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Hotel Review: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon River View King Room

To begin my insane Qatar Airway mileage run for AAdvantage Executive Platinum status I first needed to get to Vietnam. It took nearly a full day of flying and a fairly tense bus ride, but before I knew it I finally arrived at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon. I’d be in Vietnam for about 20…
Hotel Review: Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel The Depot

Traveling for work often means spending time in discount hotels,  but on a recent trip to Minneapolis I was lucky enough to find a very affordable rate at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel The Depot. I love Renaissance properties and whenever I have the opportunity because for the most part the hotels seem to have slightly…

A few weeks ago, my family and I spent a long weekend in Toronto, ON. There are several premium hotels to choose from in Toronto, but we chose to stay at the Thompson due to an excellent offer from American Express’ Fine Hotels and Resorts benefit from the American Express Platinum Card. Location The Thompson…

Located inside of a National Landmark the St. Louis Union Station Hotel is unlike any hotel I have stayed at previously. In 1985, with the first major renovation of Union Station, the “headhouse” was converted into a 539-room hotel which at the time was operated by Omni Hotels. Over the years, the hotel has transitioned…