The days of St. Regis New York luxury are over. Now, when I need a hotel in New York, I look for the cheapest option at the best location. The Four Points brand by SPG is usually an affordable option.
Sanya hotels are too expensive to spend cash and too cheap to use points. (see my post Struggling to Find Where to Stay in Sanya) My first hotel in Sanya was the Four Point Sheraton. It is a decent value at $80 a night but certainly not worth 7,000 SPG points.
Get out of the way Hyatt Hong Kong. Get out of the way Hong Kong. Shenzhen is not the New Jersey equivalent to New York. It is a bustling metropolis with sights, sounds, and skyscrapers.
"Why would anyone from Michigan want to visit Columbus?" That's what I thought before I visited this past spring. As the college football season progressed, it became evident that Michigan was on a collision course to face OSU for the Big Ten Championship.
It's not all about South Beach when it comes to Miami. There are many great areas of Miami including Brickell, the next most livable city after Scottsdale, Arizona. Brickell is the financial district of Miami which is why it has high end hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, the Four Seasons, and the Conrad.