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Review: Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill (Regency Suite)

The Churchill is one of two Hyatt Regency Properties in London and for some considerable time it stood out as the best Hyatt option in the city. The addition of the Great Scotland Yard hotel to Hyatt's portfolio in 2019 made the title of 'best Hyatt in London' a lot harder to decide, but with the Churchill still highly regarded and with my last visit to the property a distant memory, I decided to burn a free night certificate to see what the hotel is like right now.
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Save at select Mandarin Oriental properties in the US, Europe, and Asia [Targeted]

Amex has brought back an offer that we last saw back in February (it expired at the end of May) and which gives targeted Amex cardholders the opportunity to save on their next stay at select Mandarin Oriental properties around the world.
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Review: London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

As I was considering how best to use an expiring Marriott Free Night Certificate without incurring any unnecessary costs (i.e. I was looking to book somewhere I could reach with relative ease from Los Angeles or London), I realised that the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square was one of the few London Marriotts at which I had never stayed.
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Review: Great Scotland Yard Hotel London (Hyatt Unbound Collection)

Recently, I read a review of the Great Scotland Yard Hotel in which the writer called it the best Hyatt in London so, as I've always considered the Churchill to be London's best Hyatt and as my only experience of the Great Scotland Yard Hotel was 'enjoyed' during the Covid pandemic, I decided it was time to pay this property another visit.
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Get up to 20% off with Hyatt in Europe, the Middle East & Africa

Hyatt has published a new offer in which as the headline says, guests can save up to 20% off stays made in Europe, the Middle East & Africa. The offer is valid on stays at 153 Hyatt locations a long as bookings are made by 6 June 2024.
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Get a 40% bonus on Chase transfers to Marriott (this has its uses)

Chase has brought back a Marriott transfer promotion that we seem to see appear every few months and while this promotion doesn't offer the highest transfer bonus that we've seen in recent times, in a select number of cases the 40% bonus that's now on offer can make transfers worthwhile.
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Save on Hilton bookings in Las Vegas [Targeted offer]

Following on from the Air France/KLM offer we wrote about a little earlier, we have a second useful travel offer from Amex that has appeared today. This deal is for Hilton properties in Las Vegas and it's offering a saving of $90 on select stays that are paid for by 31 July 2024.
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Deal: Save up to 20% on Hyatt stays in the Asia Pacific region

As well as releasing at least 18 targeted offers (which we discussed earlier), Hyatt has also launched a new sale for stays in the 'Asia Pacific' region which covers properties in 224 locations across 20 countries.
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Save at eight Marriott brands with these targeted offers

Chase is currently targeting select cardholders for savings on spending with select Marriott brands and while (as usual) these deals are only available for stays that are paid for in the next few weeks, the rebates on offer can be significant so it will be worth checking your cards to see if you have been targeted if you have an upcoming Marriott stay.
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IHG will soon offer EV charging at all its properties in the US &...

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Marriott will get a new hotel in Hong Kong next year (and Accor will...

Marriott has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Victoria Park Hotels to bring the Autograph Collection brand to Hong Kong in 2025 and if I'm reading things right, this move will see an Accor hotel rebranded as a Marriott Autograph Collection property at some point next year.
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The Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas joins the World of Hyatt

Hyatt has now confirmed that effective 1 March 2024, the Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has joined the World of Hyatt while it's still in the middle of its renovations, and it has been added to the program as a Category 3 property costing 9,000/12,000/15,000 points per night on off-peak/standard/peak dates.
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The IHG European spring sale is now live (up to 20% off)

The IHG spring sale (for bookings at the chain's participating European properties) is now live and runs through to 5 March for stays into 2025. The sale is in two parts. For most IHG properties the sale is offering IHG One Rewards members up to 20% off a property's best flexible rate, while the Iberostar Beachfront Resorts have their own deal with savings of up to 15%.
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Hyatt has opened a new all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean [Updated with new WoH...

Hyatt has announced the opening of Secrets Playa Blanca Costa Mujeres making it the latest resort to join the World of Hyatt's 'Inclusive Collection'. The adults only all-inclusive property sits on the northeast corner of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and is being opened across three phases.
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Deal: Earn 10 Amex points/dollar (or 10% cash back) on IHG bookings

Rakuten is back with another good cash back offer with which you can earn 10% cash back or 10 Amex Membership Rewards Points per dollar on most IHG (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc...) bookings. It's not clear how long this offer will last for so don't wait too long if you have an IHG stay that you need to book.
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Details of Hyatt’s new global promotion have now been released (sort of)

It was just yesterday that our roundup of current hotel promotions mentioned that Hyatt was the only major hotel chain not to have any kind of targeted or global promotion in the works, and today, details of the next promotion appear to have surfaced.
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BIG NEWS: Hilton & Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) agree a new...

Hilton and Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) have announced a new partnership which as the press release puts it, will 'dramatically expand the luxury experiences offered by Hilton' and will see SLH properties participating in the Hilton Honors program.
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Review: Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok (a great category 3 property)

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Earn 1,000 Etihad miles on each Hyatt stay through March

Hyatt and Etihad have announced a new promotion in which members of the Etihad Guest program can now earn 1,000 bonus miles on Hyatt stays made by the end of March. Award stays count in the same way as revenue stays, so this could represent an easy way to top up and Etihad account or to simply keep and Etihad balance alive.
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Mini Review: Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha

In the middle of a recent set of flights with Qatar Airways, I found myself (unexpectedly) staying at the Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, and while the stay wasn't long enough for me to justify calling this report a 'full review', what you'll find in this article should be more than enough to let you know what the property is like and what it offers.
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A look at seven of the major hotel best rate guarantees (what they say...

The rules of the various best rate guarantees offered by the major hotel chains and the compensation these guarantees offers can vary significantly, so what you'll find in this article is a look at each of the key guarantees currently published and some of my thoughts on what they offer.
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A look inside the refurbished Intercontinental Bangkok (classic room, spa, pool + more)

In May of 2022, the InterContinental Bangkok closed for a much needed refurbishment and a little over a year later, in June 2023, the property reopened with renovated rooms and public areas as well as a refreshed Club Lounge. On our recent visit to the Thai capital, I stopped by the InterContinental Bangkok (not to be confused with the new InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit) to see what effect the refurbishment has had, and you can see the results of the refurbishment below.
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Marriott’s Madi Paidi Autograph Collection property in Bangkok (newest Marriott in Bangkok)

Having only opened its doors in September 2023, the Madi Paidi Bangkok is Marriott's newest property in Thailand's capital and it's the first Autograph Collection property in the country. As TFM was in the hotel's neighborhood taking a look the new InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit, we decided to drop by the property to see what is has to offer.
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The Hyatt Place London City East deserves credit for choosing to be better

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties are usually functional rather than sexy and economical rather than indulgent, so it’s not altogether surprising that we don’t often hear anyone singing their praises. In this article, however, I’m going to make sure that one Hyatt Place gets the credit that it deserves.
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The new InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit (our first look)

The InterContinental Bangkok Sukhumvit is IHG's the newest luxury property in Bangkok and following a soft opening that started on 1 December, the property will be celebrating its official grand opening tomorrow, 23 January 2024. Over the weekend, TFM was shown around the latest addition to the InterContinental brand, so this is where I'm going to share the pictures that were taken on the tour.
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InterContinental London – The O2 (a mini review)

Towards the end of December, I had a one night stay at the InterContinental London O2, and while that one night wasn't quite long enough for full review of the property, what follows should give you a good idea of what you can expect when you stay.
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Flash Sale: Save up to 30% off the best flexible rate with IHG in...

IHG is currently running a 7-day flash sale in which it is offering up to 30% off the published best flexible rate at participating properties in Southeast Asia, South Korea, the Maldives, Japan, Guam and Saipan. 
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A big issue that I have with Hyatt’s US expansion plans

Nowadays, an easy, almost lazy, way to criticise Hyatt is to complain about the size of its footprint compared to the large footprints enjoyed by Marriott, Hilton, and IHG. But that overlooks the fact that Hyatt has been working hard to add more and more properties to the World of Hyatt program, and that overall, it has been doing a pretty good job of expanding its footprint where it can.
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Reminder: Hilton is offering up to 25% off in its Europe, Africa & Middle...

We've recently highlighted the latest Europe sale from IHG and the latest Europe, Africa, and Middle East sale from Hyatt so it's probably only fair that we remind readers that Hilton was the first of the big hotel chains to launch an EMEA sale and that it's still a sale that you can book.
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Booking an IHG stay? Get up to 12% cash back with these offers

The dawn of a new year usually sees a rise in the number of people planning and booking travel, and with IHG currently running a winter sale for stays in Europe, there's a good chance that quite a few people are considering an IHG property for their next trip. What a lot of these people may not know is that they can currently get up to 12% cash back on their new booking.
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Deal: Hyatt ‘Private Sale’ for stays in Europe, Africa & the Middle East

Following on from IHG's recently announced a sale for stays as its European properties, Hyatt has launched its own sale for stays in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As usual, Hyatt is calling this a 'Private Sale' (even though there's nothing very private about it) and this time around, the deal open to World of Hyatt members includes free breakfast and a 24% saving on Hyatt's standard rate.
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Review: Threadneedles, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in London

This review of Threadneedles is based on a single night stay, but because the property isn't particularly large and because it's more a of a boutique hotel than a major tourist hotel, that was more than enough to give me a very good idea of what the hotel is like and what it offers.
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2024: Another year in travel, miles & points coming up

So, here we go again. Another year has past and another begins and that means that, for a lot of us, the the quest for the miles and points that make that our travels more comfortable and more affordable begins all over again.
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Hyatt will open the Hyatt Place London Paddington next year

As I was poking around the Hyatt pipeline website a few days ago, I noticed an (apparently) unannounced piece of news - Hyatt plans to open a new Hyatt Place property in London next year and its location should please quite a few people. 
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Marriott announces a ‘Cyber Sale’ for next week

Marriott has given us advanced warning that it will be launching a 'Cyber Sale' next week in which it will be offering savings on stays booked by November 28th. In addition, all the Marriott online boutiques are currently offering good discounts on most of the items that they sell and if you're in a giving mood after Thanksgiving, there will be an opportunity to donate any spare Bonvoy points sitting in your account to one of three charities.
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Review: Hyatt Place New York/Chelsea (City View/King Bed room)

The Hyatt Place New York/Chelsea is one of the newest of Hyatt's New York properties with the hotel officially opening its doors in December 2021. The new build property sits part way between Central Park and Lower Manhattan and a few weeks ago, I got to check it out on a layover on my way back to Los Angeles.
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A bit of fun: What’s wrong with this TripAdvisor review?

I don't pay any more attention to TripAdvisor reviews than I do to a person that claims to be able to see into the future or commune with the dead, but because some TA reviews can be fun (I find the ones written by less intelligent people to be the most entertaining), I found myself reading some over the weekend. That's when I noticed a review with a clear mistake that not everyone who reads TA reviews will pick up on. Can you spot it?
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Review: Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (a Marriott Bonvoy property)

As part of a recent trip to try out JetBlue's new route between Paris CDG and New York JFK, I spent a night at the Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. This is a review of that property which sits between the airport's two main terminals.
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Ongoing: Get 25% off stays at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad & LXR properties worldwide

Earlier, I wrote about a targeted offer in which Amex is offering select cardholders a discount for stays at some Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and LXR hotels. This, therefore, seems like a good time to remind readers that another promotion is also available for select stays at these properties and that both deals can be stacked.
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The InterContinental Carlton Cannes will reopen as the Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel, on...

The final months of 2022 brought bad news for members of the InterContinental Ambassador program. In November, IHG confirmed that Ambassador benefits will no longer be offered at Regent Hotels & Resorts and that the programs free weekend night certificate will no longer be useable at Kimpton properties. And in December, we were told that the InterContinental Carlton Cannes would be reflagged as the Carlton Cannes, a Regent Hotel, following refurbishment works.
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Booking IHG reward nights? Beware the hidden junk fees!

When you make an award booking with Hilton or Hyatt you don't have to worry about resort/destination/amenity fees because those chains waive their junk fees on award bookings. You don't even have to hold elite status with Hilton or Hyatt to avoid these fees because everyone gets junk fees waived when booking awards with these guys. Sadly, the same is not true of award bookings with IHG or Marriott.
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Another annoying junk fee at the Andaz West Hollywood

Unlike quite a few posters over on Flyertalk, I don't have much of an issue with the Andaz West Hollywood as a property (we put friends up there on 'guest of honor' bookings reasonably frequently), but I've often railed against the ridiculous and indefensible destination fee that the property charges.
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Save in Southern California with Hilton’s Disneyland Resort Plus offer

Hilton is running a special offer for stays at participating properties in Anaheim which gives guests a series of benefits that may help make a family vacation a little bit more affordable. Free parking, gift cards and discounts on Disneyland passes are all included in the offer which runs for stays taken by 1 March next year.
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These are the luxury EMEA properties that Hyatt has in the pipeline

Hyatt has issued a new update on its plans for luxury hotel openings in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and although a number of the properties included in the update have been mentioned (at one point or another) in the past, the fact that the pandemic caused so much havoc with some of these plans means that it's good to see where things now stand.
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InterContinental Ambassador members lose an important option in Europe

The past few weeks haven't brought good news for members of the InterContinental Ambassador program. Back in November, IHG confirmed that Ambassador benefits soon won't be offered at Regent Hotels & Resorts and that the programs free weekend night certificate will no longer be useable at Kimpton properties, and now we're told that a major InterContinental property in Europe is being reflagged.
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Marriott will open three new high-end all-inclusive properties in Mexico

It has been a while since we heard Marriott talk about its plans for its all-inclusive collection, but the silence has now been broken with news that we can expect Marriott to open three new high-end all-inclusive properties in Mexico in the next three years.
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Hyatt announces plans to buy Dream Hotel Group (more properties coming to the World...

Hyatt has today announced plans to purchase Dream Hotels Group, which is expected to add twelve properties to the World of Hyatt program in the short-term and a further 24 properties in the medium term.
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Save 10% on Mandarin Oriental gift cards (ends today)

Mandarin Oriental is currently running a promotion in which its offering a 10% discount, off gift card purchases made by the end of today. 
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Get a 20% bonus when you buy Accor ALL gift cards (UK only)

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Kimpton’s 2022 Cyber sale: Save up to 20% worldwide

Earlier, I wrote about IHG beginning to unveil its deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but although Kimpton is part of IHG, it looks like it has its own versions of these sales running that are slightly different.
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Chase’s Hyatt offers may work abroad even if they’re not meant to

Right now, a number of Chase credit cards are offering cardholders capped discounts of 10% or 15% on Hyatt spending made by the end of the month, but per the offer's terms and conditions, these savings are only available for spending made at Hyatt's domestic properties. Those terms, however, may not actually reflect how things really work.
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IHG’s 2022 Cyber Sale has started (more deals are on the way)

Today has seen IHG launch its 2022 "Cyber Sale" which will run through Friday next week (2 December) and which will see more offers added as the sale period progresses.
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Accor Black Friday sale: Up to 30% off in North & Central America

Accor, the hotel group that includes well-known brands such as Fairmont, Sofitel, and SLS, is running a new sale in which it’s offering customers up to 30% off stays made through the end of June next year. The headline discount is 25%, but members of Accor’s free-to-join loyalty program (ALL) get a further 5% off.
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IHG is adding up to 70 all-inclusive properties to its portfolio

IHG is the latest of the big hotel groups to decide that it needs to increase its foothold in the all-inclusive market so in a move that will see up to 70 new properties coming under the IHG umbrella, it has announced a strategic partnership with Iberostar Hotels & Resorts.
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Hyatt announces a new all-inclusive resort for Europe (new WoH properties coming this year)

Hyatt got into the all-inclusive resort business when it bought Apple Leisure Group for $2.7 billion back in November 2021 and just recently, it showed its commitment to expand on that purchase when it announced that it would open 5 new all-inclusive properties in Bulgaria over the next two years. Today, that expansion continues with the news that Hyatt will open the Dreams Madeira Resort Spa & Marina in Portugal in 2024.
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Flash sale: Save up to 45% on select IHG bookings (Southeast Asia, South Korea,...

IHG is currently running a flash sale in honor of Singles Day in which it's offering up to 45% off the best flexible rates at properties in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The sale started yesterday and runs to 23:59 tomorrow at local hotel time. 
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Radisson Hotels has launched an early “Cyber Sale” (up to 30% off & bonus...

The dust hasn't really yet settled on the sudden and brutal devaluation that hit Radisson Rewards last month and yet here we have Radisson launching what seems like a very early Cyber Monday sale that covers properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
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Marriott is introducing the “Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy” brand

Marriott has today put out an announcement to say that it's expanding its portfolio beyond hotels, resorts, timeshares, and home rentals and that it plans to offer apartment-style accommodations in locations around the world.
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Hyatt has opened a new Unbound Collection hotel in NYC…and I’ll be avoiding it

Hyatt has confirmed that Grayson Hotel has become the first Unbound Collection property to open its doors in New York City.
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Hyatt Place London City East – An in-depth review

An in-depth review of the Hyatt Place London City East - one of the newer Hyatt properties in the British capital and the most centrally located of Hyatt's select-service London properties.
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IHG announces that it will open new Paris property in 2023

IHG announced the launch of the 'upscale' voco brand back in 2018 and we're told that to date, the brand has expanded at a faster pace than any other brand in the IHG stable. In 2023, that expansion is set to continue with the opening of the voco Paris Porte de Clichy.
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Flash sale: Save up to 40% at Kimpton properties worldwide (great deals available)

Kimpton has unveiled a flash sale (which it's calling its "Annual Sale") in which it's offering IHG One Rewards members up to 40% off the Best Flexible Rate at a wide variety of properties around the world and there are some great deals on offer.
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Hyatt is adding 31 existing European properties to its portfolio

It was only yesterday that I noted that Hyatt has been on a European announcement spree of late with its La Zamba property opening in Spain, news that Bulgaria will be getting Inclusive Collection resorts, the opening of the new Thompson in Madrid, and the signing of a luxury UK property, and just as I thought that the announcements would dry up, Hyatt now tells us that it has signed a deal to add 31 existing European properties to its portfolio.
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Revealed: Marriott’s ‘Week of Wonders’ promotions (prepare for colossal disappointment)

A few days ago, I noted that Marriott was bringing back its 'Week of Wonders' promotion but at the time, details of the promotion were unavailable. Today, the promotion went live and the full extent of what Marriott is offering is now there for everyone to see.
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IHG has opened a new Kimpton in the Mediterranean

IHG has announced the opening of its latest property in Spain with the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca now accepting guests. We're told that the property "emulates a sanctuary of luxury and wellness" and that it has "a strong and exclusive commitment to active leisure and local contemporary art" (no, I don't know how a hotel can have an "exclusive commitment to active leisure either).
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Hyatt is adding a beautiful luxury UK property to its portfolio

Hyatt has been on a European announcement spree recently with its La Zamba property opening in Spain, news that the Inclusive Collection is coming to Bulgaria, and the opening of the new Thompson in Madrid. Now, that announcement spree continues with news that Hyatt is adding a new luxury UK property to its Destination brand.
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Marriott will open a new luxury EDITION property in the Italian Lakes

Lately, Marriott has been making a lot of announcements regarding its plans for new properties but the one that piqued my interest most was the announcement of a new luxury property that will open in the Italian lakes in 2025.
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Hyatt has opened a new property in Spain (and it may turn out to...

It was as far back as December 2020 that Hyatt let us know that it planned to add a number of properties to its European portfolio by the end of 2023 and it's one of the hotels mentioned in that announcement that has just opened its doors in southern Spain.
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The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is now open

Marriott has confirmed the opening of its latest hotel in New York City - the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad - which is situated in the heart of Manhattan between the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building.
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Today only: Save 20% on Marriott Bonvoy gift cards (Daily Getaways)

Today we hit the mid-point in week 2 of this year's Daily Getaways deals and with the mid-point of week 2, comes a set of deals that should appeal to a significant number of people. Marriott Bonvoy gift cards are in focus as of 13:00 Eastern Time today with the chance for Daily Getaways participants to save 20% on gift cards worth up to $500.
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Get up to 25% off at IHG properties in Europe (includes premium rooms)

IHG has launched a new sale for participating properties in Europe and the UK and alongside an offer of up to 25% off standard rooms, the hotelier is also offering up to 20% off premium room bookings which come with breakfast and, if available, a late check-out.
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Today only: Buy 3 nights & get 33% off at select Radisson Americas properties

I don't have time to write a full post on this (I'm writing this on my iPhone while on a train!) but some readers may find it useful to know that Radisson Rewards Americas is currently running a 1-day promotion (today only) that gives guests a 33% discount on a 3-night stay.
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Earn 1,000 bonus AAdvantage Miles per stay with Hyatt this summer (USA only)

Hyatt has announced a new promotion, in conjunction with American Airlines, which sees it reprising an offer we last saw back in October of last year. Starting on 5 July, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program will be able to earn a bonus of 1,000 AAdvantage miles per qualifying stay at over 150 participating Hyatt hotels in cities across the U.S.
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Save up to 25% + earn bonus points on Radisson stays in Europe, Middle...

Radisson has launched a new sale in which it's offering all guests up to 15% off stays in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, & Asia and it's offering Radisson Rewards members a further discount of up to 10%. Furthermore, Radisson Rewards members will also earn bonus points on stays of two nights or more.
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Marriott announces plans for its first St. Regis property in the UK

It's been a bit of a UK centric day today on Traveling For Miles with confirmation of a new Hyatt Regency for London and the news that Qantas is bringing back the Perth - London route in July and the UK-related news continues here with an announcement from Marriott that it will open its first St. Regis property in the UK next year.
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Confirmed: A new Hyatt Regency is coming to London this summer

Unofficially, we've known this for some time, but Hyatt has now finally put out an official statement confirming that it will open the Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars in the City of London later this year. 
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Hyatt Private Sale: Save on room rates & dining in Europe, Middle East, India...

The EMEA sale that some Hyatt properties were teasing last week is now live and covers stays at Hyatt properties in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa. Effectively, this is the same sale that we saw running last October only it covers a noticeably shorter stay period.
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Pictures and a quick look at the new Tommie Hollywood (LA’s newest World of...

The Tommie Hollywood is the latest Hyatt property to open its doors in Los Angeles so as I'm currently back home on the West Coast and as the Tommie is only three weeks old, I took the opportunity to head over to Hollywood to see what the new property offers.
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Save up to 30% with the Radisson Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales

Both Radisson Rewards Americas and Radisson Rewards (which covers the rest of the Radisson portfolio) are running Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales in which they're offering up to 30% off on stays made through the end of 2022. Be aware, however, that the Americas sale covers all nights of the week while the sale for properties in the rest of the world only covers weekends, so the sales are definitely not the same.
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Hilton has opened the first Warner Bros hotel in the world

Hilton has announced the opening of the WB Abu Dhabi which is the first Warner Bros. themed property in the world. The property has joined Hilton's Curio Collection and is located just steps away from Hilton's Doubletree and Warner Bros World and a very short walk from Waterworld on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island.
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Hyatt Regency London The Churchill – Executive Suite & Regency Club Videos

The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is my go-to property in central London and on my last visit I decided to take a couple of videos showing what the property offers. The first video in this post is of a Hyatt Regency Executive suite that I was upgraded into and the second is of the part-reopened Regency Lounge on the property's 8th floor.
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Double points with Choice hotels through the end of the year

Choice Hotels, one of the newer transfer partners for the Citi ThankYou program, has launched a new promotion in which it's offering members of its free-to-join Privileges loyalty program, double points on stays taken through 31 December 2021.
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SALE: Up to 40% off Accor properties in North America

Accor, the hotel group that includes well-known brands such as Fairmont, Sofitel, and SLS, has launched a new sale in which it's offering customers up to 40% off stays made through the end of March next year as well as triple points on all stays. The headline discount is 30%, but members of Accor's free-to-join loyalty program (ALL) get a further 10% off.
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Deal: Save up to 15% at Hyatt properties worldwide (discounts valid on member rates)

Hyatt has launched a new sale in which it's offering up to 15% off rates at over 850 of its properties around the world and while the headline discount doesn't sound particularly impressive, the fact that it's is being offered on the already discounted rates that World of Hyatt members are given and not just on the standard rates, means that there could be some good savings to be had.
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Buy Small Luxury Hotels gift cards & get a 20% bonus

Small Luxury Hotels is the upscale hotel network that partners with the World of Hyatt and that provides the program with most of its European properties. It also provides the World of Hyatt with all of its top-tier properties and right now you can save on your next SLH stay thanks to a sale in which the network is offering a 20% bonus on all gift card purchases.
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Hyatt completes the purchase of ALG Group (~100 new properties coming to the World...

It was back in August that Hyatt confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Apple Leisure Group for $2.7 billion and we were told to expect the deal to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Well, true to its word, Hyatt has now announced that the deal is done and that approximately 100 new properties have now been added to its portfolio.
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Save up to 30% in Hilton’s Sweet Suite resort sale (all-inclusive properties included)

Hilton has launched a new sale in which it's offering discounts of up to 30% on suites at its resorts in Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, and French Polynesia. Hilton Honors members have to book an Advance Purchase rate to lock in any discount that a property is offering and while that's usually a very inflexible rate, a quirk within Hilton's terms and conditions means that these sale rates aren't quite as rigid as they may seem.
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Marriott has opened the Reykjavik EDITION

At the time of writing, there are just 11 EDITION properties around the world but Marriott has been promising us plenty more, and true to its word, it has now opened the doors to its newest EDITION property Reykjavik, Iceland.
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Is Hyatt about to add a new Hyatt Regency in London?

A normally very reliable source has reported that an IHG property in the center of the City of London which has remained closed since the pandemic first brought life to a screeching halt, will reopen early next year. It won't, however, be reopening under its old name. Instead, it will reopen as a new Hyatt Regency.
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Hilton News: Early upgrade confirmations & digital key sharing on the way

Hilton is introducing a couple of new measures which should make the travel lives of guests and Hilton Honors elite members a little easier. Coming soon, Hilton Honors elites will get advance notice when their space-available upgrade has been cleared by a property and Hilton guests who have downloaded the Hilton app and are a room's primary occupant will be able to share their digital key with those with whom they're traveling.
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Citi Adds Choice Privileges as a ThankYou transfer partner

Citi's ThankYou points are one of the four major transferable currencies used in the miles and points world and the ThankYou program just got a little better with Citi adding Choice Privileges as its first hotel transfer partner. Better yet, the ratio for transfers between Citi and Choice can be more favorable than a lot of people may expect.
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Deal: Save $200 on Marriott Homes & Villas bookings & earn 10 points/dollar [Targeted]

American Express has launched a new offer for Marriott Homes & Villas stays. The offer covers stays made through 15 December 2021 and because the spending needed to trigger the rebate doesn't have to be done in a single transaction and because the offer is not limited to properties in the US, this rebate may be easier to earn than first looks suggest.
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Marriott shares plans for eleven new St Regis Resorts by 2025

Marriott has announced that it has plans to nearly double the number of St. Regis Resorts in its portfolio by 2025. The hotelier has confirmed that it will add a total of eleven new resorts to its existing fifteen St Regis Resorts in the course of the next four years as it looks to expand its high-end offering.
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TODAY ONLY: Stack Kimpton’s “not so secret sale” with an Amex offer for big...

IHG's boutique brand, Kimpton, is mid-way through a two-day flash sale that's offering some incredible savings on stays across the brand's worldwide portfolio, and by stacking this sale with a current Amex offer, your savings will get even better. Theoretically, savings of up to 52% should be possible but keep your expectations in check as the actual savings on offer probably won't be quite that amazing.
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Amex is offering up to 20% back at US InterContinental & Kimpton properties [Targeted]

Yesterday I wrote about how you can get 10% cash back or 10 Membership Rewards Points per dollar spent at IHG properties in the US and that will stack very nicely with an offer that American Express has published today which gives targeted cardholders up to 20% back on their spending at InterContinental and Kimpton hotels.
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Hyatt unveils a new Unbound Collection property in Florence, Italy

In early September, Hyatt announced that it would be adding six new European properties to its portfolio with two of those properties opening their doors to guests as early as this month. The Tribune Hotel in Rome opened just a few days ago (with no fanfare at all) and now Hyatt has confirmed that the IL Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence is accepting bookings as well. 
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Heads up: There’s a Hyatt sale on the way (EMEA)

Hyatt is the only one of the major hoteliers yet to announce a promotion for the final months of the year but with the holiday season careering towards us, it looks like at least one of Hyatt's brands will be launching a sale in the coming days.
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Marriott Has Added 19 Autograph Collection Properties To Its All-Inclusive Portfolio

In February of this year, Marriott confirmed plans to add a number of Blue Diamond all-inclusive resorts to its Autograph Collection brand but, at the time, didn't actually say when the properties would be available to book on Marriott.com. Well, as of right now, 19 new all-inclusive properties are bookable with Bonvoy Points and/or cash.
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Review: The InterContinental London Park Lane

Recently, I found myself back in London and in need of a centrally located hotel that was an easy walk from an underground station and an easy walk a number of places that I needed to visit during my very short stay. Given that I had an IHG One Rewards certificate sitting in my account that was due to expire at the end of the year, this seemed like a good opportunity to save some money and take a look at a property that I hadn't stayed it in quite a few years.
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Yet Another New Los Angeles Hyatt Will Charge A Destination Fee

The Shay, A Destination Hotel in Culver City, California, was originally slated to open in late summer 2020 but as with most hotel openings scheduled for 2020, that date was pushed back into 2021. The property is now set to open its doors on 1 November 2021 but unless you have top-tier Globalist status or you're planning to use World of Hyatt points, you probably shouldn't be in too much of a rush to visit.

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