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Old Nov 2, 18, 8:03 am
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As I lay here in bed (don’t get too excited, @MacMyDay) watching the coastline from the Royal Suite at the St Regis Bal Harbour...

Nov 2018:

W Hollywood (Fantastic Suite upgrade)
SLS Beverly Hills
RC San Francisco
Thanksgiving dinner at Addison, Fairmont Grand del Mar

Dec 2018:

RC Dallas
W Austin
StR Houston
StR San Francisco (dinners at Atelier Crenn, Californios, Eight Tables)
Pen Beverly Hills (dinner at Providence)

Jan 2019:

StR San Francisco (dinners at Benu, Michael Mina, Mourad)
Amangiri (private charter SNA-PGA-SNA for anyone else interested)

Feb 2019:

RC Coconut Grove, Miami
StR Bahia Beach Puerto Rico

Mar 2019:

Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill (UNC-Dook game)
RC Georgetown
RC Boston (dinner at O-ya)

April 2019:

RC Washington DC
RC Boston
RC Chicago (dinner at Alinea)
RC Bacara Santa Barbara
Ventana Big Sur by Alila

May 2019:

RC Half Moon Bay
Calistoga Ranch (dinner at SingleThread)
StR San Francisco

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Old Nov 2, 18, 8:32 am
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O-ya in Boston was one of the most overrated sushi restaurants I've ever been to. Do not recommend, as much as I wanted to love it. Sorry to bring the bad news! You can use the money you've saved on drinks for me and my wife, thanks.

Very curious on your thoughts on RC SF vs. StR (I know how much you love the latter). Same with your thoughts on StR Bahia Beach.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by callmedtop View Post
O-ya in Boston was one of the most overrated sushi restaurants I've ever been to. Do not recommend, as much as I wanted to love it. Sorry to bring the bad news! You can use the money you've saved on drinks for me and my wife, thanks.

Very curious on your thoughts on RC SF vs. StR (I know how much you love the latter). Same with your thoughts on StR Bahia Beach.
Thanks for the tip on O-ya. Well see if we still go or not.

I absolutely loved my work stay at StR Bahia Beach in Feb 2017, so Im ecstatic to be returning for a longer combo work/leisure stay, especially after the big renovation/refurbishment after Maria. Service there was fab, best Id ever had anywhere in the South Florida/Caribbean areas.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 1:33 pm
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Just checked in to MO Munich.
Next week at The Fontenay, Hamburg.
Then back again at the Crillon.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 2:46 pm
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November
  • Hotel Borg
  • The Retreat at Blue Lagoon
  • Deplar Farm
December
  • Vik Chile
  • Awasi Patagonia
  • Hotel B
  • Sol y Luna
  • Hotel del Parque
  • Pikaia Lodge
  • Four Seasons Casa Medina
Now undecided where to stay for Christmas, but currently back to thinking we'll do The Connaught again.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by MacMyDay View Post
Four Seasons Casa Medina
We visited here and had a great lunch a few years ago. It’s absolutely beautiful. But no air con.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 7:08 pm
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October :

E & O PEN

CNX

November :

Puri ? Depending on AmanCGV pastry chefs stint dates / menu

AmanTokyo

Hyatt Hakone

RC Kyoto - alerted by a FTer friend about the outrageous rates , so realised our room rate was much higher than our suite rates on both 2018 stays . Shortened stay

RC Osaka , also amended thanks to FTer friends , to StR Osaka but missed posting before ..

Thanks all

Amanemu

Dec

MOHK HKG

CHRISTmas Markets , as in earlier post

January

Post SIN Do

MOBKK
Chiva Som ( perhaps catch up with VP , ex AMAN )

February

?
Galla
Wella


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November :

CNX

MOHK HKG

AmanTokyo

Hyatt Hakone

RC Kyoto

RC Osaka

Amanemu

December :

TUH

MOHK

CHRISTmas Markets , as in earlier post



January

Pulo ?

Post SIN Do

MOBKK
Chiva Som ( perhaps catch up with VP , ex AMAN )

February

Galla
Wella





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Old Nov 8, 18, 10:07 pm
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February

Galla
Wella

I'll be at Galla and Wella (first time in Sri Lanka) in January! I'll be sure to do a quick writeup afterwards.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 10:37 pm
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10 days from now:
W Seminyak (I do not consider this luxury but the wife wants two nights in Seminyak and we have a $300 credit to burn)
Amandari

December:
PH NYC
Sofitel Montevideo (not sure there is anything better)
PH Buenos Aires

January:
St. Regis Deer Valley

February:
Domaine Les Crayeres
Either Hotel Lutetia or Ritz Paris

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Old Nov 12, 18, 7:03 am
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London, then Edinburgh to Berlin, then one day in London and off to Toronto!
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Old Nov 13, 18, 11:23 pm
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Currently in Dubai. Staying with family so not staying at any hotels (was hoping to try Al Maha but dates don't work out) but checking out Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach and Bulgari today.

Also, at 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai from 7-10 December.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 7:04 pm
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UPDATE:

Sofitel Hamma Garden, Algiers: F. Terrible, rude, disinterested staff. Tired, threadbare rooms. I know they aren't trying because they're the only game in town and we have no choice, but my experience here will keep me from booking any Sofitel anywhere...except of course when back in Algiers, because there's no other choice.

Ritz-Carlton, Moscow: A. Spacious rooms, amazing views over red square, O2 bar is great and has even BETTER views, wonderful breakfast, top notch gym, good value for the $.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
[M]y experience here will keep me from booking any Sofitel anywhere...except of course when back in Algiers, because there's no other choice.
If you're ever in Hanoi, the Sofitel is also the best luxury option. It's a great hotel. I don't think Sofitel Algiers reflects as Sofitel as a whole.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 11:10 pm
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Looking forward to our annual ten days in Venice (every November) at our favorite hotel. This 4 star hotel checks every box. There is something about a beautiful old palazzo which which has been converted to a **** hotel with modern amenities. Why is it 4 stars? Italian system of hotel ratings. Possibly, because it does not have an on-site luxe restaurant. Nothing more luxurious than being welcomed by staff whom you have watched evolve from desk clerks in other hotels to prestigious members of Clefsd'dor and now, management. We are welcomed every year by staff who have become such sweet friends, to the extent that we have attended their weddings and come now with gifts for their growing families. Have stayed at Gritti many times. All things considered ,I would opt for my special 4 star treasure in Castello over the Gritti or Aman or others mentioned.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by MicSanToro View Post
If you're ever in Hanoi, the Sofitel is also the best luxury option. It's a great hotel. I don't think Sofitel Algiers reflects as Sofitel as a whole.
Have stayed there, enjoyed it!
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