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by Hilary Stockton on 9/30/2016
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8/1/2016
  AMEX Offers include a $100 statement credit on $500 or more Ritz-Carlton stays. Here are the details: Earn a $100 statement credit by using your enrolled AMEX card to spend $500 or more on room rate / room charges...
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7/31/2016
  September is a great time for travel and for luxury hotel offers, since the peak summer travel season is over (and with it the crowds and most family travelers), yet the weather in many places remains warm and sunny....
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7/29/2016
  Our Nobu New York Review is from our recent NYC Restaurant Week lunch. Some might argue that it's not fair to judge a restaurant by its NYC Restaurant Week lunch menu. Personally, I think that if a restaurant isn't...
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7/28/2016
  Citi Retention Offers can help make it worth keeping a pricey card such as the Citi Prestige, with its hefty $450 annual fee. For about a month Citi Retention was closed, as Citi needed all hands on deck to...
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7/27/2016
  Bringing Kids to London? This Review of London's Natural History Museum Dinosaur Exhibit is for you, and is based on our recent visit to London. Visiting London? See all our posts tagged London. For our hotel site inspection reports...
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7/31/2016
  Updates in Bold Font via Flyertalk and Reddit A new 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched August 21, 2016 per these Flyertalk and Reddit posts. Here are the benefits and costs: 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points signup bonus after spending $4000 Earn 3X...
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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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  Updates in Bold Font via Flyertalk and Reddit A new 100K Chase Sapphire Reserve Card launched August 21, 2016 per these Flyertalk and Reddit posts. Here are the benefits and costs: 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points signup bonus after spending $4000 Earn 3X...
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  This Review of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is from our recent visit to London. I was excited to try Gordon Ramsay's eponymous 3 Michelin star restaurant, having enjoyed lunch at Petrus, a 1 Michelin star Gordon Ramsay restaurant, a few years ago....
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