Weekly Recap: August 7, 2016

Hello from the St. Regis Hotel Mumbai folks.  This past week we have lots of news on hotels covered apart from our review of  Vistara’s flahship lounge in Delhi. Other than this, EK 521’s crash landing was the most unfortunate event this week, even more sad were the comments that an airline crew made on social media which were full of racist slander. As an ex-airline employee, I could not hold myself but share my perspective of the situation and human behaviour in panic situation.

And now for everything else we covered.


In celebration of completing 5 years of the blog, we are currently running a series of contests. We’ll be declaring our week 2 winner shortly. In the meanwhile you have a shot at winning INR 80,000/ USD 1200 worth of Airbnb stay credits. Pro tip, if you tell your friends about the contest and they participate, you get entries too!

Loyalty Programs

Hyatt Hotels and Marriott Hotels are both running a promotion in India where their loyalty program members can earn a discount on dining at restaurants across India. Hyatt Gold Passport is also back with a purchase promotion as well. To celebrate Friendship Day, Marriott Rewards have brought back their referral program.

Hotel News

Ajay and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at the Park Hyatt Resort & Spa in Goa. Read what makes us want to come back to this place again and again. Taj Hotels unveiled a new brand promise called Tajness, which is inspired from their over 100 years history as a hotelier.

Lounge Review

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Delhi was the visit to the Vistara Lounge, which the airline has inaugurated as of March 2016 in Delhi’s Terminal 3. Here’s a detailed review of our experience in the Vistara Lounge

Credit Card News

A great update on HDFC Diners Club card came in that the 10X rewards program has been extended through 2016.

That’s all for this week. Happy reading !

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  1. Great updates!!! So is it safe to assume that we will soon have a post covering the review of St. Regis Hotel Mumbai?

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