After a day of flying in 1A from Bucharest to LA via London and New York, I knew that I would want a bed for the night, and this gave me another opportunity to clock up a night towards the status match challenge. There are loads of Hiltons in the area surrounding LAX – 14… Read More Review: H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Athenee Palace Hilton is the ‘highest’ level of the brand in the city. There are now 3 others – the Hilton Garden Inn in the Old Town, the DoubleTree at Unirii Square and the new Hilton Garden Inn at the airport. I chose the Hilton as it had an Executive Lounge. I originally booked… Read More Review: The Hilton Athenee Palace, Bucharest
The Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri, set high on the hills surrounding the city is, as I found out, the perfect place to recuperate following an appendectomy. I had booked the hotel using a Barclaycard free night voucher from the Hilton Honors credit card, and had paid for an Imperial Room to give access to the… Read More Review: Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri
Girona is a small city in north eastern Spain, between Barcelona and the French border. It is a culture clash of Spanish, French and Catalan influences and is perfect for a short break. Getting there Whilst there is an airport, it is serviced by low cost carriers so a more civilised way to travel is… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Girona
As I wrote here, I had decided to head to Las Vegas in the Easter holidays for some sun, warmth and to explore a bit of the area that I had not seen when I went before. I booked the trip starting in Copenhagen, with a detour to Manchester for an unmissable family commitment before… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 1: The Copenhagen Shuffle
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and one of the newest routes on British Airway’s network. In the run up to the launch (and presumably unrelated!) there was a superb fare, offering a return business class fare for about £235, earning 200TP if routed via Helsinki as opposed to the 80TP if direct to Tallinn.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Tallinn
One of the most important jobs I think any teacher can do is to be an examiner. We spend years preparing our students for a few hours of leak performance in the exam hall and, in my opinion, not enough colleagues are involved in marking. It does put a lot of pressure on an already… Read More Not enough time for a mini-break? Try a ‘micro-break’!
I last stayed at the Hilton almost 5 years ago in Sydney. We had flown from London at the beginning of the Easter holidays and needed a stopover before we picked up the car and drove to Canberra. I don’t remember much about the hotel but I do recall having an excellent night sleep. Despite… Read More Is it worth buying Hilton Hhonors points?