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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Mar262008

Hotel Best Rate Guarantees

All the major hotel chains have a “Best Rates Guarantee” advertised on their websites. Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott, and Starwood all run ads on their websites stating the hotel guest need look no further than the corporate branded websites for the lowest online hotel rates. And they are almost always correct in stating…

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Mar242008

Grand Hyatt San Francisco Hotel Review

Grand Hyatt San Francisco at Union Square Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Grandviews Restaurant, 36th floor view I exited BART at Montgomery Street and it was a four block walk to the Grand Hyatt. Powell Street might be one block closer. I don’t know.  Powell Street tends to be one of the most crowded sections of the downtown…

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Mar222008

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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