Whenever waiting on the table under the TV were a bunch of bottles of water, a note from my Ambassador.
He travels about 400000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences.
Ben Schlappig is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. Normally, he chronicles his adventures, gether with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time. On two occasions I saw trucks labeled as Arab shipping logistics loading stuff from the hotel, hilariously a lot of the Saudis coming on shopping trips didn’t even carry their own bags back home. With all that said… That must be a big shopping trip! I thought it was pretty funny that we seemed to be among the few non Saudi guests. By the way, the Park Tower is the former Sheraton, though was converted into a Luxury Collection property. I had gone backwards and forwards about where to stay in London, and in the end decided on The Park Tower simply because of the location. While meaning we could take the underground straight from Terminal 5 to Knightsbridge station, that ok about 50 minutes, one of the things convenient about The Park Tower is that it’s located just off the Piccadilly Line.
Given that we were arriving around rush hour, that was much faster than taking a car, should earn plenty of points.
That seemed like a pretty good deal to me, given what an expensive market London is, and that the rate included VAT. While meaning a free night redemption should have cost 20000 Starpoints per night, s a Category 6 SPG property.
You see, we continued deciding to book The Park Tower Knightsbridge, as I explained in the intro post. Because there’s no easyfix to this particular hideous exterior, it’s especially unfortunate. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Location is great, the Platinum breakfast is generous, and we got a great upgrade to a spacious suite. It was a fantastic option for what we were looking for, and I’d stay again in a heartbeat, while the Park Tower Knightsbridge was not the most luxurious hotel in London.
Did you know that the breakfast spread itself was reasonably good, though not amazing.
Knightsbridge could best be summed up asLittle Riyadh.
Knightsbridge worked great for where we needed to be, as far as the location of the hotel goes. Of course, it was great to be able to close the door so Ford could sleep without me disturbing him, I tend to work crazy hours. Some Actually the bedroom was basically identical size as the living room, and was connected via the connecting door. On p of this, the hotel has an unique elevator system whereby you enter your desired floor on a screen, and it sends you to either elevator A, B, or the actual elevators don’t have buttons for floors. Actually, he quickly gave us the keys to our room on the 11th floor. It indicated that the normal cost for the breakfast buffet was 29GBP. With that said, he offered us the choice of 500 Starpoints or breakfast as the Platinum amenity, and certainly we went with the latter.