World Traveller 73


The Westin Paris – Vendôme was the clear winner in a choice of hotels in Paris, France where we could attempt to maximize our Marriott Bonvoy upgrade certificates. With a convenient location in the hip and upscale Vendôme neighbourhood of Paris, it met all the requirements for a deluxe hotel stay. How would we end up after experiencing the property for three days? Read on to see how we tested the Westin… Read More

The city of Tel Aviv, Israel has some world class beaches amongst it’s sights. With a three day stay in this wonderful city, we needed a conveniently located hotel located close to may of our sights. We decided on the Sheraton Tel Aviv. Our stay at this property was just what was needed for our multi day stay, and became a convenient base of operations for our time in the city. Review:… Read More

The St Regis Amman offers a brand new luxury hotel experience in Amman, Jordan. With a selection of Marriott Bonvoy hotels on offer in Amman, we would end up staying at the St Regis Amman for a two day stay when our travels took us through the area. How would the St Regis Amman fare for a new property in the region? Review: The St Regis Amman, Jordan “An Luxurious New St… Read More

The southern resort town of Aqaba, Jordan is home to the Kingdom of Jordan’s water shoreline access. In addition to the country’s port, the city of Aqaba contains a large number of resort developments designed for Arabian tourists. We’d visit the Al Manara Hotel – A Luxury Collection Resort in the new Saraya Aqaba development for our stay in the region. How did Jordan’s only Luxury Collection hotel perform during our stay?… Read More

A visit to the ruins of Petra often requires several days in order to take it all in. The neighbouring town of Wadi Musa offers many hotels, including the Petra Marriott Hotel located a short distance from town. We would end up using this hotel as our base of operations for our visit to Petra. Read on to see how the hotel fit into our visit to Petra. Review: Petra Marriott Hotel,… Read More

The Marriott Bonvoy hotel loyalty program offers a lifetime benefit program. While I had been chasing this status in the background for several years, the Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Program had shown incorrect lifetime years in my account almost since the inception of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Despite writing in for resolution, the matter did not resolve completely until I checked my account this week. Fortunately, I am happy to report I’ve received… Read More

With a visit to the Dead Sea, we needed a resort to stay at for our first night in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa happened to be that hotel. We ended up discovering a wonderful Marriott Resort. It was a resort we’d actually reluctantly come to leave at the end of our stay. Read on to see how our stay went at this wonderful Dead… Read More

Marriott typically offers a spring and fall promotion that aligns with the business travel season. While we saw a fall promotion promotion that barely moved the needle, this spring promotion is a bit more generous, depending on your needs. Marriott Bonvoy Launches Spring 2023 Promotion “Earn Twice Each Night”: Register Now Marriott Bonvoy has announced their spring promotion for the year 2023. We typically see hotels announce a fall promotion across many… Read More

With a quick twenty five hours in Paris, France, we needed an overnight hotel room near Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. We ended up at the nearby Residence Inn by Marriott – Paris Charles de Gaulle Central Airport, France for a quick overnight stay. With Residence Inn’s expansion throughout Europe, how would our stay with this brand fare? Review: Residence Inn by Marriott – Paris Charles de Gaulle Central Airport,… Read More

At times, a great discounted travel opportunity comes up that becomes the genesis of a new trip. While I was searching around for something to do in this pandemic disrupted travel environment, I came across a great international business class fare from Western North America to Europe. Without much hesitation, we booked ourselves into a trip to France, Jordan and Israel. Read on to see how we put it all together. Trip… Read More

After two pandemic years, I returned to Ottawa for a recent business trip and stayed at The Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. The Sheraton Ottawa Hotel has been a fixture of downtown Ottawa for many years, and I have stayed many times as a result of it being a comfortable place to be while on the road. However, one of the hotel’s best features was suspended during my visit. Read on to see which… Read More

We found ourselves at Marriott’s Grand Château Las Vegas as a consequence of avoiding Las Vegas Strip hotels with Friday and Saturday night pricing on a long weekend. Instead of the other Marriott properties around Las Vegas, We would end up at Marriott’s Grand Château Las Vegas close by to the Las Vegas Strip. We would end up finding a property that was full of inclusions and absent of any resort fees…. Read More