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Jan 10, 19, 6:34 am
Replies: 453
Views: 133,500
Posted By AlxStevens

I think the truth is somewhere in the middle here...

I think the truth is somewhere in the middle here - we also had a recent stay that was excellent but had some of these issues.

On the negative side, we did have issues with SNA's getting lost...
Jan 6, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By AlxStevens

I think his point is that it's a straightforward...

I think his point is that it's a straightforward and everyday way of getting that 4.5% back, unlike searching every time for the higher-than-4.5% cash back (and often not finding it).
Apr 30, 17, 8:41 am
Replies: 560
Views: 142,538
Posted By AlxStevens

I own a time-share at the Costa Linda (next door...

I own a time-share at the Costa Linda (next door to the Bucuti) - I can tell you for sure that for late 20s you want to be in the high-rise area, not the low-rise. Aruba is easy to get around, but...
Dec 10, 16, 7:24 am
Replies: 856
Views: 152,814
Posted By AlxStevens

I'm a regular FHR user as well, here's why I use...

I'm a regular FHR user as well, here's why I use it.

1. It gives me the equivalent of top status in the chains where I don't have it, or at properties where there is no top status as such...
Jun 4, 16, 6:43 am
Replies: 346
Views: 73,390
Posted By AlxStevens

I'm at the St. Regis now for a weekend stay with...

I'm at the St. Regis now for a weekend stay with my wife and I would absolutely tell you to come here. It's not stuffy at all. I've felt totally welcome, and there are a variety of guests here from...
Mar 26, 16, 7:18 am
Replies: 1,332
Views: 330,038
Posted By AlxStevens

Just back from Ziva and have been to Aruba many...

Just back from Ziva and have been to Aruba many times - the beaches at Ziva and Aruba are completely different.

The Ziva beach is a very small rock-protected cove with some sand, basically. It is...
Nov 23, 15, 8:57 am
Replies: 2,202
Views: 432,214
Posted By AlxStevens

I'm a 9x'er as well - already over the nights...

I'm a 9x'er as well - already over the nights just need the year, should be around mid-year.
Nov 16, 15, 6:42 am
Replies: 3,480
Views: 498,944
Posted By AlxStevens

Is Hyatt happy or sad?

So net net, is this a plus or a minus for Hyatt?

Do SPG elites leave for Hyatt (the consensus #2 choice, I think, for SPG elites)?
Nov 5, 15, 1:07 pm
Replies: 458
Views: 103,047
Posted By AlxStevens

I also had two zeroed e-gift cards, which I...

I also had two zeroed e-gift cards, which I unfortunately didn't notice until I got to the desk to pay checking out of the Grand Cypress.

Phone service told me they had been used over the summer...
Oct 29, 15, 7:50 am
Replies: 1,332
Views: 330,038
Posted By AlxStevens

Ziva vs. Zilara?

Thanks to the very good BRG advice upstream I've ended up with 2 different reservations at Ziva/Zilara. My wife and I are headed there for a weekend (no kids) getaway and I am looking for some...
Oct 25, 15, 2:34 pm
Replies: 682
Views: 148,209
Posted By AlxStevens

No. There are drinks available, but at an extra...

No. There are drinks available, but at an extra charge.
Oct 24, 15, 4:49 pm
Replies: 3,112
Views: 618,125
Posted By AlxStevens

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Hotel Ziva Rose Hall
Room Type: Ziva Ocean View Jr. Suite King
Date: 12/10 - 12/13
Hyatt Price: $477/night
EasyClickTravel Price: $287 (not including taxes)
Adjusted Price: $259.20 (including...
Oct 24, 15, 4:47 pm
Replies: 3,112
Views: 618,125
Posted By AlxStevens

This is what happened in my case with the Ziva...

This is what happened in my case with the Ziva and with easyclick, so I think its likely.
Oct 22, 15, 12:44 pm
Replies: 1,332
Views: 330,038
Posted By AlxStevens

BRG Success!

To follow up, once I sent the screenshot that confirmed that Membership was optional from easyclicktravel.com my BRG was approved.

I was able to get the Ziva Ocean View Junior Suite King, which...
Oct 22, 15, 6:34 am
Replies: 1,332
Views: 330,038
Posted By AlxStevens

I'm having the same issue with the BRG desk...

I'm having the same issue with the BRG desk claiming that it requires "membership" even though it specifically says that it's optional. Am currently fighting it and will post my results.
Oct 9, 15, 1:45 pm
Replies: 1,570
Views: 360,951
Posted By AlxStevens

Because it doesn't matter what kind of blogger...

Because it doesn't matter what kind of blogger you are.

You can be a travel blogger and make affiliate money and take freebies - it doesn't inherently make you a CC blogger or professional...
Oct 9, 15, 1:12 pm
Replies: 1,570
Views: 360,951
Posted By AlxStevens

I have also enjoyed the discussion. :) What...

I have also enjoyed the discussion. :)

What I think you are overlooking is that the casual TPG reader is still very likely an overall, savvy media consumer. Further, they are probably not...
Oct 9, 15, 12:27 pm
Replies: 1,570
Views: 360,951
Posted By AlxStevens

I really disagree with this statement,...

I really disagree with this statement, particularly the bloggers part, because it says that bloggers cannot be businesspeople, and that because they monetize their audience they are somehow not...
Oct 9, 15, 10:52 am
Replies: 1,570
Views: 360,951
Posted By AlxStevens

This isn't in his advertiser disclosure which...

This isn't in his advertiser disclosure which only refers to affiliate offers - it would be worthy of criticism if he is paid and isn't disclosing.
Oct 9, 15, 6:44 am
Replies: 1,570
Views: 360,951
Posted By AlxStevens

He's a pioneer of marketing a miles and points...

He's a pioneer of marketing a miles and points blog to the general public, that's for sure - and making money off it.

His blog and his personality are tailored to a broad audience, not to mention...
Sep 27, 15, 6:05 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,704
Posted By AlxStevens

I have received this upgrade a few times from CHO...

I have received this upgrade a few times from CHO without (as I recall) having to do anything, but I did do all the things mentioned above (book direct with Delta, see the Crossover Rewards, etc.)...
Sep 7, 15, 9:19 am
Replies: 1,685
Views: 221,672
Posted By AlxStevens

St. Regis NYC

Hotel Name: St. Regis NYC
Check-in: 13-Nov-15 (3 Nights)
Adults : 2
Number of Rooms : 1
Starwood Room Type: Superior Room
Starwood Rate: 995 USD
Competing Website: Amoma (via Kayak)
Competing...
Sep 7, 15, 9:16 am
Replies: 1,685
Views: 221,672
Posted By AlxStevens

I did just this and it was sorted out within 24...

I did just this and it was sorted out within 24 hours, thanks for the tip!
Sep 3, 15, 3:19 pm
Replies: 1,685
Views: 221,672
Posted By AlxStevens

Interesting BRG Claim Good News/Bad News - What to Do?

Not sure how to handle this one - I had a BRG approved (in 30 hours) for the St. Regis NYC in November at a rate about 250 Euro/night lower than the website. That's the good news. The bad news is...
Jun 15, 15, 1:58 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,595
Posted By AlxStevens

http://www.virtuoso.com/hotels/6164158/amanyara...

http://www.virtuoso.com/hotels/6164158/amanyara (hasnt updated categories)[/QUOTE]

Does the Season of Discovery stack with the Virtuoso upgrade or the FHR upgrade/massages amenities?
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