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Hotel Review: Conrad New York Deluxe Suite – Cashing in on the BOGO Promo!

Conrad New York Atrium

A month or so ago, Visa Signature Luxury Hotel ran a promotion, where you could get the 2nd night free at selected Conrad, Curio, and Waldorf Astoria hotels. That in itself was amazing, but a concurrent promotion made it even better. Visa was throwing in a $75 Visa gift card on top of the “BOGO,” which…

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Review: Park Hyatt Istanbul Park Deluxe Twin Room – My Private Steam Room!

Park Hyatt Istanbul - Pool

With United’s routing rules, I was able to include a 23-hour layover in Istanbul. For my one-night stay in Istanbul, I booked the Park Hyatt Istanbul through American Express’ Fine Hotel & Resorts program. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: 1. Trip to Southeast Asia – Introduction 2. Hyatt at the…

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Trip Report & Review – Grand Hyatt Bangkok Grand King Room

After my friend left Bangkok for the States, I stayed an extra day before my next flight. I checked out of the Conrad Bangkok, and moved to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: 1. Trip to Southeast Asia – Introduction 2. Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Presidential Suite Bedroom

Conrad Bangkok Executive Twin Corner Room - Beds

I had booked an Executive Twin room at the Conrad Bangkok, but found out it wasn’t actually available upon check-in. The agent that checked us in offered a King Room with a rollaway for the first night, and moved us to a “room with two beds” afterwards. Turns out, it was a bit nicer than just…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge - Afternoon Tea

Many hotel lounges offer a breakfast spread and an afternoon Happy Hour spread. Depending on how substantial the food is, sometimes happy hour can even become a dinner substitute. Not only do the Conrad Bangkok have an impressive spread for both, they actually went above ad beyond to offer an Afternoon Tea service. That’s why the Conrad…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok (King Room)

Conrad Bangkok Executive Corner King Room - Bed

Bangkok is a wonderful city for luxury hotels—options are endless, and prices are usually reasonable. My friend and I were staying four nights in Bangkok, and we decided to check out the Conrad Bangkok. For reasons I will describe below, we changed rooms after one night. As usual, I will review them separately. This trip report/review…

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Trip Report & Review – InterContinental Hong Kong Patio Room

The InterContinental Hong Kong has a special place in my heart. I remember first staying here in 2003, when I was living in Hong Kong. SARS was severely affecting the tourism business in Hong Kong, and the InterContinental ran a deal for locals, where you’d get your room rate back as a food and beverage credit.…

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