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Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Review

Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Review This past weekend I made a quick trip to Rome to complete my qualification for Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K status.  I had two nights in Rome and decided to use some Hilton points to book the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria.  This was my first Waldorf Astoria hotel stay. Location The Rome… Read More »

Hilton Vancouver Airport

Hilton Vancouver Airport After arriving around midnight in Vancouver after my fantastic flight on Cathay Pacific, I hoped on the shuttle and was taken to the Hilton Vancouver Airport. Located about 6km from the airport, the shuttle ride takes about 15 minutes.  It is south of downtown Vancouver in Richmond along the Fraser River.  It is… Read More »

Park MGM Skylark Suite Review

Park MGM Skylark Suite Review Currently the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is undergoing a $450 million renovation to become the Park MGM.  While the property won’t officially relaunch as the Park MGM until April 2018, many of the rooms have already been renovated and are being rented to guests. The property… Read More »

The London NYC (Conrad New York) Review

The London NYC (Conrad New York) Review Recently management of The London NYC was taken over by Hilton.  The long term plan is to renovate the property and rebrand it as Conrad New York.  The price of the hotel is already in line with a Conrad, but, as you’ll see, the property is still far… Read More »

Hyatt Regency LAX Review

Hyatt Regency LAX Review This past weekend, my friend and I went on a domestic mileage run on Virgin America.  The schedule of the flights had us on a layover for 9 hours at LAX from 2:00-11:00 PM right in the middle of the mileage run.  Knowing we would be tired and wanting a shower, we… Read More »

Vegas Hotels Blocking 911 Calls

Vegas Hotels Blocking 911 Calls I write a lot about M life hotels and casinos that include properties such as the Bellagio, Mirage, and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  After the attack at Mandalay Bay that left 58 dead, security at casino/hotels has come in to question. Per @VitalVegas on Twitter, apparently calling 911 from a… Read More »