World Traveller 73


The St Regis Mauritius has been our “go to” property while visiting Mauritius. It has a a terrific location with the property set in the shadow of the giant Le Morne mountain in a peaceful corner of the island. We’d previously stayed at the property on our last trip to Mauritius. Unfortunately, there were some teething problems on that stay which continued on this stay. Review: The St Regis Mauritius – Returning… 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. 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 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

The Island country state of Singapore hosts millions of tourists and visitors in a normal year, thanks to a combination of geopolitical positioning, a welcoming stance towards tourism and business and its constantly warm and tropical climate. Singapore has all the main hotel brands, but it hasn’t had a lot of new properties to stay at that have been very attractive. We took in the brand new Westin Singapore on our last… Read More

We opted for a stay at the conveniently located Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers for our stay in Ho Chi Minh city. While the Sheraton is an older property brand in Asia, we were really impressed with tis attention to detail and service orientation. We were made to feel like gold while we stayed here. We had a comfortable stay that would easily have us recommend this property for those looking for… Read More

We ended up mis-connecting in Seoul Incheon as a result of mechanical problems from our Air Canada flight. Instead of continuing onwards on a connection, we happened upon the Nest Hotel, a member of Design hotels as our temporary home for the night. Our stay ended up being in a hotel which was a hip urban contemporary property. It was something surprising and a stark contrast from the usual drab cookie cutter… Read More