Luxury Collection

The Phoenician Scottsdale Then & Now

The Phoenician Scottsdale is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels. The Phoenician is tucked into the Sonoran Desert at the base of Camelback Mountain. From the moment you arrive at the Phoenician you notice the lush grounds and traditional…


J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Scottsdale

Back in June of 2011 I had the most amazing meal at the Phoenician Scottsdale at celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse. So when I went back to the hotel this past week for a frequent traveler event, I was…


Naka Island Phuket Hotel Review

The Naka Island Phuket is a Starwood Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.  An exclusive all-villa resort on Naka Yai island, it’s just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport.  To get to the island, you will need to arrange a private boat…


Jean George J&G Steakhouse at Phoenician Scottsdale

The most amazing meal I’ve had at the Phoenician Scottsdale came at celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse (for those of your die-hard Starwood fans – you’ll recognize Chef Jean-Georges name from his collaboration with the Le Meridien hotels.) J&G sits…


Phoenician Scottsdale Center for Well Being

The Phoenician Scottsdale Center for Well Being is located at the luxurious Phoenician Scottsdale hotel. I splurged on several treatments including a Thai Foot Massage and a neck, shoulder and back massage –  the therapist, was great; a facial – not the…


Phoenician Hotel Scottsdale Review

The Phoenician Scottsdale is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels. The Phoenician is tucked into the Sonoran Desert near the iconic Camelback Mountain. From the moment you arrive at the Phoenician, you’re greeted by exceptionally trained and hospitable staff….


Royal Hawaiian Hotel Review

The Royal Hawaiian is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels and is located on Oahu.  It is one of four Starwood properties located on Oahu and all are located in Waikiki Beach.  The Royal Hawaiian built in 1927, is…


What You Didn’t know About The Hotel Kamp

Point Summary did a two part review of the Hotel Kamp focusing on his amazing suite and the hotel’s breakfast.  What he didn’t tell you was that the 125-year old, Starwood Luxury Collection hotel is steeped in history. The Hotel…



SLS Beverly Hills Hotel Review

The SLS Beverly Hills was one of those hotels on my hotel bucket list. The hotel oozes Hollywood glamour and is a playground for the rich, famous and infamous. The hotel rolls out the red carpet for arriving guests and…


The Ballantyne Hotel Review – A Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

The Ballantyne Hotel, for whatever reason, has been on my bucket list of Starwood properties I wanted to visit.  Located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, The Ballantyne is hotel disguised as a resort.  Located in a corporate park, the…


Prince De Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Set To Reopen

I am adding this hotel onto my bucket list! It looks amazing from the pictures of the renovation. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Reopens an Art Deco Icon: Prince De Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris Following a Two Year Restoration…


Living the (Un) #SPGLife at The Tremont Hotel in Chicago

By Plush Adventures  Walking back to the hotel on Friday night, I hear the words I never anticipated, “Can we go home now?” Rewind 9 hours; having driven in from the suburbs, we are walking towards our hotel for our…


Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam hotel review

The Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam is a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel with a story steeped in history.  Located just a block from the Anne Frank House – the famous attic where Frank hid during WWII and now museum – the hotel…