Seattle’s Hotel 1000 – Better Than Expected

Overview: A solid in-city luxury hotel Strengths: service, location Drawbacks: rooms are fine, but not great; lighting A short business trip brought me to Seattle earlier this month.  My default hotel in town is the Four Seasons, but this time I decided to try someplace new to me, the Hotel 1000. While definitely more in […]

Conrad Seoul

Overview: A competitive in-city business hotel offering Strengths: Rooms, dining, health club/facilities Drawbacks: Some minor service limitations Belatedly picking up on my Asia Roadshow report from the Summer of 2015, after stays at the Four Seasons Hong Kong and the Aman Summer Palace in Beijing, I next found myself in Seoul. During my last visit […]

Park Hyatt Washington DC – Some Parts Better Than Anticipated

Overview: A comfortable in-city option in Washington DC Strengths: Dining, service Drawbacks: Aggressive housekeepers, room and corridor finishes are a mix of “Hyatt” and actually what you’d expect from a luxury property A quick business trip brought me to Washington DC for the night.  While I have typically stayed at either the Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin or […]