Review: Aloft Brussels Schuman

Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction The Aloft Brussels Schuman is located in the heart of the EU district in Brussels. The hotel is about a thirty minute walk from the centre of Brussels, conveniently located next to the Schuman railway station. I took the train from Brussels Airport to the railway station next to the hotel and paid 8 Euro for the one-way fare. The train took… Read More

Review: The Millenium Hilton

To begin, I’d just like to mention how thankful I am about being loyal to Starwood and Hyatt. It is hotel stays like this one that remind me why Starwood and Hyatt are industry leaders and why Hilton absolutely sucks and is at the absolute bottom of everyone’s list. I think it is mostly safe to say I won’t be staying with Hilton anytime soon… Read More

I Love the #SPGLife

There’s no secret that I absolutely love Starwood Hotels and of course everyone loves Starwood Preferred Guest, which will sadly be destroyed (hopefully not too badly) by Marriott. SPG is my favourite hotel loyalty programme because of the incredible benefits elite members receive, Starwood’s amazing hotels, and of course their great customer service. Perhaps the single best use of Starpoints is that they transfer to ~30… Read More

Loyal to Hotels – I Give Up

A few months ago I wrote a post about Convenience or Loyalty, basically sharing my frustration that I couldn’t use my miles on a flight… but I could fly with easyJet for a low price – it’s hard to be loyal, it really is. Well, recently I’ve been experiencing this “convenience or loyalty” feeling much more. I shared last week my frustration of recent award… Read More

Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel

Completing the Lufthansa First Class Collection – Introduction Since I booked the flights just a couple of days before departure, there weren’t a lot of award options from Europe to America around this time (beginning of January). As previously mentioned, the best itinerary I could come up with was KRK-MUC-LAX-SFO-SEA. However, I had to fly to Munich the day before and spend a night somewhere… Read More

Goodbye Starwood Preferred Guest!

By now I’m sure you have all read the news recently and know that Starwood has been purchased by Marriott. First of all, let me start off by saying that I absolutely love Starwood Preferred Guest, Starpoints, and the unique hotels that Starwood has. If I have to stay at a hotel (something I do rarely), I will usually go with SPG; they’re awesome. Starwood Preferred… Read More

W Hollywood

24+ Hours in Los Angeles – Introduction We were only really staying one night in Los Angeles and therefore I decided to book the W Hollywood, an SPG hotel. The drive from the airport took about fifty minutes and the car rental was super cheap at just ~$20 USD through a promotional rate they had. The plan was to walk around Hollywood and the surrounding… Read More