Category: Hotels

Lisbon Layover/Sintra and Holiday Inn Lisbon

This is the fifth in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg (and Lisbon). You can check out an overview here. Since my flight from Lisbon to New York wasn’t until 5PM, I figured I could really maximize my overnight layover in Lisbon. It turns out I was a bit ambitious,
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Hotel Review: Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg – Nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed in

This is the fourth post in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. One of the major reasons I picked Hamburg for my Labor Day adventure was the Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten. I had gotten the Chase Fairmont Visa card last winter after rumors that the
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Hotel Reviews: Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster and Park Hyatt Hamburg

This is the third in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. I stayed in three different hotels in my four nights in Hamburg, for some strategic reasons.  In this post, I’ll cover the first two, the Crowne Plaza Hamburg- City Alster and the
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Malta Resort, St. Julian’s

This is part 17 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. There are two Radisson Blu hotels on Malta – the Golden Sands and St. Julian’s.  The Golden Sands has a nicer beach and is more
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Malta Part 1: Paceville and the Intercontinental Malta Hotel

This is part 15 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. My initial plan for my first afternoon in Malta was to check-in to the Intercontinental Malta l and head over to wander the streets of
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Hotel Reviews: Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam and Doubletree Amsterdam Centraal Station

This is part 13 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. My plans for accommodations in Amsterdam went through several iterations, including Airbnb, one night at the new Hyatt Regency, one night at the new Kimpton
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Hamburg Trip Preview

Yet another interruption in my Norway/Netherlands/Malta trip report series… Just six weeks after I returned, I’ll be heading back across the Atlantic for a bit of a wacky trip that includes mile earning and burning, and hopefully some relaxation if events beyond my control don’t get away. It also feels like the past month has
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Hotel Reviews: Holiday Inn Express Rotterdam and Hilton Rotterdam

This is part 10 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. I only spent two nights in Rotterdam but split the stay between two hotels in order to take advantage of a great IHG Accelerate promotion
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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Oslo

This is part 6 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Oslo doesn’t have a ton of hotels from the major international chains, though some of the larger Scandinavian chains are well-represented (Scandic, Nordic Choice, etc.).
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Stelllaaaaaaa – Or getting stuck in Sao Paulo and the Sao Paulo Airport Marriott

This is part 19 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. It may seem like this trip report series is taking forever, but (a) it was a long trip and (b) other things have been going on which I will blog about shortly.  This should have been
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