Thursday, 6 April 2017

To stay or not to stay, there is no need to question Radisson Blu Metropol, Helsingborg!

Satisfying the Shakespeare in Me!

A delightful side-trip to Kronborg Castle

Visited in Sep 2016
Written Apr 2017


I was never fond of English Literature and had absolutely no interest in Shakespeare's work, and yet, this trip brought me to the setting of one of his most popular work!

Kronberg Castle is the royal castle in the famous play of Hamlet and is known as Elsinore in the story.

While researching the places to visit in Denmark, the castle appeared as one of the interesting sights and after searching, there were no chain hotels in the town around the castle. Not good for me, I love my upgrades and points!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Getting Lost in the Skies with Park Hyatt Tokyo

Living the High Life in Tokyo

And having my acrophobia acting up


Stayed August 2016
Written March 2017

Gloomy skies hiding Mount Fuji

The Park Hyatt Tokyo has been a favourite of many Hyatt members and it's 'role' in the movie 'Lost in Translation' made it an international hit.

However, I have not watched the movie before so I do not really know what it is about.

The dates that I looked at to stay fell within the Bon Festival and is a long weekend holiday for the Japanese. As such, the prices were very substantial.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Starwars BB-8 Plane in ANA First


An Unplanned Flight on the BB-8 plane


ANA First off the checklist too!

Flown August 2016
Published January 2017

At Narita Airport

It has been some time since my last entry and I finally got the time to share my first flight report for this blog, which is not going to be very common since I prefer to focus on hotels.

Maybe this is considered the second, but I guess my Medical Emergency does not really count as a flight report, does it?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Artistic Niche Hotel Vagabond joins Starwood Tribute Portfolio

Art Meets Hospitality at Hotel Vagabond

A very different stay from the usual.

Stayed November 2016
Published November 2016


This was a really last-minute decision as there is a promotion for Starwood members to stay at all 11 brands by the end of 2016.

Our nearest Tribute Portfolio hotel was in Jakarta and naturally I was happy that I could instead do a staycation and not travel to the Indonesian capital.

The hotel opened in 2015 and joined the Starwood family this month in the Tribute Portfolio as mentioned.

Located in Little India, the hotel is made up from 6 historic shop houses, reminiscent of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

Thankfully the service was much better than at the Waldorf which was my main gripe.

Please note that some of the artwork can be explicit and may be seen in some of the pictures.