Category Archives: hotels

Kimpton Nine Zero Boston Review

Kimpton Nine Zero Boston Review I spent this past weekend at the Kimpton Nine Zero in Boston.  I have only stayed at a Kimpton once before (years ago at the Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City).  I was originally going to stay at the Hyatt Regency Boston but when Kimpton offered a free night after a two… Read More »

Combining Two IHG Promotions

Combining Two IHG Promotions IHG Rewards Club is currently running their Accelerate Quarter 2 promotion.  These quarterly promotions set up a personalized set off offers to complete for points.  Offers include things like staying number of nights, stays at certain properties, spending on a co-branded credit card.  Typically there are bonus offers for meeting a certain… Read More »

DoubleTree Times Square Review

DoubleTree Times Square Review I enjoy most of the hotels I stay at.  Most hotels, at least those that are branded by a chain like Hyatt or Hilton, keep up their rooms even if the building is dated.  I’ve found some lower end properties that still have great service to make up for the lack… Read More »

Is hotel shampoo racist?

Is hotel shampoo racist? Recently I have seen a lot of complaints about hotel shampoo.  From allergic reactions to added fragrance to outrage over wall mounted bottles.  However today I heard a new complaint.  That hotel shampoo is racist. Yesterday, American singer Halsey posted a tweet about hotel shampoo: I’ve been traveling for years now… Read More »

The Strings InterContinental Tokyo Review

The Strings InterContinental Tokyo Review The last hotel stay during my Tokyo/Seoul trip was at the Strings by InterContinental in Tokyo.  I used my IHG Chase card Free Anniversary Night; though a straight points stay would have been 55,000 points.  Under the new rules, the Anniversary Night will not be valid at the Strings.  Had… Read More »

Conrad Seoul Review

Conrad Seoul Review After four nights at the Andaz Tokyo, I was heading over to Seoul for two nights.  Hilton was holding a 50% off in Asia sale, so I jumped on booking my first ever stay at a Conrad.  The cost was 154,000 won ($144) per night all in for a King Deluxe room.   I… Read More »