Hotel Reviews Upon Reviews

My efforts not to conform to the prototypical blog lifestyle have failed, sort of. I’ve tried to stay away from simple hotel reviews because every single blogger does them already and they all do them the exact same way.

Then while researching where to stay in Osaka, Japan I had a revelation; I enjoy reading reviews of the same hotel over and over and over again. So I thought that I would create my own robust Hotel Reviews section where I would not only bring my unique perspective when writing reviews (see The Park Hyatt Sydney and the Case of the Missing Koala) but also create a one stop shop where like minded travelers could benefit from my visit to 71 countries*. Along with more Flight Reviews and Lounge Reviews, I’m also adding a Travel Guide section that clearly demonstrates what to do, eat, and drink in cities throughout the globe.

The unique content like Pho Sho: Top 10 Pho Worldwide, my latest travel advice, China’s 72-hour Visa-Free Transit Rule: Flyer Beware, or my True Detective series make ThePointsOfLife more like HBO and less like a bad duplicate of a sitcom whose storyline has been overdone.

For those of you who didn’t click on the Hotel Reviews link above, here is where the page stands as of today:

Pacific Ocean

Australia

Park Hyatt Sydney (December 2013): THE PARK HYATT SYDNEY AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING KOALA

Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne (December 2013)

Park Hyatt Melbourne (December 2013)

New Zealand

Hotel Novotel Wellington (December 2013)

North America

United States

Alaska

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa (August 2012)

Arizona

W Scottsdale (All the Time)

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (May 2014)

Aloft Phoenix Airport (Thanksgiving 2013)

Arizona Inn: Tucson Hotel (July 2008)

California

Andaz Napa (August 2013)

Westin Verasa Napa (August 2013)

W Hollywood (May 2012)

Colorado

Aloft Denver International Airport (May 2014)

Georgia

W Atlanta – Midtown (April 2013)

Illinois

Waldorf Astoria Chicago (July 2014)

Conrad Chicago (July 2014)

Louisiana

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (December 2011)

Massachusetts 

Westin Boston Waterfront (October 2013)

Liberty Hotel Boston (October 2013)

Sheraton Boston Hotel (October 2013)

Michigan

Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (July 2014): LEAVING THE D IN STYLE

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Detroit Downtown – Fort Shelby (September 2013)

Nevada

THE KNOCKOUT: THE WINNER’S BRACKET OF WHERE TO STAY IN VEGAS

Artisan Hotel Boutique (January 2012): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: THE BLACK MAGIC OF THE ARTISAN HOTEL BOUTIQUE

Caesar’s Palace (February 2007): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: ALL HAIL CAESAR’S PALACE

Cosmopolitan (March 2014): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: IT’S COSMOPOLITAN TO BE BROKE

Bellagio (March 2012): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: ROAST: THE BELLAGIO

Encore (June 2013) and Wynn (July 2007): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: THE ENCORE WYNNS IN OVERTIME

Flamingo (March 2008), Planet Hollywood and Stratosphere (October 2008), Treasure Island (November 2008): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: DISQUALIFICATION OF THE PRICELINE PRETENDERS

Four Seasons (February 2014): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: WHAT THE $20 TRICK GETS YOU AT THE FOUR SEASONS

Hard Rock Hotel (May 2009): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: FADING TO BLACKOUT AT THE HARD ROCK

Hooters (March 2006): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: GIVING THE HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL THE BIRD

Mandalay Bay (February 2014): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: MANDALAY BAY, THE RIGHT WAY

Mirage (May 2007): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: YOUR USUAL TABLE, MR. PAPAGIORGIO? THE MIRAGE LAS VEGAS

Palazzo (August 2009): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: THAT’S PALAZZO, THAT’S PALAZZO

Paris (April 2012): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: WHY OH, WHY DO I LOVE PARIS?

Riviera (August 2005): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK, THE RIVIERA HOTEL & CASINO

The Signature at the MGM Grand (December 2006): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: COURTYARD BY MGM SIGNATURE

The Skylofts at the MGM Grand (March 2006): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: THE BUTLER AT MGM’S SKYLOFTS

Stardust (January 2006)/Sahara (May 2007) (SLS): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: STARDUST VS SAHARA (SLS), THE PLAY-IN GAME

THEhotel (Delano) (January 2012): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: THEHOTEL READS NO VACANCY

Trump Hotel (January 2012): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: MY FANTASTIC VOYAGE AT THE TRUMP HOTEL

Venetian (May 2009): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: TOPLESS AT VENETIAN’S TAO BEACH

Westin Las Vegas (February 2010): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: IT’S STILL A WESTIN

Your Friend’s Apartment (Anytime): VEGAS KNOCKOUT: EARLY’S APARTMENT FOR A LATE ARRIVAL

New York

Best Western Bowery Hanbee Hotel (July 2014)

Radisson Martinique on Broadway (September 2013)

St. Regis New York Hotel (May 2013): UNFORGETTABLE: THE ST. REGIS NEW YORK

Tennessee

Aloft Nashville West End (February 2013)

Washington

W Seattle (September 2013)

Central America

Costa Rica

Aloft San Jose Hotel Costa Rica (May 2014)

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo (May 2014)

South America

Argentina

Park Hyatt Mendoza, Hotel, Casino & Spa (August 2013)

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (August 2013)

Caribbean 

Aruba

Holiday Inn Aruba (December 2010)

Bahamas

Sheraton Cable Beach Resort Nassau (March 2012)

Europe and Mediterranean

Finland

Hotel Kämp, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Helsinki (July 2014)

Latvia 

Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel, Riga (July 2014)

Sweden 

Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm (July 2014)

Turkey

Park Hyatt Istanbul – Maçka Palas (July 2014)

Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel (March 2013)

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus (March 2013)

Africa

South Africa

InterContinental Sandton Towers (January 2014)

Hilton Durban (January 2014)

Conrad Pezula (January 2014)

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town (January 2014)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town – Upper Eastside (December 2013)

Middle East

Qatar

W Doha Hotel & Residences (January 2014)

Hilton Doha (January 2014)

Indian Ocean

Maldives

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (December 2013)

Mauritius

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort (January 2014)

Le Méridien Ile Maurice (January 2014)

Seychelles

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa (March 2013)

Asia

China

Aloft Beijing, Haidan (November 2014)

Le Royal Méridien Shanghai (October 2014)

Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai (October 2014)

Park Hyatt Shanghai (June 2014): PARK HYATT SHANGHAI: TOO HIGH IN THE SKY

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund (June 2014): IT’S AN INSTITUTION SIR

Hong Kong

Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui (October 2014)

Mirador Mansion,Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong (December 2009)

India

Adamo The Bellus Goa (December 2012)

Indonesia

Bali 

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort (June 2014)

Bounty Hotel (June 2014)

Japan

Hyatt Regency Kyoto (November 2014)

The St. Regis Osaka (November 2014)

Hyatt Regency Osaka (November 2014)

Conrad Tokyo (December 2013)

Malaysia

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral (December 2013)

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa (January 2010)

Singapore 

Grand Hyatt Singapore (January 2010)

Sri Lanka

Hilton Colombo Residences (December 2013)

Thailand

Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 (December 2012)

Sawasdee House Bangkok (December 2012)

Vietnam

Park Hyatt Saigon (December 2013)

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers (December 2013)

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