Island View Hotel & Casino

Biloxi MS…Beach Blvd.

been there….done that…..My personal assessment from my personal stay… Photos are all taken by me and completely unstaged. What you see is what you get!

Voted one of the 10 Best Casinos in the U.S. If You Love to Gamble

This vibrant resort off US-90 spans a pair of connected buildings, one adjoining a casino and the other set along the beach.

It’s 13 miles from the golf course at Windance Country Club and 6miles from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Beach View Hotel & Island View Hotel, both filled with all the amenities you deserve.

Bright rooms, with decor ranging from conservative to contemporary, provide complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Some feature whirlpool tubs; suites add living areas. Room service is available.

Thrilling gaming and delicious dining just steps away!

Hotel Inspection…..This is how I see it:

First Impression
Accessibility of Front Entrance
Lobby Appearance & Size
Available Bell Staff
Front Desk Staff
Dinning Areas (Appearance/Diversity)
Entertainment (Appearance/Diversity)
Proximity to Restaurants/Shops
Availability of Public Transportation
Size of Guest Rooms
Appearance of Guest Rooms


My Personal Impression!


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First Friday

Monthly Celebration….Biloxi MS

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My love of both Music and Photography made for my total enjoyment of the evening. All photos were taken with my first-generation Nikon Z6; coupled with my Nikon 50mm, f1.8 Prime lens.

Before sunset I used my (manual setting); 1/125-250 shutter speeds; ISO settings between 400 to 800.

After sunset I switched to my (shutter speed setting); 1/125; switched between a constant ISO setting of 3200, and automatic ISO.

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Air B N Bs

Study reveals families are opting for Airbnbs over hotel stays
from The Navigator
I love Airbnbs, but as someone who typically travels with just my significant other, they’re not always necessary for me. In fact, the times I find myself prioritizing them are when I’m traveling with family or a group of friends. New research says I’m not the only one who feels this way. 

According to new data from Airbnb, family travel is thriving. On their platform, it skyrocketed by 60% in 2022 compared to before the pandemic. Airbnb saw 15 million check-ins in nearly 90,000 destinations. Considering you can book a two-bedroom two-bath house per night for the same cost as one hotel room, the numbers make sense. 

Another significant advantage of Airbnb for families is the access to a kitchen. Nearly 90% of Airbnb listings have kitchens, allowing families to save money by cooking instead of eating out for every meal. 

Moreover, the experience is unique. You can choose a home with a yard so the kids can run wild. You can indulge in a pool you don’t have to share with other guests. And families can really unpack—staying for longer periods of time. In 2022, more than half of families stayed between two and six nights, while nearly half stayed for a week or longer. This flexibility allows families to plan their trip around their schedule, whether it’s a short weekend getaway or an extended family vacation.

So where are families going?  Everywhere! Paris, France, London, United Kingdom, and Melbourne, Australia are just a few of the top destinations for family travel on Airbnb. Additionally, Airbnb offers families the opportunity to travel near and far with unique experiences. The top-booked categories for family travel in 2022 included amazing pools, beach destinations, skiing destinations, tropical destinations, and national parks.
I just found a flight deal for $468 from Los Angeles to Finland, which had me wondering: If I was packing up the whole family for this epic trip, what Airbnb could I score to round out the most reasonable trip ever? I can get this stunning 3-bedrooms 2-bath cottage for $199 a night.

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AMERICA’S MOST UNIQUE CITY……From Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street to the finest Creole and Cajun dining, New Orleans serves up a one-of-a-kind experience for clients. Knowing how to direct our clients to the unique experiences of the Big Easy is key to ensuring they have the best, most memorable vacation possible.

We are able to recommend a good orientation to the city and offer insights about the New Orleans sights and sounds.

NEW ORLEANS TASTES & TUNES….New Orleans wouldn’t be the city that it is without its unique dining scene and unsurpassed musical heritage. We are well-versed in culinary and music history and know where to access the city’s best current offerings. We will help you create a dining and musical experience that is nothing short of a masterpiece.

CRUISING NEW ORLEANS…Historic grace and modern cruising grandeur come together in one destination in New Orleans. Visitors to the city can take advantage of both experiences – an educated travel advisor makes the difference. We understand the history of cruising in New Orleans and are well-versed as to the newest opportunities for New Orleans-bound travelers.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN NEW ORLEANS…New Orleans is known as the “Paris of the South.” For centuries, couples have been saying ‘I do in New Orleans. Destination weddings in New Orleans are not just three-hour events, they are three-day plus celebrations with friends and family that will have guests talking about the big event for a long time.

GROUPS IN THE CRESCENT CITY….Groups heading to New Orleans will discover a city that welcomes them with two big open arms. There is so much to discover in the Crescent City, starting with its incredible heritage.

It is home to more National Historic Landmarks than any other city in the United States. Groups will explore a destination distinctively its own, whether it’s a walking tour of the historic French Quarter, including countless restaurants and fascinating architecture; discovering the Arts District, with its endless galleries; or shopping on Magazine Street, one of the oldest and most diverse shopping districts in the city.

NEW ORLEANS & BEYOND…There’s no disputing that New Orleans is a city filled with countless attractions and activities of its own. However, when clients head here and just stay within its environs then they are missing out on a host of excitement all within a radius of a two-hour drive.

Whether it’s a repeat visitor to New Orleans, or a first-timer looking for a longer stay, they won’t want to miss out on all there is to see and do beyond the city.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR CLIENT GOES…Welcome to New Orleans…where the motto of “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” (Let the Good Times Roll) sums up the celebratory atmosphere of the city while paying tribute to its French heritage. The Crescent City’s European and Caribbean influences date back more than 300 years and can be felt, seen, heard, and tasted in its music, architecture, and cuisines.

New Orleans is also proud to be a part of the great American South with historical architectural gems such as antebellum plantations along the Mississippi River and mansions in the Garden District, as well as a steamboat paddlewheel that harkens back to another time.

Visitors can stroll through New Orleans’ diverse neighborhoods, experience Mardi Gras, listen to jazz, eat Cajun favorites, shop for antiques, and embrace life the New Orleans way.

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Hilton Garden Inn… 821 Gravier New Orleans CBD

been there….done that….

Hotel Evaluations Based On Personal Stays…….

Located in New Orleans’ Central Business District, two blocks from the French Quarter’s famous Bourbon Street. Countless bars, restaurants, and shops are within a 10-minute walk. The Caesars Superdome and Smoothie King Center are under a mile away. Enjoy our rooftop pool, 11th floor lobby lounge, and Great American Grill.

The Great American Grill host daily breakfast buffet between the hours of 6am and 10am daily. Staff members Ursula, Marlene, anchored by Keith (mgr) offer above board hospitality. Cost is 19.95/ea. Dinner served evenings.

Rooms are very accommodating bosting plenty of space for both working and relaxing.

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Enjoy rooftop pool, exercise room,11th floor lobby lounge, and Great American Grill. WiFi is Free!

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InteleTravel Hotel Inspection Form

First Impression of Hotel…………………………….. ( 4)

Accessibility Of Front Entrance…………………….. ..( 2)

Lobby Appearance and Size …………………………. (4 )

Number of Elevators ………………………………… ( 4) one not operational

Number of Available Bellstaff ……………………….. ( 4)

Number of Staff at Front Desk ………………………. (4 )

Appearance and Diversity of Dining Areas …….. ……..( 5)

Appearance and Diversity of Entertainment …………… (N/A )

Closeness to Restaurants, Shops, etc. ……………… …( 5)

Closeness to Public Transportation …………………. ..( 5)

Appearance/Apparent Safety of Neighborhood ………… ( 5)

Size of Guest Rooms …………………………………..(5 )

Appearance of Guest Rooms …………………………..(4 )

this is how I see it…..


  • Central Location
  • Staff; Keith (mgr), Ursula, & Marlene provide excellent customer care..and a wonderful breakfast experience!
  • Spacious/Comfortable Rooms


    • Front Entrance
    • Parking
    • Accessibility to Lobby

    All said and done I enjoyed my stay! I give this 3 Star hotel…

    My Personal Rating of 4 Stars!…

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    Celebrity Launches World’s First Digital Cruise Ship Experience in Metaverse

    By Newsdesk Dec 30, 2022 10:00am

    (Celebrity Cruises)

    Celebrity Cruises is sailing into the future with the launch of a new virtual experience dubbed, the “Wonderverse.”

    In an industry first, travelers will get to “see before they sail,” exploring a hyper-realistic, digital recreation of aspects of their newest ship in Celebrity’s transformational Edge SeriesCelebrity Beyond, complete with the ship’s spaces, entertaining signature moments like Celebrity’s famous Martini Bar Flair Show, and the ability to visit top destinations that Celebrity sails to—from Alaska to the Caribbean and Europe to Asia

    In addition, guests can meet and chat with the line’s key leaders as digital avatars, including President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the Captain Kate McCue—the first, and still only, American female captain of a major cruise ship, and Nate Berkus, Celebrity’s Edge Series travel ambassador and designer of the Sunset Bar on Celebrity Beyond

    Built-in partnership with virtual event platform architects Surreal Events, Celebrity’s Wonderverse is also complete with mini-games and activities, entertainment, easter eggs, and much more, all hosted on the web at

    Once logged in to the Wonderverse, consumers will move from space to space, enjoying immersive, interactive content throughout, as they learn more about the ship and the destinations they can sail to on Celebrity Cruises, including: 

    • The Magic Carpet that soars cantilevered above the sea with uninterrupted vistas for enjoying virtual cocktails or dinner. The first space users will experience, it also doubles as a meeting space, providing a dynamic way for users to interact together virtually. 
    • The majestic Grand Plaza, the social epicenter of Celebrity Beyond, spanning three decks with the brand’s signature Martini Bar at the heart of it all, will serve as a social-first lounge where passengers can connect, listen to music, enjoy Celebrity’s iconic Martini Bar Flair Show and chat with Celebrity’s President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo.
    • The Resort Deck, featuring a Rooftop Garden, the ship’s Main Pool, unique cantilevered float pools, and sunken seating offers interactions with Captain Kate and Nate Berkus, who showcases the brand’s 2024-2025 season offerings. Visitors can also relax in lounge chairs and jump in the pool.
    • The Nate Berkus-designed Sunset Bar, where Berkus shares his personal travel experiences reflected in the internationally-inspired ambiance at the multi-level, multi-terraced outdoor space while visitors enjoy one of the most talked about spaces on any cruise ship.

    The journey begins with a user-controlled tender game to the iconic Magic Carpet, where participants will have a chance to create their own personalized avatar.  Participants will then be transported to the Resort Deck, where they will be greeted personally by Captain Kate, on hand to help answer questions and can explore the ship from there. 

    From there, visitors can also experience some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations in the Wonderverse, including the Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier in Alaska; SantoriniGreece; Japan’s capital city of Tokyo and the Mt. Fuji; and the white sand beaches and clear Caribbean waters of St. Lucia, all before reuniting with Nate Berkus at the Sunset Bar, where they’ll have the opportunity to ask him a series of questions about the ship and destinations. As part of the experience, guests will be able to easily access a portal for immediate bookings. 

    For more information on all Celebrity Beyond sailings, visit  

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    Airport Marriott….Atlanta GA

    been there…..done that…..

    Expect an effortless blend of style and service at Atlanta Airport Marriott. This modern hotel sits on 14 acres of scenic grounds near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Take advantage of their free airport shuttle, available 24 hours a day.

     Fuel up for a day of sightseeing in Atlanta at VOYA Bistro or linger over a delicious dinner at Bentleys Steakhouse, two of five hotel dining outlets. 

    Then unwind in stylish, soundproof hotel rooms with plush bedding, marble bathrooms, smart TVs, balconies, and views of our hotel pool.

    Nicely Appointed Bathroom

    Adequate Work Space

    Combination Indoor/Outdoor Pool

    If you’re looking for things to do near our airport hotel, you’re in luck. From small-town coffee shops and breweries to nearby event venues and museums, Atlanta Airport Marriott puts you close. Utilize the digital concierge to explore before you head out.

    InteleTravel Hotel Inspection Form

    First Impression of Hotel………………………………. ( Curb appeal is outstanding )

    Accessibility Of Front Entrance…………………….. ( Drive very accessible)

    Lobby Appearance and Size …………………………. ( Hugh Open Lobby )

    Number of Elevators …………………………………….. ( Nice and roomy )

    Number of Available Bellstaff ……………………….. ( On Point )

    Number of Staff at Front Desk ………………………. ( Available & Efficient )

    Appearance and Diversity of Dining Areas …….. ( On-site Coffee Shop, and Restaurants)

    Appearance and Diversity of Entertainment ……. ( Weekend Entertainment )

    Closeness to Restaurants, Shops, etc. ……………… ( Restaurants on Site / Shopping UA)

    Closeness to Public Transportation …………………. ( Airport Shuttle (public trans @airport Uber/Lyft)

    Appearance/Apparent Safety of Neighborhood … ( Suburban)

    Size of Guest Rooms …………………………………….. ( Spacious )

    Appearance of Guest Rooms ………………………….. ( Very Nice)

    How I See It…..

    Wonderful Stay, Very Comfortable.


    Marriott International Introduces Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy, Responding to Growing Consumer Demand As Travelers Increasingly Blend Work and Leisure

    NOVEMBER 9, 2022


    New offering expected to spur development opportunities globally

    Marriott International, Inc., today announced its expansion into apartment-style accommodations with the launch of Apartments by Marriott BonvoyTM. The company is seizing upon growing consumer interest among families and friends seeking more space for stays, propelled by the blending of work and leisure travel, and the desire among younger travelers for wider accommodations options.

    Marriott is building upon its 26 years of experience with Marriott Executive Apartments, its serviced-apartment brand in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. With the introduction of Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy, the company expects it will enhance portfolio growth globally and bring the serviced-apartment concept to Marriott guests in the U.S. and Canada.

    “Travelers planning vacations and long business trips today are seeking more choice in accommodations, and the introduction of Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy responds to those trends while offering developers a premium product backed by our trusted name and distribution platform,” said Stephanie Linnartz, President, Marriott International. “With Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy, guests will be able to shop a wider array of accommodation options within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, growing their loyalty to the portfolio and its range of brand offerings.”

    Marriott plans to introduce Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy in the upper-upscale and luxury segments, distinguished from Marriott’s existing extended-stay brands, with distinctly designed products that reflect the local neighborhood for independent travelers seeking more space and residential amenities. Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy will feature a separate living room and bedroom, full kitchen, and in-unit washer and dryer, but will be differentiated from Marriott’s existing extended-stay brands by not providing certain traditional hotel services such as food and beverage, meeting spaces, and retail. Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy is anticipated to offer developers the flexibility to build new properties or convert existing properties, with a design approach similar to the company’s successful Autograph Collection and Tribute Portfolio lodging brands, which offer consumers independent, uniquely distinguished hotel experiences. Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy will be backed by Marriott’s powerful reservations engine and Marriott Bonvoy, the company’s award-winning travel program with 173 million members.

    Among travel consumers and Marriott Bonvoy members, there is a growing desire for premium accommodations that provide home-like amenities as travelers combine work and leisure trips to reconnect with family and friends. According to Phocuswright’s research, three of the top five reasons for selecting an apartment-style rental are more room or space, access to a full kitchen and laundry, and a home-like feel.1

    Prospective developers can learn more about Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy and all the company’s brands on Marriott’s development website. Offer and sale by prospectus only.

    [1] Through the Roof: U.S. Short Term Rentals 2021, Phocuswright, January 2022

    Note on Forward-Looking Statements
    This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of United States federal securities laws, including statements related to planned new product offerings; demand trends for certain types of lodging products; growth plans and expectations for the new product offering; expectations regarding growth in customer loyalty; and similar statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous evolving risks and uncertainties that we may not be able to accurately predict or assess, including the risk factors that we identify in our U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release. We make these forward-looking statements as of the date of this press release and undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

    About Marriott International
    Marriott International, Inc., (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,200 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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        90 Riverview…Residence Inn Charleston SC

        been there…..done that….

        Adjacent to a marina, this informal all-suite hotel is 4 miles from the Port of Charleston and 2.7 miles from the Historic Charleston City Market.

        Bright, unfussy studios come with kitchens, coffeemakers and pull-out sofas, as well as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites have separate living rooms, and some feature fireplaces.

        Hot breakfast, parking and a regular evening socials are complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, a hot tub and a 24/7 exercise room.

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        …..Hotel Inspection…..

        First Impression of Hotel………………………………. ( 5)

        Accessibility Of Front Entrance…………………………. (5 )

        Lobby Appearance and Size ……………………………. ( 5)

        Number of Elevators …………………………………… ( 5) four available

        Number of Available Bellstaff ………………………….. ( ) N/A

        Number of Staff at Front Desk ………………………. …(5 )

        Appearance and Diversity of Dining Areas ……………….(5 )

        Appearance and Diversity of Entertainment ……. ……….( ) N/A

        Closeness to Restaurants, Shops, etc. …………………… (3 ) No Restaurant on Location

        Closeness to Public Transportation ……………………… (5 )

        Appearance/Apparent Safety of Neighborhood … ………..( 5)

        I chose this particular Hotel for a very special event which was very dear to me personally. This was the location chosen and developed by me to host my 50th year college fraternity reunion. So, naturally Lodging was pivotal.

        The twelve of us enjoyed six premium two bedroom suites. Each suite featured a Full Kitchen, two separate bedrooms, each containing a private full bath. Total Privacy.

        Best accommodations that I have personally experienced!

        My RATING ——-5 STARS——-

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