Not-so-deep Thoughts from 45 Staycays in 2021

A fraction of what I’ve slept on in 2021 – can you identify these beds?

2021 was probably the craziest year in my adult life.

After a fantastical 1-nighter in the Ritz Carlton Millennia Club Room in January 2021, something snapped in me and I ended up embarking on what would be a staycayful year. The inability to travel + crazy staycay deals + my WFH arrangements was a temptation I couldn’t resist – If Not Now, Then When?

And that, ladies and gentleman, is how I ended up spending 60 nights (that’s right, sixty) on hotel beds last year. I also ate my way through a smorgsboard of hotel breakfasts, Club Lounges and inhaled more than a couple of bubbles (heh). A consequence of that was the demise of my bank account as most of my stays are paid with cash – only 4 were free or redemption stays.

So I figured I’d pay homage to that and come up with a list of what stood out – for better or worse. Of course, opinions are always subjective and there’s quite a fair bit of heng-suay when it comes to getting a good experience, but for what it’s worth, these are my random rankings based on personal experiences.

[Click on the hyperlink in each heading’s property name to read the review post]

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Battle Of The In-Room Dining

I did not know there is a Wiki page on room service. Wah.

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