Unlike most travel bloggers, I don't stay in hotels all that often. What's more, it's pretty rare that I stay in suites - paid or upgraded. So, today, I'll be ranking my favorite suites of all time. It'll be a shortlist, but a diverse one, I think. … [Read more...] about My Favorite Suites of All Time – 2021 Edition
WOW! The other day, news broke that Hilton Grand Vacations is acquiring Diamond Resorts! This acquisition will undoubtedly have global implications. But, looking closer to home, the acquisition adds a few properties to Hilton Grand Vacations' presence in Hawaii too. … [Read more...] about Hilton Grand Vacations Acquiring Diamond Resorts!
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that top-end luxury hotels are usually out of my realm. But, occasionally, I do get to splurge a little. And one hotel, in particular, stood out the most to me. Alas, my favorite Marriott turned into a Hyatt recently and is now accepting reservations. … [Read more...] about My Favorite Marriott Turns into a Hyatt
Recently, the Outrigger Hospitality Group unveiled its $80 million Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort renovation project. The project, which was stuck in planning stages for years, touches nearly every aspect of the property and even adds new rooms. … [Read more...] about Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Renovation
Last week, I reported that the AC Hotels by Marriott Wailea is opening in April. Hot on the heels of that announcement came the news that a second AC Hotels by Marriott is coming to Hawaii. This time, though, the property will be on Oahu. … [Read more...] about Second AC Hotels by Marriott Coming to Hawaii
In 2019, I reported that Hawaii's first AC Hotel would be built in the Wailea Resort on Maui. At the time, the developer had just broken ground and didn't provide a projected opening date. But now we know the AC Hotel by Marriott Wailea is to open in April 2021. … [Read more...] about AC Hotel by Marriott Wailea to Open April 2021
As I mentioned during my Royal Weekend Staycation introduction post, I mentioned my stay at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. It's someplace I didn't think I would stay at. But, thanks to my lack of travel due to the pandemic and great kama'aina rates, I finally pulled the trigger. … [Read more...] about Review: Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
Marriott has a new promotion available for registration that'll let you double your nights and points. It seems like they're trying to make it as easy as possible for Marriott Bonvoy members to earn or retain status since this is on top of the elite bonuses they already handed out. … [Read more...] about Double Your Nights and Points with Marriott!
While the pandemic continues to rage on, Marriott remains intent on having changing around its hotel award categories this year. Even though most hotels sat relatively empty over most of the last year. So, let's discuss the Marriott Bonvoy 2021 category changes in Hawaii. … [Read more...] about Marriott Bonvoy 2021 Category Changes in Hawaii
Marriott's latest award redemption promotion lets you save up to 40% off standard rates. But, it only applies to off-peak rates, so in reality, you're only saving 10% on those rates. Still, that's not bad! Unfortunately, Marriott Hawaii is not offering points discounts. Mostly. … [Read more...] about Marriott Hawaii Not Offering Points Discounts