Westin Dawn Beach – Review

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While in St. Martin we stayed at the Westin Dawn Beach for one night.  This property is also a casino and due to it being a Westin, it is actually a smoke free casino which is a nice plus!  This …

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Westin Kierland Resort Scottsdale, AZ activities – Review

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On Memorial Day weekend we stayed at the Westin Kierland Villas for 3 nights on a quick long weekend getaway in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can read about my review of the villas in this prior post. While the villas were …

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Westin Kierland Villas – Scottsdale, Arizona – Review

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Last Memorial Day weekend we stayed at the Westin Kierland Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona for 3 nights on a quick long weekend getaway from San Antonio, a short 2-hour flight. This property is an all-villas resort that goes for 20,000 …

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Westin Beach Resort & Spa – Fort Lauderdale – Review

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Last weekend was the Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale and since it was a two day event I decided to stay on points at the Westin Beach Resort just up the street from the event.  Although not the closest hotel …

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Westin O’Hare – Review

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Had the pleasure of visiting the Westin O’Hare for a few nights.  First thing I’d say is that if you are looking for a hotel close to the airport to avoid the Chicago traffic, this is a great choice.  It’s …

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Westin Grand Cayman – Review

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I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Westin Grand Cayman on Seven Mile Beach. Strategy On this trip we flew over on American Airlines using British Airways Avios points at only 9,000 Avois per person and we stayed …

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Westin Valencia

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Our stay at the Westin Valencia was quite good. The hotel just got downgraded categories which worked to our advantage in the way of 24,000 SPG points refunded to our account, as mentioned in our prior post. Approaching the hotel …

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24K points returned from SPG!

The SPG Devaluation kicks in today and I decided to not waste any time.  At Midnight I checked the SPG site and noticed they had already updated the categories. The Westin Valencia is one of only 47 properties that are …

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Westin Puerto Vallarta – Review

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I had the pleasure of visiting The Westin in Puerto Vallarta.  The resort was especially nice and  it’s only a Category 2 (soon changing to category 3) in SPG’s program!  Every worker which I encountered was extremely nice, smiling and helpful, …

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Our $16,502 FREE trip

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Back in September 2012 we took a trip to Hawaii for the first time. The Aloha state is pretty expensive, so when it came to flights and hotel stays, we wanted to make the trip 100% free.  On the way over, we spent …

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