Dining at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

As I stayed in Whistler several times during the Winter/Spring ski season, I had the chance to dine in the restaurants at Hilton Whistler. I stayed at the Hilton over 2 separate stays as well and because of my Diamond status, had complimentary breakfast as well when overnighting in the hotel. The Hilton only has one main restaurant which is the Cinnamon Bear Bar & … Continue reading Dining at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa – experience as a Hilton Diamond Member

During the ski season, I actually made several trips to Whistler from Vancouver and I managed to snag a best rate guarantee for 2 separate stays at the Hilton Whistler. The Hilton and Westin Whistler are some of the largest ski hotels located close to the main Whistler Gondola and Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola, making them one of my favourite locations in Whistler but rates are … Continue reading Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa – experience as a Hilton Diamond Member

Whistler Peak Lodge – a Ski Lodge Review

For my stay in Whistler, I chanced upon a good deal for a ski lodge in an online hotel booking app. The property is under Whistler Peak Lodge but it is referred to as a standard studio unit. Even though I have stayed at various hotels and resorts in Whistler, this was my first time staying at the Whistler Peak Lodge which has one of … Continue reading Whistler Peak Lodge – a Ski Lodge Review

EXchange Hotel Vancouver – a downtown boutique Hotel review

For my stay in Vancouver, I had booked myself a stay in the EXchange Hotel as I was not sure of the quarantine rules post Covid. Turns out it was not necessary and I could have just booked an AirBNB or stayed at a friend’s apartment. From the airport, it took a while to get to downtown due to traffic but I reached the hotel … Continue reading EXchange Hotel Vancouver – a downtown boutique Hotel review

JAL Business Class Sky Suite I on the 787 from Tokyo Narita to Vancouver

Boarding has already commenced when I reached the gate. Group 1, 2 and 3 were boarded simultaneously and there was a long queue for the Economy class when I descended into the holding area as it is one floor below the departure concourse. Seated upfront, I was able to use the left lane for boarding, bypassing the queue. However the evening departure and the setup … Continue reading JAL Business Class Sky Suite I on the 787 from Tokyo Narita to Vancouver

JAL First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2

Normally passengers in Business Class only have access to the Business Class lounges, as First Class lounges have always been a rarity. Both my inbound and connecting flight at Narita does not have First Class onboard so unless I was an elite Japan Airlines (JAL) member or oneworld Emerald (highest tier) member, I would not have been able to enter this lounge. However by chance, … Continue reading JAL First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2