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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Hyatt Regency San Francisco March Madness

Hyatt Regency at the Embarcadero, San Francisco, California San Francisco days, San Francisco nights. Hyatt Regency San Francisco sculpture Equinox  Hyatt March Madness or How I Spent my Economic Stimulus Checks for America The President and Congress decided it would be great if we spent some money to help the economy. So what to do? Should…

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Timing is Everything for Securing Luxury Hotel Bargains

The forecast for hotels in 2008 in the USA is a rise in rates (about 5% depending on location), along with a decline in occupancy (1- 4% depending on location). As personal income sees limited growth in 2008, the projections for travelers staying in hotels decline. PKF Hospitality Research projects 115,000 rooms to be added…

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St. Regis on Skyauction.com

A Starwood St. Regis suite, San FranciscoSPG Category 620,000 points/night low-season25,000 points/night peak season A sign of the times? St. Regis on LuxuryLink.com I would have anticipated, but luxury at a discount through SkyAuction was not a “For Sale” I envisioned. Wednesday, March 5 had a Skyauction listing for a per night bid, for up…

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