhof, Austria


Hotel Elephant, Weimar, Germany

Sheraton Rhodes Resort, Greece

Conde Nast: #1 hotel in Greece in value for money

Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa, Evora, Portugal

Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa, Spain

Le Méridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa, Malta

Le Méridien Ile Maurice, Mauritius

The Astor Hotel, Tianjin

ITC Mughal, Agra, India

A full list of category 3 hotels can be found here.