For some reason, I booked a SQ flight to Hanoi during a promotion @ only $268nett per pax but I picked SilkAir to come back due to better flight timings. It was my first trip to Vietnam and I was excited about it. Thankfully, I found Mercure and it was time again to clock more points into my Accor Silver.
I am so happy that Accor took over this property, and just in time!
With SPG and Shang properties in HK looking surprisingly dismal for a combination of factors, I decided to focus on Accor properties for this trip to buff up my Accor membership. Frankly speaking, none of the Novotel properties stood out. And no Sofitel choices either. So I literally jumped for joy when I spotted this recently rebranded and refurbished Park Lane (its old name) property.
This was the last night of of guided Hokkaido tour and boy am I glad that we were placed here! Apart from feeling like a whale from the 7days of non stop eating, maximum sleeping, and minimum walking, I managed to collect enough braincells to take pictures and remember sufficient details for a review.
I was part of a 7D6N guided tour in Hokkaido and this was the ‘star’ hotel of the trip – and rightfully so! Beautiful hotel grounds both inside and outside :).
The hotel is under SPG’s portfolio (Sheraton I think?) and I was skeptical that the property would be nice based on some pics I saw online but my worries turned out unfounded after all.
(some pics are from my first visit as pretty much nothing has changed)
This Jan 2016 (sorry slow review I know) is my second visit to the property – the first was when it was still a Traders back in 2014. I was looking for a chillax getaway with mum just for 2D1N and we didnt want a city-ish hotel so I decided to try this again and see what has changed now that its a Jen. I later found out…..nothing much actually haha.
I finally went to Novotel Melaka (Malacca)!!
I’ve been stalking the property for quite a while, because it’s new, and the last time I’ve been to this small town was 2007 maybe?
And of course I once again stalked the Accor 40% Super Sale to secure this place at a superb deal for my 4D3N leisure trip with a slightly different agenda, other than shopping and eating hehe.
Prior to arrival, I had emailed the hotel to enquire about the upgrade in accordance with my Accor Gold membership and responses were prompt – was told they will try their best for me.