Hotel Review: Virgin Hotels Chicago

On a recent trip to the Windy City, TPG Editorial Intern Kevin Song stayed at the new — and highly anticipated — Virgin Hotels Chicago. Here’s his take on the experience. Hip mood lighting, edgy music and a certain flair for eccentricity are what flyers on the Virgin Group’s airlines — including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America…

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt Santiago

On a recent trip to Chile, TPG Assistant Editor Matthew Zuzolo visited Santiago for the week, and stayed at the Grand Hyatt Santiago.  Set in the Las Condes neighborhood, northeast of Santiago’s city center, the tall, cylindrical Grand Hyatt Santiago stands out amongst office buildings and small plazas. The hotel has 310 rooms and suites surrounding a marble-paved lobby that soars…

Hotel Review: Sheraton on the Park – Sydney

During a recent trip to Sydney, TPG Contributor Sarah Silbert stayed at Sheraton on the Park, the city’s priciest Starwood hotel. (All photos by Zach Honig.) Sydney is one of few markets where the Sheraton hotel is often priced higher than the Westin — both for cash stays and points redemptions (on occasion). I’ve only…

Hotel Review: Westin Grand Frankfurt – Classic King Room

On the last night of his recent round-the-world trip, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen found himself in Frankfurt before catching a Lufthansa flight back to Los Angeles. Here’s his review of the Westin Grand Frankfurt. One Night in Frankfurt For the last leg of my recent round-the-world trip, I found a great first-class award on…

Hotel Review: The AC Hotel Carlton Madrid

During Gay Pride weekend, when Madrid hotels were all but overflowing, TPG Contributor Nicholas du Pont was able to secure space at the AC Hotel Carlton Madrid, a fairly convenient hotel that offers clean, quiet accommodation — but not much else. The recently renovated 122-room AC Hotel Carlton Madrid is situated a stone’s throw from the Atocha…

Hotel Review: Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel

Prior to train-hopping through the Swiss Alps, TPG Contributor Joel Ward spent some time in Zurich, Switzerland, with a stay at the Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel. In one of the most expensive cities in the world, this excellent business hotel is a bit out of the standard tourist zone, but that gives it several advantages. Read…

Hotel Review: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Recently, on the tail end of a whirlwind trip around Thailand, TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan stayed overnight at the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok with his wife and toddler son. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s $600 airfare deal to Bangkok, here’s his take on the property. After our quick tour across Thai cities and beaches, my wife and I were…

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

It’s easy to get caught in the trappings of a five-star hotel experience, whether it’s the hottest new architects, the industry’s greatest culinary stars or the thread-count of the sheets. But though there are no internationally recognized standards in place for hotel ratings — they vary by country and by region — there are standards, and…

Hotel Review: The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

At the beginning of this month, I had the chance to go on the first photo tour of the White House with about 75 reporters and several Instagrammers in celebration of the fact that photos are now allowed on White House tours. During my stay in Washington, DC, I stayed at the Mayflower Hotel. It’s…

Hotel Review: The London EDITION

Earlier this year, TPG Travel Editor Melanie Wynne stayed one night at The London EDITION in the West End, a property in a luxury brand that allows you to redeem Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards — and this is her experience of the property. (All photos by the author.) After The Points Guy enjoyed a one-night stay at The…