Four Seasons Anguilla – Highly Recommended

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Based on travel experiences over the past twenty five years, I’ve developed a high degree of skepticism towards “luxury” in the Caribbean.  My recent stay at the Four Seasons Anguilla demonstrated that it can exist. Overview: A very strong resort option in the Caribbean Strengths: Rooms, F&B, Pools, Beach Drawbacks: Housekeeping Notable: Basketball and soccer for the kids […]

Four Seasons Palm Beach Oceanfront Suite at Christmas

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Overview: A highly refined, luxury beach-front resort Strengths: Service, dining, beach, views, quality of rooms Drawbacks: Limited number of suites Notable: The beach is much improved compared to a few years ago After trips to South Africa, Australia, Kona, the Persian Gulf and Costa Rica over the past five Christmases, at the demand strong suggestion of […]

Upcoming Hotel Stays

Looking towards the balance of the year, I have some some good stays coming up…. Upper House – Hong Kong Four Seasons Pudong / Shanghai Four Seasons Beijing (a repeat stay) Monarch Beach (f/k/a St. Regis) (a repeat stay) Peninsula Beverly Hills (My 6th Peninsula!) Boston Harbor Hotel Four Seasons Palm Beach (a repeat stay) […]

Four Seasons Vail – Very good, but not slopeside

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Overview:  A solid option for skiing at one of America’s top ski venues Strengths: Service, rooms, F&B, generous with upgrades Drawbacks: The property is not slopeside, and even their slopeside ski lounge isn’t slopeside Notable: My room was generously upgraded – but perhaps the upgrade was too much of an upgrade? Background and Overview Business meetings in […]

Four Seasons Elite Card

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A few weeks ago, I received an email at work which at first I thought was a spoof email.  The email appeared to be from Four Seasons and was offering an “elite card.”  The email didn’t have a professional feel to it, so I proceeded with caution (meaning: I brought in our IT director to […]

Four Seasons New York – A Very Good Choice

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Overview: A midtown luxury hotel that delivers on its proposition Strengths: Service, location, quality of F&B, views (from higher floors) Drawbacks: Rooms getting a hair dated (though renovations underway), no high-end dining option, no pool Recently, I had two separate one-night stays at the Four Seasons New York.  The property, designed by I.M. Pei, is […]

Four Seasons Washington DC – A Solid Option in DC

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Overview: A strong, in-city luxury property Strengths: Service, location, quality of F&B, quality of room furnishings, FSPP recognition Drawbacks: Restaurant couldn’t accommodate me for dinner, unusual suite layout, front driveway often congested and queued onto the street Notable: Hotel offers a program with a massage for two and a private rental of their pool after hours […]

Four Seasons Hong Kong – Another Perfect Stay

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Overview: A strong in-city business hotel with plenty of resort amenities Strengths: Location, views, facilities, service, dining Drawbacks: None Returning after a perfect stay several years back (reviewed here), I had high expectations for my stay.  I’m pleased to report that this stay also fell into the “perfect” category. This visit began with a jetbridge greeting […]