World Traveller 73


Review: Le Meridien N’Fis, Marrakech, Morocco Booking: I picked this place as it was one of the bargains in the Starwood Preferred Guest portfolio. We stayed for 2,000 Starpoints (now the equivalent of 6,000 Marriott Rewards points) for the night with a free Platinum breakfast included. The hotel was also on the west side of Marrakech and the medina so it was situated close to the Marrakech airport. I can’t really complain… Read More

Review: The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain We rolled outside the airport with our baggage and hopped a 30€ flat rate taxi to the city center. Madrid has now fixed the rate from the airport to the city as a flat rate. Despite this, there were lots of advertisements for Uber inside the airport. It sounds silly but after watching years of SPG TV and seeing the promotion for the Westin Palace Madrid… Read More

Review: Aloft Munich, Germany There are MrsWT73 hotels and then there are WT73 hotels. Since MrsWT73 was leaving the next day on her company provided ticket, I opted for the ALoft Munich over the Le Meridien next door at about a 50 € a night savings. I had attempted to apply Suite Night Upgrades but they failed to clear. I wasn’t expecting too much since they don’t have many suites available at… Read More

Review: Sheraton Hanover Pelikan, Hannover, Germany After getting back from Bremen, we had a short one night stay at the Sheraton Hanover Pelikan; MrsWT73’s usual spot while staying in town when she’s not on a mandated group work event at a designated hotel. The Location: The Pelikan occupies an almost suburban location about 4 stops away from the Hautbahnhof on the U train. It’s suburban enough that the U train is running… Read More

Review: Le Meridien Munich, Germany We stepped off the S8 and arrived the Munich Hautbahnhoff, which was all decorated for Christmas. We walked out the south door. The Le Meriden Munich is right across the street from the Hautbahnoff and next door to the Aloft. The Meridien’s location, although not in the nicest neighbourhood of Munich, is exceptionally convenient to access Munich’s transit systems. It’s also within reasonable walking distance of Marienplatz…. Read More