World of Hyatt


Large. Aging in some spots. (Are we talking about me?) Classy in others. (Definitely not talking about me 🙂 )

This is what comes to mind when I think of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago.

I recently enjoyed a short but decent stay at this airport hotel. I also fit in a couple of visits to its Regency Club.

There was a small hiccup, but the front desk rep made it up to me.

Here are the details!

The topics of “independence” and “travel,” got my mind going a bit. I thought about “free agents”: people who shop around for the best deal and don’t stick to just one airline or hotel loyalty program.

Many Rene’s Points readers are very loyal — or at least rather partial — to Delta Air Lines. Because I’m a Delta Medallion and fly the mothership during 90% of my travels, really I’m not an airline free agent per se.

At least not yet, though the mothership sometimes does cute things to test us (like upgrade people in Basic Economy, sell first class seats for $2, devalue SkyMiles…)

Hotel-wise, that’s a different story. That’s where I am a free agent and I must say — I kind of like it.

Like most things in life, it has its pros and cons.