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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

With the year in 2020 coming to an anticipated close, as it some times happens, I was short a few night credits for renewing next year’s Marriott Bonvoy status. Even though Marriott was offering roll over elite status for the year 2021, I was only a few nights short of qualifying for Titanium status again. Not knowing how Marriott was going to calculate status for 2022 as a result of the worldwide… Read More

On our way back from the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, we had a two day stopover in Qatar. You never know when your travels will bring you back so it’s important to take advantage of these opportunities if you can. We ended up at the Marriott Doha Hotel located near the old Doha International Airport for a convenient two day stay. While not the newest property, it make up for… Read More

We set off our arrival in the Maldives by a short stay at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa. While this was a convenient resort to the airport, it wasn’t necessarily the experience that you’d expect when travelling all the way to the Maldives. Despite this, it was a great transfer hotel and we’d easily stay here again if the rates were competitive. This post is one chapter in our… Read More

With two nights in Abu Dhabi, we were looking for some well placed accommodation that also offered resort like features. We ended up at the dated Sheraton Abu Dhabi, which is situated just off the corniche. The hotel was satisfactory for a leisure stay, but wasn’t all too inspiring as compared to the many other hotels in Abu Dhabi that were likely more interesting. This post is one chapter in our trip… Read More

After a lot of research on where to stay in Dubai, we decided on 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. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on… Read More

As the end of the year in 2020 came around, I was short a few night credits for renewing next year’s Marriot Bonvoy status. Even though Marriott was offering roll over elite status for the year 2021, I was only a few nights short of qualifying for Titanium status again. Not knowing how Marriott was going to calculate status for 2022, I figured it would be worthwhile earning status the actual way… Read More