for me it is in south east asia, the best proprety for me is the vocation club Phuket beach club, there you have only dream villas, and my second choice is the JW marriott in jakarta
i never see a executive lounge like this no where; there you have a kitchen chef and if you want you can order a hamburger, i take there my french cheese and redwine, you have
whisky , beer , and all your order are free of charge.; and open 7 days the week.
My vote is for the JW Marriott in Quito, Ecuador. It is like a palace. Plus, I love the early check in and late check out as an elite member. The outdoor heated pool is really heated, and there is a stream room and hot tub as part of the reservation. Service is terrific and the executive lounge is outstanding.
Number one on my list can never be repeated. My first points stay was at a Marriott property in Scottsdale, AZ that is no longer around. The Marriott Mountain Shadows Resort still is my all time favorite stay. The realization that I was able to save up those points was a big factor. At the time, 1997, I received 7 nights stay plus 2 roundtrip airline tix plus 50% off 8 day Hertz rental. The points needed was 120,000.....talk about today's inflation!! I was able to take my wife and our two preteens. We did an overnight during the week at the Grand Canyon. I remember looking at the majesty of the incredible canyon when my 10 yr old son, after being there for 45 minutes, wanted to know if we could go back to the hotel and use the pool.... I looked him in the eye and explained that THIS is what we're doing today... He said, "it's really great Dad, but we've been here for an hour and I'd rather be swimming"....kids!
How about those kids, Pluto? We had a similar experience the first time we went to Disney World. About half way through the day, both kids voted to head back to the hotel to use the pool. I laugh about it today and warn my friends with young kids how the mind of the 10 year old works.
L6S and Husker,
I've attached an article that someone sent me on the closing of the property. It's a short but sad read. Many employees had been there for over a decade. To Huskers point, it must have been let go near the end, sad. It was a great piece of property.
I didn't know the Marriott Mountain Shadows Resort had closed, but sometime back, maybe 10 years or so, I stayed there and played golf on the 9 hole course. At that time, we thought the room needed to be updated and the golf course looked like it had been abandoned by the maintenance crew. Must've already been in the closure mode even back then.