LoyaltyLobby Turns 6!


Where did the past 12 months go? I cannot believe that it is already six years since I posted the first article here on LoyaltyLobby, back on September 15, 2011.

LoyaltyLobby Turns Six

The first post was about combining a couple of Hyatt Gold Passport promotions (haven’t those Hyatt promotion become rare?).

LoyaltyLobby Hosting Switching To AWS


For the past few years, LoyaltyLobby content has been served from a dedicated server that has been sitting in a datacenter somewhere in New Jersey.

LoyaltyLobby Server Update

As the website traffic has grown and the server aged, we had to make decision whether to choose another dedicated server or move to a cloud environment. We chose the latter that allows us to deal with traffic spikes and future website growth.

LoyaltyLobby Website Issue On Monday July 31, 2017


Those that were trying to access LoyaltyLobby last Monday (July 31, 2017) in the afternoon eastern time were in for an unfortunate surprise!

LL Website Issue

For about two hours some visits to our site brought pop-up ads from an ad server in the Netherlands, advertising dodgy websites.

Few Thoughts About Inappropriate Comments


Over the past few months, I have received emails and readers have left comments about inappropriate comments and I believe that the time has come to address this issue.


I have had very liberal stance towards comment moderation. As long as they have passed Akismet and Disqus spam and profanity control, they have appeared on the site. Unlike some other sites, I have never had an issue and still don’t, when readers leave constructive criticism about the pieces that we have up here on LoyaltyLobby. Personal attacks towards authors and foul language needs to stop, however.

LoyaltyLobby Website Issues On Wednesday (April 26)


LoyaltyLobby front page had accessing issue for several hour this past Wednesday morning when visitors were shown the below “database connection error” message. There was brief outage during the evening too when the database was fixed.

LoyaltyLobby Website Issues

This partial outage didn’t affect any other pages on the website. All the back links, links from the email/Facebook/Twitter and Google were resolving just fine for the content.

Happy New Year 2017! (From Ho Chi Minh City)


Cannot believe that in just few hours another year has gone and the 2017 begins!

Happy 2017

We wish all our readers happy 2017 and let’s see what challenges the new year will bring beyond zeroing out all the night/stay credits and elite qualifying miles in most programs.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays


It is the time of the year when many of the readers, although not all, are celebrating the Christmas but most should celebrate the New Years eve next week.


I made my way from Australia to Finland few days ago and will be on my way to Ho Chi Minh City for the New Years eve festivities on Monday.

LoyaltyLobby Turns 5!


It’s difficult to believe, but it has now been 5 years since I started LoyaltyLobby back on September 15th, 2011, with a post about combining two separate Hyatt Gold Passport promotions.

LoyaltyLobby 5

We will probably have a website refresh later this fall and continue to work making the blog email newsletter better for the readers.

LoyaltyLobby YouTube Channel

It must be more than a year since I reminded readers last time that I take walk through videos of the hotel rooms/suites that I stay at and upload them to YouTube.


The LoyaltyLobby’s YouTube channel already has more than 700 videos (not all public yet) mostly from the same chains that I cover here (Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott & SPG).

Happy 2016!


Cannot believe that 2015 is over. How did the year go so fast?

Happy 2016

Seems that the New Year celebrations mostly happened without incidents beyond that burning tower in Dubai.

Merry Christmas & Seasons Greetings From LoyaltyLobby!


The LoyaltyLobby Team wishes all readers a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or simply a few quiet and relaxing days wherever you might be at this time of the year!

Happy Holidays

This is a time when most people either relax at home or take a holiday and are up in the air once again, Christmas Travel is a busy period for some destinations so take it easy if possible.

Reader Question & Rant: Terrible Le Club AccorHotels Customer Service


LoyaltyLobby Reader Questions took off for fee weeks, but now they are back. Remember that you can always email me, sent a message via Facebook or use Twitter.

Reader Question & Rant Le Club AccorHotels Customer Service

A reader contacted me regarding his issue with Le Club AccorHotels promotion and the lack of customer service for fixing issues.

LoyaltyLobby Turns 4!


It’s difficult to believe, but another year has passed since I started LoyaltyLobby back on September 15th, 2011, with a post about Hyatt Gold Passport.

LoyaltyLobby 4

Over the past year, we had a website refresh, the blog email update got a complete makeover and I brought Sebastian in to help me with the website content.

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