Hotels

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 [...]

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai, Pearl View Junior Suite Review

November 13th, 2017|Four Seasons, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Introduction I knew in advance I would be staying three nights at the Fairmont Peace Hotel on The Bund, and thought it would be nice to stay on the Pudong side to get better access to all that Shanghai had to offer. I originally considered booking the Ritz Carlton or Mandarin Oriental, but decided on the [...]

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Mandarin Studio Room Review

October 26th, 2017|Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Trip Reports|

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Review Introduction Welcome to Zen City. The Mandarin Oriental is a true oasis in the midst of the Las Vegas strip. When you’ve had your fill of fighting crowds, dealing with lineups at every stop,and giving your donation to the casinos you’ll be delighted to return to the Mandarin Oasis, a 5-star resort. 5-Star Awards [...]

Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, Deluxe Partial Harbour View Room Review

October 19th, 2017|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Introduction It had been a relatively crazy couple of months of travel for both Brad and I, with my trip to Hong Kong for easter and Brad spending 3-weeks in China as part of his Education training. His return aligned with our 1-year anniversary of being married, and I knew I wanted to spend it somewhere great, but wanted to stay [...]

JW Marriott Chongqing, Executive King Room Review

September 20th, 2017|Hotels, JW Marriott, Trip Reports|

Introduction: After a great stay at The Marriott Hotel Chongqing the week before, and another week of restless sleeps on my university dorm bed, I had Tyler book me a room for two nights at the JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing! The JW is a category 2 hotel, requiring 10,000 Marriott Reward points per night (or 3,334 SPG points per night), [...]

Marriott Hotel Chongqing, Review Of The Executive River View King Room

September 7th, 2017|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Introduction: As part of my Bachelor of Education, I was invited to spend 3-weeks studying at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. Initially Tyler wanted to book me at one of the Marriott hotels in the city for the entire stay, but the school was located about 45-minutes from the city centre, which was really impractical. I opted instead to stay [...]

Marriott Hotel Nanshan, Shenzhen, China, Review Of The Executive Studio King Room

August 28th, 2017|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Introduction: I knew I wouldn't be staying two nights in Hong Kong when I booked my last minute trip over the Easter long weekend for a few reasons: Hong Kong hotel prices are expensive (like, really expensive) Points redemptions aren't very aspirational I felt there was more bang for my buck (or points) just across the border in Mainland China [...]