Pic: Museu Nacional d Art de Catalunya, Barcelona (Apr 2012)
Barcelona, my third Brussels Airlines #Flyday trip. Faro was first, Bristol was second. Several more Flyday trips will follow, with Venice booked for this weekend and Warsaw for next weekend. Fellow travel enthusiast @RaphaelCockx has created a Google map with all Brussels Airlines destinations featured in the Flyday promo. As my travel frequency went up from once a month to once a week, it’s important to keep my budget under control. That’s why I set myself the goal to spend less than €100 on hotel accommodation for my Flyday weekend trips (2 nights). My initial idea was to stay at W Hotel Barcelona, but at €480 euro for two nights it didn’t match my budget. Instead, I chose another Starwood hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal. Remember my Honeymoon Suite stay at Sheraton Seoul D Cube City? That €122 stay earned me 2346 Starwood Preferred Guest points (included 2000 points Welcome Back bonus) and a SPG social media survey earned me 1000 points in March. Together 3346 SPG points, enough to cover my first night (3000 SPG points) at Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona! Those points saved me €90, which was the best available rate for Apr 14. For my second night I paid €69, well below my €100 budget for two nights!
Pic: Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal (Apr 2012)
Pic: Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal Room (Apr 2012)
My room on the 10th floor was basic, but offered all features for a comfortable stay. If you want more details about the hotel, how to get there, etc… I recommend to read the master thread at Flyertalk.
Pic: Bart clubbing with CS friends Neus and Julia in Barcelona (Apr 2012)
Pic: W Hotel Barcelona (Apr 2012)