Contests and Sweepstakes Hotel Loyalty 2012-Q3 Promotions

Win a Seat with Randy Petersen Giveaway

Loyalty Traveler readers have a chance to win a seat next to frequent flyer legend Randy Petersen (and founder of FlyerTalk, InsideFlyer, MilePoint and BoardingArea) on the StarMegaDO4 flights November 14-15, 2012 from San Francisco to Houston to Chicago.

You also have a chance to win the seat through 28 other blogs hosted on the site participating in this giveaway.


Comment on these Blogs for a chance to win (See this MommyPoints post for direct links to the comments page for each blog). The links below go to each blog, but not the “Win a Seat” post for that blog.

Honestly, I have never paid much attention to these chartered MegaDO flights where you fly around the country and have the opportunity to hang out with frequent flyer geeks and airline and hotel executives.

I did stay up until 2:30am one night in Girona, Spain talking to Platinum Traveller on the steps of the city cathedral. So, I also have the ability to geek out talking miles and points for hours and days.

To each their own.

I would certainly be happy to win the seat next to Randy Petersen and experience the StarMegaDo4 event, but as a Boarding Area blogger I am ineligible for the giveaway.

Here are links to all the pertinent information for this giveaway:

The Prize:

A reserved aisle or window seat next to Randy Petersen on the upcoming StarMegaDo 2012, hotel accommodations, and $250 for personal expenses!

Start reading these blogsand find out why BoardingArea is considered the home of all the best frequent/business travel bloggers.

For information on the MegaDo visit the official homepage or the MegaDo Milepoint subforum.

Important Note:You must be able to get yourself to San Francisco on your own to start this trip and it looks like the trip ends in Chicago, so I guess you have to be able to get home again from Chicago.

Here are the official BoardingArea rulesfor this “Win A Seat with Randy Petersen” giveaway.

Here is the StarMegaDo4 schedule.

Loyalty Traveler Star MegaDO4 Giveaway Entry Question

Your opportunity to win the Loyalty Traveler portion of this giveaway is based on replying to the question below.

Share your opinion with a comment about the best hotel worldwide where either you have stayed or desire to stay.

The reason I ask this question is that I am frequently asked, “What is your favorite hotel in the world.”

I honestly do not have a favorite hotel.

When I was asked this question last week at a dinner in Blanes, Spain at a fine restaurant on the beach of Costa Brava, my reply was that I have had incredible experiences while staying at some hotels and those are the memories I cherish more than the actual memory of the hotel.

Winning the Star MegaDo seat

Loyalty Traveler will select a random winner and the Loyalty Traveler winner will be entered into a drawing among 29 blogger winners for two seats in this Randy Petersen giveaway.

I think that means there is only something like a 1 in 15 chance to win this trip, even if you do win the Loyalty Traveler portion of the giveaway.

One thing is for sure though. You have to enter on one or even all the BoardingArea participating blogs to have a chance to sit next to Randy Petersen on the StarMegaDo 2012.

  • You must be 18.
  • You can only enter one time for each Boarding Area blog participating in the giveaway.
  • You must use an email when submitting your comment where you can be reached if you win.
  • Contest comments entry period ends 11:59:59 pm MT October 7, 2012.
  • Winner Selection: Two (2) winners will be chosen in a random drawing on Monday, October 8, 2012 from all eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period, as posted in the comments section of participating partnering blogs. The random drawing will be conducted by Randy Petersen, whose decision is final and binding in all respects. The winner will be notified via email within two (2) days after the selection is made. Each winner will have five (5) business days to reply confirming his/her acceptance of the giveaway seat. Failure to reply in the indicated time frame will declare that the seat has been refused and forfeited for all time and the first alternative entry will be chosen in random drawings as outlined above and provided the opportunity to claim the seat giveaway.
  • Disclosure: And if I understand the rules correctly, Loyalty Traveler wins an iPad if one of the two seat winners is my commenter.

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.


  • Susan N October 1, 2012

    My favorite hotel in the world is the Blue River in Saigon. It’s sub-$50, but so hospitable and actually silent for sleeping.

  • Bruce October 1, 2012

    I can’t think of a favorite hotel…they are all so different!

  • Barbara October 1, 2012

    I usually stay where i can get the best deal!

  • dude26 October 1, 2012

    The peninsula Tokyo……

  • sarah October 1, 2012

    Bellagio in Vegas…if that counts!

  • dwh October 1, 2012

    Four Seasons Maui ain’t bad!

  • sam October 1, 2012

    Hilton in Sedona Arizona

  • Daniel October 1, 2012

    The Canyon Suites at the Phoenician was amazing. Stayed there last year with Starwoods free resort night promotion

  • tiffany l October 1, 2012

    i don’t have a favorite hotel, but like to think it’s somewhere i’ll stay in the future…which would require a lot more traveling 🙂

  • ashley October 1, 2012

    Alam Shanti in Ubud, Bali

  • colleen October 1, 2012

    My favorite was the Park Hyatt Chicago. Overlooking Water Tower Place and a view of Lake Michigan, having perfect access to public transportation and in my favorite city.

  • Loweeel October 1, 2012

    I had a baller VIP suite at the Venetian for my bachelor party. That was pretty sick…

  • Jeremy October 1, 2012

    I love to stay at Valdoro Mountain Lodge in Breckenridge. I aspire to stay somewhere warm. Anywhere, really. Oh, and the Hyatt 48Lex was a fun upscale stay I had earlier this year.

  • oneeyejack October 1, 2012

    Favorite hotel is the Park Hyatt Tokyo

  • mrredskin October 1, 2012

    cat 2 SPGs in college towns during a big game weekend 🙂

  • Andrew October 1, 2012

    No clue… wherever treats me right on that trip is fine by me!

  • Nathan October 1, 2012

    The hotel I’ve had the most fun was PH Towers (now Elara Hilton) in Vegas, so we’ll go with that 🙂

  • jerry October 1, 2012

    Waldorf Astoria NYC

  • Scott C October 1, 2012

    not sure if it would be considered a hotel, but I am dying to stay at amanpulo

  • vince October 1, 2012

    Best hotel I’ve stay at is the Westin Grand Vancouver. I love the location, the layout (all suites) and I especially love Vancouver.

  • Michael October 1, 2012

    The best hotel worldwide for me would be the Conrad Maldives. The unmatched accommodations, personalized service, and phenomenal beauty of the resort grounds make this a magical place to go. I went once and can’t wait to get back.

  • steve October 1, 2012

    park hyatt tokyo

  • DCA Rob October 1, 2012

    The best (really my favorite) hotel I have stayed in is Raffles Beijing. I had a suite for 8 nights on my first trip to China. It was a wonderful and comfortable refuge after long days around town.

  • Dan October 1, 2012

    Anywhere comfortable and clean (and preferably with a separate sleeping area for kids!)

  • Paul W October 1, 2012

    Inverlocky Castle, Scottland

  • Mike Stuben October 1, 2012

    The Waldorf London

  • LIH Prem October 1, 2012

    PHT – because it’s legendary and lives up to its reputation

    SGS – Because of the way they treat platinums.


  • Ben October 1, 2012

    Radisson Blu Gdansk. Great location, great amenities, great professional service.

  • Georges October 1, 2012

    best hotel that I have stayed – Las Ventanas Paraiso

  • dawn October 1, 2012

    Canyon Suites at the Phoenician

  • carwag25 October 1, 2012

    Best hotel to me is not a 5 star, nor a luxury hotel. It is the hotel I stay at when visiting my terminally ill father… La Quinta Inn in Lake Worth, TX. It helps me to realize that at the end of the day, a clean hotel room is all I need while spending quality time with my dad.

  • barb k. October 1, 2012

    Always looking forward to the next stay possibly in Paris at the Westinghouse or Park Hyatt.

    Sad that more of my memorable hotel memories are because of disappointing rather than stellarstays

    Though, I do recall an excellent FD agent at the,COS Marriott who seriously wanted to learn about hotel policies & promos of which she was unfamiliar.

  • JohnC October 1, 2012

    Hmm, good and tough question. I’ll go with Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita Liguria, many years ago.

  • oleg October 1, 2012

    Conrad Tokyo

  • Mark S. October 1, 2012

    Best hotel I’ve stayed at is Trianon Palace in Versailles.

  • egwg October 1, 2012

    The best hotel I’ve stayed at was the W Union Square in NYC.

  • HikerT October 1, 2012

    Bates Motel, Fairvale CA

  • Lynn October 1, 2012

    Best hotel I have stayed in was 3 weeks at the Taj Palace in Delhi, India. I was in a club level room with great service.

  • Patrick October 1, 2012

    The St. Regis Princeville in Kauai.

  • Bryan October 1, 2012

    If I had to pick one, The Venetian, Las Vegas

  • Jing Li October 1, 2012

    Intercontinental Hong Kong — panoramic view of the Hong Kong skyline, one of the prettiest skylines in the world.

  • spe salvi October 1, 2012

    I look forward to staying in hotels at Hawaii never been yet

  • Cacinda M October 1, 2012

    Park Hyatt Maldives

  • kodoma October 1, 2012

    St. Pancras in London, I love old train stations.

  • Steelsnow October 1, 2012

    Of the ones I have stayed at, the Imperial Hilton Dubrovnik was a favorite. Probably mostly because of the view from the room we had and the massive patio outside.

  • Elizabeth October 1, 2012

    One of my favorites was the Westin Napa Valley. Good location, friendly service, and very relaxing.

  • Dan October 1, 2012

    I like almost all nice hotels.

  • Dan October 1, 2012

    I like any hotel in Hawaii.

  • Chris October 1, 2012

    Love the Carmana Plaza in Vancouver.

  • Michael H.(oldfox) October 1, 2012

    I love the Starwood property in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Probably not the most luxurious in the world, but it is such a tranquil ambiance with a great attentive staff.

  • Gerald October 1, 2012

    Nothing like the Rome Cavalieri…

  • BrewerSEA October 1, 2012

    Very difficult question, but one of my favorite hotel experiences was at the Nang Yuan Diving Resort. The hotel is overpriced and not that nice for the region, but its unique location on three islands connected by sandbars in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand makes it one of my top picks.

  • Rich A October 1, 2012

    Hilton in Frankfurt.

  • Walton October 1, 2012

    Hyatt Regency Hong Kong

  • SonomaWine October 1, 2012

    The reopened Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai.

  • Susan B October 1, 2012

    What an awesome experience ! Pick me!

  • Jason October 1, 2012

    tie between Arenas del Mar and Ylang Ylang

  • Richard October 1, 2012

    Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay.

  • Deanna October 2, 2012

    Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley

  • PH October 2, 2012

    I have terrific memories of hotels where I’ve attended conventions full of friends….

  • Raghavendar October 2, 2012

    Like somebody already mentioned…the Park Hyatt in Tokyo. Got to see the cherry blossoms from there

  • Steve October 2, 2012

    The peninsula Tokyo……

  • Vinod October 2, 2012

    The best hotel/resort I stayed at was Kondai Lip in Kerala, India. Its situated in the backwaters and you have use a boat to get to the resort. Absolutely divine experience

  • zbender October 2, 2012

    Best hotel stay was in 1999, travelling as a guest of the vendor to a conference in San Jose, California.

    The hotel was overbooked, they had no room **and no confirmed reservation** for me.

    So the hotel put me in a 6-room suite with a 24-hours-a-day-on-call butler.

    For a week.

    I was 23 years old!

  • Sarah October 2, 2012

    Best hotel stay was at the Hilton Tel Aviv. In fact, I liked it so much that I stayed for almost 2 years!

  • WB Lee October 2, 2012

    Intercontinental Shanghai Puxi

  • Paolo S October 2, 2012

    Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego Ca, for its wonderful beach.

  • James Horne October 2, 2012

    Grand Hyatt, Kauai

  • Charles Clarke October 2, 2012

    The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

  • Tracie October 2, 2012

    While there are other hotels I aspire to visit, the Conrad Hong Kong holds a special place for me in my travels as I stayed there during my first real international trip.

  • MichaelW. October 2, 2012

    I don’t have a favorite. I prefer hostels & budget hotels. My favorite time would probably have been at Suk 11 in Bangkok. Lots of friendly people- my wife and I joined a group outside during Songkran (the Thai new year water festival) and soaked anyone walking by and had a great time!

  • Chris October 2, 2012

    The Trump Chicago Tower and Hotel was pretty nice.

  • Lewis October 2, 2012

    It’s really hard to pick a favorite hotel. I’d pick the Wynn in Las Vegas for a hotel I’ve seen. I’d pick Las Brisas in Mexico every since that “I Spy” episode.

  • Keri October 2, 2012

    My favorite, not the best, but the one I like the most is the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok.

  • TerryRH October 2, 2012

    Would love to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo

  • David October 2, 2012

    Aggie Grey’s Hotel on the South Pacific island of Samoa.

  • Cyrus N October 2, 2012

    I usually don’t stay at very glamorous hotels – but the Hyatt Regency Long Beach is probably my favorite. The views are really nice, great location and a really nice hotel.

  • Jenn S October 2, 2012

    The best hotel stay I have ever had was at The Drake in Chicago. It’s so beautiful – think right out of an old movie with chandeliers, etc. Gorgeous! We had a huge room overlooking Michigan Avenue – was perfect!

  • Rob October 2, 2012

    The best hotel I had was Le Meridien Monaco. I redeemed during the GrandPrix Monaco and still was upgraded, and received something like 14 cents per point value.

  • Biggles209 October 2, 2012

    I love the Park Hyatt Milan – fabulous location and great service

  • Tonei G October 2, 2012

    I’ve stayed in a lot of unremarkable hotels…I enjoyed the Aloft in Harlem, NYC though – very classy, and super convenient to Columbia which is where i was going at the time.

  • Jason October 2, 2012

    park hyatt tokyo

  • Ryan B October 2, 2012

    The Grand Wailea on Maui

  • gpapadop October 2, 2012

    Fairmont Lake Louise!

  • ASW October 2, 2012

    I would love to stay in a Premier Over-Water One Bedroom Villa Bungalow at the St.Regis Bora Bora Resort – preferably on points and miles.

  • Susan Lucas October 2, 2012

    I recently stayed at the park Hyatt Sydney with the free nights from the Hyatt credit card!

  • HR October 2, 2012

    W Lakeshore Chicago followed by Radisson Blu Gdansk:-)

  • Hal W October 2, 2012

    I like the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hallandale beach Fl.

  • PlatinumTraveller October 2, 2012

    Firstly thanks for the mention – I hope I re-awoke the frequent flyer nerd within – it was great chatting to you.

    To answer the Q for the competition – I’ve always wanted to try the Burj Al Arab in Dubai – everything there looks so over the top and now Qantas are code sharing with Emirates it is slightly less impossible it might happen one day!

  • MikelinTN October 2, 2012

    Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris. The location, the staff, and Paris. What more could you ask? Been there, and want to go again.

  • Dan October 2, 2012

    My favorite hotel so far is the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney

  • Sandeep October 2, 2012

    The Westin Mumbai Garden City. While its mostly a business hotel, the rooms are gorgeous, very spacious and they treat SPG Plats extremely well!

  • Peter D. October 2, 2012

    I have not stayed in many exceptional hotels, but the 2 I’ve stayed in that I liked the most were The Cosmopolitan in Vegas, and the JW Marriott in Phuket, Thailand.

  • Joe N October 2, 2012

    The Peninsula in Tokyo

  • Terry October 2, 2012

    My favorite hotel is the Grand Wailea in Maui.

  • Bill H October 2, 2012

    Five years is a long time. But, pessimisim aside, we are all going to keep finding ways to travel the world through incredible deals. Especially by communicating great finds instantly throughout our unique, if diverse and sometimes fragmented, community. Its always going to be too hard for the average traveller to follow this fastinating pursuit.

  • Beth C October 2, 2012

    My favorite hotel in the world is the awesome Grand Hyatt Kauai for its incredible spirit of service and aloha, pounding surf, beautiful rooms, happy music and delicious food!

  • LRZ October 2, 2012

    My favorite hotel is the Raddison Blu in Chicago!

  • Seth October 2, 2012

    Conrad maldives…no other place like it

  • Ronald B October 2, 2012

    It’s the service that counts. hilton in Milan.

  • Jiles McCoy October 3, 2012

    I want to try the Oriental in Bangkok.

  • IDGflygirl October 3, 2012

    I really enjoyed the Grand Hyatt Erawan in Bangkok!

  • SC Flier October 3, 2012

    Favorite luxury rustic hotels: Starwood’s Haciendas on the Yucatan Peninsula

  • Travis October 3, 2012

    The best hotel I’ve stayed at isn’t a hotel at all; its a hostel, and it certainly wasn’t the opulence of luxury that alot of people who stay at high end places are used to. It’s called K’s House Ito, on the Izu Pennisula in Japan, about an hour from Tokyo. The building was a traditional ryokan (japanese inn) and all we had were futons on the tatami mat floor. But the building, dating back over 100 years, was set right on the river and it was gorgeous. The natural hot spring bath (onset) didn’t hurt either and the people who worked there were the friendliest people ever (it is Japan, after all).

  • Adam G October 3, 2012

    I’d love to stay at St. Regis Bora Bora. Truth is that’s where the other half wants to honeymoon. So getting there would represent a huge personal milestone and (for me) a monumental achievement in accumulation of points to get there in style and stay for at least a few nights

  • James October 3, 2012

    Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

  • The Wanderer October 3, 2012

    Arenal Nayara in Arenal, Costa Rica. Sadly, no points earned for the stay, but it was amazing.

  • Crash October 3, 2012

    Park Hyatt Sydney

  • Rob October 3, 2012

    Conrad Maldives just look amazing to me, and I would love to visit and stay there someday.

  • Paul October 3, 2012

    Cape Grace Hotel Capetown SA
    Peaceful oasis smack dab in the middle of the action.
    Staff treats you like a long lost friend.
    Breakfast buffet best in the world slightly edging out Windsor Court New Orleans

  • G_G October 4, 2012

    Raffles Hotel in Singapore

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  • Bas October 4, 2012

    I don’t know about best in the world but I liked The Mira in HK and would love to stay at the Park Hyatt Sydney

  • Rongbiao Fu October 4, 2012

    I liked my stay at W Hotel in NYC Timesquare =) So modern yet relaxing =)

  • Megan Z October 4, 2012

    My favorite hotel in the world is Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg, VA. It is a local (to me), boutique hotel that is just phenomenal. Check out the photos on their website and tell me you don’t wanna stay there! Gorgeous. Featured in the NYT. Great place. Love it!!

  • Russ October 4, 2012

    St. Regis, DC

  • pilot October 4, 2012

    I am an x B727 pilot , and would love to fly the B787 and take a look at the cockpit to see how much things changed.

  • Tim October 4, 2012

    I don’t have a favorite but I’d like to stay at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.

  • Daphne L October 4, 2012

    Really enjoyed staying on the 47th floor of the W in Times Square with my family. And especially because we stayed on points, and it’s one of the few hotels that offers rooms with 2 double beds on points.

  • Mike October 4, 2012

    I want to stay at the Park Hyatt Vendome. I will some day!

  • Susan N October 4, 2012

    The Peninsula Hong Kong

  • Ari October 4, 2012

    So far, the Amankora hotels…honeymoon memories are happily etched into my noggin.

  • Bill October 5, 2012

    I love upgrades! and it should be a lot of Fun!

  • Tomy S, October 5, 2012

    RC Singapore

  • Greg October 5, 2012

    I had a great stay in a suite at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich about 10 years ago. My grandmother, now deceased, paid for my room, which was pretty sweet of her.

  • Nathaniel October 5, 2012

    The Village in Pohnpei, FM.

  • zensync October 5, 2012

    Hilton Garden Inn on River Street in Savannah. The southern country breakfast is awesome.

  • C M October 5, 2012

    Park Hyatt Place Vendome – pure bliss.

  • Chris October 5, 2012

    Crown Plaza in the middle of SIN airport, because you are surrounded by SQ planes!

  • TheBeerHunter October 5, 2012

    anywhere in the Maldives…because it’s in the Maldives!

  • Kristina October 5, 2012

    I recently stayed at the Grand Hyatt Seoul and was blown away by their service. At one point I lost my rented cell phone in a taxi; the driver brought it to the hotel and the staff figured out on their own it was my phone! Saved me hundreds of dollars in lost phone fees.

  • AK October 5, 2012

    W Times Square on a high floor.

  • Ruy October 5, 2012

    Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Where you can “disconnect”.

  • Aleks October 5, 2012

    I have yet to stay at a hotel that blows me away with their service. I tend to like Westins, but there isn’t a specific one that stands out.

  • Zach October 5, 2012

    W Maldives. There’s no place like the Maldives.

  • Gail October 5, 2012

    The Fairmount hotel right in the middle of San Francisco, just a brief walk from Grace Cathedral and right on the MUNI and cable car lines.

  • meriaten long October 5, 2012

    I really like Radissons and Marriotts

  • Chris Reed October 5, 2012

    Park Hyatt … anyone.

  • Bri October 5, 2012

    Any hotel where I was able to use points to stay.

  • Nancy O October 5, 2012

    El Encanto – Montecito, California – near Santa Barbara…beautiful landscaping/gardens, very romantic…of course, this entry is somewhat dependent on my own experience there/who I was with as well as the hotel itself and it’s professional service, cleanliness, respectful staff and fabulous location…

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  • Babs October 5, 2012

    Budget hotels are my thing and splurging on the finest restaurants.

  • BothofUs2 October 5, 2012

    Grand Wailea Maui

  • Bill N October 5, 2012

    Looking forward to staying at a Park Hyatt

  • Tim J October 5, 2012

    Conrad Hilton Hong Kong

  • PlowJockey October 5, 2012

    Posada Acquamarina, Los Roques, Venezuela

  • Spencer October 6, 2012

    My favourite hotel is the one associated with the best memories so for me it’s the Novotel in Singapore when I was travelling with a bunch of friends and it was an indulgence that ended up being a tremendous amount of fun.

  • Eoin K October 6, 2012

    intercontinental, Doha

  • CDKing October 6, 2012

    I want to stay at Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong. My favorite hotel so far is Kowloon Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Mainly because good views of the city from the room

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  • omar g October 6, 2012

    Park Hyatt Tokyo.
    They met each individual need that I had and more often than not anticipated my needs before I could ask, and fulfilled it promptly.

  • myperks October 6, 2012

    Park Hyatt Shanghai – one of the best non-suite corner Bund-view rooms received, prompt service, and one of the most amazing pools I’ve been to…

  • Xavier October 6, 2012

    Park Hyatt Shanghai

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  • The Deal Mommy October 6, 2012

    Centara Grand Hua Hin, Thailand:
    (When I stayed there it was a Sofitel.) Amazing in every detail from the rickshaw pickup at the train station to the authentic restoration of a colonial era (even though Thailand wasn’t colonized) Royal Family retreat.

  • RonR October 6, 2012

    Have stayed: Arizona Biltmore
    Want to stay: One of those hotels where the bungalow sits over the water.

  • SBG October 6, 2012

    Anantara Phuket Villas… amazing location and great service. I would go back in a heartbeat. (Sorry Hyatt… none have compared so far)

  • Junyang October 6, 2012

    Fairmont in Singapore – back when there were NFFFR rates and rooms were going for $100 😉 They consistently upgraded elite members too – so I had a suite for $100.

  • MrAOK October 6, 2012

    I think the best hotel I’ve stayed at was either the Conrad in Singapore or the Park Hyatt in Tokyo. I’d go with the Park Hyatt in Tokyo

  • Jovan M October 6, 2012

    Holiday Inn in Tbilisi – great service and very attentive staff.

  • Y. Jiang October 6, 2012

    Kukuna near Mount Fuji.
    It has open air bath and a view of Lake Kawaguchi as well as Mount Fuji itself!
    It also has a very strong traditional Japanese feeling 🙂

  • boxo October 6, 2012

    Most luxurious stay I’ve personally had and could afford was the 18-buck a night Conrad Bangkok executive suite deal. Haven’t had a hotel room with 6 interior doors since.

  • JamesP October 6, 2012

    The Fairmont Vancouver suites are a very nice place to stay. It’s a venerable old hotel, still done right. Thanks for the contest!

  • Jimgotkp October 6, 2012

    Aman Resorts. I never heard about someone having a bad experience at any of their properties. Considering they tend to be small properties, it allows the guests to get the best personalized service.

  • Timothy October 6, 2012

    The grand hyatt berlin was awesome, they treated me really well and should be a park hyatt!

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  • Nancy H October 6, 2012

    St Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai. Just WOW!

  • gleasonja October 6, 2012

    The Breakers in Palm Beach FL – was a teenager and it was majestic! Started my interest in travel =)

  • John October 6, 2012

    Four Seasons Costa Rica.

  • Yigal October 6, 2012

    fairmont los angeles

  • Suzanne October 6, 2012

    i keep going back to the Soho Hotel in London (or other Firmdale properties) – i give up points (at the W) to do so

  • Mark The Shark October 6, 2012

    My favorite hotel in the world is the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome because of its elegance and customer service.

  • Jonathan October 6, 2012

    The park Hyatt Melbourne is quite amazzzing

  • eitan October 7, 2012

    Grand Hyatt Kauai

  • Jordan October 7, 2012

    I love the Conrad San Juan! Great city on a great island, and great hotel vibe!

  • Vince S October 7, 2012

    Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel

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  • mtlfire October 7, 2012

    I rarely leave North America, so I’ll limit myself to the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. Its new, a disproportionate number of suites to regular rooms, rates are often around $160 when I go, and I’ve always been upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite.

  • TrunkSpace October 7, 2012

    Stereotype but the al burj – would love to experience the iconic hotel

  • Jrey October 7, 2012

    I shared tips on spending miles with a stranger last flight last week. We have become friends and found out that we have something in common in term of research/work!

  • the fifth amendment October 7, 2012

    always depends on what the trip is all about, and I try to match to that. The hotel that I have returned to the most is the Fairmont Kealani on Maui. Great overall balnce.

  • Erndog October 7, 2012

    I had a great experience and find memories from the Hyatt on Kaui, HI. A great trip and a solid hotel.

  • David October 7, 2012

    Park Hyatt Tokyo is probably the best, most luxorius hotel I have ever stayed in. I yearn to return.

  • Danny October 7, 2012

    My favorite hotel is Nam-San Hilton in Seoul, Korea. So close and convenient to everything in that wonderful city. Lotte hotel in Jeju Island in Korea is also awesome.

  • Shannon M. October 7, 2012

    Best hotel in the world: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Palacio Duhau, in Argentina. I had the fortune of staying there for the first time this past August for a week. Enjoyed a suite upgrade with amazing room view of the city, stellar service. The Diamond privileges were awesome! Located in the historic diplomat district and close to everything.

  • Natalie M October 7, 2012

    My favorite hotel that I have stayed at was the Gaylord Texan because of all the friends that I was with. You can stay at the most expensive place in the world alone and it would be worse than a dirty hostel with friends.

  • Abrar K October 7, 2012

    St.Regis Bora Bora Resort working towards it

  • James M October 7, 2012

    The El Dorado Maroma Beach. I went there on my honeymoon and the staff were amazing. Such a high level of care and quality.

  • Andy Nguyen October 7, 2012

    hyatt fisherman’s wharf san francisco. They give the the presidential suite and their restaurant is amazing(and cheap)!

  • mike October 7, 2012

    My best hotel experience was at Coco Palm Bodu Hithi in the Maldives. It is supposedly not even one of the best in the Maldives, much less the world, but it was great to me!

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  • Dennis October 7, 2012

    Conrad Maldives.

  • Tina October 7, 2012

    Grand Hyatt Singapore — with free suite upgeade

  • John B October 7, 2012

    Park Hyatt Zurich

  • Jeanne M October 7, 2012

    Park Hyatt Tokyo. I ahve stayed and the views and level of service were very memorable. I would love to return.

  • Gee K. October 7, 2012

    I would love to stay at the Mystique, Santorini. Santorini Island, Greece is my top destination on my bucket list.

  • Doreen d October 7, 2012

    The Atlantis !

  • Eric October 7, 2012

    Four Seasons Scottsdale

  • Larry L (In NYC) October 7, 2012

    Hmm. I think my favorite was a youth hostel in Sarlat, in France, in the 80s. At that time youth hostels in France were extremely dreary, regimented places run by starched elderly matrons. I expected the same when I showed up in Sarlat but round the “warden” passed out at a table in the common room with a partially consumed bottle of wine in the crook of his arm.
    I stayed two weeks, made some great friends, and hitchhiked all over the Dordogne.
    I’ve come to realize that an advantage of never paying more than $20 a night for a place to stay is that it’s almost impossible to be disappointed. If you pay $500 a night, it’s almost impossible not to be.

  • Michael October 7, 2012

    Park Hyatt tokyo

  • MM October 7, 2012

    four seasons – any of them

  • dc October 7, 2012

    while i appreciate fancy hotels, usually when traveling i’m never in my hotel. what i do appreciate is free breakfast and a hot shower – so i prefer any hotel that offers it! my favorite non-hotel is a tent.

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