Hotel Reviews Posts

A photo review of Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort


 
As I have said previously, I have a lot of blog material from my trip to Thailand in late 2010.  This review is of the Le Meridien Phuket, which is near the (in)famous Patong area.   We moved to this property after a few days at the JW Marriott to get a feel for ...
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The Aloft Minneapolis, a review



As mentioned in my review of Starwood's W Minneapolis - The Foshay, I have been working in Minneapolis quite a bit of late.  I have explored a few properties in the area.  This is my review of the Aloft Minneapolis. This follows Jamie's excellent recent review of the Aloft in ...
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Relaxation at the JW Marriott Phuket- a review

In late 2010, my wife and I had a great vacation to Thailand.  I'll likely draw a fair amount of material for the blog from this trip.  This was a Star Alliance First award, and we had some great hotel stays and experiences along the way. 
Here, I will review the first ...

A roaring review of Starwood's W Minneapolis - The Foshay

Minnesota Nice at the W-Minneapolis
I recently was in Minneapolis for a few days, and I decided to explore several of the newer Starwood properties that I haven’t stayed in before.  I was going to be in town for 4 nights, so I wanted to try a few places.  This was both to see ...
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Review: Park Hyatt Milan


Stepping out of the bustling Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and onto a small side street nestled away in the thriving heart of Milan, I spied the Park Hyatt sign. A bellman stood outside the door and welcomed me as I entered the hotel.

 

Through the revolving door, I ...
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Review: Hyatt at the Bellevue (formerly Park Hyatt Philadelphia)



I love historic hotels and the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia certainly has a storied history.
 
From its beginning, the Bellevue-Stratford was the center of Philadelphia's cultural, social and business activities. It soon functioned as a sort of clubhouse for ...

Review: Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

Business brought me down to Washington, DC and rather than staying at the Willard InterContinental, my usual hotel of choice in the District, I opted to try out the Park Hyatt.
My first meeting was at noon so I arrived from Philadelphia at 9:45a and attempted to check-in early. A smiling ...
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Hotel Review: Doubletree Hotel Denver - North

These past two weeks, I've been staying at the Doubletree Hotel Denver - North in Westminster, Co for work.  The primary reason for this is that it was close to the work site, and the only other close options were a Hampton Inn, and other properties which are not a part of a program that I am ...

DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces New Global Brand Identity

Put this in the what are they thinking file. Hilton put out a press release about the new identity of their DoubleTree brand. This new marketing will start in 2011, and they say that the“…logo to symbolize the refreshed strength and renewed style that represents the brand ...
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Review: Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires


Have you ever stayed at a hotel where you know the moment you step foot in the door you are going to have a great stay? This was the case at the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires, a luxury hotel that has perfected customer service and provided me unparalleled comfort during my three-day stay in ...
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Review: Hyatt Regency Montreal

Below is a brief review of my recent stay at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. Its brevity can be explained: about the only thing I did at the hotel was sleep.

I arrived in Montreal on an early morning United Airlines flight and after being roughed up at immigration and taking a 45-minute ...
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Review: Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego


I have stayed at the Manchester over a dozen times the last decade (dating back to its single tower days) and have experienced a recurring pattern: I will love ceratin aspects of the stay while other aspects leave me wondering why I always choose to return. My stay ...
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Review of the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Nadi, Fiji

I spent my spring break in Fiji this year with my uncle and stayed four nights at the Westin on Denarau Island, near Nadi. For a review of my flights to Fiji (and back) on Continental click here.
Compared to prices in Tahiti, Fiji is dirt cheap. I booked a standard, garden-view room at the ...