Denver: Road Trip with a Friend

Wednesday

Radisson Denver Southeast

15,000 Club Carlson points

Upgraded to business room on top floor with view of lake, mountains, and double rainbow

 

Thursday

Radisson Denver Southeast

FREE (last night of any award stay is free – benefit ended June 1, 2015)

 

Friday

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center

$81 (Best Rate Guarantee – received $50 American Express gift card)

Top floor + Breakfast in Restaurant

 

Saturday

Element by Westin – Lone Tree, CO

$82 (Best Rate Guarantee – received 2000 Starpoints)

Modern, Funky, Sustainable

 

Sunday

Residence Inn Denver Tech Center

Category 4 Marriott Free Night Certificate

Garden Level with Fireplace

 

Monday

Comfort Inn – Denver

FREE – Friend’s Best Rate Guarantee

 

Tuesday

Quality Inn Denver Tech Center

FREE – Best Rate Guarantee

 

Wednesday

Candlewood Suites Denver Tech Center Meridian

$40 + 5,000 IHG points

Top Floor + Free Laundry

 

Thursday

Candlewood Suites Denver Tech Center Meridian

$40 + 5,000 IHG points

 

Friday

Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Meridian

$84 (Best Rate Guarantee – received $50 American Express gift card)

Top-Notch Breakfast

 

Saturday

Best Western Plus Denver International Airport

$106 (Best Rate Guarantee – Friend received $100 Best Western gift card)

Upgraded

 

Sunday

Holiday Inn & Suites Denver International Airport

FREE (Best Rate Guarantee)

Upgraded

 

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(View from room – Radisson Denver Southeast)

My Favorite Cities

• Jerusalem – layers, energy, spirituality
• Amsterdam – bicycles, canals, cafés
• New York City – culture, arts, diversity
• Athens, Greece – history, monuments, markets
• San Francisco – cable cars, piers, redwoods

What’s your favorite city?

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(Western Wall – Jerusalem)

Arizona Bound: Dancing in the Desert

Friday

Denver – Comfort Suites DTC

FREE – Best Rate Guarantee

 

Saturday

Albuquerque – Hampton Inn University Midtown

$119 (Best Rate Guarantee – will receive $50 American Express gift card)

 

Sunday

Scottsdale – The Phoenician

SPG Category 5 Free Night Certificate + $32 Resort Fee

Upgraded to Casita

 

Monday – Friday (12 nights)

Phoenix – Marriott Canyon Villas

Thanks to Family

 

Saturday

Pueblo, CO – Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

Family Again

Phoenician

(The Phoenician – Scottsdale, AZ)

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Bucket List

  • Machu Picchu, Peru – remnants of a lost civilization
  • Brazil – Rio, futbol, beaches, rainforests, shamans
  • Nepal – Himalayas, trekking, tigers, monkeys, Buddhist temples
  • India – Varanasi, the River Ganges, Hinduism, spice plantations, Indian cuisine, Rama Empire
  • Maldives – Indian Ocean island paradise
  • Ethiopia – Rastafari, Haile Selassie, Judaism, the source of the Nile, Menelik and the Ark of the Covenant
  • South Africa – lions, leopards, elephants
  • New Zealand – mountains, rivers, hobbits

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(Machu Picchu – National Geographic photo)

What tops your list?

Colorado Condo and Denver Best Rate Guarantees

Saturday – Sunday – Monday

Tannenbaum by the River – Breckenridge, CO

$40 (thanks to friends)

Condo with deck overlooking stream

 

Tuesday

Holiday Inn Express Denver Tech Center

FREE (Best Rate Guarantee)

 

Wednesday

Sleep Inn Denver Tech Center

FREE (Best Rate Guarantee)

 

Thursday

Best Western Plus Denver Tech Center

$87 (Best Rate Guarantee – received $100 Best Western Travel Card)

 

Friday

Aloft Denver International Airport

$85 (Best Rate Guarantee = 2000 Starpoints) (500 Starpoints for booking with app)

Top floor, corner room

 

Saturday

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center

$82 – $50 Gift Card (from prior BRG) = $32 (BRG – received $50 American Express Gift Card)

Breakfast voucher with Gold Status – breakfast until noon!

 

Sunday

Radisson Denver Southeast

15,000 Club Carlson points

 

Monday

Radisson Denver Southeast

FREE (last night of any award stay is free)

Denver, Colorado: A Winter Foray with Best Rate Guarantees

Friday

Aloft Denver International Airport

$76 (Best Rate Guarantee: matched rate + 2000 SPG points) (counts toward Free Night Promotion)

Modern, funky, friendly

 

Saturday

Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center

$97 – $50 Gift Card (from previous BRG) = $47 (Best Rate Guarantee: matched rate + $50 American Express Gift Card)

Cooked to order breakfast

 

Sunday

Aloft Denver International Airport

$2 (Best Rate Guarantee: mistake rate + 2000 SPG points) (counts toward Free Night Promotion – this stay netted a Category 5 Free Night Certificate)

 

Monday

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver East – Peoria Street

FREE – Best Rate Guarantee

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(Aloft – Denver International Airport)