Sheraton Park Lane ceiling Palm Court

The Sheraton Park Lane London – Anticipating the Renovation

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One of my favorite points redemption is in London at the Sheraton Park Lane, an Art Deco hotel on Piccadilly across from Green Park and Buckingham Palace.  A category 5 hotel which costs 12,000 – 15,000 SPG points per night can save you £250+ per night which is a great deal. Over the years, I’ve […]

Hyatt Andaz London standard room

The Hyatt Andaz London Review – Modern Luxury on Liverpool Street

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It seemed silly to fly home after four days in Iceland when I had the option of the “stopover” fare on Icelandair that could allow me to spend time in London.  In order to make London work, I remembered that I opened up the Hyatt credit card earlier in the year which provided “2  – […]

Miller Harris toiletries London

Confessions of a Luxury Hotel Toiletries Chipmunk

Posted on 12 CommentsPosted in London, London Hotels, luxury hotel, My Favorites, The Good Stuff

Hotel housekeeping feeds my addiction – they know it’s not possible to use three bottles of shampoo a day but continue to restock the bathroom without question or judgement.  I’d like to think that my daily tip is a bit of “hush” money to ignore my addiction.  The addition is so bad, that I need […]

Sofitel St. James London

The luxury Sofitel St. James London

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in London, London Hotels, luxury hotel, Travel

Over the years, I’ve stayed in a few different parts of London – Park Lane, Soho, Fitzrovia, Bond Street and the City of London.  Wanting to try something new as the City hotel area is deserted on the weekend, I opted for a similarly priced hotel on Pall Mall, next to St. James’ park.  The […]

Time for a massage at Sense Spa Rosewood London

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A special treat when I travel is to indulge in a day spa and the various treatments available such as facials, massage or mani/pedi. When I stayed at the Westin Capetown, I practically swooned in their spa and could have stayed for days in their relaxation room with the heated water beds.  Despite the many […]

Screening Room at Charlotte Street Hotel Sunday Film Club

The Firmdale Film Club in London – “About Time” for an Awesome Amenity

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Film Festivals/Movies, London, London Hotels, London Sightseeing, luxury hotel, Travel

With only a few hours of sleep after my overnight Philly to London flight, I was at brunch trying to get on London time. While waiting for my food, my eyes scanned the crowded restaurant as the rain steadily fell outside. With a good mix of couples, families and girlfriends, the tables were full of […]

Snow in Paris from the Louvre

Snow in Paris & Stranded in London Heathrow

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With the snow on the East Coast this weekend which thankfully was a non-event in Philly for a change (although I did stock up on essentials – not milk, eggs, bread but wine, chocolate and potato chips to reward me for any shoveling I may need to do) it reminded me of a snow storm a […]