Category Archives: Hotels

Reviews: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mexico Zona Rosa and Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel

This is the second of a short series about my December 2017 trip to Mexico City. You can read the first post here. As mentioned in my first post about my Mexico City trip, this trip was built around the need to spend a night at an IHG property. There… Read more »

The Streisand Effect and the Marriott Lyon Cité Internationale

In February 2014, I spent a week in France, with stops in Lyon, Montpelier, and Paris. I haven’t thought much about the trip in a while, but I had stayed at the Hilton in Lyon at Cite Internationale.  It was fine, and I made a review post that was nothing… Read more »

Lisbon Layover/Sintra and Holiday Inn Lisbon

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Hamburg Trip Preview

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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… Read more »