Hotels

Four Points Sheraton Seattle Airport Hotel In 10 Pictures

January 9th, 2018|Four Points by Sheraton, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Four Points Sheraton Seattle Airport Hotel Introduction We were kicking off our trip to Arizona and Las Vegas with a quick one-night stay at The Four Points Sheraton Seattle Airport Hotel. We had booked our Alaska Airlines flight out of SeaTac in the morning, and rather than brave the unpredictable traffic, we decided to redeem some SPG points and have [...]

Service Recovery When Hotels Fail To Meet Expectations

January 3rd, 2018|Hotels, News, Trip Reports|

Service Recovery For When Things Go Sideways Brad and I recently completed a 3-night trip to Portland and Seattle to celebrate New Year's Eve and enjoy some much deserved time off together. While I get to travel a lot, Brad actually doesn't get to take too many trips with me, so when he does, I take extra care to make [...]

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach In 10 Pictures

December 30th, 2017|Hotels, JW Marriott, Trip Reports|

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Introduction My flight from Frankfurt on Lufthansa in first class arrived in Singapore in the early afternoon, and I decided to take a taxi to the hotel. While I sometimes prefer to arrange a car service after a long flight, Singapore is incredibly easy to get around by taxi, since they are strictly regulated, efficient [...]

The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Is Being Sued By Landlord

December 21st, 2017|Four Seasons, Hotels, News|

Well, this is interesting. It was brought to my attention by one of our readers that The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is being sued by Cadillac Fairview, the hotel's current landlord. As per the court documents filed on October 20th, 2017, Cadillac Fairview is claiming (in part) that The Four Seasons has breached the terms of their lease agreement by [...]

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel In 10 Pictures

December 19th, 2017|Hotels, Sheraton, Trip Reports|

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel Introduction When booking this trip, I didn't put much effort into scoring the best hotels, as I was more focused in trying some really great flights and airport lounges. My flight from San Francisco was scheduled to arrive just before 10am (it ended up being a bit delayed), and with a next day flight on Lufthansa [...]

More Bad News: American Express Cancels Fairmont Benefit Effective January 1, 2018

December 15th, 2017|American Express, Fairmont, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News, Reward Programs|

American Express Cancels Fairmont Benefit Well I guess this comes as no surprise given the recent announcement that Le Club AccorHotels will be replacing the Fairmont President's Club as of July 2, 2018, but American Express has now sent official notice that the accelerated status benefit offered by The American Express Platinum Card and The American Express Business Platinum Card [...]

Bad News: Fairmont President’s Club Is Ending Next Year

December 13th, 2017|Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News, Reward Programs|

Le Club AccorHotels Program Replacing The Fairmont President's Club In 2018 Fairmont President's Club has long been one of my favourite hotel loyalty programs for Canadians, and unfortunately it's just been announced that Le Club AccorHotels will replace the Fairmont program as of July 2, 2018. I've had Platinum status with Fairmont for a number of years and have really [...]

5 Stunning Dog Friendly Luxury Hotels In Vancouver

November 20th, 2017|Hotels, News, Reviews|

Does your hotel of choice just tolerate pets, or does it welcome them with open arms, locally sourced dog treats, and plush dog beds? These dog friendly luxury hotels do, and your dog can smell the difference a mile away. There are a number of dog friendly luxury hotels in Vancouver so you don’t have to sacrifice to bring your [...]

Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, One-Bedroom Suite Review

November 16th, 2017|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai Introduction Fairmont is one of my favourite hotel chains in the world for their historical properties, world-class service and consistent loyalty recognition. When planning my trip to Shanghai, I had originally planned to stay at only Fine Hotel and Resort properties, though my plans changed when Fairmont emailed me a complimentary 3rd night free certificate as [...]