During our frequent travels around the world, we have stayed at both low end and high end hotels. Often, we tend to stick to either Starwood or Hilton properties where we have the status and points. Once in a while however, we do venture out of our comfort zone and stay at new places. When we started planning the Singapore trip, I knew right away that I wanted to stay at the Marina Bay Sands, the hotel with the famous pool on the roof.
Have you ever dreamt about staying in an extremely pricey 5 star hotel? We certainly did, and our once-in-lifetime-dream hotel is an over-water bungalow in Bora Bora. However, the fact that the room comes with a hefty price tag of $950 per night has kept that dream from becoming a reality…until now. We recently found out about the Priceless Surprises promotion run by the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) where you can be eligible to win anything from 500 IHG points to 2016 Paris Tennis Tournament, valued at $23,000. The great part is, you can enter up to 94 times for free! Here is the breakdown of the promotion: Continue reading
A few weeks ago we had a big burst of energy and made some serious progress on planning our itinerary for Australia. In this post I’ll try to cover some of the main planning considerations and tools we used to make our itinerary.
If you are going to Paris this summer, there might be a way for you to score a reasonably priced hotel room. I just read an article on CNN about a program called payez ce que vous voulez or pay what you will that’s being promoted at several hotels in Paris from July 21 to August 10. This is the first time I’ve heard of the notion of “honesty rates”. It’s a novel idea, letting the guests decide on the fair rate they would like pay for a night stay in the hotel. I know from past experience that hotels in Paris can be very expensive, so the opportunity to decide on what you want to pay in the peak summer season seems too good to be true. Continue reading