Conrad Rangali Pool
The Maldives are on of my Top 5 Romantic Getaways – and when you see the stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and experience the luxurious hotels, it’s easy to understand why so many couples plan to spend their honeymoon there!
The Conrad Maldives where this photo was taken, is one of my all-time favorite hotels for points stays and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It offers great privacy, beautiful beaches, an innovative underwater restaurant and impeccable service!
US News & World Travel Report reviews the best hotel rewards programs every year and when all the points were tallied, Marriott Rewards won, pushing last years surprise winner Wyndham Rewards off the pedestal! They are followed by the other budget program, Choice Privileges, revamped World of Hyatt and Best Western Rewards! … Continue reading
The Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide is a mid-scale hotel in a central location and offers basic rooms. The hotel is older and while the rooms are clean and look modern, they could use new carpets and paint here and there. The Mercure shares the building with an ibis hotel and they have parking and a restaurant. … Continue reading
The Hotel Triton was the third boutique hotel on our recent trip to San Francisco, the city I love. I was familiar with the great location of this former Kimpton Hotel and its quirky design. We got a good deal on hoteltonight (and I had credits from a previous booking), so we were looking forward to our stay – what … Continue reading
If you are attending a convention at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, are planning to see the historical sights of Intramuros or just need a luxurious treat on a “staycation”, I recommend the Sofitel Manila! It’s a favorite of the wealthy locals and of repeat visitors to Manila and offers outstanding service and great amenities to separate itself … Continue reading
IHG Rewards Club just published their PointBreaks list for stays through October, 31, 2017, including 107 hotels available for 5,000 points/night. It’s IHG’s most popular rewards promotion and a great deal. The list for this quarter is a little disappointing for me, with only 4 properties in Asia, 11 in Europe and one for Africa and the Middle East on … Continue reading
For a trip down the Great Ocean Road in Australia, one of the best road trips in the world, we needed a stop over and I was looking for a good night’s sleep in the beach towns on the Surf Coast. I picked the Coastal Motel in Apollo Bay and was pleased. It’s simple, but clean and offered a large, … Continue reading
IHG has six hotels on Bali, several Holiday Inn and HI Express Hotels, as well as an InterContinental. The latest addition is the Indigo Seminyak – it’s in a great location, looks amazing – but comes at a very high price. Find out if it is worth booking (yet). … Continue reading
For our most recent visit to San Francisco, the city I love, we picked three boutique hotels to try out. I found the Hotel Union Square on sale on TravelZoo and it seemed like a good deal: It’s located right at Powell Street station in the heart of the city, offered stylish rooms and was less than $200 on a … Continue reading
You are a member of IHG Rewards Club and want to earn more points or more quickly to redeem for free hotel nights? I’ve been a member of IHG Rewards for years and earned and redeemed 100s of thousands of points, so check out my ProTips how to earn more IHG Rewards Points more quickly! … Continue reading