Palace Hotel Tokyo – Good, but no locals

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Overview: A luxury hotel designed for foreigners Strengths: Terrific location for financial-related business trips, notable dining, balconies Drawbacks: Room had an unpleasant odor, Virtuoso late check out didn’t happen Notable: This is a hotel for foreigners.  Japanese don’t stay here.  Locals do eat here. A recent business trip brought me back to Tokyo for several […]

Aman Tokyo – A Wow Hotel

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Overview: A high-luxe in-city hotel Strengths: Rooms, service, views, dining, facilities Drawbacks: None? In January 2015, I was on a two+ week Asian road show.  (More details on the overall trip to come at some point in the future.)  Whenever possible, I like to end my Asia trips in Tokyo, as it is the Pacific […]

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

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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 […]