World Traveller 73


Our travels to Hawaii hadn’t yet taken us to groovy and soul filled Kauai which is the quietest of the Hawaiian Islands. As an island that has a reputation for wet weather and being off the beaten path, it takes less of the shine than Oahu or Maui which have much larger resorts and hotels. Our visit would have us based in Poi’pu at the sunny south end of the Island of… Read More

After arriving into town on the United Airlines Island Hopper marathon day, I needed a one night stay at a hotel before my returning flight back to Honolulu. Since I had left my wife behind in Hawaii, I didn’t get the opportunity to check out Guam in the short time that I was there. I ended up at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort for a brief thirteen hour stay. I would end… Read More

The Sheraton Waikiki is among the most legendary mega hotel properties in the Waikiki Beach area of Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States. The Sheraton Waikiki offers a renovated hotel experience that is well located in the heart of Waikiki and also offers a compact resort footprint with an assortment of loungers. How would our experience at the Sheraton Waikiki fare for a Waikiki Beach holiday? Review: Sheraton Waikiki – High King… Read More

It’s always a treat to stay at almost brand new hotel property. The AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast, Northern Ireland met all these requirements. The AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast is Marriott’s newest addition to Belfast and is attracting a mix of leisure and business travellers alike in its location in the Donegal Quay just steps from Central Belfast. How would our stay at the AC Hotel end up ? Review: AC… Read More

Our travels through Ireland took us from Dublin across to the Galway area in Western Ireland. Marriott doesn’t have a huge presence in Ireland and Northern Ireland. When I located the Sheraton Athlone which was at a halfway point on our travels to Galway, and always chasing Marriott Bonvoy status nights, it made sense to check in here for an evening during our driving journey across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Review: Sheraton… Read More

The time we had in Dublin, Ireland had us starting and ending our trip in Dublin. In addition to being a great city, it has some terrific street scenes and a generally great vibe to the place. We would base ourselves at the Aloft Dublin City hotel, which was located a short ten minute walk away from the Temple Bar district of Dublin. Would we find the distance of the hotel from… Read More

Our travels had us requiring a brief night at the London Heathrow International Airport after a five day stay in London. We had an early departure the next morning so we were looking for something convenient with easy access to and from the rental car facility at Heathrow International Airport. We ended up at the Moxy London Heathrow Airport for a quick stay in a modern environment. How did the Moxy London… Read More

With dozens of hotel options in London, United Kingdom, I chose carefully for our family stay that included myself and my teenage son. We ended up at the Residence Inn by Kensington on a Marriott Bonvoy Reward Redemption. We would end up staying in a comfortable Premium One Bedroom Suite with enough space for everyone’s needs. Read on to see what the advantages of the Residence Inn were compared to a regular… Read More

For my stay in Lisbon Portugal, I was looking for a property that was going to be easy on a family stay, that was reasonably located to the airport and the attractions in town, and that offered value in terms of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty benefits. The Sheraton Lisboa Hotel and Spa offered all that. Despite being a business traveller hotel, it was a perfect fit for our four day stay in Lisbon,… Read More

When you’re only in town for a quick stay, there is nothing more important than “location” when it comes to your choice of hotels. The Le Meridien Piccadilly was well located just steps from Piccadilly Circus in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom. Our brief stay at the property would allow us to get the most out of our two day London stopover. Review: Le Meridien Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom “An exceptionally centrally located… Read More

Our brief stop over in Madrid was at the convenient AC Carlton Hotel by Marriott in Madrid, Spain. We have stayed at this property before during a trip to Spain. It served us well on our last trip so we saw no reason to adjust from past experience. We’d enjoy a suite upgrade on our stay, making a no nonsense experience into a more comfortable stay. Review: AC Carlton Hotel by Marriott,… Read More

There isn’t anything more convenient than an “in airport” hotel. Canada’s largest airport at Toronto Pearson International Airport offers the first Sheraton in Canada: the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport. The Sheraton property offered everything you could except from a Sheraton Hotel, along with excellent convenience to Toronto Pearson International Airport. Review: Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada. The Sheraton Gateway Hotel advertises itself… Read More