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 [...]

Review: Marriott Wailea Beach Resort Maui Ocean View Room

2018-04-12T02:39:50+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Marriott Wailea Beach Resort Maui Introduction Let me preface this review by saying that I really wanted to love The Marriott Wailea Beach Resort Maui. Since Fairmont announced the end of the Fairmont President's Club, I've been a bit of a free agent for loyalty, with Marriott being the natural choice given the Gold status I receive with my American [...]

Program Sweet Spot: Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Packages

2018-04-20T11:46:40+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Marriott, News, Reward Programs|

Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Packages Before Marriott acquired Starwood hotels, I didn't have much interest in the Marriott Rewards program mainly due to the lack of earning opportunities in Canada. However, since the merger, Starwood has allowed points transfers between the two programs, with SPG points transferring to Marriott at a generous 1:3 ratio. This opened my eyes to [...]

Review: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel Double Guest Room

2018-02-19T13:03:47+00:00 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, [...]

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

2017-10-11T11:18:53+00:00 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

2017-10-11T11:16:22+00:00 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 [...]

Review: Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel

2017-10-11T11:05:42+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Hotels, Marriott, Trip Reports|

Introduction: Hong Kong was the second stop on my crazy 11 day trip around the world, and I was scheduled to be in town for just over 24 hours. Originally I had planned to stay at The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, with sweeping views of the harbour, but Hong Kong weather during during the winter can be foggy, so I thought [...]