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Relive TWA Jet Age at JFK Hotel

The Eero Saarinen airline terminal that marked the TWA jet age at New York’s Idlewild Airport was a true work of beauty. The terminal housed TWA jet operations at what is now JFK International Airport until American Airlines acquired the bankrupt airline in 2001.  By that time, the once-iconic TWA had largely been sold off in…

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In-Room Snake – New Marriott Amenity?

Is an in-room snake a new Marriott amenity?

Forget the free bottle of water or complimentary points for hotel status.  That’s so 2016.  Hotel chains are looking for new ways to impress guests.  So why NOT an in-room snake?! That’s the first thing I thought when I read this headline in Travel + Leisure. It seems a housekeeper at a Marriott Residence Inn in Massachusetts…

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New Orleans Food and Wine Festival and Other Events with SPG Moments

Starwood

Starwood has long offered the opportunity to redeem Starpoints for SPG Moments.  These are various unique experiences curated specially for Starwood Preferred Guest members. The experiences are often one-time events – tickets to concerts, sporting or culinary events, or unique experiences arranged specially for Starwood and often part of their marketing partnerships.  They can include insider…

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High-End Hotel Heist

hotel heist

File this hotel heist under made-for-Hollywood plot lines.  Thieves in the know make their way into a five-star hotel room while guests are occupied at dinner and make off with six figures worth of cash and jewelry. While this was a fictitious storyline last season on ABC’s The Catch, it played out in real life last…

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When to Call it Quits – World of Hyatt Replaces Gold Passport

Bedding at the Hyatt Minneapolis

Sometimes you face the inevitable. Either a situation takes a turn for the worse or continues on a downhill slide. Eventually you find yourself wondering if what you want is realistic. Or facing the reality that the goal you’ve been working toward is perhaps not worth the hassle. That’s when you have to figure out…

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