The W Westwood – Near UCLA

Great hotel suites. 650 sq feet with 2 flat screen t.vs. Nice pool area, and on property spa.

“W” stands for Wow! The W is fast becoming my favorite SPG brand.  I was here for a business networking and training event and really not familiar with this particular brand.  I’ve stayed at the W in Atlanta (review to come) and honestly thought it was nice, but I wouldn’t stay there again.

This hotel was NICE!  I got my platinum upgrade and they put me in the Spectacular Suite.  It has a HUGE living area (see pics below) and separate bedroom.  Its 650 sq feet with this huge L shaped couch that was really comfortable.  It had large flat screen t.v , a small glass desk and small minibar in the living room.  The room was well lit and had a bank of windows that you could adjust how much light was coming in by adjusting the wooden plantation shutters.  I LOVE plantation shutters, want them in my own house but they can be a bit pricey .

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The Element Hotel – Las Vegas – A SPG Property

My review of the Element Las Vegas (summerlin) an off strip SPG property.

If you are in the Las Vegas area and need a nice off strip hotel.  This is the one for you!  This is one of my favorite brands in the SPG brand.    These rooms are mini suites, sort of like the Residence Inns in the Marriott chain but in my opinion much better.  Mostly because they are newer I guess.  The furniture is really nice, it has the famous Starwood beds, and a lot of amenities like a full size refrigerator in the room, microwave, dishwasher, stove top and of course pots & pans and dishes.  The t.v is a 32 inch flat screen and they have DVD players in the rooms.  Internet is FREE!!   The desk is really big and has a box on it w/ all kind of connection options.  On the first floor you have a nice but small work out room, and just down the hall from the gym is a public laundry room.

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