Four Seasons London Park Lane – A Perfect Stay

Overview: An exceptionally strong in-city luxury hotel Strengths: Quality of rooms, service, location Drawbacks: No full-size pool Notable: The complimentary “house cars” are Rolls-Royces Background A hybrid business/personal trip to London last year brought me to the Four Seasons London Park Lane for a week-long stay.  Though very familiar with the property, this was my […]

Aria SkySuites – Not an Unmitigated Disaster, but Close!

Overview: A partial “hotel within a hotel” at the very “corporate” Aria hotel Strengths: High floors afford decent views, private check-in area Drawbacks: Numerous service snafus, marshmallow beds, low quality of furnishings My industry holds an annual conference out in Las Vegas each year. In the past, I’ve stayed in regular Aria rooms and rooms […]

Waldorf Astoria Park City – “Just OK”

Overview: An upper-midscale “mountain-adjacent” resort property Strengths: Pool, price point Weaknesses: Service, trek to get to the mountain, dining This was my second visit at the Waldorf Astoria Park City.  Relative to the price point, this is an OK sort of property.  By no measure could this hotel be considered “luxury.”  Though my expectations were […]