Hotels

Review: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Double Guest Room

February 19th, 2018|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Introduction I booked my trip to Beijing primarily around flying first class on ANA All Nippon Airways and Air China using 210,000 Aeroplan miles for the roundtrip ticket. Since my ANA flight was leaving LAX in the morning, I decided to fly from Vancouver the night before (didn't review the short domestic business class product, [...]

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Room In 10 Photos

February 17th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor Room Introduction While a full review will follow shortly, I wanted to share my initial impressions of The Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor from our recent stay, along with 10 photos from the property. Admittedly, this wasn't a good stay, with some serious service issues, though I've recently been in touch with the Director of [...]

Best Hotel In Whistler – And The Winner Is…

February 14th, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

The Four Seasons Resort - The Best Hotel In Whistler Although a very close competition, we consider The Four Seasons Resort and Residences to be the best hotel in Whistler, edging out The Fairmont Chateau Whistler by just a few points! To come to this conclusion, we chose 5 categories to rank each property on, including: The Room Service Amenities [...]

Best Hotels In Whistler: Four Seasons Resort Whistler Premier Room

February 12th, 2018|Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Four Seasons Resort Whistler Premier Room Introduction The Four Seasons Resort Whistler Premier Room will be the second half of a 3-part series covering the best hotels in Whistler, having previously reviewing an Alpine Suite at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Similar to the Fairmont, we booked the stay through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (one of my favourite benefits [...]

Best Hotels In Whistler: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Alpine Suite

February 9th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Alpine Suite Introduction Brad and I visit Whistler a lot, and while we used to stay in vacation rentals outside of the village, both of us have come to appreciate the luxury resort offerings in Whistler, and instead now choose to stay at one of two properties. This Fairmont Chateau Whistler Alpine Suite review is part of [...]

The Best Hotels In Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

February 8th, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, News, Trip Reports|

The Best Hotels In Whistler Introduction Whistler is one of my favourite weekend destinations given the close proximity to Vancouver. With world-class skiing, endless miles of hiking trails and walking paths, and plenty of dining options in the village, Whistler truly is a destination for all seasons. I have a bit of Olympic fever right now, so over the next [...]

Prince de Galles Paris, A Luxury Collection Hotel, 10 Photos

February 2nd, 2018|Hotels, Luxury Collection, Trip Reports|

Prince de Galles Paris Introduction I get a lot of questions about Paris, as it seems to be a destination many people aspire to visit. And what's not to love? Between the culture, history, food, and architecture, it truly is an amazing city. However, like the rest of Western Europe, Paris is incredibly expensive, including accommodations. Whenever trip planning for [...]

Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place Mayfair Suite In 10 Photos

January 28th, 2018|Hotels, Ritz Carlton, Trip Reports|

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place When I originally planned my latest Aeroplan round-the-world trip I had decided to spend only one night at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place and two nights in Paris at The Prince de Galles. However, after a fantastic first night, and checking the weather in Paris (on high alert for a catastrophic flood), I decided to [...]

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Strip View Room

January 24th, 2018|Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Strip View Room Introduction I'll preface this review by admitting I didn't really want to go to Las Vegas. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, or maybe because I'm boring, but there just isn't much about that city that appeals to me. If you asked me 10 years ago, I probably would have considered Vegas [...]

Booked: Hawaii For Spring Break At The Marriott Wailea

January 23rd, 2018|Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hotels, Marriott, News|

Hawaii For Spring Break Introduction I just booked Hawaii for spring break using reward points for the flights and hotel, and thought I would write a post sharing how. I often get asked about reward travel over peak periods to popular destinations, and I usually encourage people to book well in advance to secure the best flights and hotel rooms. [...]