World Traveller 73


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

A recent trip to Las Vegas, USA took us to The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas; a mega luxurious casino resort located in a world class location in the middle of the south Las Vegas Strip. Our two night stay at this wonderful property had us enjoying the two resort pools, in addition to an excellent One Bedroom Suite with a Fountain View. How would our experience at The Cosmopolitan fare ? Review: The… Read More

A management offsite took me to Telfs, Austria and to the InterAlpen Tyrol hotel. I would get the opportunity to spend two days in quiet and picturesque luxury in this alpine resort located high in the mountains of Austria. Review: The InterAlpen – Hotel Tyrol, Telfs, Austria “An Old World Alpine Lodge that Allows for Peace and Tranquility with World Class Views” The InterAlpen – Hotel is a luxury premium 5-star superior… Read More

On a recent weekend stayover after a week work of business meetings, I ended up at the Le Meridien Vienna hotel for a personal stopover in Vienna, Austria. I was really impressed with the Le Meridien Vienna. It offered the right combination of value, friendly service, a comfortable and spacious room by European standards and easy walkability around town. Review: Le Méridien Vienna – Wien Hotel, Austria. “The Le Meridien Vienna met… Read More

A recent business trip to Hartford Connecticut, United States on my usual business circuit had me needing a short two night stay at a business hotel in the area. I ended up at the Sheraton Hartford South Rocky Hill property, which was located just off the highway in a suburban location near the Rocky Hill business park of Connecticut, United States. Review: Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill Connecticut, United States of… Read More

The JW Marriott Miami remains to be one of the better reward redemptions in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. As an urban and upscale property, Marriott Bonvoy credit card holders have access to this property through an annual certificate with the Marruitt Bonvoy Credit Card. We would stay at this property on a free night redemption getting excellent value on a $600 USD a night room. Read on to see how our… Read More

Our visit the the Carribean Island of Dutch Curaçao had us staying on the island for seven nights. We needed a place to stay that was a combination of resort, but was also of value on loyalty points. We found this in the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort located just outside of Willemstad, Curaçao in the Carribiean. We would discover a wonderful resort that delivered a lot of value for Marriott Bonvoy elites…. Read More

We had a nine hour layover at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and stayed at the nearby Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriott for our layover. We used the complimentary shuttle bus to travel to the newly renovated property. Airport hotels vary tremendously in quality and experience. How would our airport stay measure up in terms of a convenient Dallas Fort Worth airport hotel experience? Review: Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriott, Dallas… Read More

On my regular work circuit, I had the opportunity to stay at the Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City. The hotel was recommended by business colleagues as the place to stay while in Oklahoma City. My two night business stay would end up being a pleasant one. How did the Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma measure up? Review: The Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection, Oklahoma, United States of America “The Ambassador Hotel surprised with a… Read More

In one of my most unusual hotel stays, I stayed at the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario Canada. This hotel is situated inside the Rogers Arena Baseball Stadium in the surrounding area around the upper part of the stadium. Aside from the novelty of staying a home run away from a baseball diamond, what would staying in a stadium be like for a three night stay? Read on to… Read More

There are a whole host of Marriott properties in the greater Toronto area. This particular trip would take us to the northern business area of Toronto in the Vaughn / Markham region. During this trip, I would get the opportunity to check out the new Toronto Marriott Markham hotel in the up and coming area of Downtown Markham. How would Marriott’s newest Toronto offering measure up for this business traveller? Review: Toronto… Read More