moxy by Marriott Hotel – brand experience

Moxy is the latest Marriott brand, targeting millennial travelers or others with a millenial mindset! Marriott has developed a clearly defined concept for the budget segmentand is breaking with hospitality traditions to differentiate the brand. With big social spaces but with limited service and without typical amenities in the price category, it isn’t for everyone – check out what to … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: Oman Air Overview

Oman Air is the national carrier of Oman, based in the capital Muscat. It only started flying internationally in 2007 and has earned a four-star rating since. I’ve been impressed with their Business Class as well as their new Muscat Airport Terminal and lounge. If you are planning a trip between Europe and Asia, it’s worth reading on to find … Continue reading

Better sleep, less flashy: Crowne Plaza Hotels brand experience

Crowne Plaza is an upscale hotel brand in the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) with over 400 properties around the world. Crowne Plaza is one of the most globally distributed brands of IHG and focused on business travelers. You’ll find them in big cities and airport locations. They are not flashy, but they get the job done! … Continue reading

Modern Midscale Hotels – Wyndham Garden Brand Experience

Wyndham Garden Hotels are a sub-brand of Wyndham Hotels with over 100 properties, mostly in North America! While the main Wyndham brand is considered upper upscale and focuses on city locations, Wyndham Garden offers simpler hotels in suburban and airport locations. They are not that common, so find out more about who they are and what you can expect from the … Continue reading

IHG introduces avid hotels – a modern, midscale brand!

Midscale hotels in the US with an average price around $90 are a pretty miserable experience: You find a lot of old motels with exterior corridors that haven’t seen a renovation in decades, offered by budget chains and independent hotels that can’t meet even the most lenient brand standards. Now, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is introducing their new midscale hotel … Continue reading

Travel News: Holiday Inn Hotels gets a new, modern look!

I like a modern look in hotels and fortunately, they are becoming more common these days. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is rolling out a new H4 design for their Holiday Inn brand, with a freshened up decor, new features like a welcome nook and trundle beds and – yay – better coffee makers! … Continue reading