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May302017

Best Western grows to 135 hotels in Sweden

Best Western, after acquiring 59 Sweden Hotels in a deal closed last week, becomes Sweden’s largest hotel chain brand with 135 properties.  There is generally a lag time between hotel acquisition and integration into the hotel loyalty program. These properties may take several weeks or even months before they are integrated into Best Western Rewards…

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May062017

Clarion Hotel Stockholm trip report

In April 2017 I booked Clarion Hotel Stockholm for 6,000 Choice Privileges points + $30 for an overnight stay before flying home to California on a Norwegian Airlines Stockholm Arlanda ARN to Oakland, California OAK $148 nonstop flight. Published room rate was $135 USD. I arrived to Arlanda ARN from Riga, Latvia on a $28…

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Apr252017

Choice Privileges value in Europe

No secret that I value Choice Privileges points highly. My most frequent use of Choice Privileges points is for hotels in Sweden, Norway and Denmark at Nordic Choice Hotels. There are 180 Nordic Choice Hotels in Scandinavia and the Baltic Countries. Sweden and Norway are well covered. Nordic Choice Hotels reward rates are pretty stable.…

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Apr112017

Stockholm Attack 2017 Memorial Sites images

Stockholm, Sweden suffered a terrorist attack April 7, 2017 on a Friday afternoon. Rakhmat Akilova, a 39-year-old man and rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, hijacked a beer truck and drove 500 meters through Drottninggaten, the city’s longest pedestrian shopping lane. The truck crashed to a halt in the corner of Åhléns department store at Mäster…

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