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Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:53 am

Hi guys I'm back after long time without A.net ,

What's the greatest Hotel you've ever been ? Don't say more than 3 !

Mines would be :

The best was the MV Santa Cruz ship ! 1 week through the Galapagos islands ! You have to to visit this Place ! The ship was wonderful !







Arasha Resort Ecuador :

Incredible ! it even had a Cinema ! I stayed with my family for one hole week it was wonderful !

http://www.arasharesort.com/home.htm







Grand Hotel Chiclayo/Peru



I could say many many more but this ones would be the top 3 ... Maybe also one hotel near the Titicaca lake also great but i don't remember the name !


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Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:32 am



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
Hi guys I'm back after long time without A.net ,

Wellcome back Constantin  Smile

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
What's the greatest Hotel you've ever been ? Don't say more than 3 !

1-St Jame's club Antigua
2-Club Med Bora Bora
3-Hotel Ivoire Abidjan

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:47 am

I've been to many "business" hotels, not so much resort hotels. Really good hotels -read best bed- were:

1. Hilton Vancouver
2. Hyatt Convention Center Denver
3. Hilton Hotel and Towers Chicago

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:00 am

1) The term was 'serviced apartments', but it was more like a hotel. In Sydney, overlooking Circular Quay, the Bridge and Opera House. We had a panoramic view - I can't remember the name though! I could while away hours watching comings and goings though!

2) The Venetian, Las Vegas. Fantastic rooms, a nice view, and just a generally awesome view.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:57 am

For me, it's got to be "The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa" in Maui, Hawaii. Pure paradise there. http://www.grandwailea.com/

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:13 am

I'm just coming back from Vegas, and was staying at the Wynn.

It was quite amazing, with a Ferrari shop inside as well...

I like the Crowne Plaza in Coogee Beach also (Sydney).
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:19 am

I have not been to that many top rated hotels, so the only one I can say is the best so far is the Dant Resort in Jebel Dhanna in Abu Dhabi. AMAZING location, middle of no where. Decent rooms, and a great beach.

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:28 am

Not that exciting really but the NH Palacio de Oriol in Bilbao is fantastic


great rooms and brilliant service. Other than that not to much really (I'm still waiting for someone to buy me my weekend in the Four Seasons).
 
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:37 am

Top three where I've stayed :

#1 ) Hilton Maldives, Rangali, Maldives Islands






#2 ) Madinah Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.






#3 ) Le Mériden Phuket Beach Resort






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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:38 am

Ritz-Carlton - Batchelor Gulch, CO
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/BachelorGulch/Default.htm
It's a great property with ski in/out access and is very well executed. Beyond the Ritz-Carlton quality levels that one would expect, a great deal of foresight was obviously put into making the hotel "appropriate" for its rocky mountain setting and the entire feel of the place is very comfortable. Hotel sponsored ammenities include a resident yellow lab (available for guest walks) and a nightly outdoor fire with marshmallow/smore roastings. The casual touches (unfortunately) don't make the experience any less expensive but (I feel) enhance rather than diminish the overall experience.

Plaza Hotel - New York, NY
http://www.theplaza.com/
I've heard somewhat mixed reviews from other guests (at least relative to what one may expect given the name) but my experience was great. I was only 14 at the time of my stay and perhaps I enjoyed this stay more than I would at the present time. This was the first time I was in NY at an age where I could really appreciate the place so staying at a landmark like this (with a great location) added to the experience.

Renaissance - Pittsburgh, PA
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...itbr-renaissance-pittsburgh-hotel/
Some of the Renaissance hotels are nicer than others. Based on my stay at other Renaissance properties, I believe that Marriott's intent with this brand is to revive a somewhat unique local property wherever a Renaissance is established. In this particular case, Marriott did a great job. This particular building has a great location (on the river) and has a nostalgic feel due to the entrance/lobby area that is elegant but (while not small) is not over the top.


My only major priority with a hotel is that it be clean and comfortable. Although I enjoy luxury hotels, they typically aren't worth the cost (for me). I've been fortunate to have some fantastic experiences very affordably.

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:53 pm



Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 3):
The term was 'serviced apartments', but it was more like a hotel. In Sydney, overlooking Circular Quay, the Bridge and Opera House. We had a panoramic view - I can't remember the name though! I could while away hours watching comings and goings though!

Quay Grand Suites Sydney?
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:34 pm

Hmm... My three:

1) The Pacific Palms Conference Resort - City of Industry, California
2) Sheraton Waikiki - Honolulu, Hawaii
3) LeoPalace Resort Guam - Manenggon Hills, Guam

Interestingly enough, the first two were for school trips. One was sponsored by the Army JROTC program and the other was from the TRIO programs. The last one was just a get-together with friends for the hell of it. Most of my other hotel stays are at less-prestigious places.
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Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:00 pm


Siena Hotel/Spa/Casino, Reno NV.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:01 pm

So far, the best hotel I've been to was The Swiss hotel in Chicago.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:12 pm

http://www.ila-chateau.com/vittoria/

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:17 pm

1. Claridge's, London/England

2. Villa d'Este, Lago di Como/Italy

3. Hawk's Cay Resort, Duck Key/Florida
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:41 pm



Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
Grand Hotel Chiclayo/Peru

Jesus, I had to stay there a night when AA diverted due to LIM closing the runway when we were on final approach.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:48 pm



Quoting SA7700 (Reply 10):
Quay Grand Suites Sydney?

Just had a quick look - close; it seems it was actually Quay West Suites.

I'd recommend it without hesitation for the view alone!
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:49 pm

Quoting Steve6666 (Reply 16):

Jesus, I had to stay there a night when AA diverted due to LIM closing the runway when we were on final approach.
Best hotel I've stayed in is not the description I would use...

You think so ? Strange ! Maybe you didn't had one of the suites ... well I was pretty young still so I may be wrong ... Instead you could also take Luna Runtun Resort in Banos so beautiful it was great to see how the Tunguraghua ( Volcano ) exploded some big rocks !

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:55 pm

Bellagio, Las Vegas NV
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:58 pm

1. Westin Moana Surfrider Honolulu
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2. Playacar Palace
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3. Bryndu Farm B&B (Brecon, Wales)
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:00 pm

The Waldorf in Manhattan. Stayed there 2 years ago for 5 days.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:55 pm

The Hyatt Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico, Beach front Suite.
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Monterey Plaza Hotel, Ocean View
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:10 pm

The best hotel I ever stayed in was actually a B&B. The Oxford in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod.

The best traditional hotel room was a massive 2 bedroom suite with jacuzzi baths at the MGM Grand (the green one) in Las Vegas.

Honorable Mention goes to ARC - The Hotel in Ottawa, ON.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:30 pm

I have stayed at several hotels in the past year, but some of the hotels that are worth mentioning are below.

Le Méridien Hamburg, is probably one of the least known secrets in the Germany. This modern hotel in an art deco building makes it a contemporary hotel with a fantastic location. On the lake front, An der Alster, this hotel is close to downtown and the rooms are spectacular. The service is impeccable and their restaurant on the top floor offers floor to ceiling, stunning views of Hamburg city.




The Westin Beijing Financial Street, opened about a year ago and is located in the hip swanky new neighbourhood of Financial Street. Across the hotel is a upper upscale mall, with all the brand names in haute couture you can imagine. In the renewal rooms you can have your own bathologist draw a bath experience which is in three experiences, Indian, Mediterranean and a third one I forget. Unforgettable experience with scents and candles and transforms your bathroom entirely. Also, a rain shower head and a 4ft by 4ft window in the bathroom add to the luxury.





St. Regis hotel San Franscisco, is truly a marvel of modern technology and the St. Regis legacy. You have own own butler who will do anything for you at a moments notice, you can also e mail your butler ahead of time. Airport pickup is in BMW 7 series cars and there's a Bentley Flying Spur house car to drive you in the local area in the evenings. The rooms have leather walls in the WC, a bathtub that opens in to the living room and the view outside and of course a terrace to relax on in downtown San Francisco.







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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:44 pm

Bangkok, Thailand
Baiyoke Hotel
This four star hotel is 88 stories and the world's tallest hotel and every floor is occupiable. No fake height like the tower in Dubai. The Grand Hyatt in Shanghai is a mixed use tower with only 30 of it's floors used as a hotel.



Havana, Cuba
The Hotel National


Molokai, Hawaii
Castle Kaluakoi Villas





New York, New York
Saint Marks Hotel
I usually pick the cheap hotels when travelling domestic. The Saint Marks has the best nightly and hourly rates in New York's East Village.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:28 pm

1) Holland America Zuiderdam
2) Venetian Hotel and Resort Las Vegas, Nevada
3) Hotel Kaiserin Elizabeth Vienna, Austria
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:39 pm

1. Paradisus Rio De Oro, Guardalavaca, Cuba (regarded as Cuba's best).
2. Le Coco Beach, Mauritius
3. Golden Crown Paradise, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
4. Rennaisance Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (now Sunset Jamaica Grande, not as nice)
5. Annabelle, Paphos, Cyprus
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:41 pm

1. Amankila in Bali - impeccable service, well-behaved guests, felt like your private resort.
2. Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel in Hamburg and Breidenbacher Hof in Dusseldorf - classic, grand European hotels.

Overrated places I've stayed at:

1. Ladera, St Lucia: Incredible view, but the noise of crickets at night makes waterboarding sound like fun.
2. Wynn, LV: Holiday Inn on steroids, same"all you can eat" crowd...
3. St Martin's Lane, Connaught, Halkin, The Savoy - been to one London hotel, been to 'em all.
4. Jumeirah Towers, Dubai - it's in Dubai.
5. St Regis in Aspen - ho hum.

Underrated places:

1. Four Seasons Canary Wharf - good service.
 
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:05 pm

Mandarin Oriental Singapore with the Harbour view room...

 
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:50 pm

I've stayed at a few pretty nice hotels. The coolest would probably be the Nagoya Kanko Hotel. Service was awesome; every time I entered the lobby, some little usher/bellboy would run up to me and greet me, then escort me to the elevators, the exit, or the restaurant. Another cool thing was the fact that I was met by a uniformed driver at the train station, waiting for me at the entrance, holding a sign that said "Mr. Mats Doona". Totally wierded me out. The same driver took me to Chubu airport after I checked out.

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Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:15 pm

MGM Grand in LAS.First and only time I've seen a mini-tv in the bathroom mirror. I didn't even know it was there until I turned it on.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:11 am

It is a two way tie for me:

The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville, TN. Both were amazing places that I would love to stay in sometime, if I was ever able to afford them.

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:26 am

Hotel Grand Pacific - Victoria, BC

Great rooms, great facilities, great location on the inner harbor, and a balcony overlooking the British Columbia provincial legislature building. The legislature building was beautifully lighted at night. Really a great hotel.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:42 am

These are my favourites mainly because of certain details that I remember, or little things that make a world of difference to me...

1) Swissôtel Berlin - great location in my favourite city, great overall quality (5 stars), but the one thing that sets it apart is the individual espresso machine in every room. Being able to make your own espresso when you wake up is true luxury. Such a shame I don't get to stay there as often as I'd like when I'm in Berlin  Sad





2) Willard Intercontinental, Washington, DC - nothing spectacular by any means, but staying in the massive 5-room Oval suite for less than $100 a night was awesome Big grin



3) Marriott Marquis, Manhattan - mainly because it was the first hotel I stayed at when I travelled to the US for the first time. The huge building, the lobby with those cool elevators, and the revolving rooftop restaurant made an everlasting impression on me (I was only 10).



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The Luxor (Las Vegas) was pretty crazy, too, but I definitely wouldn't include it in my top list of hotels.

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 8):
#1 ) Hilton Maldives, Rangali, Maldives Islands

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:05 am

The Paradise Island beach resort in Nassau, Bahamas. I love the fact you do not get bored as their is activities to keep one occupied. I used to got there every year but have stopped.

The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV.

The Orlando Airport Hotel. You can swim and watch planes at the same time.

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:15 am

Four Seasons Milano

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:15 am

Mr. Harlot and I had to choose four:

Longitude 131, Uluru, Australia

When we went to Australia, over half of our hotel stays were free because of my Starpoints, so we splurged at Ayers Rock. It has 15 "tents" only, so 30 guest max, and dining is in the Dune House. Dinner is at one big table so you sit with the other guests. All meals, drinks and tours were included so we ate, drank and saw a lot! Very neat experience.





Convento do Espinheiro, Evora, Portugal

WindowSeat will be pleased to see a Starwood property in my favourite hotels.  Smile This is a restored convent just outside the historic city of Evora. It was amazing. There is an absolutely stunning chapel in the hotel where we went to mass, just before World Cup, and prayed for the soccer team to bring glory to God and Portugal.  Smile



Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island, Hawaii

We absolutely loved this hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. It's luxurious and classy without being glitzy. Unfortunately it was badly damaged in the earthquake on the Big Island a year or so ago and has been closed for structural repair and renovation. We're looking forward to going back.



Park Hyatt, Melbourne, Australia

We stayed here during the Grand Prix in 2005 and ended up in a beautiful, huge room with views of Parliament and downtown. The staff were incredible - so helpful. Mr. Harlot saw Jackie Stewart in the lobby while we were there! At the hotel restaurant, I finally learned what rocket is, after asking our waiter. We thought it was a type of shellfish!  Smile



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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:31 am



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 30):
Mandarin Oriental Singapore

The Mandarin Oriental is a fantastic hotel company. I haven't been to the one in Singapore but I have been invited back to one of their rooms here in San Francisco. That is a very nice hotel but the cheapest rooms are $400 a night during low season.


Domestic trips, I prefer to stay at the kind of places Confuscius posted above.  Smile



I am suprised no body has mentioned this hotel.

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:14 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 39):
I am suprised no body has mentioned this hotel.

I know the place. It's a popular layover spot for SFO-based crew - showers to die for...
 
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Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:20 am



Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 38):
WindowSeat will be pleased to see a Starwood property in my favourite hotels.

I am indeed  Smile

You know Starwood's the best!  Wink
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Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:28 am

The Grand Hotel in the Ambassador's suite for a weekend away from school at Beijing Capital University. Got the weekend for only $400. I remember asking if it was a mistake, but no! It overlooked the Forbidden City from my huge terrace. It was amazing!

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:36 am

UN Plaza hotel in New York in January 1997. Me and my wife stayed in the Jr. Honeymoon suite the room was big a living room, master bedroom, big bathroom, payed snack and soda bar in the room. Concierge service at the price of over $250. We also had unparalleled vies of the east river UN buildong, Queens etc. all from the 36th floor.

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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:25 am

The 'Fairmont Chateau' in Lake Louise, Alberta



Truly an absolutely stunning location and a fabulous hotel to boot... I highly recommend it!



Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee Florida



Another tremendous facility, I spent several days here in 2004 and never wanted to leave!
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Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:05 am

The Peninsula, Bangkok

rated #1 in the World when we stayed there...the room was great, including great amenities such as a soaking tub with telivision/sound system and extremely convenient bedside controls for pretty much everything in the room, including all lights and window treatments.
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Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Perhaps my favorite of all, we had a great ocean-front suite here with amazing views over the cliffs. the smell of the entire resort was one of the most incredible things, and the atmosphere was incomparable. the two-tiered pool is awesome as well...with an infinity edge/incredible view on the top level (complete with a champagne pourer), and a more relaxed colloquial atmosphere on the lower level with a waterfall cascading over an amazing aquarium scene.
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Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

Amazing service and a great facility. from our pickup at the airport to heading straight to our guest room for check-in, everything was precise and personal. the bathroom is one of the best experiences, as well, with a huge octagonal window over the bath overlooking the beautiful skyline. not to mention the staff was extremely friendly...we would watch the world cup on a nightly basis in the club room with a group of them.

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:06 am



Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 8):
#3 ) Le Mériden Phuket Beach Resort

I've stayed there and must say it was a great stay!

The Royal Hawaiian (Honolulu, Hawaii)
A great classic hotel in Honolulu. Though I will say the room I had was showing a bit of wear.

The Millennium Hotel -Now the Millennium Hilton (New York City)
Great views from the 55th floor Presidential suite. The last time I stayed up there was before 9/11. I imagine the view is a more somber now.
 
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:09 am

HAHA! Never stayed in much of a hotel.

The best one I've stayed at is probably the Toronto Gateway Sheraton at Pearson. Then the comfiest beds I've had were at the Inns of Banff. Those were NIICEE.  Wink
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:21 am



Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 8):
#2 ) Madinah Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E.

The Madinate Jumeirah is not a hotel, it is a complex with a shopping arcade - there are a number of hotels in the complex, including the Al Qasr (closest to the pictures in your post), the Mina Salam, the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach hotel. Which did you stay in and what did you think?

As for me, my favourite hotels that I have stayed in are probably the Grosvenor House in Dubai, the Swissotel in Istanbul, and Hotel les Armures in Geneva. Honourable mention to the Plaza in New York though I had probably set my standards too high and was subsequently disappointed.
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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:21 am

This used to be a great hotel.
The Sheraton in Gary, Indiana.







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RE: Best Hotel You've Ever Been

Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:38 am

That used to be a Sheraton???? Wow...

Only to be outdone by the Hammond casino complex of course...

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