Hotel review: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

We recently stayed at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, a modern and luxurious resort located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The hotel boasts 185 spacious bungalow-style rooms and suites on 23 acres of secluded land, surrounded by the Camelback Mountain. As soon as you arrive, you’re welcomed by a stunning contemporary design, beautiful desert landscaping, and artistic touches throughout the property. In this review, we will take a closer look at what this property has to offer.

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Hyatt annual chart updates, 2024 edition

On March 26, Hyatt will update their annual award chart, which will result in changes to the number of points required for a free night at certain hotels. Effective March 26, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. CT, award categories for 183 hotels in World of Hyatt will be adjusted.

137 hotels will require additional World of Hyatt points for free night award redemptions due to an increase in their award category.

46 hotels will require fewer World of Hyatt points for free night award redemptions as they will move to a lower award category.

All Hyatt free night awards booked before March 26, 2024, will follow the current Award Chart for Category 1-4 and 1-7 hotels. You can read our guide to Hyatt’s Free Night Award: How to Earn and Redeem in 2024 here.

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Hotel review: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Colorado

During our first trip of the year, we stayed at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in the Vail Valley of Colorado. This ski-in/ski-out resort is situated in the heart of Beaver Creek Village at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek offers numerous winter activities, such as skiing, snowmobiling, and even a ski school. Even though we don’t ski, our family still enjoys visiting mountain resorts in winter and participating in other winter activities. In this post, we will take a closer look at this property and explore everything that it has to offer.

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Hotel review: Thompson Zihuatanejo by Hyatt, a family-friendly beach resort in Mexico

Hotel review: Thompson Zihuatanejo by Hyatt, a family-friendly beach resort in Mexico

Last Christmas, we spent a week in Mexico, and this time, we explored the little town of Zihuatanejo. For our stay, we picked one of the Hyatt hotels from the Thompson collection – Thompson Zihuatanejo.

Located in Playa La Ropa along the Pacific coastline, this hotel combines mid-century design and traditional Mexican style. Known for its stunning beachfront location and upscale amenities, Thompson Zihuatanejo was on our shortlist for months, and we were excited to finally stay there. Let’s take a closer look at everything this hotel has to offer.

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Review: Andaz Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo Resort – A Luxury Oasis in the Jungle

Nestled on the shores of the Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Andaz Costa Rica Peninsula Papagayo Resort is a luxurious getaway experience. This oceanfront resort opened its doors in 2013 and has 153 guest rooms and 21 suites.

We were thrilled to experience the renowned Andaz hospitality and couldn’t wait to explore everything that Andaz Papagayo has to offer. Let’s take a closer look!

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Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa hotel review: A hidden gem in the desert of New Mexico

Nestled on 550 acres of land in the beautiful Sandia Mountains just outside Albuquerque, you’ll find the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. This luxurious resort offers a variety of top-notch amenities, including exceptional dining options, a revitalizing spa, horse stables, and hiking trails, all in the heart of the Land of Enchantment.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the resort and explore what makes it a must-visit destination for anyone searching for a unique and unforgettable escape.

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Thompson Chicago hotel review: Sophisticated downtown stay near the Magnificent Mile

We recently spent a few weeks in Chicago and went with two properties from the Hyatt chain for our stay. While Chicago has more than 20 Hyatt properties, we narrowed it down to Park Hyatt Chicago and Thompson Chicago, splitting our stay between them.

So far, this has been our second hotel stay at the property from the Thompson collection (you can read about our stay in Mexico at The Cape, a Thompson hotel here), and we were eager to check this Thompson out.

Opened in 2013, Thompson Chicago offers 247 rooms and suites to choose from and is conveniently located in Downtown Chicago, near the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan. Let’s take a closer look at what this hotel has to offer.

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Park Hyatt Chicago hotel review: Why it is the best Hyatt points redemption in Chicago

This summer, we spent a couple of weeks in Chicago. For our stay, we went with our favorite hotel chain – Hyatt, and decided to split our stay between two properties. Did you know that Hyatt headquarters are located in Chicago, and the chain has more than 20 hotels represented in the city?

For our first 7 nights, we picked the luxurious Park Hyatt Chicago. Interestingly, Park Hyatt Chicago was the very first property to bear the Park Hyatt name when it opened its doors in 1980.

Park Hyatt Chicago is located steps away from Michigan Avenue and offers 146 guest rooms and 36 suites. Last year, the hotel underwent an extensive renovation project and reopened with a fresh look. Let’s take an in-depth look at all the amenities Park Hyatt Chicago has to offer.

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Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii, the Hotel Review

For our trip to the Big Island, Hawaii, we opted to stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Located on the Kohala Coast on the eastern side of the Big Island (a 30-minute drive from the Kona International Airport), this oceanfront property boasts 62 acres of land and has 1,113 spacious guest rooms.

This hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing day on the Hawaiian shore, from spending some time by the pool and enjoying delicious food to encountering sea creatures up close. Let’s take a closer look at Hilton Waikoloa Village and explore all the amenities this property has to offer.

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Hyatt Regency Seattle, the Hotel Review

We recently went on a quick trip to Seattle, Washington, and opted to stay at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. This 45-story hotel is located in the heart of the city and welcomed its first guests in 2018. While Seattle has quite a few Hyatt choices, we were looking for a less worn-out hotel with great breakfast options and within walking distance of all the main city attractions; Hyatt Regency Seattle seemed to fit all the criteria.

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