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Hotel Review: JW Marriott, Macau

Of all the hotels and resorts I have had the pleasure of staying at, many make it to the top of my favorites list for various reasons: Service – JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai; Location – Renaissance, La Defense, Paris; Ambience – ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru; Design – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; View from room – Cosmopolitan,…

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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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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: 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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2013 – A (Personal) Travel Year in Review

2013 was an interesting year. Both for me personally from a travel perspective and also for the travel industry. Several firsts and several changes – some for the good and some for the bad. Here are a few I care about. Personal Travel recap: Personally, 2013 was a very interesting year. I made it to…

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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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Chase Ultimate Rewards vs. American Express Membership Rewards

The two most flexible reward programs that are not locked-in to an Airline or a Hotel Chain are Ultimate Rewards from Chase and Membership Rewards from American Express. Both are excellent programs with great redemption opportunities and multiple ways to earn them. This post with compare and contrast some of the key points of these…

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Lifetime Miles

I logged into United.com this morning and saw my lifetimes miles total – 500,024. I am half-way to become a Million Miler! For United MileagePlus, One Million Miles is a significant milestone (no pun intended). It gives you and a significant other Gold Status for life! No matter how many miles you fly in a…

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