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Review: Courtyard by Marriott Cologne, Twin Guest Room

Courtyard by Marriott is no Ritz Carlton, but it’s functional and usually well located. So here’s a functional review.

REVIEW: Gekko House – A Tribute Portfolio Collection, Superior Room

The final stop of my German run, this hotel is the first Tribute Portfolio hotel I’ve ever stayed in. While it didn’t take my breath away, the property ranks pretty high on design, and is good value for money especially for solo travellers. In this post:• What are Tribute Portfolio Hotels?• About the hotel• Location• Checking in• The room – Superior Room• The facilities• Restaurant – Chicago Williams• Breakfast• Final thoughts What are Tribute Portfolio Hotels? A network of about 50 individual boutique hotels, this soft brand (as the industry calls it) is a collection of independent boutique hotels that each has its own unique styles and operating models. The Tribute Portfolio brand embraces quirky and personable properties for guests seeking unique and diverse experiences, which can be a breather for some who wish to experience smaller, quirkier hotels when they want something different that the larger chains offer. Tribute Portfolio was first introduced by Starwood Hotels and Resorts back in 2015, and it’s kind of an answer to Marriott’s very own Autograph Collection, also …

Earn both Qantas and Accor ALL points for your flights and stays from today

New partnership between Qantas and Accor lets you double-dip by earning points in both programmes for a single flight or stay In a partnership between Qantas and Accor that goes live today, Qantas Frequent Flyers and some Accor ALL members can now earn points in both programmes when they stay and spend at Accor hotels, or by taking a Qantas flight, under a new partnership between the airline and hospitality group. The partnership was first announced in November 2020, but the details are only made known today as the partnership takes off. First and foremost, members must sign up for an account (if they don’t already have one) with both Qantas Frequent Flyer (QFF) and Accor ALL, and link them, before they can double-dip on the points. All Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn Qantas points on Accor hotel stays All QFF members, regardless of status, will earn 3 Qantas points per Australian dollar spent at Accor properties across Asia Pacific, including properties in Singapore. This is on top of what you will earn as …