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World of Hyatt Commercial Highlights My Frustrations With Frequent Travel Marketing

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I’m becoming cranky in my middle age.  That much I know. Perhaps I am far enough away from my halcyon days of travel when weekend mileage runs were quick cultural skinny dips.  And week-long vacations were reserved for deeper dives exploring the underbelly of geographic stretches far away.  Frequent travel programs were important – earning or using…

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Relive TWA Jet Age at JFK Hotel

The Eero Saarinen airline terminal that marked the TWA jet age at New York’s Idlewild Airport was a true work of beauty. The terminal housed TWA jet operations at what is now JFK International Airport until American Airlines acquired the bankrupt airline in 2001.  By that time, the once-iconic TWA had largely been sold off in…

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In-Room Snake – New Marriott Amenity?

Forget the free bottle of water or complimentary points for hotel status.  That’s so 2016.  Hotel chains are looking for new ways to impress guests.  So why NOT an in-room snake?! That’s the first thing I thought when I read this headline in Travel + Leisure. It seems a housekeeper at a Marriott Residence Inn in Massachusetts…

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Who Delivers Free – and FAST Hotel WiFi? You May Be Surprised!

Last week lifehacker shared an infographic on hotel WiFi speeds versus availability of free WiFi in those chains.  (The original study comes from hotelwifitest.com)  Fast hotel WiFi seems to be a rarity, especially those charging for that service!   Surprisingly, some the chains most likely to offer free WiFi in most of their properties also have the fastest…

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Hotel Reviews – Four Points San Francisco International Airport

I am sometimes quick to form opinions about a property that are very hard to overcome. The Four Points San Francisco International Airport is one of those properties. I had a lousy stay here a decade ago and have steered clear ever since. But unusually high rates for my last travel to the area meant…

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