Tag Archives: Priority Club / IHG

Trip Report: Westward Ho: The Autobahn, Melk, Berchtesgaden, the Intercontinental Berchtesgaden Review, Nazis, and Salzburg

We had decided that we didn’t want to spend our entire time in Austria in Vienna, so we rented a car for our last two days and head west from Vienna.  I had read gushing reviews of the Intercontinental Berchtesgaden (in Germany) on another blog (which did not mention that… Read more »

Alaska Adventure Trip Report Part 3: Seward, Whalewatching, and the Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor Review

Alaska Adventure Trip Report Part 3: Seward, Whalewatching, and the Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor Apologies for the delayed continuation . . . but there’s a really good reason.  Big news ahead!  Hopefully banging out a long line of backed up blog posts in the next few days. The only… Read more »

YWW Does East Asia: Exploring Penang and the Holiday Inn Resort Penang Review

Penang is an island off the coast of the Western Malay peninsula, connected to the mainland by bridge.  It was very important to the British when they controlled Malaysia and Singapore, and was known as Prince of Wales Island.  The British influence remains in a number of areas — most… Read more »

YWW Does East Asia: Trip Report Part 3: The Intercontinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City Review

  Our first two nights in Ho Chi Minh City were spent at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon.  Intercontinental had been running a great deal in Southeast Asia for the Winter, with 35% off rates, including internet and breakfast.  I generally have had wonderful experiences at Intercontinentals, and as a Platinum… Read more »

Aruba Mileage Run Part III: 20 hours on One Happy Island and the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba Review

*Note:  This post is largely lacking pictures because I left my camera on one of my returning flights. D’oh.  If and when the camera is recovered, I will update. As a kid, I didn’t really stay in fancy hotels.  In fact, I didn’t really start caring about the level of… Read more »

Trip Report: 24 Hours in Paris and the Intercontinental Le Grand Paris Review

When I initially booked my stay in Paris, I was going to stay at one of the Radissons, using a free night certificate.  I was able to get a free night at the Intercontinental Le Grand, though, one of two Intercontinental hotels in Paris, on a successful best rate guarantee… Read more »

Trip Report: My Amazing Stay at the Intercontinental David Tel Aviv

After a fun night out on the town, including a dinner featuring more types of sausage than I’d anticipated being  served at my maiden meal in Israel, I checked out of the Crowne Plaza and grabbed a taxi to the Intercontinental David, for what was my one paid stay in… Read more »

Trip Report: Tel Aviv Hotel Overview and the Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv

  My hotel plan for Tel Aviv was a little chaotic, and was a case of “mattress hopping.”  Due to the combination of high rates, points availability, and shifting plans of my travel companions, I planned to spend my five nights in Tel Aviv in three different hotels, broken out… Read more »

Trip Report: Rome: A Tale of Two Cities (or Hotels): Radisson Blu Es and Intercontinental de la Ville

(Sorry for the pause in posting, as I have been out and about enjoying Israel rather than blogging.  You guys will get caught up; don’t worry.) Hotels in Europe in summer are expensive.  That’s no secret.  And despite my numerous tricks, there was no way to get any of the… Read more »