Redeem IHG Rewards Club Points For Bora Bora Overwater Villas

Just as Emirates A380 First Class or Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class might be the most aspirational airline award redemptions, using points for an overwater villas seems to be one of the most aspirational hotel award redemptions. The two most “popular”…

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Priority Club Unveils Latest PointBreaks List

Similar to their fall promotion, IHG Rewards Club unveiled their latest PointBreaks list to their “insider” community today, though the properties themselves won’t be bookable until November 1st.  Given that some hotels sell out of PointBreaks…

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Review: InterContinental Berchtesgaden

Introduction Executive Club Houston Airport Lufthansa First Class Houston to Frankfurt Getting paid $150/hour to sit in the First Class Lounge Sheraton Salzburg InterContinental Berchtesgaden The Hotel Brussels Hilton Frankfurt Airport Lufthansa First…

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Chasing the Sun: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Introduction Lufthansa First Class Seattle to Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge & Senator Lounge Frankfurt Thai Airways First Class Frankfurt to Bangkok InterContinental Bangkok Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Bangkok Cathay Pacific Business…

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Chasing the Sun: InterContinental Bangkok

Introduction Lufthansa First Class Seattle to Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge & Senator Lounge Frankfurt Thai Airways First Class Frankfurt to Bangkok InterContinental Bangkok Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Bangkok Cathay Pacific Business…

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Chasing the Sun: Introduction

Introduction Lufthansa First Class Seattle to Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Lounge & Senator Lounge Frankfurt Thai Airways First Class Frankfurt to Bangkok InterContinental Bangkok Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Bangkok Cathay Pacific Business…

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Bali and Berchtesgaden: InterContinental Bali

Introduction Singapore Airlines First Class Houston to Moscow International Business Lounge Moscow Singapore Airlines First Class Moscow to Singapore Singapore Airlines Business Class Singapore to Bali InterContinental Bali Exploring Bali W Retreat Bali…

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Lucky Charms Ireland: InterContinental Boston

Introduction W Boston Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge Boston & Air France Business Class Lounge Boston Aer Lingus Business Class Boston to Dublin Four Seasons Dublin Exploring Dublin Ritz Carlton Powerscourt Hilton Dublin Airport Aer Lingus Gold Circle…

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I see naked people (public service announcement)…

This is a public service announcement for past, current, and future guests of the InterContinental Berchtesgaden. This is one of my favorite hotels in the world, and the views from the hotel are stunning. Well, for the most part. The hotel has a pretty…

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A hotel that recognizes loyalty, and then some…

With loyalty programs providing so much valuable data for guests’ stay patterns, it amazes me that many hotels don’t do to more capitalize on this. For example, it’s always a bit disappointing to check-in to a hotel where you’re…

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At what cost do you lock in an advance purchase rate?

I have a simple policy I live by when it comes to booking hotels — always book the flexible rate. Hotels typically have an advance purchase rate that offers a discount on the flexible rate, but the “catch” is that it’s non-refundable.…

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How I’m feeling about my hotel loyalty right now…

I’ve been giving hotels a lot of thought lately, and now that I’ve just about requalified for both Hyatt Globalist and Starwood Platinum for the year (in both cases on stays instead of nights), I figured I’d provide my general thoughts…

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Singapore for the Weekend: InterContinental Singapore

Introduction Lufthansa First Class Lounge New York JFK Lufthansa First Class New York JFK to Frankfurt A day in the Lufthansa First Class Lounges/Terminal Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Frankfurt to Singapore InterContinental Singapore Exploring Singapore…

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Singapore for the Weekend: Introduction

Introduction Lufthansa First Class Lounge New York JFK Lufthansa First Class New York JFK to Frankfurt A day in the Lufthansa First Class Lounges/Terminal Frankfurt Lufthansa First Class Frankfurt to Singapore InterContinental Singapore Exploring Singapore…

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