My first Design Hotel stay – a review of Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore

It was with joy that I greeted the news of Design Hotels becoming an affiliated member of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program. As I collect the Starpoints and perks of becoming an SPG Platinum, I chose to stay at Wanderlust Hotel for my week-long stay in Singapore. I did stay a few days at [...]


Half Board at the Resort Hotel Alex in Zermatt – a Hotel Review Part 2

A half board program is frequently offered in European ski resorts which cater to skiers and I found them to be great value at times. Prior to skiing in Europe, I am not a fan of all-inclusive resorts and have found some full-board programmes at the Portillo ski resort in Chile to be low in [...]

Half Board at Hotel Pashmina in Val Thorens – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 3

Continuing from my previous post on my stay at Hotel Pashmina Le Refuge in Val Thorens, this one will cover the half-board program that was included in my room rate. Many European ski lodges offer what is called a half-board whereby breakfast and dinner is included. My guess is that older ski areas have typically [...]

Luxurious and Fragrant Hotel Pashmina in Val Thorens – Skiing at Les 3 Vallées Part 2

Picked up at the Gare Routiere by the hotel shuttle van, since that is the end point for the bus from Moutiers. That means other skiers need to call up their hotel/ski lodge to pick them up if they have a lot of luggage as the whole village is not really easily navigable with ski [...]