Hotels

Review: Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver Junior Suite

March 28th, 2017|Hotels, Reviews, Rosewood|

Introduction: For those who may not know, my partner Brad is currently finishing his Bachelor's of Education degree in Vancouver and has been buried in books for the past 6 months. Spring break was rapidly approaching, and I knew I wanted to spend some time reviewing some new properties, and getting reacquainted with the person I share my life with. [...]

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta Premier Suite

March 15th, 2017|Four Seasons, Hotels, Reviews|

Introduction: Jakarta was the turnaround point on my crazy 11 day trip around the world and I had planned to stay two full days before starting my journey home. While Jakarta wasn't on my list of places to visit, I couldn't pass on the opportunity to redeem 30,000 Alaska miles for a first class flight from Tokyo on Japan Airlines, [...]

Review: The JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

February 20th, 2017|Hotels, JW Marriott, Reviews|

Introduction: New Delhi wasn't originally on my list of places to visit, but after Japan Airlines became bookable with Alaska Air Mileage plan, I decided to jump on the opportunity to fly from New Delhi to Tokyo in business class and Tokyo to Jakarta in First class for 30,000 miles on Japan Airlines, which eventually transformed into an 11-day journey [...]

Review: Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel

February 16th, 2017|Hotels, Marriott, Reviews|

Introduction: Hong Kong was the second stop on my crazy 11 day trip around the world, and I was scheduled to be in town for just over 24 hours. Originally I had planned to stay at The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, with sweeping views of the harbour, but Hong Kong weather during during the winter can be foggy, so I thought [...]

Review: Sheraton Gateway LAX Los Angeles Airport Hotel

February 9th, 2017|Hotels, Reviews, Sheraton|

Introduction: When I originally booked this trip it was just a quick weekend in Hong Kong over Chinese New Year, courtesy of some first class award availability being released in advance by Cathay Pacific, although things evolved drastically over the course of a couple months. My flight was scheduled to depart at 8:25 am, so I decided to spend the night in [...]

Review: The Four Seasons Vancouver Hotel

February 7th, 2017|Four Seasons, Hotels, Reviews|

Introduction: We decided to book a stay at The Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver the night before I started my journey around the world for a couple of reasons. First, I'm making an effort to review all of the American Express Fine Hotel and Resort properties in Vancouver this year, and second, because I had never stayed at a Four [...]

The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver: No Photographs Please

January 24th, 2017|General Knowledge, Hotels|

As I set to embark on my 11 day trip around the world, I thought I would share an interesting story from a recent communication with the Director of Public Relations at The Four Seasons Vancouver. I booked the property for a one night stay using American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts. The Four Seasons doesn't participate in any loyalty programs, however, [...]

Review: Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver Signature Harbour Mountain View Room

January 13th, 2017|Fairmont, Hotels, Reviews|

Introduction The Fairmont Pacific Rim is my favourite hotel in Vancouver, and certainly in my top 5 worldwide. The building is stunning, with lively common areas, and rooms that feature all the comfort and technology one comes to expect in a luxury hotel. What really stands out, however, is the service. Fairmont never fails at making you feel special, and in [...]

Review: The Plaza New York City Edwardian Suite, A Fairmont Hotel

September 29th, 2016|Fairmont, Hotels, Reviews|

Introduction There has always been something magical about The Plaza Hotel. With charming, old-world style, and an ideal location on 58th and 5th, The Plaza offers a lot of convenience and style. However, with prices nearing $1000 USD per night, staying there has been nothing more than a lofty dream, until recently. The Plaza New York Flexible Rate [...]