Crave of the moment: Poke Bloody Mary

I love poke, and I love Bloody Marys. But put the two together? That’s brunch. The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas once rocked my world with a plate of Bibimbap-style tots, and they now appear to have answered our prayers to the Brunch Deities with this ono-looking cocktail that makes one long for pau hana. I’m not normally a fan…

Starwood looks back with #StarwoodProud, and so do I

As the merger between Starwood and Marriott nears its final close, Starwood appears to have been doing some looking back and reflecting on its 17+ years in existence. They’ve posted this great video. I love this – it’s about how we choose hotels that reflect our personality, and how hotels are the setting for each…

Starwood expands SPG Keyless to more brands worldwide

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will expand the popular SPG Keyless product, which allows guests to access their rooms via a bluetooth connection from the SPG app to additional hotel brands, and will also offer additional functionality, the hospitality group announced Tuesday. Originally launched at a select number of Aloft, Element, and W branded properties, the expansion will include Westin,…

The St. Regis Macao: On top of the world

It’s difficult not to feel on top of the world as a guest at The St. Regis Macao Cotai Central, particularly as a North American traveler. It’s all so utterly exotic, yet comfortingly familiar at the same time. All of the St. Regis hallmarks are there: The St. Regis Bar, with its bespoke mural, the Bloody…