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Happy New Year! If you’re taking it easy today, we thought you might be interested in catching up on any of our flight and hotel reviews from 2022 that you missed.

It was a record breaking travel year for the team (well, mainly Rhys who did 90% of it!) and we covered a wide variety of places.

We’ve grouped the hotel reviews into geographical areas to make it easier to pick out any relevant to your travel plans. We have indicated if a hotel is in one of the ‘big six’ chains that we feature on HfP.

Flight reviews:

Blade helicopter transfers from Manhattan to New York JFK review

Aer Lingus A321LR business class review

Aer Lingus A330 business class review

Air France Boeing 777-300ER business class review

American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER business class review

Ethiopian Airlines A350 business class review

Finnair A350 Premium Economy review

Finnair A350 business class review

Malaysia Airlines A350 business class review

Norse Atlantic Boeing 787 Premium review

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Qsuite business class review

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 business class review

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Premium Economy review

Virgin Atlantic A330neo Upper Class review

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Upper Class review

Courtyard Heathrow hotel

Hotel reviews:

UK airport hotels:

Courtyard London Heathrow Airport review (Marriott) – image above

Crowne Plaza London Heathrow Terminal 4 review (IHG)

Hilton London Heathrow Terminal 4 review (Hilton)

Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow Terminal 4 review (IHG)

Courtyard London Gatwick Airport review (Marriott)

Hampton Stansted Airport review (Hilton)

Courtyard Glasgow Airport review (Marriott)


BIRMINGHAM: Cube Hotel (ex Hotel Indigo) review

EDINBURGH: Sheraton Grand Edinburgh review (Marriott)

LONDON: Andaz London Liverpool Street review (Hyatt)

LONDON: citizenM Shoreditch review

LONDON: citizenM London Victoria Station review

LONDON: Hyatt Regency Stratford review (Hyatt)

LONDON: One Hundred Shoreditch review

LONDON: Westin London City review (Marriott)

MANCHESTER: Moxy Manchester City review (Marriott)

OXFORD: The Randolph Hotel review

YORK: Principal York review

Park Hyatt Vienna facade


AUSTRIA: Park Hyatt Vienna review (Hyatt) – image above

ESTONIA: Radisson Collection Tallinn review (Radisson)

FRANCE: Le Meridien Etoile, Paris review (Marriott)

GERMANY: Grand Hyatt Berlin review (Hyatt)

GERMANY: Sheraton Frankfurt Airport review (Marriott)

GERMANY: Le Meridien Hamburg review (Marriott)

GIBRALTAR: The Rock Hotel review

IRELAND: The Shelbourne, Dublin review (Marriott)

ITALY: The St Regis Venice review (Marriott)

NETHERLANDS: Andaz Amsterdam Prinzengracht review (Hyatt)

NETHERLANDS: Hyatt Regency Amsterdam review (Hyatt)

NETHERLANDS: InterContinental Amstel review (IHG)

NETHERLANDS: Sheraton Amsterdam Airport review (Marriott)

NETHERLANDS: W Amsterdam review (Marriott)

NORWAY: Moxy Bergen review (Marriott)

NORWAY: The Thief, Oslo review

SPAIN: The Ritz Carlton Abama, Tenerife review (Marriott)

SPAIN: Thompson Madrid review (Hyatt)

SPAIN: Wyndham Grand Residences Costa Del Sol review

SWEDEN: Hotel Reisen, Stockholm review (Hyatt)

SWITZERLAND: Marriott Geneva review (Marriott)

Tampa Edition


FLORIDA: The Tampa EDITION review (Marriott) – image above

NEW YORK: Marriott Marquis Times Square review (Marriott)

NEW YORK: Moxy NYC Chelsea review (Marriott)

NEW YORK: Park Hyatt New York review (Hyatt)

NEW YORK: Thompson Central Park review (Hyatt)

NEW YORK: TWA Hotel, New York JFK Airport review

TEXAS: Canopy Austin Downtown review (Hilton)

TEXAS: Fairmont Austin review (Accor)

Middle East:

QATAR: Sheraton Grand Doha review (Marriott)

W Kuala Lumpur


MALAYSIA: W Kuala Lumpur review (Marriott) – image above

MALAYSIA: Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Sabah review

SINGAPORE: Aerotel Changi Airport review

THAILAND: Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok review (Hyatt)

THAILAND: The St Regis Bangkok review (Marriott)

THAILAND: The Athenee, Bangkok review (Marriott)

THAILAND: Le Meridien Chiang Mai review (Marriott)

THAILAND: Hyatt Regency Hua Hin review (Hyatt)

THAILAND: Phulay Bay, A Ritz Carlton Reserve Resort review (Marriott)

VIETNAM: Regent Phu Quoc review (IHG)

Island resorts:

THE BAHAMAS: Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau review (Hyatt)

THE BAHAMAS: The Cove, Atlantis review (Marriott)

THE BAHAMAS: The Royal, Atlantis review (Marriott)

BARBADOS: The House review (Marriott)

BARBADOS: Sandals Royal Barbados review

MALDIVES: Conrad Rangali review (Hilton)

MAURITIUS: Le Meridien Ile Maurice review (Marriott)

MAURITIUS: Sofitel L’Imperial review (Accor)

MAURITIUS: Westin Turtle Bay Resort review (Marriott)

Comments (12)

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  • Nick says:

    Happy New Year Rob & Rhys, and many thanks for another great year of HfP!

    Here’s hoping that we’ll progress further to ‘normality’ again (whatever that was!) in 2023!

    • DaveJ says:

      New normal!

      • Nick says:

        Yup, the new normal! I agree Dave, but, basically, in terms of overseas business travel, usually involving several flights, and a tight itinerary, especially to the USA for us, it’s still largely pointless, because any flight cancellation and/or airport/airline strike issues would scupper the whole trip.

        We won’t even bother considering a business trip now, that would have been absolutely ‘normal’, prior to Covid, unless, at least, most of these issues are resolved, by the airports and airlines.

        I’ve been doing this for over 40 years now, and it’s still a crap shoot, at best, since Covid!

  • Derek Scott says:

    Would love to see you review Two Fairmonts….St Andrew’s and Vancouver Airport (the latter as it’s regularly reported as in the top 3/5 of Airport Hotels worldwide).

    • Rob says:

      At St Andrews as I type but no intention to review as it’s a family holiday. Not hugely impressed – it is effectively a cavernous new build conference hotel with zero charm although staff are great. If you’ve ever been to Hilton T4 at Heathrow you’ll be familiar with the scale of the (probably) 100 metre high lobby and dining area – it’s not exactly cosy!

      Simply too many issues, eg crazily undersized pool (in a dark basement) for 200+ rooms and only a handful of loungers despite space for at least double. The problems are unsolvable because they were built in with the original design.

      Turnberry is far better for the ‘glass of whisky on a sofa by a roaring fire’ experience. Upsides are impressive sea views and decent pricing – the massive suite we’re in is just £360 tomorrow night. Of course I doubt you’d be allowed to build roaring fires into new build hotels ….

      Seems to have pricing issues, I agree. The only reason we attended the NYE gala last night was that we’d booked B&B and then a few weeks ago they slashed the price AND threw in the NYE gala dinner free of charge, so we rebooked.

      Gleneagles obviously beats both – unless you want to be on the coast – but I accept that this now has crazy pricing and is designed around people who live in West London with zero Scottishness. We had a piper bringing in New Year last night, I would expect Gleneagles to have flown up a London club DJ who would personally have known most of the guests.

      To be fair it is working OK for us because I used Accor suite upgrades, I also cashed in my $100 of F&B credit, I will get triple points back via the recent promo and – obviously more importantly – its a part of Scotland we don’t know so we’re seeing new places during the day. I can’t see us returning but, at the same time, if you get a good price then there is no reason NOT to stay here unless you specifically want the ‘whisky by the fire’ experience.

    • Numpty says:

      The Fairmont St Andrews is often a deal on itison, never a good sign. Fairmont Vancouver is justifiably one of the best airport hotels,, rooms have great runway views (which makes the jet lag more passable), and an excellent breakfast which is heavy on blueberries and maple syrup!

  • Richie says:

    Many thanks for all of these reviews, some very interesting information provided.
    I do want to stay at the Park Hyatt Vienna and fly Finnair’s A350 with new interiors.

  • Londonsteve says:

    Happy New Year to Rob, Rhys and Sinead! Thanks for all your work in 2022.

  • ianM says:

    Fairmont St Andrews available around £175 B&B including two rounds of golf, hard to beat.
    Very impressive spacious hotel with outstanding views.

    • Rob says:

      It’s not that impressive at present. There isn’t even a formal restaurant at the moment – you eat in the bar or the sub-Pizza Express Italian. Housekeeping sporadic – room may or may not be done, same with turndown, depending on day. Agree it is decent value vs alternatives though.

  • BJ says:

    Any plans to add to the series on seat maps with other airlines (notably VS, AY and QR) and their aircraft? I found these for BA very useful and have selected seats based on Rhys’ recommendations as the usual suspects for such information are very unreliable.

  • FRASER says:

    Thanks for all your help in 2022. Suggestion for 2023 – tips on finding Avios Oneworld redemptions for non-BA flights. I.e. are there any other better methods than searching daily across various dates and locations on Seatspy is great, but only for BA flights. I’ve just tried awardnexus to set up for alerts for Oneworld BA seats, but some technical issues. Example would be finding 1st class Cathay Pacific redemptions for example, or Qatar (non-double points fares) without searching BA and hoping something pops up…

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