Hotel Review: Watermark Beach Resort (2 Bedroom Suite), Osoyoos, BC

Booking Our Room at the Watermark I decided to use my $200 annual travel credit from American Express towards a one night stay at the Osoyoos Watermark Beach Resort in a two bedroom suite for my birthday weekend. My boyfriend Johnny, and our three dogs, Trevor, Stacy and Hemi would be coming along for the ride, since the Watermark is [...]

By | 2018-12-07T18:06:46+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Hotels, Reviews, Trip Reports, Watermark Beach Resort|

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:01:24+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:05:16+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, News, Trip Reports|

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-14T13:55:45+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Autograph Collection, Hotels, Trip Reports|

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

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:11:21+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance For A Bonus Set Of Fairmont Certificates

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, [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:56:55+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Fairmont, Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News|

Could the Fairmont Pacific Rim Become the new Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver?

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:14:19+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hotels, News|

Is The Fairmont Chateau Whistler The Most Dog Friendly Hotel in Whistler, BC?

Fairmont Whistler Dog Friendly Program Introduction Having stayed at many dog-friendly hotels in Vancouver and the surrounding areas, I would have to say Whistler is one of the best destinations when it comes to being a dog owner. With the vast number of trails, outdoor patios (a lot of which are open year round), and dog friendly hotels, Whistler is [...]

By | 2018-09-14T15:37:37+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Fairmont, Hotels, Trip Reports|
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