Tag Archives: Marriott

Hotel Reviews: Triada Palm Springs and the Hilton Palm Springs

In March, I spent two nights in Palm Springs after visiting some friends in Los Angeles. I ended up staying in two different hotels, the Triada, a Marriott Autograph Collection property, and the Hilton Palm Springs. The hotels were radically different, and I much more preferred the former. I’ll review… Read more »

The Holiday Inn Chiang Mai (and Bonvoyed by the Le Meridien Chiang Mai)

This is the tenth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight on Cathay Dragon from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai, here…. Read more »

Bogota Hotel Reviews: The Artisan D.C. and the Hilton Bogota

This is the eleventh in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. I stayed at two different hotels over my three nights in Bogota, the Artisan D.C. (a Marriott Autograph Collection property) and the Hilton Bogota.  Both stays were very positive,… 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 »

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… Read more »

Hotel Review: The Disappointing Protea Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton

This is part 15 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. I had initially planned to use my Protea Prokard one free night voucher to stay at the Protea Fire and Ice Melrose Arch and then use a Prokard Bogo voucher at… Read more »

Protea Hotels of Cape Town:  Protea Cape Castle, Protea Victoria Junction, and African Pride 15 on Orange

This is part 9 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. As explained in my intro post for this trip, my five nights in Cape Town were all spent at Protea-family properties – the South African chain that became a Marriott brand… Read more »

South Africa & Namibia Preview #2: Planning My Stay, Hotels, the Protea Prokard Explorer, and IHG PointBreaks

This is post #2 in a series about my February-March 2017 Trip to South Africa and Namibia. With flights booked into Cape Town and out of Johannesburg, I had to figure out how I would spend my 12ish days in Africa.  From talking to folks, it seemed I really could… Read more »

2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

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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… Read more »

Exploring Budapest, Day 2: Sunday in the City and the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center

On Sunday morning, I had breakfast at the Executive Lounge of the Hilton and climbed back into bed for a little bit, as I had had a late but not particularly adventuresome night out. The weather was quite gray, so I wasn’t inspired to hit the streets right away. Around… Read more »