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FOX Sports Knoxville
"The Blitz" Podcast HR2: "Don't They Know We're the Best 1st Quarter Team in the Country?" 11/22/21

FOX Sports Knoxville

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 43:59


- You Can't Replicate UT's Tempo - What Happened to Hyatt? - Who's Getting Punished? - Florida Man: Mullen Edition - IYHH & The Egg Bowl

Kansas Reflector Podcast
Rick Serrano: Buried Truths and the Hyatt Skywalks

Kansas Reflector Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 27:40


People living in the Kansas City area in the summer of 1981 can recall the harrowing collapse of two overhead walkways inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Those platforms were full of partygoers attending an evening dance in the lobby below. The tragedy killed 114 people and injured more than 200. On the 40th anniversary of the collapse, Rick Serrano, who shares a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the disaster, chronicles in a new book the suffering of people touched by the event and brings new focus to what went wrong, how it could have been avoided, and what lessons carry forward.

Celebrity Book Club with Steven & Lily
Lauren “Thank You Hyatt” Conrad

Celebrity Book Club with Steven & Lily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 62:04


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Frequent Miler on the Air
Our favorite Capital One Sweet Spot Awards | Ep124 | 11-13-21

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 45:39


Capital One has access to some incredible sweet spot awards, but there are also some sour spots that you would be missing if you gave up other award programs to go all-Capital One miles. We also analyze a targeted Hyatt promo, answer the question of the week, and more. 00:44 Giant Mailbag 2:14 What crazy thing did...Hyatt do this week? https://frequentmiler.com/caution-dont-accidentally-use-a-hyatt-1-7-certificate-for-a-category-4-stay/ 6:17 Mattress Running the Numbers: Who should mattress run Hyatt's targeted promo for 30K points after 10 nights? https://frequentmiler.com/targeted-hyatt-earn-5k-points-every-2-nights-12k-points-every-5-or-30k-points-every-10/ 12:12 Main Event: Our favorite Capital One Sweet Spot Awards 13:12 Vacasa https://frequentmiler.com/wyndham-vacasa/ 14:49 Turkish https://frequentmiler.com/turkish-miles-smiles-complete-guide/ 17:54 Cathay Pacific https://frequentmiler.com/toward-hacking-asia-miles-the-unified-oneworld-award-chart/ 21:24 Avianca LifeMiles https://frequentmiler.com/avianca-lifemiles-sweet-spots/ 24:00 Iberia https://frequentmiler.com/avios-sweet-spots-for-award-tickets-british-airways-iberia/ 25:42 Air Canada Aeroplan https://frequentmiler.com/air-canada-aeroplan-guide/ 28:48 Air France Flying Blue https://frequentmiler.com/air-france-klm-flying-blue-sweet-spots-for-award-travel/ 31:14 Emirates Skywards 32:38 Etihad https://frequentmiler.com/etihad-guest-sweet-spots/ 34:14 Capital One Sour Spots: What's missing? 34:33 ANA 37:13 Virgin Atlantic for ANA First Class 38:25 Virgin Atlantic for Delta business class to Europe 39:08 Hyatt 39:38 Choice Privileges thanks to Citi's great transfer rate 42:28 Question of the Week: Chase Ink Business Preferred wasn't instantly approved. Should he call? Subscribe to our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder

City Rag
False Crime - Big Sky Country - The Shebangs - Hyatt Collapse

City Rag

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 38:21


This week on the Streetwise podcast we discuss true crime/false crime, enjoy a reading of Allison Harris' feature "Big Sky Country," vibe to The Shebangs's track “Tightrope," and chat with Richard A. Serrano about his book Buried Truths and the Hyatt Skywalks: The Legacy of America's Epic Structural Failure.Streetwise is hosted by Brock Wilbur, Editor-in-Chief of The Pitch. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify. Subscribe to the Streetwise newsletter, a weekly meditation on Kansas City news and events.Jason Klamm read our magazine story. Thanks to Jason Beers for our theme song, “One Kicker.” Our editor is Terence Wiggins.

The Game on 1350 KMAN
The Game 11/9/21 Hour 2 - Texas Tech PCGD reporter Ryan Hyatt

The Game on 1350 KMAN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 40:31


00:00 - Klieman presser highlights 17:14 - On with Texas Tech PCGD reporter Ryan Hyatt 30:46 - #1 Song of the Day 35:32 - Jabroni of the Week

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
JF2625: Why Your Mindset is Your Most Valuable Asset Pt. 2 with Nate Barger

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 28:24


Nate Barger continues the conversation today on mindset, comfort zone, and goal setting. He's talking about how selling drugs helped him learn how to scale his investments, the moment he realized he was over-leveraged, and how he made his way out of being nearly bankrupt.    Nate Barger Real Estate Background:  Full-time real estate investor  16 years experience Actively involved as Syndicator, Syndication, Apartment Owner, Hotel Owner, Warehouse, Office 1500+ current doors. Own over 100 million dollars assets under management. 4 hotels including a Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott Based in Cincinnati, OH Say hi to him at: www.NateBarger.com   Click here to know more about our sponsors: Deal Maker Mentoring | PassiveInvesting.com | FollowUp Boss

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
JF2624: Why Your Mindset is Your Most Valuable Asset Pt. 1 with Nate Barger

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 31:17


After spending time in prison for selling drugs, Nate Barger knew he had to switch gears. That's when he found real estate and realized the mindset shift that had to take place in order to succeed. In this first episode of a two part series, Nate talks to us about how he created his own reality, transitioning from growing his assets to giving back, and the importance of goal setting for success.    Nate Barger Real Estate Background:  Full-time real estate investor  16 years experience Actively involved as Syndicator, Syndication, Apartment Owner, Hotel Owner, Warehouse, Office 1500+ current doors. Own over 100 million dollars assets under management. 4 hotels including a Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott Based in Cincinnati, OH Say hi to him at: www.NateBarger.com   Click here to know more about our sponsors: Deal Maker Mentoring | PassiveInvesting.com | FollowUp Boss

Frequent Miler on the Air
Capital One's Venture X: Will it bury Chase's Sapphire Reserve? | Ep123 | 11-6-21

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 64:10


1:21 What crazy thing....did X1 do this week? https://frequentmiler.com/x1-card-review-up-to-4x-everywhere-its-here-its-real/ 6:33 Mattress Running the Numbers: Is it worth spending $8K for a Hilton free night certificate if targeted? https://frequentmiler.com/hilton-free-night-certificate-offer-with-just-8k-spend-targeted/ 11:58 Main Event: Capital One's Venture X: Will it bury the competition? https://frequentmiler.com/capital-one-venture-x-card-a-strong-new-ultra-premium-contender/ https://frequentmiler.com/huge-if-true-convert-capital-one-cash-back-to-miles-by-moving-rewards/ 48:47 Post Roast https://frequentmiler.com/build-your-amex-point-fortune-up-to-620k-points-with-25k-spend/ How to refer someone to almost any Amex card: https://youtu.be/Tx4o3X7TgMQ https://frequentmiler.com/is-it-time-to-ditch-all-of-your-marriott-credit-cards/ 57:41 Question of the Week: Is 50K World of Hyatt points appropriate compensation for missteps? Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder

Vietnam Veteran News with Mack Payne
Episode 2196 – Vietnam Vet Leo Hyatt survived a stay in the Hanoi Hilton

Vietnam Veteran News with Mack Payne

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 14:33


Episode 2196 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Vietnam Veteran Leo Hyatt and how he survived a stay in the Hanoi Hilton. The featured story comes from the Your Observer and is titled: Lakewood Ranch … Continue reading → The post Episode 2196 – Vietnam Vet Leo Hyatt survived a stay in the Hanoi Hilton appeared first on .

El Daily con el Gato
#609 El Daily con El Gato 11_05_21

El Daily con el Gato

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 5:55


EEUU creó 531 mil puestos de trabajo en octubre y la tasa de desempleo cayó; Alemania registró otro récord de casos diarios de coronavirus; Pfizer anunció que su píldora contra el coronavirus redujo el riesgo de hospitalización y muerte en un 89%; Tiroteo en un hotel Hyatt de Puerto Morelos, cerca de Cancún; Gobierno de EEUU ordenó la vacunación obligatoria para todos los empleados de empresas de más de 100 personas; Bogotá: Terrorista ruso fue capturado en el aeropuerto El Dorado; Tensión en Qatar por Xavi: Al-Sadd anunció su salida, pero el Barcelona niega el acuerdo; "The Rock" Johnson promete no usar más armas reales en sus películas

Real Estate Espresso
What's Happening In Travel

Real Estate Espresso

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 5:29


On today's show we're taking a look at what's happening in the travel sector. Many real estate investors, even large commercial real estate investors own portfolios of rental properties and portfolios of short term rental properties. This can mean short term rentals in the core of business district, or it can mean a ski chalet in the mountains or a cottage on the lake. All three of these are going to be affected by the dynamics of global travel. Travel is starting to rebound on a global basis. It is a nuisance to spend a few hundred dollars on covid tests in order to board an aircraft. Airfares were low in the summer in an effort to bring people back into air travel. But rising fuel prices and the financial pain of the past 18 months means that airlines have to charge more in order to survive. Hotels have struggled with incredibly low occupancy throughout the pandemic. But here too the numbers are improving. Several of the largest hotel brands Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt reported their numbers for Q3. Occupancy rose 23.4 percentage points from 34.8% in Q3 of 2020 to 58.2% in the third quarter of this year. While occupancy may be up, nightly rates are still low as hotels try to compete for too few travelers. The folks at Hyatt reported their financials yesterday. Their revenue per available room is down 31.8% compared with 2019, which is slightly better than the industry average which is still down 35.5% compared with 2019. ----------------- Host: Victor Menasce email: podcast@victorjm.com

Frequent Miler on the Air
Bon Voyage to Marriott Bonvoy | Ep122 | 10-30-21

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 66:08


00:52 Giant Mailbag Double Header 1:11 Giant Mail 1: About that JetBlue elite status offer... https://frequentmiler.com/jetblue-mosaic-status-with-15k-spend-from-10-1-to-12-31/ 3:27 Giant Mail 2: Marriott's nonsensical note 4:50 What crazy thing...did Hyatt do this week? 10:35 Mileage running the numbers: Is it worth spending to status with American Airlines? https://frequentmiler.com/american-airlines-revamps-program-earn-elite-status-through-credit-card-and-flight-spend/ 23:18 Main Event: Is it time to say Bonvoyage to Marriott Bonvoy? https://frequentmiler.com/marriott-to-drop-award-chart-add-free-night-top-off-extend-free-nights-status/ https://frequentmiler.com/marriott-answers-wishes-and-dashes-hopes-on-my-mind/ 43:56 Are the Marriott credit cards still worth it? https://frequentmiler.com/marriott-card-eligible/ 49:41 Post Roast: Nick's questionable picks https://frequentmiler.com/the-best-single-credit-card/ 56:00 Question of the Week: How important is trust when chasing deals? https://frequentmiler.com/rideshare-missed-event-protection-how-the-point-card-is-heating-up/ https://frequentmiler.com/x1-card-review-up-to-4x-everywhere-its-here-its-real/ https://frequentmiler.com/earn-120-when-opening-varo-account-depositing-25/ https://frequentmiler.com/100-fidelity-bonus-w-new-account-and-50-deposit/ Join our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder

Milenomics ² Podcast - No Annual Fee Edition
Episode 58: Loyalty Program Changes at Marriott, Hyatt, American Airlines and More

Milenomics ² Podcast - No Annual Fee Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 27:16


Three major loyalty programs updated their schemes this week. We discuss this and more in this week's No Annual Fee podcast... Marriott Bonvoy Changes (Direct Link) Doing away with award chart March 2022, points required will track cash priceFree Night Certificate Top Off limited to 15k, starts “early 2022”Certificates/status extended again (FM) Hyatt Peak/Off-Peak Goes Live Gave a cursory look at booking some things last minute but...didn't find award availability on the dates and destinations I checkedSeems like they're one step behind Marriott in going to a scheme where the number of points required is tied to cash rateOpinion: Overall the chart is still very favorable paired with UR 1:1 transfer AA Makes Some Changes Mostly affects how status is attained (can earn through cc spend now)Award charts, especially partner, are thankfully unaffected Citi to Choice Hotels 1:2 for Preferred Hotels (FM) Link to check which Preferred Hotels are potentially bookable as an awardSome very high value properties listed but…Awards can only be booked over the phone and it sounds downright painfulThe award availability shown online is said to be unreliable (shows open, but you discover it can't be booked until after a lengthy call)Only standard double occupancy rooms can be booked (unclear whether families can finagle more spacious rooms)Other than that...great deal! ;) Chase Freedom Flex “Top Spend” for Additional Q4 2021 5x (Direct Link) Only on the Freedom Flex 5x card (not the old Freedom 5x card, not the Freedom Unlimited)Spend from the top amount among these (capped at $1,500) for the quarter gets +4xTravel (including Transit), Dining, Home Improvement Stores, Grocery Stores (not including Target and Walmart purchases), Drugstores, Gas Stations, Select Live Entertainment, Select Streaming Services, Fitness Clubs.The “normal” Q4 categories are WalMart and PayPalFreedom Flex earns 3x on dining and drugstores every daySo if you already spent $1,500 at PayPal you wouldn't have triggered the top spend +4x unless the merchant was one of the top spend categories, so you could have more work to doBut if you haven't started it would seem optimal to either try to find a PayPal + top spend bonus category -or- do the PayPal separately then do the top spend in a category like drugstores or dining for 3x + 4xMaybe I should be using Freedom Flex at drugstores more in general, for 3x URs uncapped. It's about the same as Old Blue Cash if you value URs at 1.5 cpp and consider the $6,500 at 1% on that card to get to 5% cashback.Whew, what a mind boggler. A shame the cap is so low on Freedom. Thanks for listening. For more points & miles podcast content, a thriving Slack community, meetups and more join us at: patreon.com/milenomics

AM 1230 Sports Radio
Lawdog On SportsTalk 1230 - Hump Day Edition (Ryan Hyatt Talks Texas Tech Coaching Candidates)

AM 1230 Sports Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 50:37


The Lawdog and Cory Hogue from Lone Star Sports Daily recap game 1 of the World Series and Ryan Hyatt from TheRaiderLand.com visits and talks about the Texas Tech Football situation and possible candidates to replace Matt Wells as HC. Lawdogsports.com Lonestarsportsdaily.com

FUBU RADIO PODCAST
The Take Over w/ State Rep. Brandon McGee and Guest Lakisha Hyatt (Breast Cancer Awareness)

FUBU RADIO PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 54:57


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Frequent Miler on the Air
Citi Doubles Your Choice | Ep121 | 10-23-21

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 51:04


1:05 Giant Mailbag 2:56 What crazy thing . . .triple header! 3:15 What crazy thing . . . did Amex do recently? https://frequentmiler.com/waves-of-amex-shut-downs-this-week/ 4:53 What crazy thing . . . did Cardless do this week? 6:46 What crazy thing . . . did Amtrak do this week? 8:53 Mattress running the numbers: How to lock in the Marriott Amex Offer discount https://frequentmiler.com/50-back-on-200-with-new-marriott-amex-offer-targeted-enrollment-required/ 13:44 Main Event: Citi doubles your Choice https://frequentmiler.com/citi-adds-choice-privileges-to-thank-you-transfer-partners-better-than-11/ https://frequentmiler.com/the-worlds-best-preferred-hotels-bookable-with-choice-points/ 43:42 Question of the Week: Is $15K spend on a World of Hyatt credit card a no-brainer? Subscribe to our email list: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

A decade after rolling out their first credit card, Hyatt is introducing their first card geared towards small business. We have Ari Levin, Vice President of Partner Marketing at Hyatt joining us on the show today to break down key details of the new card. After that, Richard Kerr joins me afterwards (from an undisclosed private island) to break down the Hyatt Business Credit Card If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you'll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!

Miles to Memories Podcast
Are Amex Shutdowns Overreaching, New Hyatt Card Falls Flat & Fort Meyers Beach Trip Report

Miles to Memories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 37:59


Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about a slew of Amex shut downs, an underwhelming Hyatt card launch and Mark's trip to Fort Myers Beach. We also talk about the power of the product change, stacking credits on Hyatt stays & how to get some free food. Episode Notes 4:37 - AmAxe 17:24 - Florida trip report (not Disney!) 25:22 - Chase Hyatt business card 31:12 - Cleaning out the Chase closet 32:06 - Stacking Hyatt credits 32:49 - Favorite dining apps   Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Integrative Cancer Solutions with Dr. Karlfeldt
A Singer With Throat Cancer Finding Options with Buddy Hyatt

Integrative Cancer Solutions with Dr. Karlfeldt

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 27:54


Today on Integrative Cancer Solutions I am joined by Buddy Hyatt.  Buddy Hyatt is a former member of TOTO the rock group from the 80's with such hits as Rosanna, Hold the Line, Africa. He's worked with Lee Greenwood, Randy Travis, Mickey Gilley, Lynn Anderson, Jessica Andrews, JoDee Messina, Tracey Lawrence, and many others. Buddy has been recording in Nashville on music row for 30 years as a session piano player, producer, and songwriter. So you can imagine how devastated he was when he was diagnosed with Throat cancer.  His initial doctor was dead set on doing a treatment for his throat that could have ultimately left him without a voice box.  A musician without a voice box was unacceptable for Buddy so he began his search to find alternatives.Buddy was told he had 4 years to live and so he has been determined to actually live for each of those years and truly love every minute of it. Cancer is probably one of the most dreadful words in the dictionary. Yet almost 50 % of us have been or will be faced with the diagnosis. Suddenly you are faced with sifting through a mountain of information to figure out how to survive this dreadful disease for the sake of yourself, your children and grandchildren. Many have decided against the orthodox treatment as the only option, because you've seen friends and family members who contracted cancer and followed their doctor's recommendations, only to die within a year or two suffering the devastating effects of chemo and supposedly pinpointed radiation.Integrative Cancer Solutions was created to instill hope and empowerment. Other people have been where you are right now and have already done the research for you. Listen to their stories and journeys and apply what they learned to achieve similar outcomes as they have, cancer remission and an even more fullness of life than before the diagnosis. Guests will discuss what therapies, supplements, and practitioners they relied on to beat cancer. Once diagnosed, time is of the essence. This podcast will dramatically reduce your learning curve as you search for your own solution to cancer. For more information about products and services discussed in this podcast, please visit www.integrativecancersolutions.com. To learn more about the cutting-edge integrative cancer therapies Dr. Karlfeldt offer at his center, please visit www.TheKarlfeldtCenter.com.

Français du monde
Royaume-Uni : plus de 10 000 visas de travail supplémentaires

Français du monde

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 2:22


durée : 00:02:22 - Français du monde - par : Emmanuel LANGLOIS - Aux prises avec une économie fragilisée par le Brexit et les conséquences de la pandémie de Covid-19, le gouvernement britannique tente ainsi de répondre à la pénurie de main d'œuvre dans le pays, notamment dans le secteur de l'hôtellerie, mais il reste beaucoup à faire, témoigne Arnaud de Saint-Exupéry, dirigeant des hôtels Hyatt.

The Swyx Mixtape
The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class [Alex Danco]

The Swyx Mixtape

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 25:23


Listen to the Infinite Loops podcast: https://www.infiniteloopspodcast.com/alex-danco-everyones-job-is-world-building-ep53/ (40mins in)Read the full essay: https://alexdanco.com/2021/01/22/the-michael-scott-theory-of-social-class/See tweet reactions: https://twitter.com/swyx/status/1424953927426928646Transcript  [00:00:00] Hey everyone today, I'm about to break one of the core rules of this mixed tape, which is that episode should come in at around 10 minutes. Uh, this is a 25 minute rant from Alex Danco, which is still one of the best essays I've read of the year. He posted it on January 22nd, and I think it's still resonating.  It basically is a theory of social class that is both entertaining and actually strangely true. Just don't think too hard about it because if you do you will realize how true it is. Maybe this is a good segue into the other thing that I feel like we were theoretically supposed to talk about this podcast episode,  which was the Michael Scott theory of social class, which again is like another example of the power of world-building in this  case, it's the power of  world-building as applied to the phenomenon of middleman. Right, right. Like, what is middle management? If not world built real, because that's all you've got right. Is this  world you've constructed. So originally a missile, who's  going to fill the forms out. I mean, come on.  It's not, it's not anything who's going to fill the firms out. It's like, who's going to create the meaning. It's like I forgot who described middle  management as the control rods and a nuclear reactor. It's like, but the point of them is to slow things down so that it doesn't run out of your control and blow up. So,  okay. So I wrote this piece, the Michael Scott theory of social class,  which is basically a re skinning of Venkatesh Rouse article that your base principle, which itself was a re-skinning of Holly White's book, the organization, man. Oh, so that's the actual source material is the organization, man. Have you read the organization, man? Do you know that book?  I don't have notes on it. So that means I didn't take it seriously. It's so good. It's so  good. It's in the list of  books that I recommend to everybody. So I'm going to have, I'm going to have to read it again. What's remarkable about the organization, man is  simultaneously how in a literal sense. It did not get the future. Right.  But at a second  order sense, it just nailed the future so hard. They got it. So, so, so right, just at a slightly different abstraction layer than people realize. So the general thesis of the organization, man,  is that all organizations  that survive have stratified into three layers. You have the bottom layer, the middle layer and the top layer. The bottom layer is the people who do the actual work. This is the majority of people. Their lives are spent doing literal things. So these are line workers, frontline people,  anybody who is  actually producing something. Literally there are the people at the bottom there, the majority of  people at the top, you have the exact. They actually have a lot in common  with the people at the bottom  in the sense that they have very  literal roles and responsibilities and very real stakes involved. And they see the world very clearly as it is, but the people at the bottom and the people at the top see the world through clear eyes with clear actions and consequences, but there's this group of people in the middle called middle-management that is really, really different than either of those groups. And their job is to intermediate between  the people at the top and the people at the bottom by basically constructing this reality called middle management that does not literally produce anything nor have any literal  stakes or consequences, but whose job is  effectively to mediate like the control rods in the reactor to say like, look,  the goal here is to create a stable system  that perpetuate. Regardless of how efficient it is or how complicated it is or anything just like, can you get something to persist? This group of people will always emerge in one form or another. So in the 1950, in the early  fifties, when Holly white wrote this book, this was in the era  of these mega mega conglomerates, like Dow DuPont, us steel, general motors, like this was the field. Like the current mindset was that. The frontier of progress was mega organizational dynamics. It was scaled to get scaled, to get scaled. This is how everything works. Eventually everything will be run by four corporations because we figured out the science of how management works. And specifically we figured out what middle-management. We created this whole world  of middle management that has sense of purpose and a sense  of identity. And it was fed through these institutions called business schools and the NBA. And this whole  idea that like middle manager was actually this craft more or less independent of the  industry. It's like, what do you do? Oh, you're a manager. Oh, like what kind of industry do you manage? It doesn't matter. Like I do manage. Right. That was the thing that you can learn. Do you go to management school and learn management regardless of where you were from? You remember in the office?  I'm just sitting here because I love that movie. There was one particular episode of the office  where David Wallace, a CFO brings in a new boss for Michael. Who is Idris Elba who comes in as like the professional manager. And Michael's like, where are you from? He's like, oh, steel.[00:05:00]  Um, but anyway, so this is idea. It's like, like as Holly white describes  it, William H. White, he went by Holly white as  he describes it. Right? So the whole book is about this three layer system. And this three  layer construct where you have the people at the bar. Who again are doing all the actual work and have no path to leverage. And the people at the top  who have all the leverage, but  are very deeply suspicious of everything and are perpetually trying to acquire and keep control over this huge sprawling.  Basically those two sides in order  to not fly apart at a hundred miles an hour, need this mediating influence in the middle called the middle management. But in order for that to exist, there needs to be a purpose for the middle managers to have. And hence, what you have to do is you have to build a world in which management is.  So, this is where you get this world of  Taylorism and like management as a science,  which sort of expanded and grew and grew and grew into this really self  perpetuating construct where it's like, where, what happened  with middle management is we were able to create a world where management  was a challenge that was considered a worthy challenge that people would go into, put all of their identities into, and then it would perpetuate and perpetuating. So, if you look at some of the really good books on how to manage, like Andy Grove, like a high output management, things like that is almost like a return w w Hyatt management, the thesis of that book. If you haven't read it is basically like we figured out how to manage production. It's called factory. Everything can ultimately be understood  in terms of like how production management works in terms of buffer capacity, in terms of like how you set challenges and how you like arrange for like, thinking about like how you manage the output of an organization. The whole thesis here was that this is equally applicable to management and like talent and hiring people. And like all these supposedly soft skills that didn't work like factories. Andy is like, I actually, like I made Intel, like I've.  But nonetheless middle-management does this construct, which  again, if you fast forward to today, you can just replace with product management in a tech company or any of these other venture capital associates, any of  these positions where you are  not literally in charge of anything, nor are you literally making  anything, your job is to intermediate in some way. And hence. You live,  this is a very roundabout way to get into the thesis  of the article. You live in a world  that is entirely a construct of your own creation, right? There's nothing  literal in your world. Your world is entirely defined and surrounded  by fairly arbitrary challenges and goals and measuring sticks  that have been  created in a self perpetuating sense and are not the very literal things by which anything is. One of the two core theses of the Michael Scott  article was that there is a reason  why these worlds, again, always back to world building what makes these worlds perpetuate? What makes Michael Scott's world have purpose and have ongoing perpetuation? That self reinforces is linked.  Have you read  Venkatesh Rao's original article that your face principle, is that  something you're familiar with? Okay. Yeah. So for audience, if you haven't read  this, go Google that your base principle, your face, like reheat your face from the office and go read that at some point on your set aside a couple hours, it's really been through this series of articles. It gets really esoteric, but like, it's fantastic. So it's going through the office as a theory, the office, the American TV show the office as a  comprehensive  cynical theory of management. That is again, it's like, it's a re-skinning of the organization, man. It says like, look like you have these three fundamental groups of people in the TV show the office at the bottom. You have group of people called. We're not uncool, but they're economic losers, no path to leverage. Fundamentally their work output is realized holy by someone else. They are fundamentally paid on cost based pricing, not value-based pricing, et cetera. And this is the majority of the people in the office. They see the world through clear eyes and they cope. This is like Stanley Pam, Darryl. Most of these people they're there at the bottom there, the losers of the office, they occupy most of the positions. At the top, you have the people who are the sociopaths. They are the people in charge. What they care about is power. And they occupy this other role in the show, which is there the other group of people that sees the world through clear eyes. So in the show, this means David Wallace, the CFO, the authority figure Jan, before she becomes Michael's lover and is in a mental breakdown. Ryan, I do  need to interject here. I loved that segway for GP. Because she did go from a sociopathic  control freak to yeah. Mass complete this complete master Ryan, the temp, right. Is the most important example of somebody who brilliantly grabs real power and then immediately squanders it. And then finally,  the last sociopath character  is actually the real drama of the show. By the way, is the, will he, or won't he go over to the dark side? Jim is the real villain of the office. Once you realize this, it actually sort of reshapes a lot of the [00:10:00] shows that Jim is the felon. Jim is actually a complete asshole. He's horrible to Dwight. He's really arrogant. He's kind of mean to everybody. He doesn't actually treat Pam very well for that. No. So Jim is actually like the secret sociopath where the real drama of the office, as he will hear, won't he explicitly go over to the dark side. Right. But then, so both  of those two groups of  people see the world through clear eyes as it is, but then in the middle you have three characters and fundamentally the office is a show about these three people. Yeah. Michael Deno.  And Andy, the central drama  of the show by the time the office really, really hits a stride. And season three is when it's established this relationship. It is about Michael Dwight and Andy's search for meaning in a world that is entirely their own construct,  right? It cannot escape because they are compulsively forced to double  down on reaffirming, the  meaningless  meaning that they are creating for themselves. And each of them expresses this in a different way. Michael it's in the form of  like, it's everything about Michael. Everything about Michael's world is this world of his own creation that he's made in this bubble around him. But same for Dwight and same for Andy all in their different. It sort of shows up in all  of the, sort of the meaningless talking and the jokes that don't make any sense and the constant, please,  for people to pay  attention to them. Andy's anger management issues.  Dwight's LARPing about like  being a first responder, all of these things, but especially about Michael and his self identity that is  wrapped up in being in. There was this really notable tweet  about there's this  argument that happened on Twitter about whether Michael Scott would know how to use chopsticks. Does Michael know how to use chopsticks? Yes or no? And the answer  is obviously yes, of course he does. He takes  enormous pride in knowing how to use chopsticks and tells everybody. And like, he probably learned it from watching TV or in his apartment by himself.  Right. She had this cast of three characters, Michael Dwight, and. And they inhabit this world that they have built for  themselves and that other people happily help them build because it helps everybody fulfill their own respective  purposes. This senior people up top indulgent support Michael's world-building because they need somebody to  oversee the branch and make sure that it stays in more or less the same state as they expect it to be. Whenever they come down to Scranton from New York, the people doing the actual. Pam Darryl in the warehouse, all the salespeople, everybody need Michael to stay in his state of delusion because it gets him out of their  way. Pam in the show takes  the defacto role of narrator. She's the one who basically narrating to the audience, all of  the things that they do to support  and create and perpetuate this little delusion inside Michael's little world and also. I remember the point I was getting to, it was around language. The most brilliant part  of Venkatesh Rao's piece is the sub  chapter in the Jabez principle around language and how people talk to each other and the five different coded languages that are used between different groups of people talking to each other. You have these three. You have the senior sociopath's you have the people at the bottom who do the actual work, both of whom are literal. And then you have the middle managers in the middle who clueless. So  there are five  possible languages that are spoken in the intersection  of these three groups. The first language  that's spoken is something called posture talk. That is the language that is spoken by the clueless people who are in this world of their own construction. So it's everything spoken by Michael . To anyone, including themselves. It's basically meaningless babbling that has no grounding in reality whatsoever,  but makes sense. Inside this world they've created for themselves. That is what, how they talk both  internally and projecting  out. Meanwhile, everybody who talks to them speaks the  language called baby. Which basically goes there. They're like, you don't know what you're talking about, but like there it's soothing. It's like, just stay in your little box. Like, don't worry. Everything's going to be fine. Just please don't screw this up. It's how you talk to kids when they're actually capable of causing danger and you want them to stay. Yes. The other three languages spoken by the way are, um, there's the internal language among all the losers, which is like, you're okay. It's just basically like getting themselves through the day in group self-referencing and self. You have the internal language of the sociopath, which is called Powertalk, which is all about information gathering, right. And retroactive deniability. And then you have the  rarest language of all, which is straight talk, which is the only  time that language happens. That's not encoded at all, which is the rare instance where the senior execs talk to the line workers, which is unincorporated straight talk like what the fuck happened. Here you go fix it  by. It's the only time that's straight talk  is the accidental occasions where senior management ends up confronted with frontline [00:15:00] workers because Michael screwed something up in variable, right? That's the only situation in which that happens. So let's look at the office as this little three layer system where you have the Michael Dwight's and Andy's in the middle who live in this world of their own construct, where it is entirely an exercise, both for them. And for those around them of world. Just to create and perpetuate any kind of purpose that maintains coherence sandwiched between the group of people on the bottom and the top who actually have fairly literal roles and responsibilities.  No, you can take that and actually extrapolate  that onto the American class system, more or less facing. So you have, again, it's like talking in broad strokes here. It's like you have the people at the bottom who is the majority of people, people who earn income through labor and who there's a ladder that you can climb up from at the bottom. It's like working very, very hard hourly or informal jobs. You work your way up through blue collar jobs at the top of this ladder. As you work up, you do own property. You own an F-150. You might own a vacation home. You have a nice life. Like you can work your way up to being well off in this group of people, but fundamentally. Fairly literal. And you have not created any paths to leverage for yourself. That's this group of people. It's the majority of people. It's everybody who doesn't live on the coast basically is in this group of people more or less the coast or core coastal like towns skipping the middle group for a second. The people at the top, who again, are like the elites in power who are sociopath's right. This is just all about, like,  I keep saying sociopath. I am a highly functioning sociopath.  I'm not sure you're in this group because you're on Twitter. I think you're actually the king of the middle people. We'll get to that in a second. We'll get to that in a second. We'll  get to that.  The kingdom of the Michael Scott's. So you have the people on the top who are like, this is a path that starts out, like the entry point into this path is either being born rich or being a junior. Either you look into the path or you have to just brutally work your way to the top at either like a white shoe law firm or like investment banking, or now actually starting a startup. Can conceivably get you into this path, although it's still relatively uncommon,  but nonetheless it's like, this is also a group of people that when you're  in the world of real power, you actually do see the world more or less as it is. And you do see stakes more or less. But in the middle, you have this group of people. This is the Michael Scott group of people, which is the bourgeoisie. This is the upper middle-class who live in the world of whole foods and farmer's market and virtue signal performance saying.  And where everything about your life is the statement about  values you have that are expensive. Were  you in all likelihood people in this job. And then there are some  exceptions. So like there are some jobs where like economically  speaking would put you in the middle, but socially  are not. Doctors are actually one of these groups. Like doctors do something very, very real, but whose jobs put them in the upper middle-class,  but mostly if you're an upper middle class person, like. You have some absolutely made up job.  You work  in  digital marketing or you were a product manager or you work actually like many people in law or in various forms of  this, or you work in some form of business development or you work in much  of sales is not in this group. A lot of sales is very, very real and literal, but some sales is very made up. There's some sales that's very, very much in this world of like upper middle class permissive.  We're again, like in this group, the fundamental feature of this group. So if you were to stratify this group  along the ladder, as you work your way up the entry point to this group, if you were not born. So the main way you get into this group is you're born there. You're born into upper middle-class parents. And so, hence you are upper middle-class, but you can enter the group by going to. If you're the first in your family to go to college, you can enter this group and you will have quite a culture shock when you do about what people are like in those groups.  But as you work your way up, you don't work your way up this ladder by making more money. This cultural ladder definitely does not organize by income. It organizes by how interesting you are and how detached from reality. So  like people with, like, if you're pursuing a  PhD, very high status  absolutely could be a totally meaningless and contrive pursuit. Right. It could just be the most nonsensical thing,  but it's very high status to be doing your PhD blue check marks on Twitter. Same thing. It doesn't mean you owe  money. It doesn't mean you. It doesn't mean it doesn't mean it's like, if there's a particular kind of. The  top of  this ladder,  by the way, the  absolute top of this ladder people I'd say the litmus test is could  you write an op-ed for the New York? Would that make sense? Again, people at the bottom group don't do this  people in the top group also don't do this because the New York times won't  let them because they're bad. Right? It's like someone like Jon Stewart is probably like the absolute top of this group. There's someone like that, right? Like, um,  just total cultural relevance  and lore  among this particular group of people and bringing this back to the principle thing and the office. What [00:20:00] fundamentally defines  this group of people of which I absolutely am. One, by the way, like me and everybody in my neighborhood, around me and in my job around me. And like everyone I surround myself with is in this group of people, by the way. So this is a group of people where it's like a Subaru is a higher status car than a capital. And I'd say that's a good litmus test. If you would never be seen dead riding, driving a Cadillac, but you would drive a Subaru and brag about it. That's me. Like I drive a Subaru Outback. That's my car. That's broken that the mechanic had to come fix. Another one is like, would you be mortified showing off a $10,000 watch, but excitedly brag about $150,000 kitchen rental. Then you're in. Because again, it's like, you're not showing off how much money you spent, even though you clearly are. It's all about like, here's how interesting and unique I am. Right. And it's all  about like advancing in this group is all about detaching yourself from re. So remember 50 years  ago, what this meant was leaving the reality of the dirty cities and moving out to the detached from reality place of the suburbs. Now let's the other way around. It's detaching yourself from the reality of chain, restaurant gas, guzzling, suburban car, hell and moving back to walkable neighborhoods. It's all about detachment from reality. And again, it's like, it's not only like this whole idea of like, oh, I'm detaching myself from reality. This is something  that you brag about. If you are like, oh, like I shop at the local  farmer's market so I can do a hundred mile diet. That is you detaching yourself from reality and telling everybody about it. Yeah. I think it says something about you. It's a challenge that you're doing. It gives you meaning and it gives you purpose. Or it's like, if you do triathlons,  you know, people who do triathlons gym, like I actually shut the fuck up about triathlons. Oh, well, yeah, it's fine. It's fine. But it's like, at some point it's like people who are really, really into these things. Well, you notice about them as they start to talk weird. They develop these speech patterns that at first are only visible when they're talking  about whatever it is, they find really meaningful, but eventually it just takes over everything. And the reason why it's not only because they have this internal language that they talk  in, that it's all about like validate my pursuit. Meaning that I've constructed for myself. That's meaningless to everybody else, but it's a beg for acknowledgement  for the meaning that they've created. And you know how people talk back to them. It's baby talk. It's Uber driver talk. It's like, I'll entertain this conversation, but like, please give me five stars. Like I need it. Please write it. Or  like it's all the advertising of prestige.  You are so smart for watching Fargo. You are so sophisticated for watching house of cards. Like  come on this whole idea of world-building right? It's like the reason why world building is so important and it is especially important in worlds of plenty  and worlds of material, abundance  and worlds, where everything is basically provided. But what is scarce and valuable is actually  meaning it's challenges that you identify with and your sense of accomplishment upon challenging them. That is what people really want when their basic needs are taken care of. And it's in fact, what  people are most desperately seeking when you enter this world of upper-middle-class dumb, it becomes entirely about this search for. Not only like ways to find  meeting, but like around with like, what is the way that you are going to detach yourself from reality and create this construct of meeting around yourself, the author who  wrote about this amazingly? Well, what it  was, it was David Brooks a long time ago. Back when David Brooks could really throw fastballs Bobos in paradise, paradise, paradise, amazing black, an incredible line from Bobos. Is that the highest possible  compliment in this group is to call someone  serious. He's a serious kite boarder, or she's serious about cooking healthy meals. That is the highest possible compliment. You can give someone because this is the ultimate form of validating their. Which is all we just desperately  want. Right? So you take, so the thesis of my Michael Scott article was that as you  ascend the ladder and the ranks of the upper middle-class more and more of your life becomes the self-defined. Recursive quest  for meaning in a construct of your own creation that is reinforced by your language progressively becoming posture talk, please validate my pursuits and other people talking back to you in baby talk. They're there. Like everything you do is made up. It'll be okay. Just stay in your little box and don't cause problems, right? Therefore  reinforcing and  reinforcing itself until eventually you become Michael  Scott. Listen, man, I think you just did a hard close. Yeah.  That's Michael Scott. So  do you have more than 10,000 followers on Twitter? You're Michael Scott, you have an opinion about  what is the right amount of hops in an IPA mascot. You were Michael Scott.  Do you, if you drive a Subaru and you are overly  concerned with the all wheel drive mechanics between like the new versions versus the old versions for your ability to get to the cross country [00:25:00] ski trails, you're making. I am all these things, by the way, are you pursuing a PhD in anything? Absolutely. Michael Scott, do you read my newsletter? You're Michael Scott. Um, we are all Michael's. If you listened to this mix tape, you're absolutely Michael Scott, if you're entertained by it, you're absolutely Michael Scott and from one Michael Scott to the other, I appreciate you. 

Miles to Memories Podcast
Awesome Hyatt Category 4 Trip Report, Why Is Puerto Rico So Cheap & Marriott Playing Suite Games

Miles to Memories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 37:44


Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk Marriott playing games with suite upgrades, Mark's recent trip to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay and why is Puerto Rico so cheap right now? We also talk about game planning Delta status, Southwest's Disney plant and Shawn's Amex Business retention offer. Episode Notes 5:56 - Marriott hotel playing games with suite inventory 11:17 - Getting to Hyatt Chesapeake 16:16 - How was the hotel? 19:32 - Golfing 22:50 - Beer 26:34 - Cheap flights to Puerto Rico and requesting recommendations 31:19 - Rental car status matches 32:49 - Delta status planning 33:38 - Disney World + Southwest 50th anniversary plane 35:43 - AMEX retention bonuses alive and well   Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!
New Delta Int'l Routes And Hyatt Miraval Promo

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 48:57


Who knows where Richard Kerr is this week? Delta is launching some interesting new international routes next year. The UK is making it easier (kind of) for foreigners. Chase Ultimate Rewards is discounting gift cards. Should you take advantage of it? $10 AMEX credit per month on groceries. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you'll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!

Hound PodCast: Double U Hunting Supply
EP 77: Gone to the Dogs with the Freedom Hunters

Hound PodCast: Double U Hunting Supply

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 80:57


Steve Fielder makes his annual fall trip to hunt black bears with hounds in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia.  Joined by master canine trainer Heath Hyatt and his group of veteran bear hunters, they introduce United States Navy veteran Jason Willwirth to the sport.  Willwirth came to hunt at the invitation of Hyatt and the Freedom Hunter's organization.  Fielder chronicles the hunt in a trifecta of on-site interviews that put listeners about as close to the action as possible without having them lead hounds and drag the harvested bears.  An introduction to 2021 UKC  World Champion coonhound handler Rickey Bryant, Jr. rounds out the episode.

Miles to Memories Podcast
Our Dream Hyatt Premium Card, Massive Bonvoy Card Offers & Redeyes Are The Best...Or Are They?

Miles to Memories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 40:17


Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we talk about what we would want in a Hyatt premium card, Marriott blowing the doors off with their increased offers and why redeyes are the best...or are they?  We also talk about more rumored coupons for the Amex Platinum coupon book, end of month reminders and 40+ Amex Platinum benefits. Episode Notes 5:43 - Marriott card increased offers 12:35 - Redeyes 26:29 - Hyatt premium card rumor 33:50 - American Express Platinum new benefits 35:49 - Making use of American Express Platinum benefits 37:08 - End of month checklist

The Paul Leslie Hour
#623 - Heidi Hyatt

The Paul Leslie Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 30:52


#623 - Heidi Hyatt Heidi Hyatt is a special guest on The Paul Leslie Hour. It's a great honor to welcome Heidi Hyatt on The Paul Leslie Hour. She keeps the legacy of her husband the late Walter Hyatt going, through King Tears Music which she heads. She manages the catalog of Walter Hyatt and his influential Uncle Walt's Band. Uncle Walt's Band included Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood and David Ball. They made some truly exceptional recordings with unique songs and influenced some renowned artists: Marcia Ball, Lucinda Williams and some of our past guests: Lyle Lovett, Willis Alan Ramsey and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Walter Hyatt sadly passed away in 1996 and the following year Austin City Limits broadcast a tribute featuring Lyle Lovett, Willis Alan Ramsey, David Ball, Champ Hood, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Junior Brown, David Halley, Allison Moorer and Shawn Colvin. On October 1, 2021 Omnivore Records is releasing the 11 songs from that ACL broadcast on CD and digital. Also included will be songs that didn't get aired and some previously unreleased Walter Hyatt recordings. The release is entitled "Mighty Fine: An Austin City Limits Tribute to Walter Hyatt." Heidi Hyatt makes a great interview, and we hope you enjoy. Do yourself a favor and check out the album. You'll be very glad you did. The Paul Leslie Hour is a talk show dedicated to “Helping People Tell Their Stories.” Some of the most iconic people of all time drop in to chat. Frequent topics include Arts, Entertainment and Culture.

Frequent Traveller Circle - Essentials - DEUTSCH

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10 Steps Further
3 Phases of Parenting (with Lesley Hyatt)

10 Steps Further

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 43:08


AM 1230 Sports Radio
The Weekend Big Show - Conference play begins and Ryan Hyatt talks Tech

AM 1230 Sports Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 51:18


Its a full college football weekend as conference play begins and Ryan Hyatt from TheRaiderland.com gives us a Texas Tech preview as they travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns. Lawdogsports.com Lonestarsportsdaily.com

Atlanta Business Radio
Christian Hyatt With risk3sixty

Atlanta Business Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021


Christian Hyatt is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in security, privacy, and compliance. Based on his experience as an entrepreneur and from working with dozens of unicorn start-ups (start-ups with $1B+ valuation), Christian brings a unique and philosophical perspective to cybersecurity, privacy, and what it takes to build a successful business. Risk3sixty […] The post Christian Hyatt With risk3sixty appeared first on Business RadioX ®.

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!
A New Great Way to Earn AAdvantage Miles And Hilton Starts Testing Pre-Arrival Suite Upgrades

Miles to Go - Travel Tips, News & Reviews You Can't Afford to Miss!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 44:59


We've got two interesting developments this week if you love to travel. First up, Richard Kerr goes over the newly announced changes to the Bilt Rewards Mastercard. It may just be the best way for you to earn American Airlines AAdvantage miles and also has great 1:1 transfer partners like World of Hyatt. Miles to Go listeners have special early access to bypass the wait list for the Bilt Mastercard. Go to biltrewards.com/waitlist and add your name, then enter the code PIM4BILT for early access. If you enjoy the suite life on the road, Hilton has started testing pre-arrival suite upgrades. If the technology works as well as their new connecting room feature, this will be a home run for travelers looking for that awesome upgrade on their next vacation. If you have a question you can e-mail me at ed@pizzainmotion.com. And, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and ask your question there. We have a new way for you to reach us with your questions. You can text us at (571) 293-6659‬. Listen for your question on a future show! If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you'll take a moment to leave us a rating. That helps us grow our audience! Hope you enjoy the show!

Marked Safe: A Disaster Podcast
Red Cross First Date: Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse

Marked Safe: A Disaster Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 71:59


This week, Melanie puts out feelers for cross-stitching listeners, puppy justice takes over Florida, we petition to bring back the name Constance, Melanie gets catfished by a fake Steve Miller Band, and a tea dance goes horrifically wrong.Content warnings: structural collapse, graphic discussion of death and severe physical trauma, graphic discussion of traumatic rescue and recovery episodes, PTSD, repeated references to dismemberment, explicit death of a child 00:34:40-00:37:31.45 KILLED AT HOTEL IN KANSAS CITY, MO., AS WALKWAYS FALL46 killed in Hyatt collapse as tea dance turns to terrorBEFORE HOTEL DISASTER, WALKWAY SWAYED TO THE RHYTHM OF DANCERSENGINEERS ARE HELD AT FAULT IN '81 HOTEL DISASTERHyatt hotel hid collapse of a roof, paper saysHyatt Regency Skywalk CollapseHyatt Regency walkway collapseIn an unexpected move denounced by Mayor Richard Berkley,...KMBC 9 Chronicle: The Skywalk Tapes – The night the skywalks fell, forever changing Kansas CityOne Of The Deadliest U.S. Accidental Structural Collapses Happened 40 Years Ago TodaySkywalk Memorial Foundation, Inc.'Tea Dance' Hotel Disaster Toll Reaches 111The Hyatt Regency Hotel disaster: A year later survivors still danceThe Kansas City Hyatt Disaster: 30 Years Later, a Reminder to Never ForgetTHIRD HYATT WALK REMOVED DESPITE PROTEST FROM MAYORThree Decades On, A Memorial For The Victims Of The Hyatt DisasterTragedy in KC: The Hyatt Collapse of 1981When this hotel skywalk collapsed, it was one of the deadliest structural failures in US history

Milenomics ² Podcast - No Annual Fee Edition
Manifesto Episode 28: Bilt Rewards with Richard Kerr

Milenomics ² Podcast - No Annual Fee Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:23


Today's Podcast comes to you from Gideon The Freequent Flyer who has a companion piece to this podcast on his site. Hello and welcome to The Manifesto with Gideon the Free-quent Flyer on the Milenomics Podcast Network. I am Gideon the Free-quent Flyer and I'm joined today by the Director of Travel Rewards at Bilt Rewards, Richard Kerr. Richard, welcome to the Manifesto. [0:30] Plugs Social: @KerrPoints everywhere Bilt Rewards: https://www.biltrewards.com/ [2:35] Background What was your path into the rewards industry? Did you start as a travel hacker, as a writer, or on the business side? What was your biggest score/favorite play, on the earnings or redemption side? What do you like most these days in terms of rewards programs? [8:25] Bilt Rewards - overview 3 legged stool: partner rewards, landlords, credit cardLoyalty programs: 1:1 transfer to American Airlines AAdvantage, Air Canada's Aeroplan, Emirates Skywards, FlyingBlue, Turkish Miles & Smiles, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, HawaiianMiles, World of Hyatt, IHG RewardsCredit card: white label MasterCard issued by Evolve Bank & Trust, earns 2x on rent payments, 1x everywhere elseLandlords: “Bilt Rewards Alliance,” 24 large residential real estate holding companies, plus option to mail check to any landlord. [12:10] Bilt Rewards - news Annual cap of 50k rent points instead of monthly 4k cap0-1-2-3$0 annual fee1x on rent (up to 50k annually)1x on everyday spend2x on travel3x on diningUncapped earning on all non-rent spendIHG added 9/21 [18:07] Bilt Rewards - partner rewards My understanding was that loyalty programs had pretty exclusive relationships, i.e. Chase will bail out United by buying a billion United miles, American Express will buy a billion Delta miles, Citi and Barclay a billion American miles, then they dribble them out to customers. As a young company, how do you come in and make them an offer that even gets their attention?How much do you pay for points? During promotions you can buy Hyatt points for 1.8 cents, maybe a little less using a shopping portal, is that the right order of magnitude for what Bilt is paying? Do you pay more for the first member of an alliance to set a ceiling, or have alliance members bid each other down to participate?What do you think your highest value transfer partner is? Hyatt seems the most obvious but do you have a favorite redemption buried in the other award charts?AA: business travel to Europe, South America, web specialsEmirates: JFK-Milan, 50k roundtrip in businessHawaiian: west coast to Hawaii / upgrade from economy to first for 25kAeroplan: stopoversFlying Blue: 11.5k domestic Delta (21+ days out)Turkish: 33,800 business class to Istanbul, 7,500/15,000 to Hawaii on United Virgin: Delta/ANA/upgrading paid Virgin ticketsHyatt: great value everywhereIHG: Holiday Inn ExpressDo you have any favorite non-travel redemptions, anything Bilt got a killer deal on that you can pass on to members?Bilt Rewards AppChampagne Sabre [32:21] Bilt Rewards - landlords What was the process like of selling large landlords on accepting Bilt payments? Did they see the advantages immediately, were they skeptical, did some landlords refuse outright? Some large landlords already take credit cards or use other payment services, how did you convince them it was worth signing on to another.What's the end-to-end process of paying rent with Bilt. Are all credit cards keyed to a calendar month statement cycle? What day is the rent payment charged and what day is it delivered?“Fee Protect” to avoid swipe fees at front desk.“Bilt protect” debits rent from checking account instead of charging to credit cardI assume Bilt Rewards Alliance members get paid electronically, if you have to mail a check or a payment is misapplied, what kind of guarantee do you offer it will arrive in time/you'll pay late fees?Is the check option a kind of “prospect acquisition,” bringing landlords to your attention that you can bring into the Bilt Rewards Alliance?Do members of the Bilt Rewards Alliance get paid the full value of rent payments or is that also an opportunity to earn a few percent of each payment, so a landlord might get $975 on a $1k rent payment? [41:52] Bilt Rewards - credit card There are lots of white label credit card issuers (Sutton Bank, Synchrony), what kind of factors go into selecting an issuer? Payment speed, revenue sharing, credit standards?“Cardworks” is servicer for the cardDoes risk sharing factor into Bilt's business model? Credit card companies don't like cutting checks because cash and payments to 3rd parties are impossible to claw back. What happens if a Bilt user disputes a charge?How do you weigh those factors when deciding what renters/landlords to admit? Is there a risk of “digital red-lining” where only residents or landlords in rich neighborhoods get access to Bilt, or “digital loan-sharking” where you're admitting only people you expect to make only minimum payments and rack up interest charges and late on their Bilt credit cards? [47:00] 50 digital access codes Thanks again to my guest Richard Kerr, you've been listening to The Manifesto with Gideon, the Free-quent Flyer, on the Milenomics Podcast Network. Goodbye, and good luck.

Vacation Mavens
198 Hotel Loyalty Programs

Vacation Mavens

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 53:16


You know how you always hear people talking about getting free stays at hotels or status perks? How do they do that? Find out! This week on the podcast we talk road warrior Ed Pizza from the Miles to Go podcast about the best hotel loyalty programs for families and ways to earn status and free hotel stays. About Our Sponsor: Room Steals Today's episode is sponsored by Room Steals.  Listeners may remember Room Steals from our discussion on finding hotel deals in Episode 185, but Room Steals is a Chrome browser extension that works alongside existing booking sites to show you what the wholesale price is for that room. Just install the browser extension and search for a hotel as you usually would on Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, or Google. Once you've done your initial search, Room Steals will show you in a pop-up if that same room is available for less. If it is, you can click on that pop-up and book it directly through Room Steals. Downloading and using Room Steals is free; however, if you want to book a discounted room you have to pay an annual membership fee. Listeners can save 20% off the annual membership fee with promo code vacationmavens.  If you travel multiple times in a year, the subscription will quickly pay for itself. One listener already saved $400 using Room Steals on her first booking!  To learn more, visit roomsteals.com. That's roomsteals.com and use promo code vacationmavens to save 20% off your membership to Room Steals, and we thank them for their support. About Ed Pizza Ed Pizza is a road warrior and family traveler.  When we're not in the middle of a pandemic he travels 100,000 miles a year for work.  His family loves luxury travel, all things Disney and even bought an RV during the pandemic.  You can check out his podcast, Miles to Go, the same places you catch Vacation Mavens and you can find him writing about travel at pizzainmotion.com. Best Hotel Loyalty Programs for Families Hyatt offers the best loyalty program for families as it is easier to earn and use points (you need fewer points to redeem for a free night than other programs) and they offer great family-friendly perks like free breakfast, guaranteed late check out, and, if you have status with them, the concierge is good at guaranteeing connecting rooms or confirming suite upgrades in advance. The only challenge with Hyatt is that they don't have as large of a footprint as Hilton or Marriott, especially if you are traveling to smaller destinations. Hyatt does have a number of family-friendly brands including Hyatt Place on the lower end and Hyatt House for suites. A few terrific Hyatt properties in popular family travel destinations include: Hyatt Grand Cypress (outside of Disney), Ziva Resorts in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean, the Hyatt Regency Sydney in Australia (which is more affordable than the Park Hyatt Sydney but still has amazing views), Grand Hyatt Bahia Mar in the Bahamas, and the Driscoll in Austin. Wyndham also is an excellent choice for families. In addition to the hotels, you can use points at many of their vacation rental or timeshare properties, which offer so much more room for families. Wyndham also has a partnership with Vacasa for vacation home rentals. Some great Wyndham properties include the Magic Villages in Orlando, ski lodges and log cabins in Montana, and great properties overseas. Wyndham now has a credit card through Barclay's that helps you earn points and they have bonus points on things like utility bills, which you don't find elsewhere. Hilton has some pros and cons for their loyalty programs. Hilton values treating folks well on award stays and they don't add resort fees, unlike some other programs that still charge fees on free stays. Hilton also gives away a lot of points for stays and through their credit card. The footprint isn't as big as Marriott but larger than Hyatt. Hilton Honors Gold members also receive little perks like free bottles of water at check in and free WiFi. However, Hilton recently rolled back their free breakfast offer for members (at least temporarily). Instead there will be a credit per day to use as you want (drinks from the bar, meals, etc), however it wouldn't typically cover everything that you would get at a free breakfast. Marriott has the largest footprint, but they do charge fees like resort fees and parking on award stays. IHG (which includes Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Hotel Indigo, etc) doesn't offer as much as the other brands but can be good if you do a lot of road tripping and then redeeming points for stays overseas at classic, boutique hotels. Unless you are a road warrior traveling frequently on business, the best way to earn points is through a credit card. Instead of using the brand specific credit card, it is better to use a credit card with programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards that you can transfer points to hotels to book award stays. Chase offers a bit more flexibility and value over Amex. When you transfer points, it is often 1:1 transfer so you will get more bang for your points if you transfer to a program like Hyatt where your points go further. If you are going to stay with a specific brand often, a hotel credit card can get you to the next status tier (and related perks) faster and you will often get one free hotel stay certificate per year. You need to make sure you are using the value of the cost of the annual fee. Generally it makes sense to pay for your hotel stays with that card but you will get more points per dollar for other types of stays from other types of cards.   Full Episode Transcript [00:00:00.000] - Kim Tate Which hotels deserve your loyalty? Stay tuned to find out. [00:00:15.290] - Announcer Welcome to Vacation Mavens, a family travel podcast with ideas for your next vacation and tips to get you out the door. Here are your hosts, Kim from Stuffed Suitcase and Tamara from We3Travel. [00:00:29.940] - Kim Tate Today's episode is brought to you by our sponsor, Room Steals. You guys may have already heard of it. Room Steals is a browser extension that you add to Chrome, so that when you're shopping for the next hotel for your vacation, you can see if you are really getting the best rate. You plug in your destination on one of the major booking engines, whether it's Expedia or Travelocity or booking.com or hotels.com, and a window will pop up, letting you know if they found a better deal for you. [00:00:55.810] - Kim Tate The program is free to use, so you can always see and shop and figure out if the there is a better deal out there. And if you do spot a better deal, you can book it through the Room Steals site where there is an annual membership fee. But our listeners get to save on their annual membership fee with the code vacationmavens, they can save 20%. [00:01:14.110] - Tamara Gruber So I was just researching some potential hotels in Dublin in Ireland because we're still trying to figure out where to take Hannah for her graduation trip. And that's one option. And I was going through some of these options because I really want it to be like, nice hotels, like special hotel in for this trip. But obviously I would always like to save some money. So I found one on Room Steals where I could save $142 and then another one where I could save $60. So it's like all these things could add up over the course of a big trip. [00:01:46.570] - Tamara Gruber So it's like even just that one hotel stay would be saving more than the cost of the membership. So I definitely encourage everyone to go check out Room Steals. Like Kim said, it is a browser extension that you can download add to Chrome. And then when you're searching for hotels, you're able to see whether or not there's a deal that you'd like to take advantage of. And just remember, check out Room steals. Com. You can sign up using Code vacationmavens all one word, all lowercase and save 20%, and we thank them for their support. [00:02:15.280] - Kim Tate So Tamara talking about hotels and getting deals through Room Steals. Today we are going to talk with a guest that we've had on before, and he's one of my favorite savvy travel guys. And that's Ed Pizza. [00:02:27.960] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. So he travels so so much every year, he knows all the hotels, all the programs, what the best deals are, what the best credit cards are, and he's going to share all of his knowledge. So I can't wait to jump into that interview. [00:02:40.540] - Kim Tate Let's chat with him. [00:02:49.470] - Tamara Gruber So today we're here with Ed Pizza. He's a road warrior, and family traveler. And when we're not in the middle of a pandemic, he travels 100,000 miles a year for work. His family loves luxury travel, all things Disney, and even bought an RV during the pandemic. You can check out his podcast Miles to go at the same places you can catch vacation, mavens. And you can also find him writing about traveling a pizza in motion dot com. So Ed, welcome back to the podcast. [00:03:15.640] - Ed Pizza Hey, thanks for having me back, guys. It's been a while and I'm excited to be back on talking stuff. [00:03:20.110] - Tamara Gruber I know you're back traveling a little bit for work, but how long did you go without being on an airplane? [00:03:25.780] - Ed Pizza So I was actually in New Zealand helping a friend on the Tarmac when the US announced that they were closing arrivals to Europeans. And that was me coming back into the country. So that was called like, March 14 ish. And I didn't get back on a plane. That was March 14, 2020. Sorry, I didn't get back on a plane until early June 2021, but I have been ramping things up, and I think it's interesting that if you guys hadn't reached doubt to have me come podcast, I was almost going to reach out to you guys because we're following this parallel track and that I spent a couple of weeks in Maine, I think right before you did, Sarah and I just finished coming back across the Canadian border on the east side, Kim to your west. [00:04:11.260] - Kim Tate Nice. [00:04:13.150] - Ed Pizza So a little bit of family travel, mostly road warrior stuff. [00:04:18.470] - Kim Tate Especially now that you have an RV that you were one of the many that jumped into that lifestyle. I've seen some of your things that's kind of funny how you're like, I'm embracing this for my family, but I am not embracing this. This is what I want to do with my life. [00:04:33.000] - Ed Pizza Yeah. I mean, as I've said jokingly a number of times if it happened to burn to the ground and I got an insurance settlement, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. But the kids and you guys know that your kids are older than mine. And so I think you probably have a better grasp of this than I do. You wake up at some point and you realize that they're going to College and you're like, Well, did I fill up the bucket enough? And our kids still love both of us. [00:04:59.150] - Ed Pizza My wife and I, and they like being with us. And they really love the camping thing. And so as much as I grumble and say bad words, sometimes when things break, which is pretty much every time we roll it anywhere, the memories that they're creating with us, I hope, will be things that when they get to College, it's, wow. That's in the bucket of things that I love doing as a kid. [00:05:21.850] - Tamara Gruber That's good. You speaking to my heart there. [00:05:24.870] - Kim Tate I was going to say Tamara and I are both right there because we both have girls going off to College. As you've probably heard, we're definitely in that wondering how we can keep scraping some more trips in there and then hoping that the College schedules will allow us to keep traveling and that our kids will keep traveling with us through those four years as well, at least for me. [00:05:47.390] - Ed Pizza And I know it's not what we're talking about today, but I think a really good point to make that I've obviously seen with the way that both of you guys travel with your family is that we all make memories in a variety of different ways. But we've all chosen travel as one of those primary ways to create those memories. And just like you, I'm hoping that the work that we put in for travel up until our daughter is a sophomore in high school. Now I'm hopeful that when she gets into College, it'll be, hey, I'd love to go take a Disney trip. [00:06:18.940] - Ed Pizza Hey, dad, mom, do you want to go or, hey, I love Lisbon. Or can we go visit Peggy's Cove in Canada? Whatever that there's a powerful enough connection to a place that they've been. They're like, I want to go and I want to go with mom and dad. [00:06:32.830] - Tamara Gruber I was just thinking mine is talking about the road trip that she wants to do with her friends post graduation, but I know she'll come back to our trips as well. [00:06:41.510] - Kim Tate Definitely. I think we're in that same boat, Tamara. So if you're listening to this and like, do you have a few more years? Definitely. Don't worry about I spent so many summers not planning and stuff because I hated crowds and also because we have such nice summers here in Seattle. But I now kind of regret not using that summertime more efficiently. Although we did take a lot of family trips and visited family and had family here. So I guess it was well used, but definitely maximize your time off with your kids. [00:07:13.940] - Tamara Gruber Well, speaking of traveling with kids and planning and thinking ahead and all of that, one of the ways that we've gotten to travel a little bit more or structure our budget a little bit more is using hotel loyalty programs and trying to maximize some free nights here and there. And I was thinking about which programs are really best for families. And I know a lot of programs have changed recently. And Ed, you came to mind because I know on your Miles to Go, you talk about this a lot, and I think I might know the answer. [00:07:47.180] - Tamara Gruber But when it comes to hotel loyalty programs, what one do you really like for families? So not business travelers, but really for families. [00:07:56.600] - Ed Pizza I'm going to give you my favorite. And then if we have time later, I'm going to give you my sleeper because I think there's someone coming up on the outside turn that maybe doesn't become my favorite, but it started to earn their keep above some of the other chains. But for me, it's it. And for many years it was starwood preferred guest before Marriott bought them because they understood that road warriors have husbands, wives, significant others, in a lot of cases, kids. And they want to take care of those other people because that makes that means the business traveler want to patronize them and high. [00:08:29.570] - Ed Pizza It just where they really get this right, and they get it right in a number of different ways. But I think primarily it's in reducing friction for family travel. So when we think about a family of three or four, we don't all live in one room at home. We certainly don't share one bathroom, especially with a teenage daughter. So being able to have space when we travel, it is huge. And it has benefits like being able to request and confirm a suite upgrade at the time of booking, which is unique amongst the major hotel chains. [00:09:00.780] - Ed Pizza And you say, well, if I know ahead of time where I can get that extra space for my family, that helps drive where we might choose to go on vacation. And there are a lot of other benefits to the world Hyatt program that I think make things easier for families, things like free breakfast, guaranteed late checkout, just things that make it easier for when family travel goes sideways, which the younger your kids are, the more frequently that happens. [00:09:23.820] - Tamara Gruber 100% agree. My husband was ambassador level with Marriott for a while, and he had these five suite upgrades of a year or something to use. And we were looking to book a suite in Amsterdam. I think it was and we like you we want the space. It's all about having a little extra space, not being crammed into those two double beds in particular. And we wanted to book this week, but we're like, do we actually pay for it, or do we take the risk that we can use one of these upgrades and not being able to confirm that, you know, you have that upgrade. [00:09:58.620] - Tamara Gruber It makes such a difference because you're making a totally different choice. And of course, we ended up just doing an Airbnb instead. [00:10:03.840] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And especially when you talk about families in Europe in that the restrictions on the number of people in a room are very different from the US. There are plenty of rooms in Europe where two is the Max Occupancy and a flu or three same in Asia. So that's a complication. And I think one of the things you mentioned, Marriott Ambassador, and I had a Marriott ambassador for a long time. In the beginning, they were great at communicating with the properties and they could advocate on your behalf. [00:10:31.470] - Ed Pizza But I'll be honest with you. For me, at least one of the biggest benefits that world of Hyatt provides for me. I have their equivalent. It's called my Hyatt concierge as part of their globalist status. It isn't even necessarily the suite upgrades. Those are great. And who doesn't love a big plus room with an awesome view and all that stuff? But for me, it can really be as simple as can you just guarantee me connecting rooms? My kids are younger, like we just want connecting rooms. [00:10:56.420] - Ed Pizza I don't need something fancy, and my Hyatt concierge would always contact the property early on my behalf, and they would work with the property to block rooms. And I can say, honest to God, I very rarely use the words always or never. In the ten or so years I've been top tier status with Hyatt, I've never shown up at a property that promised me connecting rooms ahead of time and not gotten them. And as a family traveler, that's huge. I need just a few times a year, but when I need it, I need it and they always say yes, we're going to take care of you. [00:11:29.720] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, Hyatt is not a property or a brand that I get to stay at a lot. There aren't quite as many. I think that's one of the problems that people run into. But when I've had an opportunity to stay at a Hyatt place just in terms of the lower tier, I was kind of amazed. I love this setup where it has kind of a partial dividing wall between the bed and the sitting area with the pullout couch. So when you have a younger child, you have that little bit of that separation of space without going for the larger suite or two rooms. [00:11:59.390] - Tamara Gruber So another benefit to me are some of the Hyatt brands that people may not be familiar with. [00:12:04.310] - Ed Pizza Yeah, no, I agree. And I think Hyatt House is another brand of there where they have multiple room suites. And I've had a reasonable amount of luck in contacting a property ahead of time through the concierge and asking even though it wasn't, isn't a published benefit to say, hey, can I use a suite upgrade certificate to just get a two bedroom unit instead of a one bedroom? And very rarely I've been told no for things like that. So I think it's the flexibility that they work with folks on. [00:12:30.320] - Ed Pizza It's not that Marriott or Hilton or anything to change doesn't have fabulous, unbelievable properties. I think it's for family travelers and for specific needs. We just need a little bit more flexibility at times. And Hyatt works hard to give that that's nice. [00:12:46.630] - Kim Tate I've heard a few other people that are kind of in the point space. They just love Hyatt. I'll admit, one of the things that's kept me from just going all in on them. I find I have a harder time finding properties where if you're doing like a road tripping type family or something like that, those Marriott properties, it seems like everywhere you go there's a Fairfield Inn. So that is one thing that I have noticed. Do you think there's any limitations on property availability with Hyatts? And then do you have any favorite property within that program that you think are great for families to check out if they're looking for a kind of hotel destination? [00:13:23.000] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And I think that's a fair criticism of Hyatt. If there is one is that they don't have the third tier city when you're going to visit friends and family when you're going to visit Grandma, if you're road tripping in the US, that's certainly an area where they're weaker than the other chains. They've expanded their footprint through really interesting partnerships. They have a big partnership with small luxury hotels of the world, which means that they now have over a dozen properties in Italy where they used to have one, and they things of that nature. [00:13:54.090] - Ed Pizza But as you say, I always use Williamsburg, Virginia, sort of my textbook example of the comparison between Marriott Hyatt, and each person will choose what's most important to them. Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, all that stuff. It's a family destination. Not far from my house. There are zero Hyatts. There are no limited service properties. There are five Marriotts. They're all kind of dingy, but there are five properties there. And so the choice I make when my family goes to Williamsburg is do we drive 45 minutes from a very new Hyatt place, or do we stay right there at one of the Marriotts? [00:14:28.410] - Ed Pizza That's convenient, but not as nice as property, and I don't know that there's a right answer for that. I think every family makes that decision. But if you're going to make a compromise at times, that's the compromise you'd make with a road tripping in the US where I think they have some really specific fits, though, that work well for families. As you mentioned, what are some of my favorite properties? First and foremost, I think Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, just outside the gates at Disney World, is a big plus, and it didn't use to be as big a plus. [00:14:57.680] - Ed Pizza But as Disney has reduced the benefits you get from staying on site, the Grand Cypress, it hasn't taken anything away. And beautiful property, tons of space, lots of pools, all that stuff right outside the gates of Disney, so it's easy to get to. I think again, when we think about family travel, Hyatt has a brand called Ziva, which is a family geared, all inclusive brand with properties mostly focused in Mexico and the Caribbean, which on points can be a really great way to go on vacation without spending money, because you could generally redeem points for extra guests in your room as well as the two base guests that are normally included in a reservation. [00:15:36.710] - Ed Pizza So you can actually use points to pay for your meals at an all inclusive with Hyatt, which I think is interesting, and it might not be the best value for everyone. But again, if it's hey, how do we take an extra family vacation every year being able to use points to cover meals? It might mean that your family gets to go rent a catamaran for the day or swim with Dolphins or do some other activity that maybe you didn't have the cash for something like that. [00:16:00.530] - Ed Pizza It's a great choice. And then we were really surprised to go further afield. Everybody, all the bloggers talk about the Park Hyatt Sydney is this unbelievably beautiful property that overlooks the opera house, and it's under the Harbor Bridge in Sydney. And I agree with all those things. I stayed there a few times. It's a wonderful hotel, but right down the road from it is the Hyatt Regency Sydney, which opened up a few years ago. And it's kind of a rooftop lounge up on one of the really high floors. [00:16:26.870] - Ed Pizza And so we were there for a week right before the pandemic in 2019. And by the second day of our stay, everybody in the lounge had memorized not only our kids names but the drinks that they liked in the morning, in the evening and what they like for breakfast. And so my kids were doted on by the lounge grew all included with my room as part of our stay, and they never had to ask for anything. They were doted on. They loved it. And my wife and I could enjoy a cup of coffee or out on the terrace on our own and watch our kids through the glass and watch the staff take care of them. [00:16:59.420] - Ed Pizza And it was a really great way to sort of sneak away for a few minutes as a husband wife while our kids were still with us on this epic trip. [00:17:06.460] - Kim Tate That's important. I think that when you can find a good hotel, they kind of recognize your kids as guests as well. Kids love that. And they remember that for sure. [00:17:15.240] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And I might not get this exactly right because I didn't look it up on the charts before we hopped on to record. But I think it's half the points of the Park Hyatt, which again is a delightful hotel, but it's pricey. And then I think there's other fun things. Grand Hyatt Bahamas is a really huge resort property in the Bahamas. So if you're looking for a way to do something like in Atlantis style property, but using points, I think that's a great choice. And then I'm a sucker for old historical properties. [00:17:43.390] - Ed Pizza So the Driscoll in Austin, Texas, is the Yellow Rose, as they call it, is one of my favorite old historic hotels. That's part of it as well. [00:17:51.240] - Tamara Gruber Does it have a collection like that the way the autograph collection for Marriott or gosh, what's the Hilton one. [00:17:58.350] - Ed Pizza There's so many of those different brand like the Marriott Hilton has spawned all these names for different things of all the brands. And the short answer is not only is the answer yes, but there's a ton of them, and some. Some of my fellow travel bloggers have almost criticized the hits and the merits of the world for having you have too many brands. Those things don't necessarily matter as much to me per se. I guess I understand it to some degree, but at the end the day, I think as travelers and especially family drivers, we're just looking for interesting, unique properties. [00:18:29.110] - Ed Pizza And as long as they come up on the website, I'm all years yet they have their unbound collection. And that was where it started with some recent acquisitions. They sort of added a bunch of other brands, so they fall under a bunch of different names, and I won't list all of them out. But like unbound one destination hotels, Thompson Hotels, a bunch of collections that they've absorbed over the past few years and acquisitions. But I think one of the fun things that hit does is they have what's called a Brand Explorer program. [00:18:57.870] - Ed Pizza I don't quote me on this, but I think there are 15 brands right now across the portfolio and in the boundless portfolio and the independent collections. For every five different brands you visit with it, you earn a free night, and so you can earn up to three free nights by staying at all the different brands. So it's a pretty cool unpublished benefit of it is that every time you chalk up one of these, you're closer to a free night at a high in the world. [00:19:22.760] - Tamara Gruber That's interesting. So they really want you to explore the breath of those brands. I mean, I like those kind of collections because then, you know, you're having something that's maybe historic or at least has character and personality versus your standard Hyatt. Hilton, whatever the generic kind of business hotel cool. That's good to know. Well, I am very intrigued by your hinting at a dark horse. So before we jump into our other questions, what would be your number two? [00:19:51.760] - Ed Pizza Yeah. So I'm not sure if this is my number two, but certainly they're right there in line with Hilton, because I think Hilton's maybe just a smidge ahead of them. But Wyndham redid their credit card portfolio late last year. And honestly, it was one of the things I wasn't paying a ton of attention to and through a mutual friend they had asked about sponsoring the podcast, and I'm generally not somebody who does that sort of thing unless it's a brand that I really support a lot of like, I really want to be into something. [00:20:18.520] - Ed Pizza I was like, Wyndham, it's not my favorite. Could there are a lot of lower to your properties that weren't really my fit. The credit card is really geared up being able to maximize points for earning for families, which I think is a hard thing to do if you're not a road warrior. And where I think they really fit for family travel is they have a huge chunk of vacation rentals. So they have some of their own, quote, unquote vacation rental properties. And they have partnerships with brands like Vacasa. [00:20:47.480] - Ed Pizza I never know if I say that correctly, but because of that, that we think of again, when we think of families, or at least for me, I think of space. And so there's a property in Orlando called Magic Villages, which is a Wyndham property, and you can use your points to redeem for up to a four bedroom luxury condo with pools and all that other stuff that are beautifully appointed, big barbecue grills outside at Zero fridges, all that stuff. And you can do that with points. [00:21:18.200] - Ed Pizza And it's equidistant between Disney World and Universal. And then you've got ski lodges and log cabins in Montana and properties overseas. And so I think when I think about family travel and I think about space and Airbnb and the role it plays and how our family travel world has changed. Wyndham sort of forging this middle ground where they say like, yeah, sure. If you want a Wyndham hotel or one of our other limited service brands like, we got you covered. But if you need more space, you can turn those points into Airbnb ish type rental in hundreds of cities around the world. [00:21:56.270] - Ed Pizza And I think that adds a lot of value for family travelers. Not as much for people who like to travel in a traditional way. But I think family Traveler specifically Wyndhams carving at a niche to say you could earn a bunch of points on our credit cards and you can use them for Airbnb ish type stays around the world. [00:22:12.740] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, that's good. I think about Smugglers Notch in Vermont, which is an amazing family ski resort. I used to be part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals, and I have to double check that it is. And I know I have a friends awesome that really love the property in Orlando and love that space option. Like you mentioned. [00:22:33.490] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And the Smugglers Notch is still a Club Wyndham property. And again, people think of timeshares like, oh, I don't want to buy a Timeshare, and that's a whole other podcast for some other day. But I think Wyndham gives you the ability to stay at those properties and not be a timeshare owner. So I think that's what's unique about the them in Hyatt has a very small collection of those properties time shersh sort of residence club properties. In fact, one of my favorites is in Sedona. It's called the Hyatt Residence Club Pinon Point, not that far from the Grand Canyon, but they only have 15 or 20 of those where Wyndham literally has over 1000 with the Club Wyndham stuff, vacation rentals and the Vacasa partnership. [00:23:14.530] - Ed Pizza So if you like that sort of travel where you're not staying in a hotel and you want a little bit more space, Wyndham is really carved that niche. And before when they didn't have a really robust credit card platform, it was harder to earn a lot of points with them. And now, especially if I'm a small business owner, and I understand that not everybody is that. But if you are a small business owner, some of the stuff that they have bonus categories on are very unique, like utility bills and stuff like that, that definitely aren't for everyone. [00:23:47.230] - Ed Pizza But if you happen to be somebody who as a small business owner and you've got all that stuff, it's a great way. Wait a pile on a ton of points that you're not going to find somewhere else. [00:23:54.620] - Kim Tate And do you know, if Wyndham is a transfer partner of either Chase or Amex it's one of the downsides is that they're not really have that kind of the credit card of their own to their credit cards are issued by Barkley's. [00:24:08.960] - Ed Pizza And I think you guys know some of the Barclay cards they've had over time, but they don't really have a flexible currency. Okay, as you say, with Chase and American Express, and even sort of coming around the bend with City adding like, I a partner like American Airlines to their fold, that in doing the and the Capital One is really up their game. This is the area where I think Barclay's as weakest is that they just don't have that robust transfer network. So you'd have to invest in holding a Wyndham card to earn a bunch of Wyndham points. [00:24:41.800] - Ed Pizza And I might be forgetting some other Wyndham transfer partner out there. And if they're out there, I apologize. I'm definitely not a credit card expert, like some other folks are in the space. I my interest has been peaked in a way that I wasn't expecting. [00:24:55.860] - Kim Tate Well, definitely for families. I can see why that might be appealing. So let's quickly just finish up this little bit of a category and touch base about maybe Hilton, of course, Marriott. Maybe even if we have time, you could mention IHG do you see, what are the pros and cons for any of those three type brands for to show up on their loyalty train. [00:25:20.870] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And I'll try to cover all three quickly. I think they all represent slightly different things. One of the things that I think Hilton has in common with Hyatt is that they value treating folks well on award stays. So things like no resort fees on award stays is a really cool benefit of Hilton that it has as well. I think the benefit for Hilton is massive footprint, easy to earn lots of points. And so you sort of got this world where Marriott has really expensive properties that cost a ton of points, but they don't issue a lot of points you've hired as a smaller footprint, and their properties cost less points. [00:25:57.480] - Ed Pizza And Hilton somewhere in the middle, and that they do have an award chart where the resort property can get pricey, but they give away a lot of points for hotel stays, they give away a lot of points for folks who happen to hold their credit cards. And as you mentioned earlier about road tripping, you can find a Hilton anywhere. Marriott is the same way in terms of footprint size, but they do charge things like resort fees and parking and stuff like that on awards stays, so they're not completely quote, unquote free. [00:26:23.030] - Tamara Gruber Can you explain for our listeners what award stays are? [00:26:26.040] - Ed Pizza Yeah. So if you spend on a credit card or you stay on a paid stay, you earn points in the loyalty program. So if you have a Hilton credit card, you're in Hilton points. If you have a Marriott credit card earning Marriott points, and then there's all the transferable partners, which maybe we find time to talk about today. But as Kim alluded to Chase and American Express, so you build up these points. And those points help get you a free room. And not all points are created equally. [00:26:54.150] - Ed Pizza So we like to say that top tier property at Marriott is 100,000 points and a top tier property that is 30,000 points per night. And so it's a lot easier, cheaper in points to get a free room with it. But they don't quite give the same amount of points per dollar. That's where it gets a little bit like funny money math. But Hilton, like I said, sits in the middle where they give a lot of points for folks who stay on paid nights. And you can also earn a lot of points with bonus categories on their credit cards. [00:27:25.740] - Ed Pizza So you you can build up a pretty big balance of Hilton points quickly if your goal is to save up for a family vacation. [00:27:32.140] - Tamara Gruber Now, some of these programs have changed some things recently. Do you want to touch on that? [00:27:37.280] - Ed Pizza Yeah. So again, we talk about family travel. Things like free breakfast is important, and Hilton rolled out some changes that they say are temporary. And I'm actually supposed to be recording with an executive from Hilton on my podcast in October. So hoping to get a more final answer on this. But they've temporarily removed to a benefit where instead of getting free breakfast, you get a credit per day that you can use for breakfast. If you wanted to use it for breakfast, which you can also use it for a drink in the bar in the evening, et cetera. [00:28:08.660] - Ed Pizza It doesn't cover traditionally what a free breakfast used to cover. And sort of where this came from was during the pandemic. A lot of hotels eliminated free breakfast completely in the beginning. It was because we didn't really know how COVID was bread is now sort of become this thing of, well, gosh, we lost a lot of money during COVID, so we don't want to have breakfast out anymore. And I think it's a big question Mark right now on what the future will look like. I think hotel owners don't really want to give free breakfast. [00:28:32.760] - Ed Pizza They've never really wanted to, but it's always been a benefit that's been there. And so there's this unique most moment where a chain like Hilton is trying to move away. It seems from that free breakfast benefit, and I'm going to be really interested to see how this rolls for, because as of right now, it is only listed as a temporary benefit. You guys have been in this business long enough to know that lots of things that are temporary become permanent. So that might be where we end up with us. [00:28:57.450] - Ed Pizza But right now, the breakfast benefit, Hilton is nowhere near as good as it used to be in a vacuum. That being said in my travels, I've seen very few hotels that really have have a free breakfast out, as opposed to a Brown paper bag with a Nutri grain bar, an Apple and a bottle of water [00:29:14.620] - Kim Tate for a while there when we took our spring break road trip, they weren't even stocked with that stuff because they couldn't get supply chains as like we have one almond milk and an Orange going to the first customer down. [00:29:27.910] - Ed Pizza Yeah, it has been crazy and I didn't touch on IHG I think is sort of falls behind those others. I think at this point Wyndham has passed them in my mind and that it doesn't really have the vacation rental part of their platform. And for those that might not know IHG or brands like Holiday Inn, Holiday and Express Intercontinental, they have beautiful properties overseas, Europe and Asia, much more so than I'd say in the US where the I think they can play a role is definitely road tripping. [00:30:00.260] - Ed Pizza And then also, if you happen to be somebody who has some travel for work in the US, I think earning points stand staying at US based IHG properties and then using them for some of the really cool properties overseas. They have some really eclectic older style properties in Europe that I think are a lot of fun. So that would be how I think about trying to use is it would be saying if your traveler road warrior staying at the Holiday Express throughout the year so you can redeem for a really cool Intercontental stay in Europe or Asia. [00:30:34.620] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, they have cool. The Hotel Indigo brand properties are pretty cool too for those boutique type of stays. [00:30:43.570] - Ed Pizza And they are expanding. The Hotel Indigo brand obviously has a lot of change during the pandemic, but I do expect there to be more Hotel Indigo being built over the next handful of years. [00:30:57.260] - Kim Tate A brand I always like the decor and stuff. It's very clean and modern feel and a little bit of the local vibe with local artists and some of that stuff. So that's cool. [00:31:07.960] - Ed Pizza Yeah. Last I checked and don't quote me on this. There's probably about 100 or so Hotel Indigo in the pipeline and there's probably about 100 open right now, so they'll probably double the size of that brand over the next call, four or five years. [00:31:23.220] - Kim Tate So now that you've given us a good layout of all the great programs, and maybe people are thinking of which property or which brand might work best for them. Do you have any tips or suggestions for how to build up points with some of these programs beyond just hotel stays? So you mentioned a little bit about the Wyndham credit cards, so I know credit cards are a huge part of it. So any other tips or what info do they need to know about earning and transferring hotel points? [00:31:49.700] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And I think you keyed right there on the last two words that you said are the two ways that we're thinking about this. Are we earning points or are we transferring them? And so I think there's two separate paths, and I'm going to take them backwards because I think the transferring path is the one that's going to work for more people. Then the best example I like to use for folks is for anybody out there that has a retirement account. I hope you don't have everything all in one individual stock or mutual fund. [00:32:14.850] - Ed Pizza You're diversified. So Kim kind of alluded to this before where Chase and American Express both have their own flexible currencies. Chases is called Ultimate Rewards, and American Express is called membership rewards. And so you can spend on a credit card, a certain Chase branded credit cards and certain American Express branded credit cards. And you can then transfer those points to hotels. And for this, I specifically like Chase better than I like American Express, and that Chase has multiple hotel partners you can transfer to IG. But you can also transfer to Marriott and to High. [00:32:49.820] - Ed Pizza So lots of flexibility there. And if you ultimately decide you didn't want to transfer hotels because you got a really super deal, like you found a super cheap hotel and you want to use your money on your hotels and then use your points for airline tickets. You'd have that flexibility. But this also goes back to what the value of points are. And if you transfer points from Chase Ultimate Reward, so let's say you had, like, a Chase Sapphire preferred card, and you earn points for dining out and groceries and all that stuff. [00:33:17.670] - Ed Pizza And then you transfer those points. They're going to go a lot further with Hyatt, where the most expensive property costs 30,000 points a night versus Marriott, where the most expensive property will set you back about 100,000 points a night because you're still transferring on a one to one basis from Chase Ultimate Rewards to these different hotel programs. So for most folks, I think those sorts of cards offer great flexibility, which I think is what we want in travel, especially for family travelers. If hotels is really the thing that you're most focused on, then yes, absolutely. [00:33:49.470] - Ed Pizza They're or hotel credit cards. And not just because of my bias towards Hyatt, but I also think they have a pretty strong offering for credit cards in that they offer bonus points for dining out airline tickets, gym memberships, which is a fairly unique category. Mass transit,  tolls, taxis, just a whole bunch of different categories where you can earn points for the things that you do on an everyday basis and use those to turn into vacation points further down the road. [00:34:19.360] - Tamara Gruber So would you ever recommend having a brand specific card as well? [00:34:24.720] - Ed Pizza You know, I think if your main goal is that you're going to be a free agent from an air travel standpoint where you're never going to use points for that, then I think a hotel branded credit card can make more sense. I think the other thing, too, that's a really solid reason to pick up a hotel credit card is that some of the cards do offer some level of status along with holding the card. That's a benefit of some cards, and it's very different amongst the different cards people use Hyatt  as an example is that you do get discovered status with them, which earns you a free late checkout and a bonus on points that you earn. But it also gives you sort of a head start to the next level of status as well. So those can be great ways to sort of bridge across. Marriott has a lot more credit cards than hit us, so you have the ability to sort of maximize that if you're willing to hold multiple credit cards, they also have credit cards from both Chase and American Express. [00:35:23.520] - Ed Pizza But you really do have to sit down and think about as you start to get into multiple credit cards. Are you really getting the value for the annual fees for all these cards? Because some of them have gotten quite expensive for annual fees for five $600 a fee. And we just want to make sure that we're getting that value if we're going to keep that card in our wallet year in, year out. Whereas something like Chase Sapphire preferred annual fee is $95, and it's not hard to get $95 in value on a yearly basis. [00:35:48.640] - Kim Tate Yeah, I was going to say one of the things I have the Marriott, and it is kind of nice when I choose that knowing that I'm earning six points or ten points or whatever it is now on those hotel stays, and I don't even have to think about that. And then it's kind of funny, though, because I get gold with them, which doesn't do anything with Marriott now and then I get gold with my Amex as well. So I'm paying all the stupid fees to get overlap that still doesn't do anything. [00:36:13.730] - Kim Tate But I've been really looking at my Amex Platinum lately to see if I'm really getting my $700 worth or whatever they raise the annual fee to this year. [00:36:23.030] - Ed Pizza Yeah, not to dig too deeply into the numbers of it but again, depending on which Marriott card you have, we talked about the one to one transfer from Chase to Marriott. And so for every day spend, you could still either category where you can earn three, four, five chase points per dollar and then transfer those to Marriott in a one to one basis. So you can definitely make an argument why a Marriott card might be really good for you to pay for your Marriott stays. [00:36:53.350] - Ed Pizza The other bonus categories on those cards generally aren't as generous as some of these, like middle of the road flexible currency cards where you can come out of head. [00:37:02.330] - Kim Tate Overall, I've been trying to figure that with dining. That's been my biggest dilemma lately is when I'm eating out because I don't have, like, a freedom or any of those things. So I feel like the Marriott actually recently looked like it was more. But then when you look at the points value, my Chase ink is probably the best way to go. So I was really torn about that one. [00:37:21.960] - Ed Pizza Yeah, and dining is one of those things. It isn't necessarily a big strength of the Marriott card. The chase cards are pretty weak on those categories, and I don't remember all the American Express benefits off the top of my head. But when you think about the fact that you take a car like the American Express gold card that are in four points per one dollars on dining, that's a pretty sizable bonuses compared to the other cards. And don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure that annual fee is 250 where you're obviously a lot higher with some of the premium cards. [00:37:56.360] - Ed Pizza So you get three points per dollar on the Bonvoy brilliant. I was tell the names are confused. [00:38:01.250] - Kim Tate I know they make it. Yeah, I have their business one. I don't know which one that is. I don't have a really expensive one. [00:38:06.490] - Ed Pizza They all have B names, but that one only earns three points per dollar on dining where you're getting four on American Express gold. So again, it's a mixed bag of things. I think if you're going to have a lot of Marriott stays, those can be solid cards for you, but I think at the end of the day it's hey, sit down and make sure you're doing the math on what you're paying for annual fee to make sure you really are getting the value. Because on that one, like a big part of why that card should be in your wallet is because you're going to use that $300 credit that it comes with at a Marriott property, because if not, then you're paying $450 for a credit card on a yearly basis. [00:38:44.060] - Ed Pizza And that's a pretty big chunk of change. [00:38:45.950] - Kim Tate I have the size down one on that one. I don't have that expensive one. The other one boundless or busy. I don't know why they chose to make the full you'll never know makes them hard to say. [00:38:58.580] - Ed Pizza Yes. [00:38:59.470] - Tamara Gruber I will say that one time I got Marriott card for a while. And if anybody has an event coming up, it's a good thing to do. Right. So I hosted my daughter's, bat mitzvah party at a Marriott, and you basically got, I think, like, three times the points. If you're hosting an event there, there was some kind of calculation that I did where I was getting points for the rooms that were booked as part of my group as well as the event itself by putting it all on that Marriott card. [00:39:29.840] - Tamara Gruber So that's how I tried to maximize that for a while. [00:39:33.200] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And you can even triple up and that they have a meeting planner program. So when you're planning larger events like that, you can earn points on top of those points. [00:39:41.940] - Tamara Gruber I think that's what I did. Yeah. [00:39:45.020] - Ed Pizza That's a great way to triple up with you, as you say, when you have things like special family events that can really maximize your earnings. [00:39:51.480] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. Well, as you said, we can dive into credit cards for a very long time. And I suggest anyone that really wants to get into this should definitely be subscribed to Miles to go, because sometimes you guys get into conversations on there where I'm like, Whoa, too much vernacular, too much jargon going on here because you definitely have guests that really know what they're talking about. So I would definitely recommend that. But I'm just curious. As a road warrior in so many hotels, sometimes you always want to write a post about biggest hotel pet peeves. [00:40:22.900] - Tamara Gruber But of course, who would care? But I want to hear what are your biggest pet peeves when it comes to hotels? And are they brand specific? [00:40:29.860] - Ed Pizza Well, and first off, I would care. So if you ever do write that, so let me know what I'll read it for me. Honestly, the biggest pet peeve that's developed over the past couple of years, and I hate to think of just the pandemic, but I think that this was lasting effects after we're done is what I've started to affectionately refer to as what I call no notice. No housekeeping. A lot of chains made changes to their housekeeping rules during the pandemic. In some cases, they weren't coming into rooms at all. [00:40:56.890] - Ed Pizza In other cases, like Hilton, they sort of moved away from the the standard of daily housekeeping. Two rules that make it sound like can't have housekeeping on a daily basis where in most cases, you could still ask for it. But I think the notice is the big part. We're all adults here. Let us make adult choices if you're not going to offer me housekeeping, which for the 40 plus years I've been on this planet has been a standard of pretty much every hotel in the country, minus some very limited narrow set of brands. [00:41:26.170] - Ed Pizza Housekeeping is a thing. We expect it. And so if you if you don't have enough staff or there's not enough money to do it. All those things. Just be honest about it and tell me upfront that. Hey, you're going to be here for six days and we're never going to clean your room. As with anybody in the pandemic, I can understand that hotels have gone through a real tough time not to sound sarcastic. I'm in the restaurant industry. We serve burgers and fries. If a customer pays me the same price they paid for a burger last year, I can't tell them I'm not giving them a hamburger bun today. [00:41:56.150] - Ed Pizza I still need to give them everything that they paid for. And housekeeping. I still just one of those things that I expect as part of hotel stay unless you tell me a time. And if you tell me out of time, hey, we're not going to here are the rules. At least I know the rules going into it. It's the changing of things and not telling customers clearly hear that we're not offering just like we talked about the free breakfast thing. Like, look, it's the published benefit than I expected. [00:42:17.600] - Ed Pizza And if you tell me you're not going to deliver it because of XYZ, at least I can make the choice as to whether or not I come stay at your exactly. [00:42:24.460] - Kim Tate I totally agree. They've been really lazy at notifying everyone even along on booking. I understand they can't always control third party booking sites, but on their own sites, they need to be saying if the breakfast is going to be a grab and grow bag, it should be right there on your reservation page. Or if they're not offering daily housekeeping or daily housekeeping can be added on to your even if they start saying, okay, you can get a prepay rate, you can get a regular refundable rate, or you can also book a rate that includes housekeeping. [00:42:55.990] - Kim Tate Fine, start doing that. But I think the lack of, like, housekeepers has been a big impact, and but I'm with you. Just let us know in advance. [00:43:06.360] - Ed Pizza Yeah, just be intellectually honest with your customers. We're smart enough to figure out that nobody came in and cleaned the room, and we're smart enough to remember we weren't told. So just get it out there ahead of time. [00:43:15.100] - Kim Tate That's the most annoying thing to me is just not knowing and then coming home expecting, especially when you're a family. [00:43:20.740] - Tamara Gruber Right. [00:43:20.950] - Kim Tate And you've got all of your towels are all mixed up and the kids would put theirs all over the floor, beds or carpet. And you're like, who's that never happens. You. Well, your kids are perfect. [00:43:31.790] - Tamara Gruber And not to mention there's that one tiny garbage can that fills up within a minute of arriving. [00:43:37.800] - Kim Tate And then for a while, when you were eating all your meals, like in your room, that worked really well. [00:43:43.740] - Ed Pizza Yeah, I think again, like, we're all adults, we can all cope with a new reality. If you tell me. I've got to put my trash can out by 08:00 at night, and sombody's going to pick it up. [00:43:52.060] - Kim Tate Great. [00:43:52.600] - Ed Pizza Then I know what the standard is. If we're never going to dump your trash can for five days, that's going to get ugly. [00:43:57.390] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. Well, and also back in the day, you were at least given the incentive of you get some points if you bypass housekeeping with kind of I always did not trust the greenness of that. I thought it was more of a way of getting out of housekeeping, but at least you got something for for it, right? Whereas now it's like, oh, no, you have to request it like you're being a diva to request it. It's like, no, if I'm going to say that, I'm not kidding it then give me something for that. [00:44:25.090] - Ed Pizza And the height of the pandemic when hotel rates were like, 50 or $60 a night because nobody was staying, I think it was an understandable quid pro quo. As a business traveler, I paid $300 to stay in a regular old Marriott property a handful of weeks ago and was told that I couldn't get daily housekeeping. It's like I'm paying three hundred dollars a night. That rate should have enough baked into it that you can get somebody clean the room. And if you can't understand, staffing is a big issue, but you need to communicate that. [00:44:51.910] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. I told this story recently on the podcast where I paid 250 a night to stay at a really crappy town place suites that was dirty and they didn't even have a pillow for my daughter to use on the pull out bed. It's like those kinds of things, like, no, sorry, it's taking it too far. Yeah, I agree. [00:45:09.430] - Kim Tate So now that we've talked about pet peeves and things that are driving us all nuts, what about some of the amenities or perks that you look for when you're debating between what hotel to choose? Yeah. [00:45:20.830] - Ed Pizza Well, we obviously talked about one of my favorites before, which were those confirmable suite upgrades at time of booking for Hyatt. So I think that's a really big one, just because I can lay that shit down when I need to for that one or two vacations a year and say, here's my ticket. I want that special room and tell me now. So I think that's a big one for me and for our family. I also think we're Hyatt and Hilton have really focused on reducing fees for folks who are on award stays. [00:45:50.310] - Ed Pizza So resort fees for Hyatt Hilton Hyatt went so far as to say we're not going to charge for parking on award stays. And it's not that parking costs a lot of money, but it's more like the nickeling and diming of stuff when you're on vacation, like, here's another fee and here's another fee and here's another fee. So I really like that those two who chains are really focusing on removing those fees when you have a, quote, unquote free room, it's actually closer to free. And that sounds funny for folks who maybe don't redeem points a lot. [00:46:17.830] - Ed Pizza But at some brands, there are lots and lots of fees. I know there are a lot of people that love club lounges. As our kids have gotten a little bit older, we probably use them just a little bit less because we like to get out and sort of explore local cities, if you will. And eating breakfast at a small cafe, Paris or Amsterdam or Lisbon is more appealing than hitting the lounge. But I still think lounges have a tremendous amount of value for families with younger children. [00:46:48.040] - Ed Pizza And so as our kids have gotten older, maybe that one's a little bit less important. But, boy, did we save a lot of money on properties that had free breakfast. And actually, I think the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress was a great example of that pre pandemic. Their lounge has been closed during the pandemic, but before going to Disney World every morning, we'd have breakfast in the lounge. And I would say that's probably worth at least 30 or $40 a day for a family of four to eat breakfast somewhere. [00:47:12.660] - Tamara Gruber Well, I'm with you on the lounges, but also one of my things that I love is free water. So it's like the Hilton will give you the bottles of water. I remember checking in with my husband to a Courtyard Marriott in Portland, Maine, and he's Ambassador level. They didn't have us an upgrade available. And I was like, Can we get a couple of waters? And they're like, oh, we don't do that here. And I'm like, Seriously, you won't give us two bottles of water and the lounges. [00:47:39.520] - Tamara Gruber I stayed recently at a Marriott in Buffalo and had access to the lounge. And I think I was wiping them out on the water because the stuff from the tap just wasn't doing it. And they didn't have any refill stations open. So those little things Kim, knows how much I need my water. So it saves me a lot. [00:47:57.040] - Kim Tate It seems like they've gotten rid of those communal water fill, you know, for, like, some hotels have the little jug in the lobby, but because a COVID they got rid of that. And I have a feeling that's going to be another thing we never see see return. [00:48:10.580] - Ed Pizza Yeah, it's a good point. And I think you're the same way I am Tamara that I drink a ton of water when I'm on the road, just trying to stay hydrated wherever I am. And so that's a huge benefit for us. And you're right, Hilton is very good about offering that every time I check in like, hey, do you need a couple of bottles of water? It's also something that IoT is very good at and not to pile on Marriott. Put your comment about we don't do that there. [00:48:35.510] - Ed Pizza It's kind of sort of like an unwritten model of Marriott. That the property sort of do what they feel comfortable with. And some properties are really good about taking care of their guests. And a lot of the other ones are like, well, there's no financial justification for us to give you two bottles of water so you can buy them. [00:48:50.330] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, they're like, there's a little shop, little. I don't know what to call it, but it's like the main marketplace. Thank you. [00:48:57.540] - Ed Pizza Where you can pay $4 for a bottle  of Aquafina. [00:49:01.840] - Tamara Gruber well, you've been on the program before, so you know that we always ask a question about what you wear. But since we've heard that, I thought maybe we would mix it up and ask if you have a favorite type of luggage or brand for a carry on bag or a rolling bag. [00:49:16.240] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And I'm among the minority here. So my favorite brand is Briggs and Riley. They're not the prettiest suitcases. Sometimes my wife kind of looks sideways at them because not all the bags are like the sexiest and sleekest suitcases. But my main Briggs and Riley bag is now almost 20 years old. They've prepared at a time or two. A true lifetime warranty. It's got over a million miles rolled on it. They're just really, really durable, functional bags again, not as pretty as to me, but never had a zipper break on a Brigand rally bag in almost 20 years. [00:49:51.190] - Tamara Gruber That's amazing. [00:49:52.420] - Ed Pizza Yeah. [00:49:52.760] - Kim Tate There's somebody else who really loves those that I'm trying to think of. [00:49:56.000] - Tamara Gruber Is it Eric? Yeah. Okay. [00:49:58.130] - Kim Tate Maybe I couldn't remember. I was like, who else do I know that's a real Briggs and Riley fan. [00:50:02.340] - Ed Pizza Yeah. I mean, I've had really good luck with them. I think the brand stands behind their bags. And I've had so many people tell me about how they tried to send there to me, a bag away to get it repaired. And it was gone for weeks and weeks, and they had to pay for shipping and all this stuff. And I'm just a no nonsense guy. And the bags just work. [00:50:24.330] - Kim Tate Well, you have given us so much great information, but as we've already shared before, you have a lot more out there. So why don't you tell our listeners where they can find you on the line and follow along with all your great travel tips? [00:50:34.900] - Ed Pizza Yeah. And thanks again, guys, for having me on this was a lot of fun for me. I live vicariously through some of the travel that you guys have done over the summer, and I can't wait to get back to some of those fun places. So it's always great to be on the show with you. We do publish a podcast on a weekly basis, just like you guys find me at Miles to go on all the popular podcasting platform where you can find vacation mavens. And you can find me writing at PizzainMotion.com and all the Twitter, Facebook Instagram stuff is all @pizzainmotion as well. [00:51:06.880] - Tamara Gruber Thanks so much, Ed. [00:51:08.100] - Kim Tate Yeah, thanks. We love having you, and we will look forward to chatting with you again sometime soon. [00:51:12.940] - Ed Pizza Thanks, guys. [00:51:17.060] - Tamara Gruber And we forgot to mention at the beginning of the episode, but Kim and I do have an announcement to make, and that is something that we talked about a little bit on the last episode, but is now official. We're going to Portugal, although I'm totally knocking wood as I say that because, oh, my God, things can totally come up last minute. Now, I'm like, scared. Did I just drink this? Kim? [00:51:37.290] - Kim Tate No, no, it's all good. We're good. [00:51:39.300] - Tamara Gruber But we're going to be in Portugal. We're going to be exploring so much of this country. Kim and I have actually gone there together in the past, but now we're going to get to Do Porto and the Duoro and Alentejo hopefully that's how you pronounce it the Algarve. We're going to the Azores. It's going to be an amazing trip. I hope that you will follow us both on social media. So Tam

The Douglas Coleman Show
The Douglas Coleman Show w_ Stephen Nalley

The Douglas Coleman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 23:32


Stephen NalleyAs Founder, President & CEO of Black Briar Advisors, Stephen is an American Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Veteran, Author, Mentor, Motivational Speaker with a 25-year documented track record of success. Black Briar is an elite full-service asset management and hotel consulting firm that distinguishes itself by representing hotel owners/investors interest exclusively. The hospitality industry is a relationship industry that is often compromised by political alignments that benefit the franchises, unions and property management companies to the detriment of the owners and investors profits. Black Briar focuses solely on the owner/investors interest above all else. Black Briar and its principals have asset managed over 200 hotel & resort assets that range from independent to luxury brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Radisson & Red Lion.Prior to founding Black Briar, Stephen served as one of the principle founder's and a managing partner for Inner Circle Management and Inner Circle Capital. Inner Circle is a unique full-service hospitality management company that specializes in the acquisition, management and turnaround of distressed hotel & resort assets across the United States. Inner Circle and its principals were responsible for the direct ownership and management of over $2B of real estate assets.Prior to co-founding Inner Circle, Mr. Nalley was the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Ocean Waters. Ocean Waters was a multifaceted real estate investment company, which consisted of over 129 separate entities, 79 real estate assets, 45 operating hotels, and various office, retail, and residential components. Mr. Nalley was responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company. Mr. Nalley assisted Ocean Waters and its Principles in creating over $1 Billion in value by acquiring non-performing Hotel & Resort assets and leading them to profitability.Prior to his civilian career, Stephen Nalley served in the United States Army as a Commando with the Army's Elite 10th Mountain Divisions Special Troops Brigade from 1988 until 1996. He led a Light Infantry Squad and was twice decorated for exceptional military service.Stephen Nalley received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Florida, and earned his MBA and DBA from the University of Atlanta and a Law Degree from Washington University. He is also a Certified Hotel Administrator through the American Hotel & Lodging Association and received a Graduate Certificate's from Cornell University in Executive Leadership and Hospitality Management.Author, Mentor & Motivational SpeakerIn November 2019, I published “Relentless Pursuit” which was my guide and fundamental principles on how to achieve success. As a part of the process, I also launched a Podcast that focused on the contents of the book. For over 20 years, I have served as a mentor for hundreds of young professionals on a pro-bono basis. Last month I made the decision to become professionally certified as a life coach and create a company around that model. I will still provide pro-bono services to selected veterans, but will launch my for fee business on May 1st of this year.About Relentless Pursuit:Relentless Pursuit describes the secret to success as knowing what you really want and have a compelling reason why you want it and having the discipline to sacrifice what we want right now for what we really want later. We get there by aligning our time and actions with our goals and always being the most prepared person in the room without exception.We prepare day in and day out by continuously growing our knowledge base and becoming a subject matter expert in whatever it is that we set our sights on. Regardless of our chosen profession, we must understand the art of selling ourselves and our ideas, verbal and nonverbal communication, personal financial management and the basis principles of law and most importantly, we must possess the drive and ambition to relentlessly pursue our goals.Success is not only when preparation meets opportunity, but also when our compelling reason why exceeds the adversity that we face along our journey.http://stephennalley.meThe Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow

The REtipster Podcast
How to Stay Out of Entrepreneurial Hell - Interview w/ Paul Moore

The REtipster Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 71:51


111: Today we're talking with Paul Moore. Paul has found great success in multiple domains as an entrepreneur, including but not limited to the real estate investing business.(Show Notes: REtipster.com/111)Paul has flipped over 50 homes and 25 high-end waterfront lots, appeared on HGTV's House Hunters, rehabbed and managed rental properties, built a number of new homes, developed a subdivision, and started two successful online real estate marketing firms. After helping with three successful developments, including assisting with the development of a Hyatt hotel and a very successful multifamily project, Paul ventured into the commercial multifamily arena.With decades of experience and an impressive resumé, Paul offers a fresh perspective on creative real estate investing and philanthropy in 2021.

Make It Count: Living a Legacy Life
Ep 100 A Legacy of Suffering Well with Joni Eareckson Tada

Make It Count: Living a Legacy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 35:15


Celebrate the 100th episode of Make it Count: Living a Legacy Life with me today as we hear the story of Joni, a woman who didn't waste her suffering. All for God's glory. Joni Earackson Tada dove into the Chesapeake Bay in 1969 and broke her neck. For the last 55 years she's lived in a wheelchair, sharing her story of how God met her there and continues to draw her closer to Himself.  "My response to my suffering was not resigning myself to it, woefully yielding to submerged rebellion. Instead, I want to embrace God in this no good, very bad trial and I'm going to find You in it."--Joni A bestselling author, accomplished artist (with a brush in her mouth), and CEO of her worldwide ministry, Joni and Friends, which advocates and aids those with disabilities and their families.  If you've never read her first book, JONI, I encourage you to begin there. I asked Joni what her favorite book was that she wrote and she replied, "The God I Love"  - a book for families. We will be giving away a copy. Comment below or on instagram or FB to be entered in the drawing. But while waiting, look over her website, Joniandfriends.org and see where God may want you to get involved.   I reached out to Joni on her website to see if I could interview her with the preamble: "My claim to fame is that I'm Hyatt Moore's sister." That seemed to work as they wrote me back the next day. They love Hyatt over at Joni and Friends because he's painted for them. One, a book jacket for a course for understanding and ministering to those with disabilities. And, another that depicts the international reach of their organization and commonality of folks with disabilities. "Wheel Chair Praising"   "Luke 14 Banquet" 78" x 204" Both available in prints at hyattmoore.com   Joni is giving away 3 copies of her favorite book, THE GOD I LOVE.  Leave a comment to be entered and I will be happy to send 3 lucky winners their own copy!    

This Week in Health IT
Newsday - A Rundown of Patient Experience and Stories from HIMSS with David Bensema

This Week in Health IT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 54:22


September 7, 2021: David Bensema joins Bill for the news. Health systems need to give patients an outstanding and consistent patient experience. Banner Health has reimagined the care model but can it compete with other consumer choices? What did a Henry Ford exec learn from Hyatt and MSNBC about consumer preferences? Zoom's head of healthcare talks about the future of telemedicine and OIG officials take aim at telehealth fraud schemes to ensure virtual care is provided with integrity.Key Points:50% of pilots are stuck. They're not moving forward. [00:10:30]Is telehealth the modern day house call? [00:14:07] Why aren't health systems attacking the community health issue of diabetes? [00:25:15]Health systems have to build their brand and they have to be conscious of their brand. And quality has to be first and foremost. [00:50:26]Stories:Health systems need to give patients an outstanding and consistent patient experience - Healthcare Finance NewsAs patient experience becomes more important, technology can help healthcare focus on the consumer - Healthcare Finance NewsWhat a Henry Ford exec learned from Hyatt, MSNBC about consumer preferences - BeckersZoom's head of healthcare talks the future of telemedicine - Healthcare Finance NewsOIG looking closely at telehealth as it weighs future enforcement - Healthcare IT News

Barley & Me
Episode 153: Erik Schmid of Red Bus Brewing & Comedian Shahera Hyatt

Barley & Me

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 114:04


Host Ben Rice travels to Folsom, CA, to sit down with Red Bus Brewing owner/brewer/minibus enthusiast Erik Schmidt and comedian/activist/Moving Van Show host/co-creator Shahera Hyatt to discuss the intricacies of beer and wine, Oktoberfest, and the 5th anniversary of Shahera's roaming outdoor Moving Van Show. Plus! Running a home brew supply shop and a brewery at the same time, the art of macro lager vs the excitement of craft beer, a letter from a beloved smoothie company, and Erik's favorite local haunts. All this and more, on episode 153 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about Red Bus Brewing @redbusbrewFollow Shahera Hyatt @shaherazhad and find the Moving Van Show monthly @movingvanshowBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Miles to Memories Podcast
Why We Had A Break Up With Citi, Hyatt's Under The Radar Offer & Where Would We Want To Work Remote

Miles to Memories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 45:39


Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast we discuss where we could go if we could work remotely for a year, why we had a breakup with Citi and whether or not we took the Schwab cash out plunge.  We also talk about Hyatt's underrated offer, using Citi's system to our advantage and some new Chase Offers. Episode Notes 6:54 - Why Citi dumped us 14:22 - Working remotely - where would you go? 26:03 - Schwab cashout ending 33:59 - Why isn't anyone talking about the World of Hyatt card? 37:31 - Citi mileage marriage boost 39:39 - Hyatt/AA fast track status 42:03 - Chase offers   Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Crain's Daily Gist
08/25/21: Hyatt trading business attire for flip-flops

Crain's Daily Gist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 15:53


Crain's commercial real estate reporter Danny Ecker talks with host Amy Guth about Hyatt's expansion into resort destinations. What does the move potentially signal for the local hotel industry? Plus: Mayor Lightfoot says the city will require workers to get COVID vaccines, Sam Zell and Toll Brothers homebuilders enter into $1.9 billion apartment deal, Boeing employees' freedom to raise safety concerns under FAA scrutiny and the second round of projects slated for South and West Side sites under Invest South/West initiative.

Frequent Miler on the Air
Easy top tier Hyatt elite status | Ep 112 | 8-21-21

Frequent Miler on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 65:57


00:41 Giant Mailbag: Is the Sears Shop Your Way Mastercard the best cash back card ever? 5:42 What crazy thing...did Radisson Rewards do? 12:21 Mattress running the numbers: Should Greg use a Marriott free night certificate or earn a new one? 22:07 Main Event: Easy top tier Hyatt elite status. Should you go for it? https://frequentmiler.com/easy-path-to-top-tier-hyatt-status/ https://frequentmiler.com/my-misadventures-with-a-hyatt-premium-suite-award/ https://frequentmiler.com/how-to-get-top-tier-hyatt-elite-benefits-without-status/ 56:30 Post roast / question of the week: Are we grossly under-valuing Hilton points? Join our email list and follow us on social media: https://frequentmiler.com/subscribe/ Music credit: Annie Yoder

Miles to Memories Podcast
Our Most Expensive Trips, When To Pick Cash Over Points & Are The Sapphire Changes All That Good?

Miles to Memories Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 46:34


Episode Description In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Bethany Walsh from Bougie Miles joins us to discuss the recent changes Chase made to their Sapphire cards. Why is Chase Sapphire Reserve getting very little love and does it make sense over the now supercharged Sapphire Preferred? Plus we'll also dive into the economics of Mark's Alaska trip including why he paid so much cash for it compared to only using points. We'll also go over our most expensive trips ever, debate when you should use cash or points to pay for a trip and discuss how awesome Pacific Time is! Episode Notes 04:10 - An unexpected suite at Vegas' newest hotel 06:46 - When to use points or cash when booking travel 12:17 - How Bethany opened Mark's eyes about using cash instead of the cheapest points option 14:09 - Miles and points with business deductions (Not legal or financial advice.) 17:28 - The economics of a travel hacked Alaska trip 21:14 - The most expensive cash trips we have ever taken 26:20 - How you could save even more on booking Alaska 28:13 - Chase makes big update to Sapphire Cards 32:43 - Sapphire Preferred vs. Citi Premier 34:17 - Chase Sapphire Reserve changes 36:18 - Upgrading and downgrading Chase cards and what you should know 39:26 - Is it worth pursuing World of Hyatt status with the new card offer? 41:50 - Citi/Sears bonkers 15X spending offer Enjoying the podcast? Please consider leaving us a positive review on your favorite podcast platform! You can also connect with us anytime at podcast@milestomemories.com.  You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Sticher, Spotify, TuneIn, Pocket Casts, or via RSS. Don't see your favorite podcast platform? Please let us know! Music: Rewind by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomeday Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

Do The Thing Movement
131. Win at Work and Succeed at Life with Megan Hyatt Miller

Do The Thing Movement

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 29:56


Megan Hyatt Miller is the president and chief executive officer of Michael Hyatt & Company. Cohost of the popular business podcast Lead to Win, she is also Michael's oldest daughter. As the architect of Michael Hyatt & Company's standout culture, she is committed to helping her team win at work and succeed at life, while also delivering phenomenal results to their customers. Under her leadership, Michael Hyatt & Company was named as one of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces for 2020, which ranks the top companies in America for their employee engagement. When she's not taking the company to new heights, she's fully present at home with her husband and five kids in Franklin, Tennessee. We chatted about: The heart behind Win at Work and Succeed at Life "Great leaders are driven to win." However, sometimes winning has come at the cost of health, relationships, etc. Does it have to be this way? The historical and cultural issues at play that have led to overworking Principles to rethink work and productivity Slowing down - tips for someone who struggles How can we win at work and succeed while pointing their coworkers toward Jesus?

10 Steps Further
Your Life In One Sentence (with Lesley Hyatt)

10 Steps Further

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 49:11


FactSet U.S. Daily Market Preview
Financial Market Preview - Monday 16-Aug

FactSet U.S. Daily Market Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 4:43


US futures are indicating a lower open as of 05:00 ET. European equity markets opened lower, with Asia also lower overnight. Risk sentiment overnight weighed by China activity data and worsening Covid-19 trends. Companies mentioned: Faurecia, Hyatt, BHP, Woodside Petroleum, Hella

This Week in Health IT
Newsday - HIMSS and What Healthcare can Learn from Netflix

This Week in Health IT

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 41:27


August 16, 2021: Anne Weiler and Bill talk HIMSS, the HLTH Conference, Salesforce and Netflix. What does the future hold for HIMSS? How can we enable a better digital experience for live and hybrid events? If you want to find the deal makers, the money people and the start ups, you really have to go to the HLTH conference. While digital adoption has come a long way, for tech to take off there are four questions that doctors really want to know. Does it work? Will I get paid? Will I get sued? Will it work in my practice? Salesforce rolled out cloud-based remote monitoring patient access tools. Healthcare should take cues from consumer-centric companies such as Netflix. The idea is to stop thinking about people as patients and consider them instead as consumers who should be known entities to hospitals and health systems before they even need care.Key Points:Will the HLTH Conference take the innovation piece of the market from HIMSS? [00:10:40] Doctors are especially interested in monitoring their patients outside the four walls of the hospital [00:16:15] What's the future of the EHR? [00:20:50] Right now, I think Epic is trying to be all things to all people. Will that change? [00:26:10] Stories:Doctors look to tech for the future but need assurance it will work - MobiHealthNewsSalesforce rolls out cloud-based remote monitoring, patient access tools - FierceHealthcareDigital patient experiences can take cues from consumer-centric companies such as Netflix - Healthcare Finance NewsPushing back on the digital filing cabinet toward EHR usability - MobiHealthNewsWhat a Henry Ford exec learned from Hyatt, MSNBC about consumer preferences - Beckers

START with Kristy Dickerson
EP064 | Win at Work & Succeed at Life with Megan Hyatt Miller

START with Kristy Dickerson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 26:19


Kristy interviews Megan Hyatt Miller, co-author of Win at Work, Succeed at Life. Megan talks about five principles that helped rethink work and productivity from the ground up along with discovering the Double Win! Kristy is the author of Start Balancing, so this was a powerful conversation on the art of balance and how it IS different for everyone. Two women with very similar missions but different paths, share a candid and vulnerable conversation filled with life hacks that will help you be more successful! You can find Megan at https://michaelhyatt.com/author/meganmiller/ and more START with Kristy here startplanner.com/pages/podcast/.

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
JF2526: 4x Your Revenue with Hotels with Nate Barger

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 38:55


After filing chapter 7 bankruptcy at 35 years old, Nate Barger decided it was time to get more creative with his investments, so he shifted gears to hotels. Now, he's working on an $80M Hilton build in Sarasota, FL. Nate talks about hotel scalability potential, possible risks of hotel investing, and why he would choose hotels over multifamily any day.    Nate Barger Real Estate Background: Full-time real estate investor  16 years experience Actively involved as Syndicator, Syndication, Apartment Owner, Hotel Owner, Warehouse, Office 1500+ current doors. Own over 100 million dollars assets under management. 4 hotels including a Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott Based in Cincinnati, OH Say hi to him at: www.NateBarger.com Click here to know more about our sponsors: Real Estate CFO Services | ThinkMultifamily.com/coaching | Rent Redi | Rentify