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Hotel Review: AC by Marriott, Barcelona Sants

Last night I stayed at my first AC (Autograph Collection) hotel. AC is a Marriott brand which I have seen primarily in Europe, although they may exist elsewhere too. Most AC hotels I have seen on Marriotts website before appear to be smaller hotels, and quite frankly look like local hotels that Marriott has included…

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How do you say ‘Starwood’ in Chinese?

There are rumors that three Chinese companies are fighting to buy Starwood Hotels. Bloomberg reports that Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Co., HNA Group Co. and China Investment Corp. have presented separate proposals to the Chinese government for its approval to make a bid for the hotel chain. Starwood’s stock jumped up almost 10% on…

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Hotel Review: ITC Gardenia Bangalore – Refreshingly good!

Every time I head over to Asia, especially India or Southeast Asia, I am always pleasantly surprised by the awesomeness of the hotels there. And of their relatively low prices for the product they provided. After spending most of my traveling nights in hotels in North America and Europe, it is pleasant to see a…

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The agony of Jan 1st – Here we go again!

2014 was a great year for earning miles and points. I travelled more than I had ever travelled before, hence earning more Airline Miles and Hotel Points than ever before. I also made good redemptions taking my family on a Business Class trip to Asia and not paying a single dollar for any personal hotel…

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Hotel Review: DoubleTree Westminster, London, UK

A couple of weeks ago I stayed at the DoubleTree Hotel, Westminster, in London. The hotel is beautiful. It is located very close to the UK parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and I am assuming 10 Downing Street. It’s also literally across the river from Jubilee Gardens, best known for the London Eye. The hotel has good…

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Hotel Review: JW Marriott, Bangkok

JW Marriott hotels are Marriott’s flagship hotels. Their highest luxury offering. I had the opportunity recently to stay at the JW Marriott in Bangkok, Thailand. This was my first ever stay at a JW and was I impressed. I have been told by others that the Bangkok property is in fact one of Marriott’s best.…

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Review: Heathrow Hilton – Terminal 4: convenience and luxury

I have very rarely stayed at hotels on airport properties. I prefer to stay near where my final destination is. The last time I stayed at a hotel near an airport was in Mumbai, but even that was a few kilometers away. On a trip to London a few weeks ago, I was taking an…

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Hotel Review: Renaissance Paris La Defense Hotel, Paris France

I had the pleasure a couple of weeks ago to stay at the beautiful Renaissance Paris La Defense. Located just outside Paris, it is in the middle of the business district and more importantly, right by the Grande Arche, a modern architectural marvel in Paris! The hotel itself is a modern building, situated in-between all…

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