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

2018-09-14T13:58:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Expert Opinions, Fairmont, Hotels|

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 [...]

Flight Review: EVA Air (A330) Business Class – Taipei to Jakarta

2018-09-14T12:04:54+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Airlines, EVA Air, Trip Reports|

EVA Air A330 Business Class Introduction My EVA business class flight from Vancouver arrived just before 6am, which meant I had just over 2.5 hours to wait until boarding for my onward flight to Jakarta (featuring the new EVA Air A330 business class product). I've transited Taipei before, and really dislike the lounge. I don't think the food is very [...]

Flight Review: Eva Air (777-300ER) Business Class – Vancouver to Taipei

2018-09-14T12:06:31+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Airlines, EVA Air, Trip Reports|

EVA Air Business Class Vancouver To Taipei Introduction I've flown EVA Air business class on the Boeing 777 in the past from Taipei to Vancouver and Singapore to Taipei, and so has Brad from Los Angeles, and we both agree that it's one of the world's best overall business class products. While the seat is similar to what you might [...]

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge (International Terminal) – Vancouver Airport

2018-09-14T13:20:00+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Airport Lounges, Canada, Trip Reports|

Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver Airport Introduction I'll get it out of the way - contract lounges kind of suck. Sure, they're better than waiting at the gate (most of the time), but compared to flagship airline lounges, such as the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt or the Japan Airlines First Class Lounge in Tokyo, these contract spaces feel more [...]

Restaurant Review: The Wildflower Restaurant – Fairmont Chateau Whistler, BC

2018-09-14T14:01:24+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 [...]

Sneak Peak: Impressive Gold Floor Renovations at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport

2018-09-14T14:05:16+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 [...]

Hotel Review: Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection – Portland, Oregon

2018-09-14T13:55:45+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 [...]

Hotel Review: Fairmont Olympic Hotel (Executive Suite), Seattle, WA

2018-09-14T14:11:21+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 [...]