Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel – a Review

Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel – a Review

From Lucerne, my intention was to head direct to Lech am Arlberg where I had made reservations for 4 nights. However a heavy snowfall closed the Arlbergpass and the train station as well. Since I was in the midst of changing trains in Zurich, I went on to find last minute lodging in the city. [...]

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Renaissance Lucerne Hotel – a Review

Renaissance Lucerne Hotel – a Review

From the airport in Geneva, I took the train to Lucerne and the journey was a pleasant one as I arrived in Lucerne before sundown. This time around, instead of staying in a ski town or resort, I chose to stay at Lucerne, one of the larger towns in Switzerland as it was in close [...]

How Hotel Chain Partners are changing the Ski Hotel Market for Skiers

How Hotel Chain Partners are changing the Ski Hotel Market for Skiers

Travelling to ski often means necessitating the need to book a ski hotel, and due to the seasonality factor, ski hotels are often expensive with rates higher than comparable hotels. When I started skiing, it was when I stayed in Vancouver, which is near Whistler so I could always drive up for the day. Even [...]

The Warehouse Hotel Singapore – a Design Hotel Review

The Warehouse Hotel Singapore – a Design Hotel Review

Another hotel I had the opportunity to try out was The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore. This boutique hotel is part of Design Hotels and owned by the Lo & Behold Group in Singapore, though it joined the SPG program about one or 2 years back. Having been featured in several travel magazines before, I was [...]

Courtyard by Marriott Novena in Singapore – a Hotel Review

Courtyard by Marriott Novena in Singapore – a Hotel Review

While visiting Singapore late last year over New Year's Day, I stayed at 2 new hotels in the SPG/Marriott portfolio ever since their merger. The first one is the Courtyard by Marriott Novena. Located above the Royal Square shopping mall near the Novena MRT, I am familiar with the neighbourhood since I used to stay [...]