Feb222008

Rocky Mountain Wired Less in Colorado

Hyatt Regency, Denver – lobby “Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more More people, more scars upon the land” -John Denver Pim and Colorado aligned for a…

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Feb162008

The Super-Affluent Don’t Do Super-WalMart

Laurence Geller listed some interesting data points in a blog from Jan 18, 2008. His piece discusses the widening divide between Generations X and Y mass consumers and the truly “super-affluent”. In 2006, the affluent spent on average $2,400 on hotels and resorts, while the super-affluent spent $61,200. He argues new brands will proliferate as…

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Feb142008

Nickel and Dimed! US Airways Ch-ch-changes!

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers -david bowie My post on Monday, Feb 11 with advice to a friend on getting an award ticket with US Airways is already outdated. US Airways has announced a couple of changes to the Dividend Miles program. 1. Flight Segments will…

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Feb132008

Hotel Points Exchange Rate Theory

Hotel Points Exchange Rate Theory A common question is “How much are hotel points worth?” A frequent guest wants a variety of strategies for reducing the cost of a hotel stay. Your choices are dictated primarily by the investment of time you are willing to make to find the best deal. Traveling with a big…

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Feb122008

Starwood Le Meridien Brand Free Nights Promotion

Le Meridien San Francisco, center and to left of pyramid TransAmerica building. This hotel was formerly a Park Hyatt. I was looking back at the Le Meridien Journey for free nights promotion running from December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008. I drafted a piece December 13th and from this draft developed a piece for…

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Feb122008

The Disadvantage of Marriott Rewards

What do I think of Marriott Hotels and Marriott Rewards? – There are 250 Marriott brand hotels in California. They are everywhere and I really liked the hotels I have visited and stayed in. Comfortable rooms and generally lots of seating in the lobby for people to hang out is a common feature. Having said…

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Feb122008

Airline Miles Transfer Tutorial

Airline Miles Transfer Tutorial or Know When To Hold Them The other night a discussion evolved in my home around transferring airline miles. The issue of transferring frequent flier miles from one account to another is generally a poor value transaction in my opinion and I shared this comment with my friend. The argument for…

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