This weekend I took another micro-break in London. I am really trying to push this concept as it is such a fun way to spend time in the city you live and have stayed at the Hilton Syon Park and the Sofitel Terminal 5 so far this year! I wrote in another post how I managed… Read More Another weekend, another Micro Break; InterContinental London-The O2
We drove into the city and straight to the hotel, thanks to the help of the lady at the car hire place. Home for our 4 nights in San Francisco was the InterContinenal Mark Hopkins – 2 nights using the 2for1 Ambassador Certificate, 1 night using the Barclaycard free night and one on points at… Read More Only one InterContinental in San Francisco gets Top Marks
As part of the road trip, we stopped in Monterey, on the Pacific Coast, about 120 miles south of San Francisco. I chose this as the main coastal stop off in part because of the distance and in part because I knew that having an InterContinental meant it was where I would like to be.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Monterey
The last Accelerate promotion from IHG has not even come to an end, and yet there is a new one out covering stays from September through to the end of the year. I have done pretty will with the current one, being able to fulfil all the criteria with planned stays, so have not needed… Read More The third IHG Accelerate promotion this year is now online!
I wrote a while ago about the Curve card, one of these ‘front’ cards that allows you to choose, via an app, which if your payment cards the transaction goes to. It’s similar to the Supercard, except that it does have foreign exchange fees and you can use an American Express. The ‘game-changer’ for this… Read More Ahead of the Curve? No – I’m leaving it behind!
To finish off the trip report, I thought it would be good to compare our highlights and favourites of various aspects. Favourite flight MA: Of all the flights taken, I think the most enjoyable was the Dreamliner 787-9 LAN return flight from FRA to MAD. The plane appeared clean(er), and cool. The cabin crew were… Read More Episode 8 – Reflections
Disembarking was smooth, easily followed signs to exit, through electronic EU passport control to the train platform. €9.60 for 2 singles to the main Frankfurt station. 20 minutes later and a short walk to the InterContinental Hotel – priority check-in, up the lift to 21st floor Club lounge and we were sipping a cool Reisling… Read More Episode 4 – another day, another InterContinental
On the recommendation of the night porter from check-in at the Crowne Plaza Madrid Airport, we took a taxi into the centre of town to the Intercontinental for our next night’s stay. I was really impressed with the taxi service which displayed a fare list in the window. It was 2.40EUR for pick up and… Read More Episode 2 (and a half) – no flying today but a brilliant InterContinental stay
Aberdeen Airport has had a lot of investment recently, which may now be slightly redundant with the fall in oil prices, but that is a different story. Earlier this spring I needed to be in the north of Scotland for the weekend and wanted to leave after work on the Friday. I took the last… Read More Hotel at Aberdeen takes the Crowne
MummyAirmiles got in touch recently to ask about some hotels for her late summer jaunt to New York. She has clearly been paying attention to some of the advice I give her, as she booked an exCPH fare in Club World using 30,000 Avios per person to fly both her and Dad for an outlay… Read More MummyAirmiles’ hotel dilemma