World Traveller 73


We had a five day stay in Cape Town and centred ourselves in the modern Westin Cape Town hotel. We had a terrific stay at this property, and really enjoyed our suite, the Executive Lounge, along with the central location of the property. Review: Westin Cape Town – Guest room 1 King, Cape Town, South Africa “Still one of my favourite modern chain hotels in Cape Town, it continues with it’s world… Read More

Our short stay in Doha had us coming in to check out the brand new Westin Doha Hotel and Spa in Doha, Qatar. As a brand new property, the Westin Doha Hotel offered sleek and contemporary furnishings in a nicely equipped room that was a steal on award points. I’d easily stay here again if I was passing through the city for a short or longer stay. Review: The Westin Doha Hotel… Read More

The Fairmont Hotel Brand doesn’t always get a lot of love from frequent travellers thanks to its less than engaging award program. It used to have a stand alone award program called Fairmont President’s Club, until it was absorbed by Accor which has a stronger European foot print. Despite its stand alone independent nature, we ended up with a three day stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani in beautiful Wailea, Maui in… Read More

The Moana Surfrider by Westin Resort and Spa Waikiki Beach is one of the original classic hotels of Waikiki, Hawaii, United States. Originally constructed in 1901, it has been in continuous operation for over a hundred years. A stay here is a step back in time to an elegant era. How would our stay meet up with today’s expectations? Review: The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii,… Read More

Our trip to Bali was aimed to teach my son about a little culture, without giving him ultimate culture shock as an eleven year old. With this in mind, we ended up in comfortable but familiar Nusa Dua resort area of Bali, Indonesia. Our stay at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali was everything we would have expected from a stay at in Nusa Dua; a hotel with comfortable rooms, a safe… Read More

The Fairfield Inn represents one of the more inexpensive brands in the Marriott portfolio of brands. While it will never be one of the most inspirational brands out there, I ended up staying at this property again after it has been recently fully refreshed. The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Kelowna was one of the first Fairfield Inn’s in the province of British Columbia. If you enjoyed this post, please follow… Read More

The brand new Hyatt Place Kelowna continues to mark Hyatt’s expansion in Canada. The Hyatt Place Kelowna recently opened adding a Hyatt presence to the summer vacation town of Kelowna, situated in the Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada. The Hyatt Place made for a great addition to the Kelowna hotel scene, offering a space to stay in contemporary new surroundings. If you enjoyed this post, please follow us here or on… Read More

For our overnight stay in New Delhi, we had a very short one day stay prior to our travels home. Instead of going for a higher end property, we ended up at the ITC Maurya for a quick stay in New Delhi. While it was not as exotic as The Leela Palace, it was more than reasonable at a far lower price point. Hotel Review: The ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel,… Read More

In Jaipur, Rajhastan, The Rambagh Palace is the most elegant hotel in town. Featuring a castle palace like setting, the hotel features regal appointments in royal settings. The Rambagh Palace featured a comfortable place to base operations while staying in Jaipur and our stay there was an exceptionally memorable travel hotel experience. Hotel Review: The Rambagh Palace by Taj Hotels, Rajasthan, Jaipur, India ” The Rambagh Palace used to be the maharajah’s… Read More

For our stay in New Delhi, we were looking for a hotel that could provide an end to end experience, including safe and secure tours around New Delhi along with an option to visit the Taj Mahal. After substantial research and several recommendations, we ended up at The Leela Palace New Delhi. The Leela Palace New Delhi was an outstanding pick and our needs were certainly met and fulfilled through our three… Read More

There isn’t quite anywhere in the world that is like the Maldives. The Maldives is a country with almost one thousand atolls, with a select few of them containing some exceptional and outstanding resorts. A typical resort experience on the Maldives involves a private island experience with only a few guests; complete peace and serenity for miles around often surrounded by the most unimaginable beauty of nature and island living. Our return… Read More