Tag: Priority Club / IHG

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 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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One City, Three Hotels: Reviews of the Imperial Palace, Four Points by Sheraton Seoul – Namsan, Holiday Inn Express Seoul Euljiro

I spent a total of four nights in Seoul, which ended up being split between three hotels.   The first hotel I booked was the Imperial Palace in Gangnam, for a great rate on Skyauction.com. Unfortunately, when my plans changed and I wanted to add a third night, there were no rates via Skyauction available. Since
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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Sydney

For my second two nights in Sydney, I stayed at the Intercontinental Sydney. The hotel is the older of two Intercontinentals in the city, but more centrally located. It was a short walk from the Radisson, a bit closer to Circular Quay, the Opera House and the train, but a little farther from the restaurants
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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Berlin

For my first three nights in Berlin, I stayed at the Intercontinental Berlin, near Tiergarten in the Western part of the city. I really enjoyed my stay, and highly recommend it. Getting to the hotel from Tegel was very easy. I took the X9 bus from right outside to the terminal to its terminus, Zoo
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Anatomy of an Award: Labor Day in Berlin on Short Notice in Premium Cabins

A few weeks ago, I decided I really needed to get away for a long Labor Day.  Preferably to a city where I could explore nightlife if I wanted, but also could lose myself walking or sitting at a cafe.  Oh, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, I didn’t want to
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And we’re off… to the Seychelles and France!

I’ve been a bad boy and haven’t uploaded my thrilling summary of what to do in Little Rock.  Hopefully in the next few days, as tomorrow morning, we’re off on our Three-Last-Hurrahs mileage burning adventure to the Seychelles and France. We’ll start off tomorrow bright and early with a flight from Dulles to Addis Ababa,
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Hotel Review: $125 Floral Arrangements and the Holiday Inn Presidential Little Rock

As I always say,  hotel experiences are all about expectations. What is acceptable at a Fairfield Inn for $79 may be completely unacceptable at a J.W. Marriott going for $250. So when I booked a room at the Holiday Inn Presidential in Little Rock for only 15,000 IHG points (which can be purchased for $105),
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Hotel Review: The Panama City Hotel Scene and the Intercontinental Miramar Panama

I had written a really thorough review of my stay at the Intercontinental Miramar. I lost it. So here is a less thorough one reconstructed by memory. There is no shortage of hotel options in Panama City. All of the major international chains have at least one hotel downtown, and there are many others in
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