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Hotel Reviews

Hotel Review: Blue Moon Hotel in Miami’s South Beach

May 31, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I gathered the TPG staff  for an exciting strategy session at our new Miami headquarters, and reserved a room for TPG Assistant Editor Melanie Wynne at the Blue Moon Hotel, a relatively new property on trendy Collins Avenue in South Beach. Here’s Melanie’s review of this historic boutique hotel.  If you’ve never woken up inside a piece of history a […]

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Hotel Review: W Paris – Opera

May 26, 2014

Earlier this week I had a night in Paris before continuing on to Cannes to enjoy a week in the lovely south of France. As a Starwood Preferred Guest 75+ Night Platinum elite member, I chose to stay in a Starwood property, the W Paris – Opéra, a renovated Beaux-Arts hotel in Paris’ 9th arrondissement that faces the city’s famous […]

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Hotel Review: W Seattle

May 13, 2014

Following my first flight on Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles to Seattle for a short business trip, I arrived at SEA airport, called for an Uber ride, and the driver arrived within five minutes.  After an 18-minute, drama-free trip downtown, I arrived at my home for the night – The W Seattle. This was my first […]

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Hotel Review: Hilton Papagayo Standard Rooms and Junior Suite

April 20, 2014

To ring in 2014, my friends and I decided that we needed a getaway from the big city to somewhere more remote. We decided on a slice of Costa Rica’s paradise on the Pacific Coast’s Papagayo Peninsula. We planned on staying at the newly opened Andaz Papagayo for the entirety of our stay, but rooms […]

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Hotel Review: W Verbier, Switzerland

April 17, 2014

One of our picks for the top hotels to check out in 2014 was W hotel brand’s first foray into the ski resort world opened in Verbier, Switzerland, in December. TPG Contributor Casey Hatfield-Chiotti recently visited the town in the Swiss Alps known for some of the best off-piste (backcountry) skiing in the world and […]

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Hotel Review: Ecohotel Teju Açu in Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

April 15, 2014

During my recent trip to Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha with my friend Sergio, I stayed at the eco-friendly Ecopousada Teju Açu, which was recommended to me by some of our Brazilian friends. This independently owned boutique hotel is surrounded by vegetationBlueMile with a killer view of the island’s highest peak, the 1,142-foot Morro do Pico. It feels remote, […]

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Hotel Review: The Hotel Stanhope Brussels Via Hotel Tonight

March 27, 2014

Last week, TPG Creative Director Adam Daniel Weiss stayed at the The Stanhope in Brussels. The following is his review of his experience at the property. My first night in Brussels was a good one at the Dominican, and as much as I would have liked to have stayed an additional night, it was not […]

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Hotel Review: The Dominican Brussels Using Hotel Tonight

March 26, 2014

Last week, TPG Creative Director Adam Daniel Weiss stayed at the The Dominican in Brussels, Belgium. The following is his review of his experience at the property. After traveling to Dublin with friends last week, I decided to extend my trip for a few days and add a stopover in Brussels to visit my friend […]

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Hotel Review: The Morrison Dublin – King Deluxe Room

March 20, 2014

This past week, TPG Creative Director Adam Daniel Weiss stayed at the The Morrison, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Here is his review of the experience. Last week, TPG celebrated his birthday in Dublin this year, which just so happens to coincide with the week of St. Patrick’s Day, and invited friends […]

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Hotel Review: The Smyth Tribeca on Hotel Tonight

March 19, 2014

TPG Managing Editor ended up extending his New York City trip, so after his three-night stay at the W Downtown, he needed a room for another two nights. That’s when we turned to Hotel Tonight and he booked a room at the Smyth Tribeca. Here’s his review. While I was in New York, the weather […]

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Hotel Review: W Downtown New York City Cool Corner Room

March 18, 2014

TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen recently stayed at the W Downtown New York City over the weekend I was appearing at the New York Times Travel Show. Here’s his review of the experience. A couple weeks before the New York Times Travel Show when TPG and I decided I should come to the Big Apple […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Sydney City Harbour Deluxe and City View Rooms

March 5, 2014

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in the city, my review of […]

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Hotel Review: Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel Coral Sea View Room

March 3, 2014

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate in […]

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Hotel Review: Westin Melbourne Standard King Room

February 24, 2014

So far in my series on my trip to Australia with TPG Managing Editor Eric, I’ve covered how I used miles to book my award ticket, my flight from LAX-MEL in United GlobalFirst, the day I spent wine-tasting out in the Yarra Valley, and a restaurant review roundup of all the fantastic places we ate […]

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Hotel Review: The St Regis San Francisco Metropolitan Suite

February 4, 2014

This past weekend, I decided to take a last-minute trip to San Francisco with a few friends. We had a great time eating at some of the city’s great restaurants (The Cavalier, Flour + Water and Zuni Cafe)  and went up to Santa Rosa for a wine-tasting day trip to Inman Family Vineyards, which was […]

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Hotel Review: King Deluxe Beach Villa At The Conrad Maldives Hotel On Rangali Island

December 19, 2013

This is the latest post in the series from my recent “Around the World” trip to the Maldives, India and Dubai. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Quick Singapore Layover & Singapore Airlines A330 Business Class to Male, Maldives, Flight Review: EVA […]

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Hotel Review: St. Regis Bangkok Deluxe Room

December 10, 2013

This is the next installment of TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen’s series on his month-long trip to Southeast Asia. Other posts include: Send in your Southeast Asia Tips, Flight Review: Lufthansa 747-400 First Class and Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Terminal 2, Flight Review: Thai Airways A380 First Class, and Hotel Review: Park […]

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Hotel Review: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake Overwater Pavilion

December 2, 2013

This is the next installment of TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen’s series on his month-long trip to Southeast Asia. Other posts include: Send in your Southeast Asia Tips, Flight Review: Lufthansa 747-400 First Class and Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Terminal 2, Flight Review: Thai Airways A380 First Class, and Hotel Review: Park […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Saigon Standard Park King Room

December 2, 2013

This is the next installment of TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen’s series on his month-long trip to Southeast Asia. Other posts include: Send in your Southeast Asia Tips, Flight Review: Lufthansa 747-400 First Class and Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Terminal 2, Flight Review: Thai Airways A380 First Class, and Hotel Review: Park […]

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Hotel Review: Maldives Airport Hulhule Island Hotel

November 26, 2013

This is the second post of in the series from my recent “Around the World” trip to the Maldives, India and Dubai. Follow along to read my reviews on several different aspects of my trip. Other posts in this series include: Quick Singapore Layover & Singapore Airlines A330 Business Class to Male, Maldives As part […]

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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap

November 19, 2013

After a couple days in Bangkok, the next stop on TPG Managing Editor Eric Rosen’s Southeast Asia adventure was Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he stayed at the recently opened Park Hyatt Siem Reap. Here’s his review. When my Asia trip was coming together and I knew that I’d have the chance to visit Siem Reap […]

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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago

October 24, 2013

I have stayed at a number of Radisson Blu hotels over the past year including recently the Radisson Blu Prado in Madrid, and while I was in town for the Chicago Seminars earlier this month, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to check out the towering Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago that opened in November […]

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Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Hotel Madrid Prado Business Class Room

October 22, 2013

After staying at properties in Reykjavik, Copenhagen, and Paris, I decided to check out one of Club Carlson’s properties in Madrid – the Radisson Blu Prado – during my recent trip to the city. I was there on a rather expensive week where room rates were north of $400 a night, but thanks to last year’s Radisson Big Night […]

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Hotel Review: Westin Palace Madrid Junior Suite

October 19, 2013

I’ve reviewed the Westin Palace Madrid before – and I try to stay there when I visit the city because it’s one of my favorite Starwood properties and the historic building was originally commissioned by Alfonso XIII in 1912 – so I’ll keep this one short. I recently flew to Madrid to surprise my friend […]

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