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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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Trip Report & Review – Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia (King Room)

As I mentioned in the introduction, I spent some time living in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. And as a Hyatt junkie, I’ve always wanted to check out the only Hyatt property within the city, Hyatt at the Bellevue. Built in 1904 as a hotel, it was perhaps the height of luxury, located right…

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First Look: Brand New Hyatt Regency LAX, Impressed!

During a layover at LAX last week, I was invited to take a tour of the almost complete room renovations at The Concourse Hotel. The property will become the Hyatt Regency LAX once all renovations are completed. The big question is when that will be…I was told not to quote anyone, but it does not…

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Trip Report – Hilton San Francisco Union Square as a Diamond

With over 1,900 rooms available for booking, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square is not only the largest hotel in San Francisco, but one of the largest in the world.  It requires 60,000 HHonors points for a night, and rates can vary wildly depending on what is happening in San Francisco at the time.  I have seen…

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Best Hotels in the World, Rated by Country & Hotel Chain

The U.S. News & World Report released its fifth annual top hotel rankings yesterday, featuring 2,558 luxury hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  In the United States, New York City led the pack of cities with the highest concentration of ranked hotels in the country.  However, it did not snag the coveted #1…

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Trip Report – Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park – Another Awesome Sheraton

The “updated” Sheraton brand keeps upping their game with each one of my last four stays and this one was no exception. Clean, modern, comfortable rooms with amazing service, I really think I’ve liked all of my last Sheraton stays more so than my most recent Westin stays (disclosure they have all been new or…

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Trip Report – Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port – Upscale Accommodation in a Vibrant City!

Maine is a stunningly beautiful place year round, and especially in the summer when the weather is impeccable. On a recent trip to the Northeast, we stopped through Portland, Maine and used some Hyatt points for a night in the Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port. We were definitely not disappointed! Portland is a vibrant city with…

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