Say hello to your new featured Insider: ks83
Insider since: June 2, 2016
Marriott Rewards status: Platinum
About Me: Born and raised in India, I moved to US in 2010. I work in IT as a database developer.
I have been fortunate enough to find a partner who loves to travel as much as I do and we have been on some amazing trips together – Alaska, Hawaii, Cancun, England, Peru, Aruba to just name a few.
After my first Marriott stay at the Ritz in Maui I usually prefer Marriott wherever I go if the price is right.
I am a huge tennis fan and staying with Marriott has helped me watch 2 Grand Slams by spending points – the US open in NYC and Wimbledon in London (one of the toughest tickets to acquire). I have accumulated more than 1.6 million points and have spent most of them on experiences. Right now I am collecting points at a crazy pace to get to a bucket list destination next year.
I first heard about insiders in 2016 through which I learned about the platinum challenge. I have loved the site ever since. I contribute to the site whenever I can – answering questions, providing trip reports, hotel reviews etc.
Fun facts: I love cooking – I am also very keen on experimenting different kinds of food. Whenever I go to a new place, I always like to taste local beer and food. I am an adrenaline junkie who has skydived twice, rides motorcycles and has taken 4 chopper rides. I plan to do bungee jumping next.
Favorite Hotel: I don’t have a single favorite hotel but I absolutely loved the Tambo del inka Luxury Collection resort in Peru. It is one of the 2 hotels which has a private train station to get to Machu Picchu. Their service especially in the restaurant and spa was exceptional. They usually go out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful stay. I also loved the Ritz Carlton Dove mountain for their personalized service. The club room at the Ritz New Orleans is also very memorable – partly because we met Will Smith there.
Bucket-list destinations: Tanzania (taking an African safari), watching Northern lights in Iceland, Bora Bora, Maldives, doing a walkabout in the Australian Outback, Japan (especially Kyoto and Mt Fuji). One of the hotels I definitely want to stay is the St. Regis Bora Bora – I plan to get there to celebrate my 40th birthday.
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