The 15 best things to do in San Diego

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing to publish …

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Review: Regency Club, Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine (San Diego, CA)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

During my stay at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine in San Diego, I chose to cash in one of my Club Access Award passes for access to the Regency Club. But was that a good decision? Review: Regency Club, Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine (San Diego, CA) Editor’s Note: This article is […]

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Review: Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine (San Diego, CA)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Earlier, we took a look at several Category 4 (or below) “vanilla” Hyatt properties in the San Diego area, including Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad and the Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad. We’ll keep that theme going by completing this trilogy with another San Diego hotel, the Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine. Review: Hyatt Regency La […]

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Here’s what hotel loyalty programs might look like after coronavirus

Written by Jasmin Baron @ The Points Guy

The coronavirus pandemic continues to severely impact the travel industry with no end yet in sight. As a result, companies and loyalty programs have had to make significant policy adjustments to accommodate travelers, from introducing flexible change and cancellation policies to pausing points expiration and more. With U.S. hotel occupancy rates at unprecedented lows, hotel …

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Review: Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad (San Diego, CA)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

After my previous review on the Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad, I’m keeping the “vanilla” Hyatt hotel theme going with the Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad. Let me be clear, “vanilla” hotels are not a bad thing. In fact, I’d argue that choosing a vanilla hotel is a great way to maximize your points in terms of […]

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Why Hilton’s top credit card has me switching my hotel loyalty

Written by Clint Henderson @ The Points Guy

Back in 2018, Hilton launched the Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express, which offered automatic Diamond elite status to cardholders. The card is very unusual because it gives you top-tier Hilton status just for holding the card. That means you’re eligible for suite upgrades and executive lounge access. No other hotel chain offers top-tier status …

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Review: Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad (San Diego, California)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

On a recent weekend road-trip to San Diego to visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, we needed a quick place to stay for the night that wouldn’t eat a ton of our World of Hyatt points. We found just the spot, the Hyatt House San Diego/Carlsbad. But was it any good? Review: Hyatt House […]

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Review: VDara Hotel & Spa (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

I had stayed at Vdara several times (years ago), not long after its opening in 2009, and I remember being very impressed. One time, I was even given a massive City Corner Suite upgrade. Since then, I’ve moved on to the Delano Las Vegas and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas in terms of my favorite non-gaming […]

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Review: New York-New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

If you have a Chase World of Hyatt credit card, then you already know you get a free night annually just for being a card member. What you may not know is that this free annual night can be redeemed for maximum value (15,000 points) at only three hotels Category 4 hotels in in Las […]

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Hyatt drops Centric plans for all-inclusive Ziva Barbados instead

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions. TPG is continuing …

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Dreaming of an African safari: How I’ll book my bucket-list trip to Tanzania on miles and points

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

With our feet planted firmly on the ground lately, the TPG team has had plenty of time to dream about traveling again. For me, there are the usual summer plans, like getting back to the Big Apple, lazing on a beach in Spain or going to Denmark for dinner. But with all this time to …

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How and why to transfer Chase Points to Hyatt

Written by Meghan Hunter @ Million Mile Secrets

Three hotel chains are Chase transfer partners: Hyatt, IHG and Marriott. But you might be wondering which transfer partner is the best. The best way to use Chase points for free hotel stays is with Hyatt — Hyatt points go further than most other hotel points. And they have many terrific hotels around the world, like the Miraval Arizona, Hyatt Zilara …

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[Updated 5/14/20] Summary of Consumer-Friendly Changes to Card Benefits and Loyalty Programs

Written by Craig at Middle Age Miles @ Middle Age Miles

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen credit card companies and loyalty programs introduce many consumer-friendly changes. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep up with everything! Last week, we published a summary of the consumer-friendly…

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Coronavirus: The airlines, hotels and cruise lines that impressed us — or let us down

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Even since the coronavirus halted travel, we’ve seen companies respond in many different ways. Some have taken a customer-first approach and others … not so much. As it relates to travel in the age of the pandemic, airlines, hotels and cruises have all needed to figure out what to do with new and existing reservations, …

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Your ultimate guide to United Airlines partners

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Many of the world’s major airlines have partnerships with other airlines, hotel groups and rental car companies. These partnerships open up more flight destinations and give loyalty program members more ways to earn and redeem their airline miles. Some of these include cobranded credit cards, credit card transfer partners and partnerships with other airlines. Chances …

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World Of Hyatt “Healthcare Heroes” 30% To 50% Off Rate Plan For Stays Through June 30, 2021

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

World of Hyatt is showing appreciation for healthcare sector employees that put their lives under danger during this Covid-19 pandemic. Hyatt is extending its 30% to 50% off Friends & Family-rate plan for healthcare employees worldwide for stays through June 30, 2021. You can access this offer on Hyatt’s website here. READ MORE: World of […]

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