Welcome to JarvisMarcos.com, a thorough and extensive database of my travel reviews.

I fly over 100,000 miles per year in First and Business class cabins and review every new product that I try. Similarly, I review almost every luxury hotel and airport lounge that I set foot in

I book the majority of my travel using sales, promotions and a variety of other tricks - often leveraging the power of hotel points and airline miles. If I use a special technique of any kind to book a travel experience, I'll mention it in the review.

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November 12, 2017

REVIEW – JW Marriott Marquis Miami : Larger Bay View Room

The JW Marriott Marquis is a 5* hotel but I think you'd struggle to make a case for it being a luxury hotel. For the price we paid I feel like we got value for money, however I would not have been happy if we'd been paying $500+ per night.
November 11, 2017

REVIEW – British Airways : First Class – London to Miami (A380)

Realistically this might be a Top 10 First Class product but in order to crack the Top 3 BA would have to make some serious changes. Of course, this would probably come at a higher cost, with less opportunities to redeem miles for the experience. BA's A380 First Class offers an experience truly worthy of the name. It is very pleasant, relaxing and comfortable. However BA falls short of being truly spectacular. Given what other airlines are doing with their flagship products these days, it seems a shame that a once great airline isn't aiming to beat the world.
October 30, 2017

REVIEW – Hyatt Regency London The Churchill : Regency Suite w. Balcony

The Churchill is a very well located hotel which manages to be within a two minute walk of some of London's busiest shopping and dining streets, whilst retaining an air of calm and tranquility overlooking the Portman Square Park. The staff on the club level were universally superb, everybody seemed to be happy to work there and it results in a remarkably pleasant experience. The club lounge itself was a quiet and elegant place to relax and offered a wide variety of high quality food and drink.
October 28, 2017

REVIEW – Etihad Airways : Business Class – Abu Dhabi to London (A380)

After an absolutely spectacular outbound flight in the First Class ApartmentsĀ I was really curious to see how the business class product would pan out. Given that I would be heading straight to the office from this flight, my priorities were a little different than on the outbound. Basically I just wanted to get to sleep in comfort and enjoy some privacy and quiet. I wasn't looking for tons of attention and I was already stuffed from the food at the lounge and on the flight from MLE.
 
October 20, 2016

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : First Class – Tokyo Haneda to Hong Kong (B747) – [twice in a month!]

There is something truly magical about that moment when the meals are finished and quiet reigns, when there is nothing in front of you but the nose of the plane and the ocean below. Sure, the overall experience suffered a bit from having more people onboard but I am happy to see that the demand is there for CX to continue offering F on this route.
October 20, 2016

REVIEW – Conrad Tokyo (Executive City Twin Room)

The Conrad Tokyo is one of my favourite hotels in the world. The decor is modern, elegant and understated; the service is friendly and effusive without being overly stuffy and formal; the views are fantastic, the beds are super comfy and it's close to HND. There are numerous other luxury options in Tokyo but at this price point The Conrad Tokyo is very hard indeed to argue with.
October 20, 2016

REVIEW – JAL : Business Class – Jakarta to Tokyo Narita (October 2015)

JL J was a mixed bag. I found the service to be competent but not particularly friendly. I also really didn't like how bare bones everything seemed for a flight which is similar in distance to LHR-JFK. No airline would cross the Atlantic without providing a proper amenity kit and a real dinner in J, so I was very disappointed to see JL scraping through with the bare minimum. I would actively avoid flying JL on a similar route in the future.
October 18, 2016

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : First Class – Tokyo Haneda to Hong Kong (B747)

October 18, 2016

REVIEW – JAL First Class Lounge, Tokyo HND (October 2015)

October 18, 2016

REVIEW – Park Hotel Tokyo (Artist Room – Geisha)