Manufacture Hotel Elite Status

Park Hyatt Sydney View

Two years ago, almost exactly to this day, I wrote a post titled "Don't Abuse Bluebird, but..." in which I described how cheap it actually was to attain elite status in various programs. That post is … [Read more...]

Manufacturing Hilton Points

Welcome drinks and the view from the lobby.

I apologize to my email subscribers for receiving emails about old posts today. I changed the settings on a few posts and Wordpress decided to send emails on all of them again, which I didn't expect. … [Read more...]

Manufactured Spending Your Way to the Best Hotels in the World

InterContinental Bora Bora

Many people are of the opinion that it’s not worth spending money on nice hotels. I disagree with that notion slightly; I think there are “tourist” locations where you plan to be out and about most of … [Read more...]

Review: Conrad Bangkok

Conrad Bangkok

Singapore Airlines Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN Review: SilverKris Lounge at SIN Singapore Airlines Business Class SIN-BKK Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Conrad Bangkok InterContinental Koh … [Read more...]

Conrad Koh Samui Review – Part 2 (Resort and Breakfast)

Mini Beach 2. I really like this pic! (Credit to my friend for all these pics).

Singapore Airlines Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN Review: SilverKris Lounge at SIN Singapore Airlines Business Class SIN-BKK Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Conrad Bangkok InterContinental Koh … [Read more...]

Conrad Koh Samui Review – Part 1 (Check-in and Room)

Conrad Koh Samui

Singapore Airlines Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN Review: SilverKris Lounge at SIN Singapore Airlines Business Class SIN-BKK Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Conrad Bangkok InterContinental Koh … [Read more...]

Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul – Old Town

"Sweet Dreams" Pillows

Introduction The New Star Alliance Lounge at LAX Turkish Airlines Business Class, LAX-IST on TK10 Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town Some of My Activities in Istanbul The Turkish Airlines … [Read more...]

The Basics of Best Rate Guarantees

The "beach" at the Conrad Koh Samui.

The post " The Basics of Best Rate Guarantees" was originally written by Travel Summary for (and still appears on) Hack My Trip. I've decided to re-post it here for my audience as well. A hotel Best … [Read more...]

Brief Thoughts on the InterContinental and Conrad Koh Samui Resorts

The sunset from my room's backyard was amazing!

Update: Full Reviews Now Available Conrad Koh Samui Part 1 Conrad Koh Samui Part 2 InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort   I'm in the midst of a long trip to Bangkok and Koh Samui … [Read more...]

Hotel Review: Hilton Hawiian Village

Hilton Hawaiian Village is Huge (22-acres)

This is a guest post by contributor Thrifty Tourist. You can follow Thrifty Tourist on both Facebook and Twitter. Hotel Review: Grand Wailea Maui – A Waldorf Astoria Resort Hawaii … [Read more...]