Travel: Kobe Kitano Japan

Ever since my visit to Langdon Hall, I’ve been hooked on the Relais & Chateaux website. Relais & Chateaux hotels are the finest from around the world; they have some of the best restaurants, incredible service, and extremely well-appointed rooms.

One gorgeous Relais & Chateaux hotels is the Kobe Kitano Hotel in Japan. Stunning!  4-0024-0034-0044-005I’m adding it to my “must see in Japan” list. I’m also going to buy a lottery ticket.

Travel: Review of the Four Points by Sheraton – Kingston, Ontario

A couple of weekends ago, I drove myself over to one of my most favourite places in Ontario – Kingston. I love this little town. The downtown is quaint, it’s easy to navigate, and the lakefront location is pretty darn perfect. I hadn’t been to Kingston for over a year, so I was very eager to plan a little getaway.

I booked myself into the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston because it’s centrally located – just a block away (barely even a full block) from the market square and city hall. It’s a block up from the lake and tourism office in another direction, and it’s a couple of blocks away from the park in yet another direction. The location is ideal for a city visit!

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The rooms are very well-appointed; plenty of towels, a bathrobe, a fridge, and a microwave certainly come in handy, even for just an overnight stay. My king-size bed was ridiculously comfortable (I am now looking into the possibility of ordering a Sheraton mattress! Thanks for the advice, Rox-Anne!) and I very much loved the view of the lake (even though it was icy and snowy).

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king size bed – I want one!

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super white bathrooms make me happy

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sitting area (or place to dump my clothes) with a view of the lake

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I brewed some tea.

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I watched some TV.

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I wore the robe.

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I did not make the bed. 🙂

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some handy guides

The only thing I didn’t enjoy about my stay was the cappuccino I had from the hotel restaurant (King Street Sizzle). It just did not suit my tastebuds. Then again, I am sort of particular about coffee.

If anyone is heading to Kingston, I would definitely recommend booking a room in the Four Points by Sheraton. If you would like my advice about some things to do in the city, come back tomorrow as I’ll be sharing my weekend recap.

Although I did in fact book a room at the Four Points by Sheraton Kingston, the hotel surprised me with a complimentary stay. Thanks to Erin and her team for making my experience at the Four Points extra special!

Design: Michelberger Berlin

I must have travel on the brain (again) because I keep being drawn to very cool hotels. Today we travel to Berlin and check into the stylish Michelberger Hotel.

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images via Michelberger Hotel

I’ve travelled a fair bit around Europe (most often Switzerland and Paris: read this, this, thisthis, this, this, and this) but I have yet to visit Berlin. What do you think? Should I add it to my travel wish list?

Art Installation: Room 211

Come Up to My Room is an alternative design event held annually at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. This year it showcased the incredible talents of over 50 designers. Room 211 had three things I love: white, white and more white.

Bed in Room 211

Mirror images

Flowers and plenty of them

Bright whites

Artists: Lisa Keophila | Fiona Lim Tung | Kristen Lim Tung | Jon Margono

 

Many thanks to White Cabana reader Shannon for sharing her love of white.

Photos courtesy of Come Up to My Room.