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 […]

Aman at Summer Palace – Good for some, not for all

Overview: A luxury property located on the outskirts of Beijing with a very unique feel Strengths: Off-hours access to Summer Palace, rooms, spa Drawbacks: Breakfasts (food and service), location (relative to much of Beijing)   This property is an interesting one.  I was generally pleased with my stay.  The property has a highly authentic Chinese […]

Four Seasons Hong Kong – Another Perfect Stay

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 […]

Asian Roadshow: Six Nights, Five Cities, Four (or maybe three) Countries

Business recently brought me to Asia for a whistle-stop tour of five cities.  These trips are tiring, as they typically involve multiple meetings (where I do the bulk of the presenting) and then an evening flight onward to the next city so that we are ready for the next day. This trip took me to […]