Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe, Dresden Hotel Review

Introduction Dresden old town is chock-full of hotels. Within 5 minutes walking distance you'll find the Swissotel, the Hilton, the Steigenberger, the Kempinski and a number of non-chain hotels. The Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe is a new hotel directly opposite the Frauenkirche and it's very affordable during it's sale on Expedia. So I needed to […] Read on →

IHG revises terms of the Best Rate Guarantee

IHG has had the most generous BRG of all major hotel chains. While a little cumbersome in the process it has allowed for countless free night when checking this Flyertalk thread. Now IHG has changed certain sections of the T&C: 10. Additional Free Night Restrictions. Claims for hotels within fifty (50) miles of your home […] Read on →

Park Hyatt Paris Hotel Review

Book the Park Hyatt Paris Hotel here. Introduction The Park Hyatt Paris has become quite famous for miles and points enthusiasts. It is 'on paper' one of the best deals Hyatt Gold Passport offers. It's located in the Vendôme neighborhood which is easily Paris' glitziest. Location (Sightseeing, Airport, Business) There is no shortage of Gucci […] Read on →

Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel Review

Book the Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel here. Introduction (Rate, Brand) I stayed at the Radisson Blu Amsterdam Hotel for 4 nights. For the busy weekend nights I stayed, I used 2x 50,000 Club Carlson points. For the other two nights, I found a deal for EUR 99 on OTA websites. Regular rates on and […] Read on →

United and Marriott to introduce RewardsPlus

United and Marriott have teamed up to recognize each others loyalty program members and status holders. As United Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premier 1K and Global Services you will get Marriott Gold Status through a status match. Marriott Gold status isn't bad bad given the many exclusions in Marriott's Terms and Conditions it's a big […] Read on →

Iberia to launch first Social Flight

I received this email from Iberia detailing a new promotion called Iberia Social Flight. The email says you can buy your round-trip ticket from Madrid to New York at the price you choose. The dates for this trip is from September 20 – 25, 2013. The sale starts Thursday July 18 from 20:00 to 23:59 […] Read on →

Hotel Review Intercontinental Istanbul

Book the Review Intercontinental Istanbul here. The hotel is just steps away from the Taksim square – the scene of the biggest protests in recent Turkish history. It's a high rise that started out as a Sheraton but has been reflagged a couple of years ago. Starwood does not have much of breadth in Istanbul […] Read on →

Hotel Review Park Hyatt Istanbul

Book the Park Hyatt Istanbul here. The hotel is located in the Harbiye or Macka neighborhood with a number of upscale shops and restaurants. The area is expensive by any European or US standards. The Park Hyatt is a rather small, low-key though classy building in the neighborhood. It's very easy to miss the entrance […] Read on →

Hotel Review Swissotel Dresden

Book the Swissotel Dresden here. The Swissotel Am Schloss Dresden just opened about a year ago and is a brand new development as part of a newly restored city blocked in Dresden's old town. It's directly adjacent to Dresden treasury and steps away from the Frauenkirche. Check-In Check-In was done in under 60 seconds with […] Read on →