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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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Hotel Tricks of the Trade: Getting an Early Check In – When A Downgrade is Actually an Upgrade!

When is a hotel downgrade actually a huge upgrade? Other bloggers have discussed actively downgrading their rooms when they are seeking a different room layout, or when they are unhappy with an upgrade that is a downgrade in their eyes.  In fact, travelers often file complaints when it comes to being downgraded from the room category they…

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Trip Report & Hotel Review – Marriott AC French Riviera / Côte d’Azur – Hotel Review Juan les Pins

This was my first stay at an AC Hotel, a Spanish chain that Marriott entered into a managing/franchising joint venture with back in 2011. Juan les Pins is located about 20 minutes from Cannes and 35 minutes from Nice. The town is much smaller than both of those cities, the restaurants more reasonable, (no reservations…

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Trip Report – JW Marriott Phuket, Thailand

This is part eight of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes our stay at the JW Marriott Phuket. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay Pacific Business Class HKG…

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Trip Report – An Amazing Thailand Hotel in Railay Beach – Sand Sea Resort

This is part seven of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes what I think might be my favorite hotel in Thailand – the Sand Sea Resort located in beautiful Railay Beach. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay…

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Trip Report & Hotel Review – W Bangkok – WOW!

This is part five of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes my stay at the W Bangkok which opened in December 2012.  British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong…

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Trip Report – Hilton Tokyo – Shinjuku

The Hilton Tokyo has a great location in Shinjuku, a fantastic lounge, and amazing service. This is part four of a six part trip report from my travels to Japan: Admirals Club Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Terminal D American Airlines First Class Dallas (DFW) – Tokyo (NRT) on a 777-200 Hyatt Regency Tokyo Hilton Tokyo JAL SAKURA…

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