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by Hilary Stockton on 7/26/2016
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7/25/2016
  NYC Restaurant Week for Summer 2016 is July 25 - August 19 (3 weeks). A 3-course lunch is $29, and 3-course dinner is $42. You can also register your AMEX card to receive $5 back at least $35 in a single...
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7/24/2016
  The AMEX Centurion Lounge Houston IAH just opened on June 24, 2016, and we checked it out after a Singapore First Class flight from Moscow to Houston (updated review forthcoming), before our flight back to NYC. But first, we...
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7/23/2016
  Earn 6X ThankYou Points for Hilton Stays Through 10/31/16 if Your Citi ThankYou Premier is targeted for this offer. The copy of what I received by email yesterday is above. So to summarize the offer details: Must receive the...
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7/22/2016
  This Review of Brown's Hotel in London's West End is from our recent stay. For other posts from our London and Paris site inspections and visits, please see: Review: Pur' Paris Restaurant, Park Hyatt Paris Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome La...
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7/21/2016
The Citi Prestige public offer is now 40K with $4000 minimum spend, more bad news on top of losing access to American Admirals Club lounges effective July 23, 2017, not to mention the following rumored changes: Points will only be...
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7/21/2016
  If a 100K AMEX Business Platinum offer arrives but is targeted to another person, can you apply? TravelSort reader Karen writes "I recently moved and sometimes receive junk mail addressed to the previous tenant. But just today, I noticed...
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7/20/2016
  This review of Cheneston's Restaurant is from our recent stay at The Milestone Hotel in London. For other posts from our London and Paris site inspections and visits, please see: Review: Pur' Paris Restaurant, Park Hyatt Paris Hotel Review:...
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7/19/2016
  Can Virtuoso and Preferred Partner benefits combine with free night offers? A TravelSort client recently asked “I know that sometimes Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits are available with 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free. Are there times when...
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7/18/2016
  This Review of The Milestone Hotel in London is from our recent stay. For other posts from our London and Paris site inspections and visits, please see: Review: Pur' Paris Restaurant, Park Hyatt Paris Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome La Cuisine...
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7/17/2016
  Dear Park Hyatt, Please make your beds more comfortable. I've enjoyed several things on my second stays at the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome and more recently the Park Hyatt Moscow. The Pur' Restaurant dinner we had at the Park...
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7/16/2016
  Our 10 Tips for St. Petersburg, Russia are based on client feedback, as well as my own stays in this "Venice of the North," where I've spent about a year in total over the course of over 20 years....
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7/15/2016
  This Review of a Hidden Paris Gourmet Walking Tour is from our recent small group tour with our wonderfully charismatic guide, Eglantine. Hidden Paris also offers other small group tours as well as private tours, which I'll detail below....
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7/14/2016
  If you're bumped from a flight after an aircraft change, are you entitled to DOT compensation? TravelSort reader Dvorah comments on the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights: What Are Flyers' Rights? post: "Alaska Airlines called me three hours before...
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7/13/2016
  Should you cancel the Citi Prestige or AMEX Platinum if you don't want to pay the annual fee for both cards? TravelSort reader James writes "I was fortunate to sign up for a targeted offer for the 100K AMEX...
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7/12/2016
  Hyatt is offering 10% of your Gold Passport points back for Hyatt Visa cardmembers for stays from July 11 to October 31, after you register for the promotion. This comes in handy for me, since I have a quick...
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7/11/2016
  Mathieu Pacaud's Histoires Restaurant received its 2nd Michelin star earlier in 2016, while its more casual sister restaurant Hexagone received 1 Michelin star. Mathieu Pacaud is a household name in Paris, initially because of having been born to Bernard...
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7/10/2016
  Current AMEX Retention Offers are getting stingier. It was only a couple of years ago, in AMEX Retention Bonus Offer: Tips for Getting a Better Offer? that a reader wrote in not sure if she should take a 20K Membership...
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7/9/2016
  This Mandarin Oriental Paris is a hotel review I've wanted to do for some time now. It's one of just 16 French hotels with the "Palace" designation, awarded to recognize the finest 5 star hotels. The Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris also has...
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7/8/2016
  Can a Restaurant Cancel a Confirmed Reservation? I discussed Can a Hotel Cancel Your Confirmed Reservation in a prior post, but this time the issue is with a restaurant reserved for a special occasion. My client opted to return...
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7/7/2016
  Paris is a great place to explore by foot, and Paris Muse Private Walking Tours include several family-friendly walks including the Paris Discovery Walk, which we were fortunate to be able to experience with Raquel Granda as our guide. Raquel is...
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