About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Oct022018

Hotel Napa Valley joins Ascend Collection Choice Hotels

Hotel Napa Valley is now a member of Choice Hotels Ascend Collection and currently available for 20,000 Choice Privileges points. Hotel location is in Napa city center a few blocks from the downtown historic business district. Neighborhoods in the area contain many older California style Victorian Houses. Hotel Napa Valley has 21 rooms including 2…

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Sep252018

QO Hotel Amsterdam, new high tech IHG hotel

One of the hotels that caught my eye on yesterday’s IHG Pointbreaks list is QO Hotel Amsterdam at 15,000 points per reward night. This hotel is already off PointBreaks and back to 40,000 points less than 24 hours later. QO Hotel Amsterdam has 288 rooms with 12 suites in a 21 story new build high-tech design.…

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