Windsor Arms Hotel


Introduction: Windsor Arms Hotel is a historical boutique hotel, located on a quiet street in downtown Toronto. Built in 1927, this SLH-property has only 28 rooms, all suites and 25 private residences.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room by the butler.
What I loved: The personalized service, the stylish design and the history. The hotel is very-well maintained in all areas and has all the facilities of a 5-star hotel.





What about the food: Great breakfast buffet with egg station.
Number of rooms: 28, all suites.
Website: windsorarmshotel.com
Type of property: City boutique hotel.
Location: Downtown Toronto.
Facilities: Spa, swimming pool, gym, meeting faciltiies and private screening room.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection, Tablet Hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.



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The Inn at St. Peters

Introduction: The Inn at St. Peters is the closest you get to a Relais & Chateaux hotel in Prince Edward Island. Located in beautiful surroundings, this Inn is a seasonal hotel, passionately run by Inn-keeper Karen. The rooms are a bit tired, but the experience is truly great because of surroundings, staff and food.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome from Karen and the team.
What I loved: The food and surroundings.
What about the food: Excellent food. Compliments to chef Sarah. She is passionate about food and about finding the best ingredients at the market. Both dinner and breakfast was close to standards of Relais & Châteaux.
Number of rooms: 16.
Website: www.innatstpeters.com
Type of property: Country hotel.
Location: Prince Edward Island.
Complimentary internet: Yes and very fast.
Affiliations: None.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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Holman Grand Hotel

Introduction: Located right in the center of Charlottetown, Holman Grand Hotel is a standard business hotel with great facilities. Prince Edward Island does not have any international chain hotels such as Hilton or Marriott, but Holman is the closest you can get.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome at check in. No escort to the room.
What I loved: The location.
Number of rooms: 80.
Website: www.theholmangrand.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Facilities: Swimming pool, gym and meeting/business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: None.
My overall impression: Good+ experience.

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The Quin Hotel New York

Introduction: The Quin is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World despite having 208 rooms, making in one of the biggest in the collection. The hotel is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue, just 2 blocks south of Central Park. The beautiful rooms have comfortable DUX beds by Duxiana, while the bathrooms have rainshowers and products by Fresh. Finally, I would mention the high tech features of the rooms included their 46-inch flat-screen televisions. Overall a lovely city hotel with great value for money compared to many of your other options in Manhatten.
Arrival experience: Quick welcome and registration before being given the room key. High quality chocolates as welcome amenities.
What I loved: The brand new design, professional service and the location, only a short walk from Times Square.
Number of rooms: 208 rooms.
Website: www.thequinhotel.com

Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Manhatten, New York.
Facilities: State-of-art fitness center, 130-seat signature restaurant and meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.
Affiliations: Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Kiwi Collection and Tablet Hotels.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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Mansions On Fifth Pittsburgh


Introduction: Mansions on Fifth is a luxury mansion hotel with a history back to its opening in 1906 and with membership of Historic Hotels of America.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome before being escorted to the room.
What I loved: The beautiful design, comfortable beds and the beautiful bathrooms with freestanding bathtubs, rain showers and Gilchrist & Soames products.
What about the food: Good continental breakfast which is included in all rates.
Number of rooms: 22 rooms.
Website: www.mansionsonfifth.com.
Type of property: Boutique city hotel.
Location: Pittsburgh location.
Facilities: Fitness center and bar/lounges.
Complimentary internet: Yes and very fast.
Affiliations: Historic Hotels of America.
My overall impression: Great experience.








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Conrad Indianapolis

Introduction: Conrad Indianapolis is a 243-room luxury hotel with 23 floors. Condé Nast Traveler ranked it a top 100 hotel in the world right after the opening in 2006. The rooms are typical Conrad in design and quality and the location is perfect, right in the center of the city.
Arrival experience: Fast check in before being escorted to the elevator.
What I loved: The professional service, the Aromatherapy Associates products in the bathroom and the great facilities making it worth of 5 stars.
Number of rooms: 243 rooms.
Website: www.conradresorts.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Indianapolis.
Facilities: Fitness center, art collection, swimming pool, meeting and business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.
My overall impression: Great experience.






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JW Marriott Indianapolis

Introduction: JW Marriott Indinapolis is the biggest JW Marriot hotel in the world with its 1,005 rooms total. JW Marriott hotels are one or two levels above Marriott hotels and JW Marriott Indianapolis is no exception. The hotel is comparable with JW Marriott in New Delhi in both experience and design. The rooms have comfortable beds, rainshowers and Aromatherapy Associates products in the bathroom.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome from the front desk staff before being escorted to the elevator.
What I loved: The extraordinary design as seen in the newer JW Marriott properties. The sufficient service and excellent facilities
What about the food: Great breakfast and good food selection in the executive lounge.
Number of rooms: 1,005 rooms.
Website: www.jwindy.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Indianapolis.
Facilities: Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Executive Lounge and excellent business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes.
Affiliations: None.
My overall impression: Great+ experience.

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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)

Introduction: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago is operated by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and is located atop Water Tower Place in the heart of downtown Chicago. The hotel opened in 1975 and is a very typical Four Seasons hotel and only a Ritz-Carlton in name. It has Four Seasons signature beds and L'Occitane products in the bathroom as seen in all their 90-something properties.
Arrival experience: Warm welcome from the front desk staff before being escorted to the elevator.
What I loved: The professional Four Seasons service, standards and facilities.
Number of rooms: 435 rooms.
Website: www.fourseasons.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Chicago.
Facilities: Spa, fitness, swimming pool, meeting/business facilities.
Complimentary internet: Basic internet is free and a bit slow. The faster premium internet is chargeable.
Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.
My overall impression: Great experience.





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The Grand Hotel Minneapolis

Introduction: The Grand Hotel Minneapolis is managed by Kimpton, located in downtown Minneapolis and one of the best places to stay in town.
Arrival experience: Fast check in. No escort to the room.
What I loved: The location and the design. The hotel is well maintained and the contemporary lobby has the feeling of a beautiful mansion.
Number of rooms: 140 rooms.
Website: www.grandhotelminneapolis.com
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Minneapolis.
Facilities: Fitness center, swimming pool and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes, but you will have to sign up for their loyalty club.
Affiliations: Tablet Hotels.
My overall impression: Great experience.

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