Review: Courtyard Palo Alto Los Altos

This Courtyard is located on busy El Camino Real just outside of Palo Alto, CA. Now that the economy is back in shape and the VC money flowing again – hotel rates have skyrocketed. The hotel regularly sells out at rates around $300-$350/week night. This is not bad for a suburban, not full service, hotel. […] Read on →

Hotel Deals for November 15th – Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Portugal

Kyriad Roissy Villepinte-Parc Des Expositions Villepinte/CDG, France Book for: Aug 30-31 Rate: $16/night Book at Galerie Hotel Dis Maastricht, Netherlands Book for: October 29-30 Rate: $25/night Book at Derag Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph, Vienna Book for: Oct 13-14 Rate: $18/night Book at Estalagem Do Sado Setubal, Portugal Book for: Feb 1-2 Rate: […] Read on →

Another Way of Dealing With Devaluations

After a gut-wrenching devaluation of the United award chart last week, Hyatt and Delta just recently weighed in with their own "enhancements" to their rewards programs in the past few days. It seems like 2013 has been rife with devaluations starting with Hilton's absolute gutting of their program. I think this was the program that […] Read on →

Dealing with the United Devaluation

If you keep up to date with miles and points, you've almost certainly heard of the fact that last week United changed their awards program significantly. Depending on the carrier and the cabin that you fly (I prefer first and business on partner Star Alliance airlines) flights booked with United miles after 2/1/14 will suddenly […] Read on →

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The Big Win: A Great Promotion from IHG:

Although Hyatt is by far my preferred hotel brand, with only 600 properties throughout the world, there are many areas where they are not very well represented. IHG/Priority Club is a hotel chain with a huge footprint throughout the world. Starting at the top with their Intercontinental Hotels all the way down to Candlewood Suites, […] Read on →