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 […]

Four Seasons Palm Beach – Palm Beach’s Most Refined Choice

Overview: A highly refined, luxury beach-front resort Strengths: Quality of rooms, service, views Drawbacks: Meaningful beach erosion over the years I’ve stayed at the Four Seasons Palm Beach well over a dozen times in the past twenty years.  Across those stays, the hotel has demonstrated itself to be a very consistent and refined luxury beach […]

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 […]

Four Seasons Orlando

Overview: A luxurious Disney-adjacent property that delivers a proper Four Seasons experience Strengths: Service, outdoor water activities, kids’ program, rooms Drawbacks: Location and resulting transit burden, not considered “on property” at Disney, no rollaway beds, fairly low cap on FSPP/Virtuoso upgrade categories I was more than a bit apprehensive of how our stay would pan […]

Four Seasons San Francisco

Overview: A solid in-city luxury hotel Strengths: Rooms in good condition and silent, in-room dining, overall service experience Drawbacks: Location is not prime, a few service glitches Notable: Gym is a public facility, artwork throughout the hotel A long weekend planned in San Francisco for a friend’s milestone birthday earlier this year turned into a […]