United States

This week during a business trip to Seattle I was fortunate to have the opportunity to take a tour of Boeing. This was a work commitment for my ‘real job,’ though I did feel like my two worlds were colliding a bit. One of the best work days ever! Our […]

Touring the Boeing commercial planes facility in Everett, WA

Last week I was in Seattle for business and took advantage of the opportunity to stay at new Kimptons I’d never been to before, the Hotel Monaco and the brand new Palladian Hotel. Neither disappointed! The Palladian opened in early February on the edge of the Belltown neighborhood in downtown […]

Palladian Hotel Review: A brand new Kimpton in Seattle

Flights: Redeemed 8,987 Southwest Rapid Rewards points (zero points for my flight using the Companion Pass) and $22.40 in government taxes and fees. Lodging: We stayed at The Lodge at Stillwater, a few miles outside of Park City. We had a very nice one-bedroom, two-bath condo with a fireplace, full […]

Park City/Sundance Film Festival Trip Review

I am still a newbie to the Kimpton Karma program, after having matched to top-tier Inner Circle status via my Hyatt Diamond status, and had an incredible first stay at the Hotel Monaco, Baltimore. I had to go to Dallas this week for my last business trip of the year, […]

Another Great Kimpton: Hotel Lumen Review, Dallas, Texas

I wrote a few weeks back about discovering the incredible Kimpton Karma award program and booking a couple of work stays during their big sale. I’ve been eagerly awaiting my first night at a Kimpton hotel and the Hotel Monaco, Baltimore, did not disappoint! It started off a little rough […]

My first Kimpton stay: Hotel Monaco Baltimore Review

A few weeks ago The Villain hosted a conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. I needed to make it down there for a work trip at some point anyway, so I decided to fly down for a day from Chicago, where I’d been at the Chicago Seminars and […]

Hyatt Regency Phoenix Review – Maximizing Diamond Benefits