500? What 500? The Daytona 500? The Indianapolis 500? No, the Marriott 500!!! The race is coming down the final straightaway. With 490 unique Marriott Branded properties in the rear view, I had just TEN to go. Let the great reveal begin.
#491 A post Christmas trip to San Francisco chalked up the first Luxury Collection Hotel of the big 500. Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco.... was royal and exquisite. Historic grandeur elevated with a massive suite upgrade landed this hotel in my all time top 20.
#492 Still in the City by the Bay.... W San Francisco crossed off the first W of the modern era. Nice location, a bit disappointing. The staff were great, the chic design, not so much.