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Feb 9, 19, 10:55 am
Replies: 1,094
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Posted By bigguyinpasadena

This is a Hyatt Place. It looks really nice, ...

This is a Hyatt Place. It looks really nice,
With the adition of Joie De Vivre hotels Hyatt could finally have decent overage in San Francisco- But a Park Hyatt ( Maybe they could claw back Le...
Feb 9, 19, 9:14 am
Replies: 50
Views: 8,585
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

I was yelled at when I was critical of this...

I was yelled at when I was critical of this project being "Chinese financed" Nice to see that I was correct in my skepticism! BTW as mentioned in the article above not only is construction halted but...
Forum: Italy
Sep 5, 18, 4:12 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,991
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Thanks as always to this board and especially to...

Thanks as always to this board and especially to Perche and Klouis for their posts
I am taking my first ever cruise next year and stops include Naples and Civitavecchia . I am more than fine just...
Jun 23, 18, 12:16 pm
Replies: 1,094
Views: 286,120
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

New LAX Hyatt property on Century Boulevard

It will be a combination Hyatt Place and Apartments in a Hyatt House formula.
https://la.curbed.com/2017/11/16/16666934/lax-hotel-hyatt-airport-center-building
May 27, 18, 5:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Hyatt House Irvine/SNA

First time staying at a new build Hyatt House (I have stayed in a few refurbed properties but this is the first new build) and a impessed by the clean lines and quality materials used in the...
Feb 9, 18, 5:09 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,800
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Confusing semantic

I agree that the use of Family is confusing, unorthodox as well as unappetizing for some folks and that using Affiliated would be much better.. Especially as other hotel brands are brought unto the...
Jan 13, 18, 9:26 am
Replies: 100
Views: 25,396
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

See my posts in the Italy forum. Lots of very...

See my posts in the Italy forum. Lots of very good information there.
Let me add, as I mentioned above, I really liked this hotel and it's location for my first ever visit to Rome.
Jan 11, 18, 11:22 am
Replies: 985
Views: 152,790
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

I was just just informed by a friend staying...

I was just just informed by a friend staying there that there is not a Casino at this hotel and the exterior paint job has been completed. ( sorry for the error- miscommunication with a friend who is...
Dec 31, 17, 2:43 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 35,984
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

I was in a nice Balcony Suite for four nights...

I was in a nice Balcony Suite for four nights overlooking Bourbon Street. The noice from the street urchins "playing" the with plastic buckets was really really annoying. The garbage collectors at 7...
Dec 29, 17, 12:19 pm
Replies: 1,094
Views: 286,120
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Another Los Angeles area property- Glendale Hyatt Place

Just saw this on the website. Next to the Galleria Shopping Center. So weird that they are opening so many limited service properties so close to DTLA (,and so close to each other) but still nothing...
Dec 4, 17, 7:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,846
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

There is a event hall across the parking lot from...

There is a event hall across the parking lot from the Four Points and there is a lot of overflow of party guests staying at this property especially on weekends. I am actually looking at staying in...
Dec 3, 17, 3:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Element Palmdale, CA [Master Thread]

I spent last night at the recently opened Element in Palmdale. The property is conveniently located close to the 14 freeway. It took me just over an hour to get from Pasadena to the Element.
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Forum: Italy
Nov 5, 17, 5:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,214
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

I highly recommend touring Castel Sant' Angelo....

I highly recommend touring Castel Sant' Angelo. There are bits in the Angels And Demons film about the Castel and the nearby Piazza Novonna
I stayed in the Prati neighborhood- but in the part very...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 22, 17, 7:09 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,404
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

"I was somebody once" giving up status. Sigh...

2018 Will usher in a new phase for me (well new since 2010)- one without any frequent flyer status and with greatly reduced status at hotel chains :(
At one point I had upper mid tier status on...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 22, 17, 6:56 am
Replies: 96
Views: 12,243
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

It always amazes me to see food that is known to...

It always amazes me to see food that is known to create stink on airline menu's such as asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, beans etc... Vegetarian Chili anyone???
Oct 22, 17, 6:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,282
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

The FDR at the hotel was wrong. You should have...

The FDR at the hotel was wrong. You should have had all the perks associated with SPG Platinum Status.
This is a case where having the physical membership card might have been useful/
Oct 22, 17, 6:29 am
Replies: 302
Views: 46,579
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Singapore Air - In one of your photos above...

Singapore Air - In one of your photos above someone is reaching into the salad with their HANDS instead of using tongs. I hoped you yelled at them loudly to shame them and alerted the staff so they...
Forum: Italy
Oct 20, 17, 6:27 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,177
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

I used to sell truffles (both white and black)...

I used to sell truffles (both white and black) which we stored in rice. The truffles sold, the profits were handsome and we got to enjoy a delicious risotto!
When I had money I would buy a small...
Forum: Italy
Oct 17, 17, 7:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

A poster comes here asking for advice-which is...

A poster comes here asking for advice-which is freely and plentifully offered. Poster then responds with a sarcastic response.
I wish the poster the best of luck getting more advice.
Oct 16, 17, 6:45 pm
Replies: 107
Views: 10,785
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

" regular people, not entitled snowflakes ;-) "...

" regular people, not entitled snowflakes ;-) " and another person is added to my ignore list :rolleyes:
Oct 14, 17, 7:28 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 9,938
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

"Most underwhelming use of - Kensington...

"Most underwhelming use of - Kensington Palace and the included Diana Dress Exhibit - I could have totally done without spending 55 for this."
WOW! That is pricey! Buckingham Palace was only...
Forum: Italy
Oct 10, 17, 7:19 am
Replies: 53
Views: 5,520
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

You are on your Honeymoon! Save the whirlwind...

You are on your Honeymoon! Save the whirlwind tour for another time :D
I think Perche is right about not adding any other cities but rather subtracting and spending more days in less touristy spots....
Oct 9, 17, 6:12 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,557
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

They want $180 for a weekend night this weekend....

They want $180 for a weekend night this weekend. This is for a rather blah hotel under renovation? Best of luck with that!
Oct 5, 17, 7:11 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,956
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

Rates seem very high for a non-serviced...

Rates seem very high for a non-serviced apartment. I am not quite sure who this is aimed at.
Oct 1, 17, 8:19 am
Replies: 57
Views: 6,747
Posted By bigguyinpasadena

And I agree with your analysis. However every...

And I agree with your analysis. However every time this comes up some Marriott loyalist pops up with the argument about MR "earning more points per dollar spent" without looking at the redemption...
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