Air France, Hilton, Intercontinental IHG, Marriott

Roundup: Marriott (Plat Challenge, Suites, Breakfast), Hilton, IHG, BofA, Amex Plat 100k

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I’m just back from two amazing weeks in Europe – two nights in London at the Hotel Xenia (charming little boutique hotel with small rooms but a great quiet location in Kensington/Earls Court), two nights in a castle in Beaujolais, France, 4 nights in the Cap Corse region of Corsica (big ups to the Hotel Misincu which I’d recommend to anyone), a night in Porto Vecchio in the southeast of Corsica, and two wonderful nights in a grand suite at the Hotel Cervo in Costa Smeralda, Italy. I’ll review the Cervo later. There are four regal properties in Costa Smeralda all owned by the same person and all from 60,000 Marriott points through December.

Here are a few pics to whet your appetite. (Note that this suite would definitely be more than 60k a night and was given to me as a Platinum Premier upgrade.)

Since I won’t have any time this second to do all recent news justice, here’s a summary:

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