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For our second visit to Dubai, we decided to return to the Dubai Marina area. It was situated in a nice neighbourhood with access to nearby Jumeriah Beach. It also had reasonable access around Dubai thanks to being close to the Dubai Metro less than 10 minutes walk from the property. Hotel Review: The Grosvenor House, Apartment Suites, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Updated Booking and… Read More

For our three day stay in the Maasai Mara, we selected the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. We did this as they were easily accessible by air, were able to be partnered with our pre-safari lodging at the Fairmont Norfolk, and thanks to the Fairmont brand, we knew we were going to have a quality stay experience. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai… Read More

We had a one night stop over in Nairobi, Kenya on our way to the Maasai Mara for a safari. With limited hotel choices in town, we opted for a quality stay with the luxurious Fairmont Norfolk. This hotel was quite impressive for a classic hotel, and exuded everything you’d expect from old world colonial luxury. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai… Read More

We had a five day stay in Mauritius at the enjoyable St Regis. While there are many choices of resorts to stay at in Mauritius, we were happy to be down in quiet Le Morne under the large views of this scenic part of the island. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through… Read More

We had a five day stay in Mauritius at the enjoyable St Regis. While there are many choices of resorts to stay at in Mauritius, we were happy to be down in quiet Le Morne under the large views of this scenic part of the island. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through… Read More

We had a two day stay in Central Johannesburg for a little sight seeing and city experience. With Starwood Preferred Guest not having any properties in the city at the time of our stay, we opted for our next favourite hotel chain: Hyatt and it’s property in upscale Rosebank, Johannesburg. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This… Read More

No visit to Cape Town is complete without an experience visiting South Africa’s premium wine country. The wine areas are split between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Basing ourselves at Le Quarter Français was a great way of starting the trip. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred… Read More

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. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan… Read More

As a result of our flight cancellation, we were provided a place to rest for the night courtesy of United Airlines. We were comfortably put up in the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare airport; a four star hotel aiming to be the luxury choice when staying close to the airport. With vouchers in hand, we found our own way from the airport to the hotel. This post is one chapter on our trip to… Read More

We don’t often make a point of staying at Four Points by Sheraton hotels in our personal lives. I get a pretty steady frequency of them on my work travel circuit around various towns throughout Canada. I needed 2 last nights for renewing the next year’s Marriott Bonvoy status. When I looked at the cheapest Marriott Hotel property in the Vancouver area, this property or the Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport… Read More