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by Hilary Stockton on 4/25/2017
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4/25/2017
  This Amanemu Review is from our recent stay at the newest Aman Resort, in Ise-Shima, Japan, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary. It's perfect paired with the stunning Aman Tokyo, offering the contrast of a tranquil retreat in the Ise-Shima National...
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4/22/2017
  Ritz-Carlton has several great Virtuoso and STARS offers for stays now through the summer, or in some cases, through the rest of 2017. For Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts that are Virtuoso members, I recommend reserving with Virtuoso benefits, since...
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4/21/2017
  K'shiki at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is where breakfast is served, and is also home to Pizza Bar on 38th, which my husband and son will add a review of soon. If you enjoy a high quality buffet as an option,...
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4/20/2017
  Guaranteed Early Check-In and late Check-Out are some of the top requests clients have, especially if arriving in the morning after a red eye flight, or departing on a late night flight. In general most hotels have a 3pm...
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4/13/2017
Is Hyatt Explorist elite status worth it, for the Club Access Awards? TravelSort reader Laura writes "I finally received my Hyatt Explorist match from MGM Gold. Apart from the 20% bonus points, the main benefit seems to be the 4...
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4/12/2017
  This Mandarin Oriental Tokyo Review is from our recent trip to Tokyo. As with many Tokyo luxury hotels, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo offers some of the best service of any Mandarin Oriental property, and we had occasion to put...
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4/10/2017
  Four Seasons Kyoto has a 3rd Night Free and other great offers for the summer, which is Japan's off-season due to the heat and humidity. I recently enjoyed a stay at the hotel, and it's a fantastic base from...
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4/7/2017
  This Aman Tokyo Hotel Review is from my recent stay at the first "vertical Aman" which is another client favorite among Tokyo luxury hotels, and has the distinction of having the largest entry level rooms in Tokyo, since Deluxe Rooms are...
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4/3/2017
  What's even better than a Four Seasons guaranteed upgrade at time of booking? A double upgrade! And fortunately, the Four Seasons Hong Kong, Four Seasons Shanghai, and Four Seasons hotels in Beijing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou are all offering a...
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4/1/2017
  This The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Breakfast Review is from our recent breakfast at the hotel on our first full day in Tokyo.  TravelSort Clients enjoy complimentary full breakfast for two daily as a PenClub benefit (a ~$80 per day benefit), in addition to other Virtuoso and...
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3/27/2017
  This The Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Review is from my recent stay at the hotel, which is a client favorite among Tokyo luxury hotels. A significant advantage when reserving it as a TravelSort Client is the flexible check-in and check-out PenClub benefit, which enables you...
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3/26/2017
  I wrote of 6 Hotel Pet Peeves and How Hotels Should Solve Them last year, but this trip has given me 3 other hotel pet peeves; fortunately, other hotels on this trip also illustrate how these can be solved. 1....
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3/22/2017
  We're currently in central Tokyo, which I haven't visited since living and working in Japan over 20 years ago. While I've sadly forgotten all my Japanese, it's been wonderful to revisit Tokyo and share it with my family, who...
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3/20/2017
  We've just done over 20 hours of door to door travel, and while my husband and I are exhausted, our son was preternaturally energetic and it took some time to get him to go to bed. Nor is he...
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3/18/2017
  Paris is a wonderful spring and early summer destination, and I have a number of clients heading there this year for anniversary trips, couples' getaways, and family vacations. Paris is also a top luxury hotel city, given the incredibly...
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3/14/2017
  Do you book travel early or wait for last minute deals? While there can certainly be good last minute airfare or hotel deals if you're not particular about where you go or where you stay, there are many reasons...
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3/4/2017
Current AMEX Offers include one for $60 off Bellagio Las Vegas or other MGM Resort in Las Vegas, and $100 off The Breakers in Palm Beach. The Breakers in Palm Beach, The Bellagio, ARIA, The Signature at MGM Grand and...
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3/3/2017
  Luxury Overwater Villas and Bungalows immediately spring to mind for many couples planning honeymoon or anniversary trips, but where are the best ones? You'll have the most options to choose from in the Maldives, although all overwater villas are...
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3/2/2017
  AMEX Platinum's fee is increasing to $550 effective March 30, 2017, and some new "benefits" are being added, such as monthly $15 Uber credits and 5X on prepaid hotels booked with AMEX. Meh. While I don't have the AMEX...
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2/27/2017
  Have kids who enjoy Pokémon? The Peninsula Tokyo offers a Pokémon package that is perfect for Pokémon fans, called Pokémon Hotel Adventure: The Power of Ten. Here's what the package offers, along with a FAQ to help with questions. Plus, don't forget...
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