Review: Six Senses Douro Valley

a pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas in front of a building

Booking this stay When booking this stay, I opted for the convenience of using the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts platform. Booking through AMEX FHR ensured that I not only secured a stunning vineyard premier room but also unlocked a range of exclusive benefits for our stay: Getting there Conveniently located just over an […]

The Limelight Hotel Sun Valley review

Limelight Sun Valley

Booking this stay The Limelight hotel is a part of the American Express The Hotel Collection, so I booked through AMEX to receive a $100 property credit and space-available upgrade. The room rates were high, so I booked the base room in hopes of an upgrade since the base room was close to $700 per […]

Park Hyatt Paris Review

Park Hyatt Paris

Booking this stay I booked this stay using Hyatt points, which cost me 30,000 points per night. I had some Hyatt points already, but I also bought some from the points storefront in order to redeem for this stay. It was significantly cheaper to buy the points and redeem than pay the cash rate, which […]

Amangalla review

a building with a brick walkway and a man standing in front of it

Booking this stay We booked this stay directly through Aman in order to access a package they were offering, Essence of Sri Lanka. This gave us complimentary afternoon tea and a $100USD property credit during our stay. We selected one of the signature rooms, the Amangalla Suite, because we have often found them to be […]

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort review

a sign on a dock

Booking our stay We were very overwhelmed with the amount of resorts to choose from in the Maldives, but ultimately we chose the St. Regis because it’s a brand we love and knew what standards we could expect on some level. We also had a lot of Marriott points to burn and with the upcoming […]

MacArthur Place review

a sign in front of a white fence

Booking our stay I booked our one-night stay at MacArthur place using American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts since they were offering a $200 credit off a hotel stay (a new annual offering on Platinum Cards) in addition to their normal benefits. The hotel also frequently has sales on its rates, and we scored a […]

The hottest new hotel openings

a swimming pool with palm trees and a building

I was one of the first guests at Etereo resort, and it reminded me how much I love brand new hotels. It got me thinking about which new hotel openings I’m excited about, so I put together a list! These hotels either just opened or are expected to open in 2022. Thompson NYC  View this […]

Etéreo Resort Review

Etereo Auberge

Booking this stay I booked this stay less than 2 weeks out from arrival because our safari trip to Southern Africa was canceled due to the Omicron variant of COVID. Fortunately, we were able to get most of the safari trip refunded. Unfortunately, we don’t have a ton of points right now which makes planning […]

Downtown LA Proper Hotel Review

Downtown LA Proper Hotel

Getting there The Downtown LA Proper Hotel was about a 30-minute car ride from LAX. I tried a new ride sharing service called Alto to get there and will post a full review of that experience soon. Downtown LA is going through some gentrification and there are a lot of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops […]

Sofitel Athens Airport Review

Sofitel Athens Airport

Getting there The Sofitel Athens Airport has an unbeatable location. It’s a short five-minute walk directly across the street from the airport, no taxi needed. We have used this hotel in the past on the night before an early flight out of Athens, but on this trip, we arrived late and just needed a bed […]