Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero

Four Season San Francisco at the Embarcadero

About this stay This is my 3rd hotel visit in a series of one-night stays that I booked in San Francisco. I was excited about this one because I’ve never actually stayed at a Four Seasons property before and spoiler alert, it did not disappoint. Booking this stay I booked this stay through American Express […]

Taj Campton Place review

Taj Campton Place

About this stay I have booked a series of one-night stays at hotels close to home to review for my readers, and next up is Taj Campton Place. I was intrigued by this hotel for a few reasons:  Booking this stay I booked this stay through American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts to receive the […]

Hotel review: Grand Hyatt at SFO

Grand Hyatt at SFO

My twin babies recently turned 4 months old, which has been really wonderful for so many reasons. Unfortunately, we have not navigated traveling with them yet and so in lieu of longer, far away trips I’ve booked a series of one-night stays close to home for a little daddy staycation sans kids (thank you Jason!) […]

Inside the Studio at Centurion New York by American Express in Manhattan

a city skyline with tall buildings

I thought readers might be curious to learn a bit more about Centurion New York by American Express since it recently opened and there are a lot of rumors about what exactly it is. There are multiple spaces that make up Centurion and this post will highlight the casual dining option called the Studio. I […]

A first look at Centurion New York

a table set for a dinner with a view of a city

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the opening of Centurion New York by American Express, and earlier this week I wrote a post about what it is, who can access Centurion New York and how to make a reservation. I’m jealous to report that my partner, Jason, dined at Centurion New York on […]

Centurion New York opens this week

New York, New York

What is it? This is American Express’ first foray into a club/lounge outside of an airport, and I am excited to report it opens this week, Thursday March 9th. American Express has partnered with Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud to create various restaurants and spaces open for lunch and dinner. My husband and I secured a […]

AMEX finally reopened the Centurion Lounge at SFO

American Express Centurion Lounge at SFO

After being closed for several months for expansion, the American Express Centurion Lounge at SFO reopened last week. The Centurion Lounge is one of my favorite lounges at my home airport, but it was notoriously overcrowded. I was excited to check out the changes on a recent Saturday afternoon.  To access the lounge you need […]

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 […]

Qatar Qsuites Review

a close up of a book

Booking this flight This flight was a pandemic purchase before travel really truly started up again, so we paid what I think was a reasonable business class fare. The flight schedule was also ideal timing for arriving in the Maldives early in the morning (seaplane transfers only operate during daylight hours) as well as giving […]

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 […]