Hyatt Ban, IHG Vignette Collection in DC, Amex Temporary Card Issues and More

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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about a Hyatt ban, IHG Vignette Collection debut in the Americas, Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt (FRA) review, Amex temporary card purchases not counting for minimum spend requirement, and new Four Seasons Hotel in Taipei.

Hyatt Bans Member From Loyalty Program

In this case the Hyatt member is not sure what Hyatt accuses they have violated when it comes to the World of Hyatt terms and conditions. The member is not banned from staying and paying for Hyatt stays they are not welcomed on the loyalty side.

IHG debuts Vignette Collection in the Americas

IHG Hotels & Resorts celebrates the debut of Vignette Collection in the Americas with the opening of Yours Truly DC. Vignette Collection, the newest brand in IHG’s fast-growing Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio, is a family of distinct luxury hotels connected by a shared vision that travel can benefit local people and places. Nestled within Washington, D.C.’s eclectic Dupont Circle, Yours Truly is a bohemian-inspired haven designed to feel like a warm, welcoming home.

Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt (FRA)

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located in Terminal 1 Concourse B of Frankfurt Airport, in the non-Schengen area (meaning you have to clear passport control to use this lounge). Once you’ve cleared security, just follow signage toward gates B41-B48.

Some Amex Instant Card Number Purchases Won’t Count Toward Minimum Spend Requirement

It appears that purchases made using the American Express temporary card number (which they issue instantly upon approval) are not counting toward the minimum spend requirement for some people. I’ve never had this issue, but it can happen sespecilly when you use the card right away.

Four Seasons To Unveil Brand-New Luxury Hotel in Taipei

The Hotel will feature approximately 260 light-filled rooms with both city and mountain views. Dining venues at the Hotel will include a high-end Chinese restaurant, destination bar, specialty restaurant, all-day restaurant, pool bar and lobby lounge. Surrounded by expansive glass paneling on both sides of the tower, the highest floors will offer wraparound views of the city and mountain ranges on the horizon. The floor-to-ceiling design allows guests to look out across the cityscape, as well as up at the incredible presence of Taipei 101.

Guru’s Wrap-up

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