Category Archives: Hotels

So, We Ordered Room Service At A Hotel For The 1st Time Ever

room serviceOver the years, the Michael W Travels family has spent many nights in hotel rooms. During these stays, there’s one thing that we’ve never done… We’ve never ordered room service until this past weekend.

You’re probably wondering, what may’ve changed for us to decide to splurge in this way.

Let me explain. Continue reading So, We Ordered Room Service At A Hotel For The 1st Time Ever

Our Jerky IHG Rewards Club Elite Benefit At Kimpton

IHG Rewards ClubThis past weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed to Philadelphia. The primary reason for our short visit was to spend our first ever stay at a Kimpton Hotel.

Our very pricey Saturday night stay was booked with my IHG Anniversary Free Night, making this a really sweet deal.

While checking in, I gave the Kimpton Secret Password. However, the front desk didn’t know that a new password was out. Regardless, we were given a nice little credit. Continue reading Our Jerky IHG Rewards Club Elite Benefit At Kimpton

What Did I Get For Saying The Kimpton Social Password?

Kimpton
image: instagram

Earlier in the month I shared the details about where we would be staying with my IHG Anniversary Free Night. (Hint: It’s a Kimpton property…)

Before our first ever stay at a Kimpton Hotel, I came across an article on TravelUpdate by MJ On Travel. MJ shared news that the Kimpton’s social password was back. Continue reading What Did I Get For Saying The Kimpton Social Password?

Carlson Hotels Sold To Chinese Company

Carlson Hotels
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There was lots of rumor, talk and possibility of a Chinese company taking over a major American hotel chain around a month back. In the end Starwood was acquired by Marriott.

However, now it appears that a Chinese company has acquired a different American hotel company. Continue reading Carlson Hotels Sold To Chinese Company

Club Carlson’s First Radisson RED Opens in Brussels

Radisson RED

Club Carlson offers a lot of choices when it comes to hotel brands. They have the high-end Quorvus Collection followed by Radisson Blu. There’s also Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza and Country Inns & Suites.

We can now add one more with the opening of the first Radisson RED in Brussels! Continue reading Club Carlson’s First Radisson RED Opens in Brussels

First Hard Rock Hotel Opening in Germany

Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel has locations all over the world although I wouldn’t call it a big hotel brand. (They currently have 22 hotels.) However, they seem to be expanding quite a bit with a bunch of new locations in the works.

The first Hard Rock Hotel will be opening in Germany and it will be located in an interesting and historic location. Continue reading First Hard Rock Hotel Opening in Germany

Club Carlson 2nd Night Free Benefit Ending, 304000 Points Redeemed So Far

Club Carlson Credit CardOver the past few years Club Carlson has been one of the most generous hotel rewards program.

For those of us with the Club Carlson credit card, booking award nights can bring us double the value. When booking a stay of two or more nights, the second night is free although that’s about to change in just a few days.

The stay two, get one free benefit is one of the most awesome hotel program benefits but it will be going away at the end of this month. The last day for Club Carlson credit card holders to book stays with this benefit is May 31, 2015. I called to confirm this although I’ve read that some think the benefit ends on May 28…

So with such an awesome benefit going away, what’s was I to do???? Continue reading Club Carlson 2nd Night Free Benefit Ending, 304000 Points Redeemed So Far