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Intercontinental Hanoi

After staying two nights at the Sheraton Hanoi, I decided to spend our last night at the Intercontinental Hanoi. The main reason for changing hotels; I had an expiring anniversary night from the Chase IHG card. Another reason is why not try and review another hotel :) The Intercontinental Hanoi is about a five minute walk away from the Sheraton. We…

sheraton hanoi review

The Sheraton Hanoi hotel is a category 2 Starwood Property. A free award night costs only 4,000 points, while the paid rate at the time I was booking was ~$116/night. This gave me a redemption value of about 2.9 cents/point which is not bad for Starpoints. The Sheraton Hanoi hotel is about a 45 minute drive from the airport and only…

hyatt regency maui resort

After a few days in Honolulu, I was excited to be in Maui and stay in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. I booked this hotel shortly after my wife earned her 2 free nights from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card. Originally, I was hoping to stay at the Andaz Maui Resort as it looks a lot more modern but there…

waikiki beach marriott resort & spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a category 8 Marriott hotel. A free award night would cost 40,000 points, while the paid rate at the time I was booking was $209/night. Marriott is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. However, 120,000 points for three nights is a very expensive redemption rate. Therefore, I decided to pay for…

naka island resort phuket

After a little over a week of constant sightseeing and walking around, it was finally our time to relax. After searching many hotels for our stay in Phuket, I decided on The Naka Island Resort Phuket for it's location and amenities. I've also been wanting to try one of SPG's Luxury Collection hotels. The Naka Island Resort Phuket is truly…

the langham hong kong hotel

I'm not strict with booking hotels belonging to a certain loyalty program to earn points, I focus more on location and budget. I used the Citi Prestige to book The Langham Hong Kong Hotel to take advantage of the complimentary 4th night benefit and earn 3X points on hotel spend. The Langham Hong Kong Hotel was very reasonably priced for a 5 star…

halaveli-maldives-aerial-2

This is an overdue review of one of the best hotels I ever stayed at. Constance Halaveli Maldives was the hotel we stayed at on our honeymoon in May of 2012. I have never heard about this brand of hotels until when I was looking to book the honeymoon a few months in advance. I got in touch with a travel agent…

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