Review: Etihad A380 – The Apartment, Sydney-Abu Dhabi

Last week, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew The Apartment on Etihad’s A380 from Sydney to Abu Dhabi. Here’s what it’s like to travel in the world’s best first-class suite. I’ve never been so excited to fly. Etihad’s Airbus A380 is arguably the most extraordinary plane in the sky — its first-class Apartment makes Emirates first class…

6 Sure Bet Restaurants On (and Off) the Las Vegas Strip

After his latest trip to Las Vegas, TPG Points & Miles Editor Peter Rothbart shares his list of well-known eateries and hidden gems that you can bank on for a memorable meal. It’s often said that Vegas has something for everyone, and that’s definitely true for anyone with a hearty appetite. The Strip is jam-packed with places to eat, and with so…

Flying Lufthansa 747-8 First Class for 62,500 Amex Points and $455

My whole life I’ve been a plane geek, with a particular attraction to the 747. Majestic and huge (with the original upper deck!), what better way is there to hop across oceans? The third generation 747-8 was announced in 2005 and they started to be delivered in 2012. Lufthansa has 14 747-8’s and when I…

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Dubai

Dubai has no shortage of high-end hotels, but TPG Contributor Richard Kerr opted for luxury over opulence during his recent trip to the UAE. Read on for his review of the Park Hyatt Dubai. My wife, 6-month-old son and I recently packed our bags for the vacation of a lifetime, leaving our home in Japan for 10 days to travel to…

Flight Review: New Qantas A330 Business Class Sydney to Perth

On his recent trip to Australia, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen got the chance to fly Qantas’ new business class from Sydney to Perth. Here’s his review of the experience. There are more airline options than ever to get to Australia from the US, including the recent announcement of American Airlines’ new service from LAX-Sydney…

Flight Review: Delta Air Lines 767 Business Class, JFK – Nice

Last week, I had to be in Monaco for a few days (to accept an award on behalf of a youth group in Ghana that won Peace Jam’s One Billion Acts of Peace Service Project of the Year, and to attend the Monaco International TV and Film Festival) and was glad to find a last-minute seat in business class aboard Delta’s Boeing…

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Frankfurt-JFK

Earlier this year I had the chance to try out Singapore Airlines’ impressive first-class product from San Francisco to Seoul, and I loved it. Between the gigantic seats, the actually delicious food and drink options and the impeccable service, the attention to detail was staggering. Still, I wanted to go one step further and try out the in-flight product everyone…

Favorite Places: Da Vittorio in Bergamo, Italy

Time for another installment of our weekend series ”Favorite Places,” featuring beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. TPG Contributor Leigh Rowan recently traveled to Italy for the Milan Expo, then took a delightful detour to Da Vittorio, a three-Michelin-star restaurant located on a farmstead outside of Bergamo, about 45 minutes…

Hotel Review: The Surprisingly Awesome Westin Paris – Vendôme

On previous trips to Paris, I’ve enjoyed great stays at a couple of Starwood properties — the Luxury Collection’s Prince de Galles and the W – Paris Opéra. On my most recent trip to the City of Light, I decided to give SPG’s The Westin Paris – Vendôme a first-time whirl, and what I found there was definitely…