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Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre Review – it’s not hot in your room – it’s just you sir!

Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre Review – it’s not hot in your room – it’s just you sir!

The Holiday Inn Prague Congress Centre is located about 3 miles away from the Prague Old Town Center. I consider this an advantage since it gets you out of the crowds and just 500 feet behind the building is Vyšehrad – likely my favorite place in Prague. Check-in was friendly but pretty lackadaisical. We requested […]

Posted on August 20, 2019 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

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Jet Airways Economy Review New Delhi (DEL) to Kathmandu (KTM) (and return) B737, ITC Lounge Review DEL, Executive Lounge Review KTM

Jet Airways Economy Review New Delhi (DEL) to Kathmandu (KTM) (and return) B737, ITC Lounge Review DEL, Executive Lounge Review KTM

The day before my outbound travel to Kathmandu, Jet Airways had just announced the possible shutdown of the airline if employees did not start taking concessions. However, operations seemingly weren’t affected (as far as I could tell). Jet Airways operates from New Delhi’s Terminal 3, which is a new world of Indian aviation and looks more […]

Posted on September 2, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Priority Pass Lounges

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra Review

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra Review

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra is located to the east of the city, about 2 miles from the city’s main attraction – the Taj Mahal. There are a number of developments nearby, including the Four Points by Sheraton. Check-in was friendly and fairly quick. I had booked through an OTA. Hilton is a chain […]

Posted on August 28, 2018 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Thai AirAsia Review Bangkok (DMK) to Saigon (SGN) and The Coral Executive Lounge, DMK, Review

Thai AirAsia Review Bangkok (DMK) to Saigon (SGN) and The Coral Executive Lounge, DMK, Review

AirAsia has been busy building its second biggest base after Kuala Lumpur with its Thai affiliate at Don Mueang, the old Bangkok Airport. From a small number of flights – originally just domestic Thai flights and connecting to the other AirAsia bases – business has been growing quickly. The number of destinations from Bangkok now competes […]

Posted on December 14, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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Crowne Plaza Bandung Review

Crowne Plaza Bandung Review

I selected the Crowne Plaza Bandung for this review for its good location, low rate and reputation for being far above brand standard. The Crowne Plaza is located close to the Bandung downtown area – just two blocks from the Masjid Raya Bandung (the Grand Mosque), the bustling heart of the city on a weekend […]

Posted on August 28, 2017 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

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Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye Review

Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye Review

I have been to Istanbul, including the Taksim area, a number of times. For my latest trip, I selected the Crowne Plaza Istanbul – Harbiye. The hotel is located about a 15-minute walk from Taksim Square in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Harbiye. Harbiye is a bit of the new ‘Moda’ here, which has become seriously […]

Posted on March 18, 2017 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

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Hilton Hanoi Opera Review

Hilton Hanoi Opera Review

The Hilton Hanoi Opera is located in the most posh neighborhood of Hanoi – right behind the Opera House. The building is really old though and the entrance of the hotel is hidden in a back alley for some reason. Rates are usually around $250 for weeknights and half that for weekend nights. Check-in was […]

Posted on November 16, 2016 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Hilton Cartagena Review

Hilton Cartagena Review

This was my second stay at the Hilton Cartagena – the last time I was here was in July 2014 (my review of the Hilton Cartagena from 2014). The hotel is clearly past its prime – it’s an old building but maintenance keeps adding ab layer of paint. It still sits pretty at the end […]

Posted on June 22, 2016 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Hilton Bogota Review

Hilton Bogota Review

For my time in Bogota I wanted to try out the Hilton Bogota. Last time I was in town in sampled the coffee shop (which produces surprisingly good espresso) and the hotel is in a good area with lots of food options. Before arrival I had emailed back and forth with the concierge about where […]

Posted on June 16, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews

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Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Kigali (and Rwanda) takes building ‘islands of excellence’ seriously. Infrastructure is a top priority and the Kigali airport, while small, could serve passengers anywhere in the world. In fact many US airports are far worse at serving passengers than this snazzy little airport. The service also includes a lounge – the Pearl Lounge is Kigali […]

Posted on October 27, 2015 by in Lounge Reviews

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Hilton Izmir Review

Hilton Izmir Review

You can book the Hilton Izmir here. Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city and has a pretty position along the Aegean Sea. The Hilton Izmir is in an admirable location right downtown in Konak, Izmir’s best neighborhood right by the sea. We’d had an early flight from Istanbul and the airport bus dropped us off […]

Posted on July 22, 2015 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Park Plaza Tel Aviv Hotel Review

Park Plaza Tel Aviv Hotel Review

Book the Park Plaza Tel Aviv here. Israel is expensive and Tel Aviv especially so. The hotels along the beach consistently quote between $200 and $300 during regular weekdays. For my stays just before and after New Year's Eve in Israel, the Park Plaza, which is located directly at the beach, displayed rates of $250 […]

Posted on January 8, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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Hilton Hotel Cartagena, Colombia Review

Hilton Hotel Cartagena, Colombia Review

Book Hilton Hotel Cartagena, Colombia here. For my stay in Cartagena I was initially considering a non-chain hotel (the city does not have a lot of chain hotels) but discovered that the Hilton Hotel & Resort Cartagena was just 16,000 Hilton HHonors points and $65 a night. Given that regular redemptions are 40,000 points and […]

Posted on August 7, 2014 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel

Review: Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel

Book the Grand Hyatt Berlin Hotel here. See all 28 pictures at our Facebook page In a sentence: Modern art and incredible breakfast Introduction Since I planned on trying as many as possible hotels in Berlin I also opted for a stay at the Grand Hyatt Berlin besides my trip to the Intercontinental. While normal […]

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in World of Hyatt

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Review: Intercontinental Berlin

Review: Intercontinental Berlin

Introduction Book the Intercontinental Berlin here. For my stay in Berlin last week I chose the Intercontinental for location, price and curiosity. Location (Sightseeing, Airport, Business) The Intercontinental Berlin is located just off Kurfuerstendamm which is the former West Berlin main strip. It's just about 5 minutes drive from Postdamer Platz. It's a good location […]

Posted on August 14, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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Review: Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev (Kyiv) Hotel Review

Review: Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev (Kyiv) Hotel Review

Book the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kiev here. Introduction For my trip to Kiev I had to decide between 3 different major chain hotels that all came with good reviews – the Hyatt, the Fairmont and the Intercontinental. Since I had one free night left from the Chase Visa credit card and also the upgrade certificate […]

Posted on August 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Intercontinental Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine Hotel Review

Intercontinental Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine Hotel Review

Introduction For my trip to Kiev I had to decide between 3 different major chain hotels that all came with good reviews – the Hyatt, the Fairmont and the Intercontinental. The Intercontinental had especially glowing reviews – so I made this my first choice. Location (Sightseeing, Airport, Business) The hotel is situated right next to […]

Posted on August 7, 2013 by in IHG Rewards Club

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