Hotel Reviews Posts

Hotel Review: Hilton Los Angeles Airport


The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is a fantastic stay and I would definitely recommend it to anyone needing a hotel near the LAX gateway.  The Hilton Los Angeles Airport is located on Century Blvd., just two blocks from the entrance to LAX.  Complimentary shuttle service is provided ...

Hotel Review: Conrad Miami

Conrad hotels and resorts are named after Hilton founder, Conrad Hilton, and are part of the brand’s luxury collection of properties.  Once the flagship properties of the Hilton brand, Conrad hotels are now second only to the Waldorf Astoria resorts. Conrad hotels offer an upscale ...

Hotel Review: Hilton Grand Vacations Suites On The Las Vegas Strip.

The Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on the Las Vegas Strip is a great hotel if you're not actually looking for a hotel that is "on the strip." Though technically, it's located on Las Vegas Blvd., it's located on the far north end of the strip and not near anything worth walking to. This hotel is ...

Review: Park Hyatt Baku


Other than its barrage of CNN advertisements, you don't hear too much about Azerbaijan. When you do, it is usually a story encouraging investment by heralding the country's favorable interest rates and stable government or perhaps a blurb on the continuing tension with Armenia. But there is ...
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Executive Suite at the Sheraton Towers Singapore - Singapore Award

After returning from the Maldives, our flight schedules required an overnight stay in Singapore.  I wanted to have something that was convenient.  There were certainly closer hotels to Changi, but I wanted a SPG night credit, plus the cash and points cost (before the 2013 devaluation) was ...

Park Water Villa at the Park Hyatt Maldives - Singapore Award

After six nights in a Park Pool Villa, we paid the up charge and moved to spend our last night in a Park Water Villa.  This was our wedding anniversary, and who knows when we'd return to a place like this, so we had to splurge on the quintessential Maldives experience: an over water villa. ...
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Dining and activities at the Park Hyatt Maldives - Singapore Award

I'm not the best person at simply relaxing.  I am usually on the move, and tend to get bored when in the same place for too long.  While I was really excited for this Maldives trip, I was a bit concerned about spending 7 days on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.  In ...

Park Pool Villa at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa - Singapore Award

The ultimate destination of our trip on Singapore Airlines was the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.  Park Hyatt is one of my favorite brands, and this seemed like a truly aspirational redemption.  I rarely stay anywhere for an extended period, so a whole week on an island with nowhere to go ...

Upgraded to Garden balcony room at Hilton Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Award

We spent our last night in Kuala Lumpur at the Hilton near Sentral train station.  Despite only holding Hilton Gold status, we were upgraded to an excellent room, with a large balcony.  

We booked one night here along with our time at the Conrad Singapore to clean out the Hilton ...
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AC Palacio Del Retiro Marriott Autograph Collection, Madrid

Luxurious, upscale, independent boutique hotels define the Autograph Collection by Marriott. They are independent hotels located around the world, which promise to offer individuals a unique, customized experience. The historical AC Palacio Del Retiro lives up to the Autograph Collection demands, ...

Hotel Review: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.


I love the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.  It's definitely one of the nicer hotels on the strip and compares to other fancy resorts such as the Bellagio and Wynn.  If you're looking to take it up a notch, you can book a room at THE Hotel.  Attached to the resort, ...

Hotel Review: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Mission Valley, San Diego.


The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Mission Valley is a hidden gem! I really enjoyed our stay here. It's located in Mission Valley and at first, I confused it with the OTHER Double Tree on Hotel Circle but they are two different hotels. I say it's a hidden gem because it really is hidden. ...
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Great Hotel - Hilton Copenhagen Airport - A review

The Hilton Copenhagen Airport hotel is truly a part of the airport, and is owned by the airport. The location of the hotel is just a few steps away from baggage claim (T3) and also right next to the Metro to the city center. If you are a Hilton Honors member this is your only option in Copenhagen ...
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Griffin Gate Marriott, Lexington KY

The Griffin Gate Marriott offers a full service hotel within a stone throw of Lexington Horse Park, Downtown Lexington, the University of Kentucky, and Keneeland Horse Track, making it a great jumping point for exploring thoroughbred & bourbon country. The large 7-story hotel offers all ...

Suite at the Westin Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Award

After a few days in Singapore, our next stop was in Kuala Lumpur.  The first two nights of our stay were at the Westin.  We chose this hotel due to its convenient location in the so-called Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, near the KLCC and the famed Petronas Towers.

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Upgraded to business room at the Conrad Centennial - Singapore Award

After a long but excellent journey from home to Singapore via Chicago, San Francisco and Seoul in Singapore Airlines First Class, we had finally arrived in the first destination of our trip, Singapore. 

I don't stay in Hilton properties very often anymore, but the Conrad Centennial ...

Mainsail Suites Tampa Review

While most of the time I stay in chain hotels to maximize points and benefits, there are times where circumstances prevent me from staying in a chain.  An extra night on a stay in Tampa provided to be one such situation.  I was returning home from a quick vacation, and they oversold all ...

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco - my home on the west coast

Do you have a hotel you are so familiar with it feels like a second home?  With my many stays in the last few years at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, it has become my west coast home.

 
My company has an office on the San Francisco peninsula relatively close to ...
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Review: Park Hyatt Jeddah


Transiting through Jeddah on my way to Afghanistan, I had about 23 hours in Saudi Arabia between Saudia flights. A transit visa had been granted by the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC and without even looking at other properties, I reserved a room at the Park Hyatt Jeddah.
This isn't the ...
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