Hotel Review: InterContinental Abu Dhabi

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I had the chance to stay at this property for a long weekend and try some of the hotel offerings. If you can remain sober during your holidays keep yourself out of trouble, Abu Dhabi is a fine destination for a sunny weekend, especially if escaping from the European winter.

Photo by InterContinental Abu Dhabi

The InterContinental Abu Dhabi, located right on the city beachfront, offers 390 rooms and 54 suites with great views of both the sea and the city skyline. Built in 1980 and renovated in 2010, the hotel offers easy access to the city as well as a varied entertainment offering in-house.

Le Club AccorHotels Argentina & Chile Up To 1,000 Bonus Points October 30 – December 23, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new offer for stays in Argentina and Chile between October 30 – December 23, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels South America Bonus Points Fall 2018

Members can earn 500 or 1,000 bonus points depending of the Accor brand they stay if booked October 30 – November 15.

Compensation Clinic: Dirty (Feces Stained?) Underwear Found In Hotel Room At Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco


Our weekly Compensation Clinic case comes from a reader who stayed at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway in San Francisco last week and found filthy, dirty laundry in the bathroom which has been left behind from the previous guests.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case here once a week, every Sunday.

Hilton Honors Third Night Free Select New Asia-Pacific Hotels November 1 – April 30, 2019


Hilton Honors has launched with Mastercard a promotion to celebrate the openings of new hotels in Asia-Pacific.

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Members can get third night free at select hotels for stays through April 30, 2019. You supposedly need a Mastercard to pay, although I doubt that this is enforced.

Airfare of the Day: EVA Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), USA to Brisbane (BNE), Australia from $1,454 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to EVA Airways and their basic season midweek advance purchase 2nd level premium economy class round trip fares between Los Angeles and Brisbane.

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Hilton Honors Stay Posting Issue


Several LoyaltyLobby readers have contacted us regarding Hilton Honors points that have not posted for stays that took place before the loyalty system upgrade (October 31).

Hilton Honors New Update

After the update, Hilton Honors had a message up that they would post the missing stays by November 2nd. Well. It is now November 3rd and the message that Hilton Honors displays has changed to non-committal when the points are actually in our accounts.

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental “Discover More” $100 F&B Inclusive Rate For The Americas Through January 31, 2019

IHG Rewards Club has launched “Discover More” rate plan for stays at the participating hotels in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America through January 31, 2019.

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Americas Offer Fall 2018

Members who book this rate plan by December 31 get $100 F&B credit (minimum stay two nights) per stay.

Marriott Rewards London Up To 5,000 Bonus Points Per Stay Through December 31, 2018

Marriott Rewards has launched a bonus points offer for stays at participating hotels in London through December 31, 2018.

Marriott Rewards London Offer Fall 2018

Members that book using promotional code M11 and stay over Friday or Saturday night can save up to 25% off and earn up to 5,000 bonus points.

Choice Privileges Gold Status After Two Cambria Stays November 2 – February 28, 2019

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Choice Privileges has launched new offer for accelerated Gold status after two stays at Cambria brand between November 2 – February 28, 2019.

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Gold status usually requires ten nights during a calendar year. The Gold status acquired from this promotion is valid through December 31, 2020.

Japan Airlines & Norwegian Pilots Caught Intoxicated This Week


Japan Airlines disclosed on Thursday that its pilot had been ten times over the limit for UK last Sunday and had been arrested after crew bus driver had alerted the police (why the other crew members were silent?).

Norwegian & JAL Drunk Pilots

Then on Friday evening, Norwegian Air International pilot who was scheduled to operate flight D8 772 from Helsinki to Dubai was under influence (zero tolerance in Finland).

Le Club AccorHotels Mercure Benelux Up To Triple Points October 30 – December 31, 2018


Le Club AccorHotels has launched new offer for stays at Mercure hotels in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg) between October 30 – December 31, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Mercure Triple Points Fall 2018

Le Club AccorHotels Classic, Silver and Gold members earn double points and Platinum members triple if booked October 30 – December 15.

American Express Still Puts The Screws On Their Members Accessing The Centurion Lounges Due To Overcrowding


In recent months there are increasing complaints about the American Express Centurion Lounges at various Airports becoming way too crowded and imposing access restrictions on the cardholders.

American Express Centurion Lounges are available to Platinum and Centurion card members at select airports in the U.S. and some international locations.

Singapore Airlines With Nonstop Airbus A350 Seattle Service, Starting 3 September 2019

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Starting 3 September 2019, Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop from Seattle to Singapore on the Airbus A350 on four days per week.

Flights will be available for booking from 7 November 2018 on both revenue and mileage basis so keep your frequent flyer miles ready if you’re eyeing the Seattle route.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / JAL Japan Airlines BUSINESS CLASS San Diego CA (SAN), USA to Beijing (PEK), PRC from $1,922 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between San Diego and Beijing.

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