IHG® Rewards – Weekend in Park Lane


In contrast to our Spa Day at the Utopia Spa, our next experience, using our IHG Rewards points was a weekend in Park Lane, London with plenty of shopping and enjoying some tantalising food, mesmerising cocktails and plenty of walking. Pre-arrival As with many well-laid plans, things happen and changes need to be made. This was […]

IHG® Rewards – Spa Day for Two


Recently Simply Luxury Travel was approached by IHG® to plan our perfect experiences using IHG® Rewards.  How difficult could this be we thought?  Actually a lot of debate followed as to how we would redeem the rewards, finally we decided on a well deserved Spa Day for Two followed by a weekend break in London. […]

IHG® Rewards – Value of Rewards


Today no matter what the type of organisation you visit, at some point they will entice you to join their loyalty scheme. IHG® Rewards Club have the largest reward programme in the world; spread over 100 countries and covering all 9 brands within their portfolio, from Candlewood Suites® to InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts.  With this in mind there is […]

Caxton FX & Hills Balfour Summer Party


Tonight Mr V & I made our way to the Hills Balfour office in London, along with fellow bloggers, to meet with their client Caxton FX and find out more about what the cards they offer. There are three cards available: Euro Dollar Global Traveller The Euro & Dollar when loaded you “lock” in the […]

The Grand Canal & The Gritti Palace


When you travel to Venice you are transported back in time to an age when ball gowns and masquerades graced the city of an evening. Whilst some of the modes of transportation have evolved the city has retained the original façades on all the buildings and traditional Gondolas, motorised taxi boats and public transport boats all weave their way along the canals. The city is made up of 118 smaller islands and no visit to the city of Venice would be complete without exploring the Grand Canal.