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Citibank Prestige Credit Card big cuts in card benefits for 7/23/2017!

Citibank will no longer offer American Airline Admirals Club lounge access and complimentary international golf!

Here is a Always 5 Star look at changes that will be made:

🌟 American Airlines Admirals Club lounge Access:

If you are a Citibank Prestige credit card holder you probably enjoyed the American Airline Admirals Club lounge access. Be aware that the company announced that this wil...

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Ritz Carlton Chase Credit Card or AMEX Platinum – which has the better airline credit?

Wondering which card has a better program for crediting airline incidental fees?

I asked myself this question recently because I currently have both the Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Chase credit card and a Platinum Card® from American Express. Both have yearly airline incidental fee reimbursement benefits. As I have not taken advantage of these benefits from either card so far this year, I needed...

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How to serve the perfect glass of champagne!

Here are five steps to serving the perfect glass of champagne for those “Champagne Moments” of life!

5 Star Tips:🌟

🌟 Chill:

Champagne needs to be served cold. The ideal temperature is 8-10° C / 47-50°F – chilling it below these temperatures you risk the aroma being difficult to notice.

Before serving place the bottle in an ice bucket for a half hour – one half ice and one half water. You...

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The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Historic charm, ideally located, but could use just a little TLC on rooms

My husband and I were attending a conference at the Westin St. Francis San Francisco and booked a three-night stay. We were completely impressed with how ideally it is located in Union Square. We were fortunate to reserve a suite for a reasonable price, with a Union Square view. The hotel is large and quite busy and the ...

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The Ritz Carlton in Tokyo sets a new standard for luxury and service!

Why should you stay at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Tokyo? Here are the key reasons…

Ritz Carlton – Tallest building in Tokyo – Views from the room

I love staying at the Ritz Carlton and have had the opportunity to stay at several of their properties. When traveling through Tokyo, I decided to book a room at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo. I had heard that this hotel was a cut above and was l...

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How to get a Hyatt lux room using the Point+Cash program

Have you been looking to get an amazing room price at a Hyatt Hotel? Then use the Gold Passport Points + Cash program.

Just a few simple steps:

I am a huge fan of the Hyatt Hotel’s Gold Passport Rewards program. Each year I make it a goal to achieve the coveted Diamond* (highest) status.

After spending time researching several other hotel reward programs, I discovered that Hyatt has, h...

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