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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The Wigwam Golf Resort Starwood Luxury Collection

Starwood Luxury Collection Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa, Litchfield Park, Arizona (western suburb of Phoenix). Starwood hotel page. Adobe style casitas The Wigwam Resort, main pool area The Wigwam lobby entrance hallway to Red’s Steakhouse lobby seating lounge AAA 4 diamond TripAdvisor Rank #1 of 1 hotel in Litchfield Park SPG Category 4 hotel =…

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Monterey Hyatt 12K Special Offer

I have to admit that Monterey hotels are generally a rip-off. I am working on a guide to help visitors sort through the crap choices. Sure, we have some of the most highly rated hotels in the USA in the vicinity of Monterey, however, most of us can’t even consider a $500-1,000 per night room…

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This Desert Life- Hyatt Suites Palm Springs

Hyatt Regency Suites Palm SpringsPalm Springs Hyatt Regency Suites lobby This hotel’s main attribute is location. The Hyatt Regency is a 6-story hotel located directly in the center of Palm Springs nightlife on Highway 111, where Palm Canyon Drive slows to a mini-strip in the section of downtown Palm Springs with high end tourist shops,…

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Points Concierge – IHG Priority Club VISA

Holiday Inn Park View, Singapore New Card Members OnlyPriority Club VISA Signature Card25,000 points after 1st purchase25th Anniversary Priority Club Visa Signature Bonus: 15 points per $1 spending at IHG hotels through July 31, 2008 (12 points Bonus + 3 points regularly earned with IHG hotel spending). Promotion: InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club Visa Signature…

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This Desert Life, Palm Springs

Las Brisas Pool, Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage The Westin Mission Hills had three pools. Las Brisas is the main central pool outside the lobby. There is a smaller adults only pool and another pool between buildings 8, 9, and 10. Lobby courtyard of Westin Mission Hills The public facilities were inviting. Lots of water…

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