World Traveller 73


There are fabulous airport hotels and then there are airport hotels that exist just for functionality. This particular location fit into that the latter category. A convenient airport hotel isn’t always a bad thing, but a stay at a property like this values convenience over a luxurious stay full of amenities. As our flight had us arriving late to the airport, we opted for a convenient overnight here, prior to our onward… Read More

Our trip around the world had us stopping in Poland for three nights in order to check out interesting Warsaw, Poland. We had a few choices of hotels from the Westin Warsaw that appeared to be a dull tower styled property, or the interesting Hotel Bristol which had been around since 1901. I don’t normally enjoy historic properties since they tend to be shabby chic but I am pleased to report that… Read More

For our one night stopover in Dubai, we ended up at The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. It was centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road and was convenient to access both the Dubai Mall and the Dubai International Airport. While we don’t get the opportunity to review many inexpensive properties around the world, this one met all our needs for a free reward night stay. Hotel Review: The Four… Read More

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

Tokyo, Japan has the reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. With space at a premium, its hotel inventory ranges from small capsule hotels to elaborate suites. We went straight down the middle with the Westin Tokyo on our last stay and received a larger than expected hotel room, a convenient location and a great place to locate ourselves on our three day stay. Review: The Westin… 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 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

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

There is a silver of warmth in British Columbia in the southern center of the province called the Okanagan. The center of this warmth is the city of Kelowna, which sees vacationers inundate the area during the summer months. The winter seasons see cool weather and occasional snows. While there are a variety of family motels and lower end hotels, the Delta Hotels by Marriott is the only major resort franchise in… Read More

Our time at the Westin Playa Conchal was divided between the resort area and the beach area. For our time spent at the hotel and resort area of the Westin Playa Conchal, please follow along here. For our experiences spent at the beach area, please see the Westin Playa Conchal Beach and surrounding area. Review: The Westin Reserva Playa Conchal All Inclusive, Deluxe Junior Suite, Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. “One of… Read More