Change Your Altitude
Categories
Tags

I was traveling with some friends on this trip, and we didn't land in Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) until late Friday night. The hotel was a quick 20 minute taxi ride (sans traffic) from the airport. I typically try to use uber...

Hyatt Hotels, though one of the smaller players in the big league - with only 700+ hotels worldwide - has announced the development of a Park Hyatt in downtown Los Angeles. The property will be developed as part of Oceanside Plaza, a multi-billion commercial development...

Though the Marriott-SPG merger was finalized a few weeks ago, with both websites redesigned to reflect all 30 participating brands, both loyalty programs will run separately through 2018. SPG is currently running the More For You program, where guests earn double Starpoints on weekday stays of...

We arrived at the hotel at around 7pm. At a lack of a better description, the lobby was like a zoo - it was packed. People checking in, guests were lounging around, about to head out for the evening. I managed to find the SPG...

Having gone to school in the Bay Area, I'm no stranger to the streets of San Francisco, but this trip was different - I was traveling with my dog, Marshall. [caption width="500" id="attachment_2977" align="aligncenter"] In line for his TSA pat down[/caption]I'd never really noticed, but San...

As mentioned previously, the Marriott International, Inc. acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc was finalized today, September 23, 2016, and we're seeing changes in effect immediately.   The merge of the two hotel companies means a portfolio of 30 hotel brands with more than 5,700 hotels in...

  After a holdup in the long-drawn Marriott International, Inc. acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, Marriott today announced that they are expecting to be fully merged by September 23, 2016. Since mid 2015, there had been chatter about a Starwood buyout from one of its competitors,...

On a recent trip to Thailand, Arun and I both stayed at the St. Regis Bangkok. Though we stayed at the same time, it appears we had notably different experiences. I was in Asia due to a work trip in Kuala Lumpur, so I sent...

I know I've mentioned it before, but seriously, booking a 6:30 AM flight SEEMS okay in theory, but never is so in practice. And that's the story of how we ended up at an airport hotel. After a one night stay at the W San Francisco,...

After a long weary flight from New York (and a layover in Guangzhou), I finally made it to the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. The hotel is located across the street from the KL Sentral station - those landing in KUL can take the KLIA Express train...