Marriott Rewards – Analyzing the Canadian Marriott Hotel Changes

2018-07-12T10:50:53+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, Marriott, News, Reward Programs|

Marriott Rewards - Analyzing the Canadian Marriott Hotel Changes If you've been paying attention to anything in the world of travel hacking and award travel lately, you'll know that Marriott has been dominating the headlines. Since acquiring the Starwood Preferred Guest program in 2016, everyone has been eagerly awaiting answers as to what the newly merged program will look like. [...]

5 Reasons Why The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Is My Favourite Hotel In The World

2018-06-22T13:17:27+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, News, Trip Reports|

Why The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Is My Favourite Hotel In The World This week The Fairmont Vancouver Airport had a grand opening event for the recently renovated Gold Floor, and I was lucky enough to attend. Brad and I stayed one night during their soft launch (actually we were the first guests welcomed on June 1st, which was kind of [...]

Fairmont President’s Club Authentically Local Food Experience – Wildflower At The Chateau Whistler

2018-06-06T10:58:53+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Authentically Local Food Experience Introduction One of the aspects of The Fairmont President's Club that is so unique is the issuance of certificates over traditional hotel points. Every year, members would receive a set of certificates based on their status level, including free-night, suite upgrade, and dining certificates. Furthermore, Platinum members were allowed to choose two additional benefits, ranging [...]

Wow! The New Fairmont Vancouver Airport Gold Floor In 10 Pictures

2018-06-02T10:03:37+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, News, Trip Reports|

New Fairmont Vancouver Airport Gold Floor In 10 Photos While a full review will be following shortly, I wanted to share my initial thoughts and some photos from our stay in the brand new Fairmont Vancouver Airport Gold Floor King Room. To be honest, I was excited, and a bit nervous. The old Fairmont Gold Floor was close to perfect [...]

Review: The Hi-Lo Portland, An Autograph Collection Hotel

2018-05-31T16:38:24+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Autograph Collection, Hotels, Trip Reports|

The Hi-Lo Portland Introduction Given that I was booking two paid rates in Seattle through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and The Four Seasons Hotel, I knew I wanted to find a points redemption in Portland. Since it was New Year's Eve, rates were moderately high, and the choices between SPG and Marriott properties [...]

Review: Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle Executive Suite

2018-05-28T15:37:20+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle Executive Suite Introduction I booked this hotel as our first stop on our road trip to Portland, which included a stop in Seattle in both directions. Seattle, like Vancouver, is a highly seasonal market, and rates were quite reasonable just before New Year's Eve. Opened in 1924, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is rich with history, and easily [...]

Preview: Pacific Northwest Luxury Hotel Road Trip

2018-05-28T10:37:12+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Autograph Collection, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Pacific Northwest Luxury Hotel Road Trip Introduction Over the course of this week I'll be publishing a series of hotel reviews from a small road trip Brad and I took to celebrate the New Year! While we had originally planned to go somewhere more exotic for the Christmas break, we thought it would be cool to pack the car with [...]

Dont Forget: Second Set Of Fairmont Certificates Available For Elite Members Before July 1st, 2018

2018-05-24T08:23:23+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Fairmont, Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News|

Last Chance For A Second Set Of Fairmont Certificates For Elite Members Just a quick reminder, Fairmont elite members (Platinum and Premier) have until July 1, 2018 to get two qualifying stays to be eligible for a second set of Fairmont certificates, which will be issued on July 2, when Le Club AccorHotels replaces the Fairmont President's Club. For me, [...]

Speculation: Could The Fairmont Pacific Rim Become The New Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver?

2018-05-23T15:11:11+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, News|

Could The Fairmont Pacific Rim Become The New Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver? Full disclosure: I have no inside information - I'm simply speculating, but wanted to share my thoughts about what I believe could be a possible option for the new Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Brad and I just finished up a stay this last weekend in a beautiful Stanley [...]