Checking in is one of these awkward moments of truth. It can make you feel vulnerable, almost naked in front of the person across the counter. First, you entirely depend on her to give you a good room, upgrades or goodie vouchers. So you better be friendly. And secondly, they get a better glimpse than […]Read more "One or Two Room Keys?"
For months now, travelers have been anxiously awaiting what will be the outcome of the Starwood Hotels – Marriott Merger, and what it will mean for elite status holders. And voilà – here it is: SPG and Marriott Rewards have successfully linked their programs and offer members of both programs reciprocal benefits, a status match […]Read more "SPG and Marriott Rewards are linked"
Croatia has always been kind of my favorite place to spend summer in Europe. Perfectly clear sea, nice beaches, good food, a low-key tourism industry and lots of local flavor everywhere. Croatia is, in most parts, still very original and real. They don’t allow for many large hotel complexes, and beaches are 100% public. Nice. […]Read more "Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel: A New Gem in Southern Croatia"
Many of us travel not only for leisure, but also for business. And in some cases, we even have the opportunity to combine both into a single trip (which I like to do whenever I can). Traveling is great! Well, at least as long as things work out well. The travel industry has been very creative […]Read more "Frequent Travelers: Why Being Loyal Matters"
Phuket is one of these few places in Thailand I normally really don’t like to go too much. I don’t know why, exactly, but something about this place has always estranged me. It might be the hundreds of thousands of tourists, the usual rip-off at every corner due to this, the absolute lack of local […]Read more "Aleenta Resort: Barefoot Phuket"
Bangkok is one of those cities where you probably could spend a lifetime trying out all the great hotels there. There are more 5-star hotels than in any other city in the world, and those 5 stars are worth so much more than anywhere else. Bangkok is the global reference for the hotel and hospitality […]Read more "Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel"
Going to Bali is very hip right now. The Indonesian island has become a hotspot for sun seekers, spiritualists, historians, scuba divers, pot addicts, surfers and many other groups in the last years. There’s probably a little bit for everyone here. But most of all, what Bali offers, is crazy fantastic hotels. Just like the […]Read more "Bali in Style – W Retreat & Spa Seminyak"