The Top 5 Favourite Luxury Hotels In Vancouver

2018-05-20T07:21:28+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, JW Marriott, News, Rosewood, Trip Reports|

Top 5 Favourite Luxury Hotels In Vancouver Introduction Vancouver is my favourite city in the world! A true world class destination with unparalleled beauty, great food, and activities to enjoy for all types of travellers - it's no wonder it's constantly rated as one of the most liveable places on earth. I also happen to live in Vancouver. Well, kind [...]

Not Surprising: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Is Closing Permanently In 2020

2018-05-16T08:30:51+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Four Seasons, Hotels, News|

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Is Closing Well, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to anyone. As per a recent press release, The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is Closing as of January 31, 2020. Here are the full details from corporate office: Four Seasons is concluding its management of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, effective January 31, 2020. Four [...]

Review: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor Lounge

2018-05-14T14:29:42+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor Lounge Introduction As mentioned previously, I decided to publish this stay in a series of posts, rather than just one large one. I'm doing this for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I felt there was just too much to talk about for one review, including the new Pampered Pooch pet program, resort dining [...]

Review: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor King Room

2018-05-13T10:02:03+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor King Room Introduction For this hotel stay I'm doing the review a little bit different, as I explained in an introductory post with all of the highlights. Rather than having one (really) long review covering all aspects, I'm breaking them into four smaller reviews, including this post of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor King [...]

Preview: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor Experience In 10 Pictures

2018-05-07T14:53:32+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Gold Floor Experience Introduction Brad and I were looking to get away for a weekend to celebrate our anniversary a bit early and decided on Whistler, mainly because the weather looked great, but also because we had a boatload of certificates to use since we both qualified as Platinum in the Fairmont President's Club. While up until [...]

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel Executive Lounge Review

2018-04-26T11:26:25+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Hotels, JW Marriott, Reviews, Trip Reports|

JW Marriott Vancouver Executive Lounge for Marriott Rewards Members While staying at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Hotel, we decided to check out the executive lounge. You can read my review of our standard room water view here! Marriott Rewards - Huge Changes Ahead Marriott recently announced some huge changes coming to the program as of August 1st which will [...]

JW Marriott Parq Hotel Review, Water View Guest Room, Vancouver, BC

2018-04-26T12:19:32+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Hotels, JW Marriott, Trip Reports|

Booking The JW Marriott/Free Night Promotion From The Parq Casino I decided to tag along with my grandma who received a complimentary room valid for either the JW Marriott or The Douglas Hotel which are both connected to the Parq Casino in Vancouver, BC. The promotion is put on by the Parq Casino and is based on playing habits. I'm [...]

Review: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Hotel

2018-04-24T14:18:24+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Hotels, JW Marriott, Trip Reports|

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Introduction When planning this trip to Singapore, I was originally considering staying both nights at The Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on Orchard Road, though unfortunately that property didn't have availability on my second night. Luckily the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Hotel did have space, which would provide a great opportunity to compare the two [...]

Strategy For Starwood Points Since The Marriott Announcement

2018-04-20T12:27:02+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News, Reward Programs|

Strategy For Starwood Points Since The Marriott Announcement We've had a lot of news this week about upcoming changes to the Marriott Rewards program, with both Marriott and Starwood becoming one program as of August 1, 2018. We also saw a change to the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card in Canada, where the welcome bonus (and referral program) where greatly [...]

Review: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Executive King Room

2018-04-18T12:22:41+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Introduction Singapore is one of my favourite places in the world, but it's super expensive. It's not uncommon to see luxury hotels price out at $500+/night, so redeeming points for free-night stays can represent really decent value, and free up a lot of money for other activites, such as eating at the legendary hawker markets [...]