[Hotel Review] SUITE DREAMS – Kimpton Eventi New York

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I thought long and hard about choosing this property for 2 nights after RC Nomad because I’ve never tried a Kimpton, and it’s a 5-min walk from RC so I can just roll my luggage over (yays to saving on Uber!). Then came along the Kimpton Annual Sale which was (I think) a solid 30% discount off the rates for my dates and cancellable so I went ahead to book while brosing other options. And then came along the IHG Ambassador 20k points for any 2-night stay so that sealed the deal.

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[Hotel Review] Israel Idyllic – Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

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I had a bad feeling about this stay when I found out that we had been assigned a night here due to some flight timing changes but said to myself how bad can a Holiday Inn Express be?

I was so wrong.

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[Hotel Review] Regent Singapore

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Apart from the fact that this hotel has been closed perpetually on SHN contract, it has never popped up on my staycay radar because it’s kind of old and IHG has been a little lacklustre anyway. But I chanced upon a good deal on Hotelux and so here we go!

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[Hotel Review] Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay

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This was supposed to be my Voco staycation but when I found out that their Executive Lounge hours are still samey samey as its previous Hilton life ie lounge is only open in the evening and limited to 1-hour stay per room, I decided to change plans – a $63++ top up will get me afternoon tea and no time limit to stay for evening cocktails. Why not!

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[Hotel Review] Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road

Thanks to my random stroke of good luck, facebook notified me that I won a 2D1N stay at this well located IHG property to be redeemed by May 2019. So stay I did, along with a shopping happy friend in tow who was more than happy to not need to fight the Orchard crowd transit back home after a day of spending money.

I’ve also thought Holiday Inn Express properties are clean quite good choices for travels, because they are always 1) clean 2) reasonably priced 3) free breakfast. The combination of all 3 makes its hard to ignore if the location is good.

You basically know what you are getting when you book a HIE – no surprises.

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[Hotel Review] Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong

So in the midst of completing my Hilton Diamond challenge, I took time out to grab a night at HIE Katong as I needed a cheap(er) way to mattress running for some extra IHG points. And this property is about the cheapest you can get in Singapore and also most convenient for me.

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[Hotel Review] Crowne Plaza Changi

Such a view right!?

It was a much anticipated CNY staycation, especially so when we booked a suite for 3pax (3rd pax at an extra charge). It was my first Crowne Plaza experience in Singapore (actually, ever) and I was super excited!

Its also a unique location – going for a holiday but not actually flying? I thought it would be a special thingy for me and family.

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