Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sheraton Santiago: Come for the Convenience, Stay for the Donuts

The Sheraton Santiago was the perfect launching spot for my wine adventure and for seeing Santiago. Doubling as a convention center, the Sheraton was bustling with people from morning to night.

Salt Flats Hotel Uyuni, Bolivia: No Way This Is A Category 5 Hotel!

There was no bellman. There was no status check-in line. There was no WiFi. There was only one outlet with extension cords to charge devices for the entire hotel. Welcome to the salt hotel...

A La Maison La Paz: Nice Hotel, If You Can Find It

Getting There: WikiTravel says it costs 70 boliviano from the airport. I didn't have to negotiate with the taxi to get this rate. With one night in La Paz before the Salt Flats in Uyuni,...

Palacio del Inka: Luxury In The Heart of Cusco

The Luxury Collection continues to impress. This time with my stay at the Palacio del Inka in Cusco. For 5000 points and $75, I was treated to an upscale hotel right in the heart of the city.

Aloft LAX: Be Careful Not to Miss Your Flight

Behold, the City of Angels! Well, you can't behold it too long. Chances are that you are only in town for a few hours if you are staying at the Aloft El Segundo LA Airport.

AC Atocha Madrid: Shower Time

For my second night in Madrid, I stayed at another AC Atocha. This one did not offer a free mini bar, but it was in a more central location. 

AC Hotel Avenida de America Madrid: Free Mini Bar!

Besides Sanya, China and Grand Cayman, I have not stayed at many Marriott hotels. This was my first time staying at the AC brand and I have to say that it is now one of my favorites. 

Sheraton Dallas: The Biggest Hotel in North America?

Have you ever turned down a suite upgrade? I did this time because it was a suite with two beds. Yes the room was bigger but I want that king.

Hyatt Regency Dallas: 12 Hours of Straight Sleep

When I was a young lad, my dream was to get a job as a consultant so I could fly for work. It seemed like the perfect way to travel and get paid. Now that I am on the road fighting the consumer arbitration fight (

Element NYC: Great Service, Bad Experience

I've stayed at too many SPG properties to count in New York. This was my first time staying at the Element brand. It's supposed to be a Westin off shoot much like Aloft is a W off shoot.
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