Tag: IHG

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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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: Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank – a lovely Pointbreaks stay

This is part 16 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. A few weeks before my trip, IHG Rewards Club issued its list of “Pointbreaks” properties for spring 2017. For those who aren’t familiar, properties on the list have a limited number of rooms available for only
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Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Auckland

This is part 12 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. Auckland has no shortage of hotels, with several large international chains well-represented.  I originally was going to spend one night at the Hilton Auckland, which is perched at the end of a pier in the
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Blogging Post-Trump and Hotel Review: The Lovely Intercontinental Wellington

This is part 4 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. **This post was composed prior to the earthquakes in New Zealand this week, which I will address in my next post. Preliminary note:  I was traveling in New Zealand – specifically, on a boat/bus
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A Little Report from Berlin

My report from Berlin is going to be fairly brief. Not only was I just in Berlin two years ago, but I stayed in the exact same two hotels as I did last time: the Intercontinental and the Grand Hyatt.  Both were excellent last time, both were excellent this time.  The only difference was cash
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A Short Stay in Bilbao and the Excellent Holiday Inn Bilbao

This is part nine in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. My last stop in Spain was Bilbao, where I had about a day and a half.  So after breakfast, I checked out of my hotel in San Sebastian and headed to the new bus
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A Brief Sao Paulo Stay and the Intercontinental Sao Paulo

Due to a series of events, my short time in Sao Paulo provided even less time to experience the city than I had planned – I didn’t explore the nightlife, restaurants, or museums at all really, and only saw a few of the main sights. Part of it was how late I got to my
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2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

It’s a bit late, but here is my 2015 travel year in review post.  It was a huge travel year for me, as I hit 5 continents and did more long-haul flying than I’d ever done before. It was a lot of mileage redemptions, and low on the mileage earning front.  I re-qualified for American
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