I’ve been fortunate to have stayed in many beautiful hotel suites. There was this suite in Quito, Ecuador, and this one in San Diego, California, and this one in Capetown, South Africa. How about the presidential suite in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? Yes, I’ve been most fortunate in countless ways! This past weekend, I visited the … Read More
The Radisson Blu Madrid, Prado was the perfect choice for our 2-night stay in Madrid. Won’t Run and I fell in love with Madrid and want to return. We would choose this hotel again in a heartbeat! I booked the hotel using a free night certificate for the first night and paying for the second night. … Read More
CONTRARY TO THAT REPORTED BY OTHER BLOGGERS, I WAS TOLD THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO REBOOK ANY PRE-EXISTING RESERVATIONS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE PROMOTION
Every once in a while you just come across a hotel that gets it right. It’s clearly a combination of factors, but when it all comes together, it’s amazing. The Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street in the Covent Garden section of London is exactly that – amazing. So, what was it? The location is perfect. The … Read More
I love booking Hyatt hotels using the points and cash rate – particularly for category 1- 4 hotels! Points and cash stays are dynamite . . . when I can find availability. As a Hyatt Diamond Gold Passport, I am always working on trying to re-qualify for the next year – points and cash stays … Read More
Won’t Run and I spent a night at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel last week on a $47 rate, thanks to Extreme Hotel Deals! (review to be published soon). In the hotel lobby, we stopped by the Hilton Grand Vacations desk (the name for Hilton’s timeshare division) because I had received an email from … Read More
When I attended a Travel Blogger conference ( TBEX) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. It was about a ten minute walk from the hotel across a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway (more if the bridge was up) to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center where the conference was held. I … Read More
In December 2014, the announcement was made that the Kimpton boutique hotel chain was being acquired by IHG. We were assured that the boutique-ness of Kimpton would not change, and frankly we have heard little on this front for some time. Well we did hear that seven of the Kimpton Hotels in San Francisco were leaving … Read More
If you make hotel or flight or car rental reservations months in advance, save email confirmations and also, go back and look at the reservations online from time-to-time.
I received news today that Kimpton will not offer status matches from other hotel loyalty programs to Kimpton Inner Circle in 2016.