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Feb 18, 17, 2:40 am
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Posted By pricesquire

Correct. Having just stayed there, I did a bit of...

Correct. Having just stayed there, I did a bit of research on the Strand [I started thinking: 'GHM makes sense here, but there's NO Aman footprint whatsoever'

On a slight side-note: The Strand...
Jan 7, 17, 5:06 pm
Replies: 514
Views: 89,921
Posted By pricesquire

I strongly believe the Siam is the best 'small...

I strongly believe the Siam is the best 'small hotel' in the world.

But, to avoid hyperbole, I'll say: I strongly believe the Siam is the best 'small hotel' in the world that I've ever seen :)
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Jan 5, 17, 3:28 am
Replies: 75
Views: 16,981
Posted By pricesquire

Agree with nearly everything you said - much of...

Agree with nearly everything you said - much of the above 'complaints' (warnings?) are totally expected, if not reasonable (reasonable in the sense that Mukul is the rule, not the exception, when it...
Dec 27, 16, 7:03 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,318
Posted By pricesquire

I'd definitely agree with those that say Langham...

I'd definitely agree with those that say Langham is the top option in SYD. Never understood the Park Hyatt love, both on FlyerTalk and elsewhere. Take away the view and - to me - it's just another...
Dec 26, 16, 9:24 am
Replies: 71
Views: 27,109
Posted By pricesquire

Is this still the most current/up to...

Is this still the most current/up to date/relevant thread on Barcelona hotels? Moving there in January and have done some quite major sites for MOHG and Neri. Also saw Casa Fuster, Hotel Alma,...
Dec 23, 16, 7:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,087
Posted By pricesquire

Cheval Blanc SBH Bought Taiwana (St. Barts, Caribbean)

Cheval Blanc SBH bought Taiwana next door & is closing it to start renovations in March (much needed!!). Interesting development for St. Barths.
Dec 22, 16, 3:36 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 57,146
Posted By pricesquire

Not under construction but (Re)confirmed. As...

Not under construction but (Re)confirmed. As official as official gets (in Aman world)...

No past GMs will be returning ;) Too many changes and most GMs have moved to greener pastures.

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Dec 19, 16, 10:37 am
Dec 18, 16, 7:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,762
Posted By pricesquire

In my mind, Costa Rica is not a beach...

In my mind, Costa Rica is not a beach destination, despite the popularity of Four Seasons and Andaz.

It's much more of an inland spot - that's where CR truly shines as a unique destination.

The...
Dec 1, 16, 7:55 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,128
Posted By pricesquire

I am tired of tasting menus/molecular cuisine as...

I am tired of tasting menus/molecular cuisine as well.

That said, had a killer meal at Gaggan (BKK) the other week. Blown away.

As for EU hotels w/ Michelin restaurants, check out Hotel Okura...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Nov 24, 16, 8:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,956
Posted By pricesquire

Figured I'd update anyone curious as to what...

Figured I'd update anyone curious as to what happened here.

So, passed the bar, became an attorney.

The next week I walked into a Virtuoso agency and asked for a job. I got lucky and they said...
Nov 23, 16, 8:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,033
Posted By pricesquire

Really, really dislike this property. If you need...

Really, really dislike this property. If you need to be in SJU proper, go for the Condado Vanderbilt. Not a *perfect* property, and maybe not top tier luxury like we're used to on this forum, but...
Nov 23, 16, 8:25 am
Replies: 288
Views: 48,399
Posted By pricesquire

Bingo! Still find India to have the best service...

Bingo! Still find India to have the best service driven environment in the world (hotel dependent, of course).
Nov 20, 16, 7:08 am
Replies: 100
Views: 17,633
Posted By pricesquire

One of the most transformative refurbs I've ever...

One of the most transformative refurbs I've ever seen.

Good news too: they're building a pool.
Nov 18, 16, 11:08 am
Replies: 288
Views: 48,399
Posted By pricesquire

Couldn't agree more. (Coming from someone who...

Couldn't agree more. (Coming from someone who lives in India 3 months out of the year, too.)

India, more than any other place I've ever been, needs to be done in (slow) segments...Try to push...
Nov 18, 16, 11:06 am
Replies: 108
Views: 13,991
Posted By pricesquire

My favorite hotel lobby worldwide: The Siam. (No...

My favorite hotel lobby worldwide: The Siam. (No surprise for those who know me!!)
Nov 18, 16, 11:01 am
Replies: 100
Views: 17,633
Posted By pricesquire

Hi all, No time to write a full report at...

Hi all,

No time to write a full report at the moment, but if you're curious what the 'new' Strand looks like, here are the pictures (https://flic.kr/s/aHskP37Ngg) I took on property the other day.
Nov 7, 16, 4:09 am
Replies: 514
Views: 89,921
Posted By pricesquire

At the Siam now. Damn. Just when I thought I...

At the Siam now. Damn. Just when I thought I couldn't get any more impressed, and well....I'm more impressed.

Still the best in BKK, and still one of the best urban hotels in the world.

Was...
Nov 3, 16, 6:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By pricesquire

Yes - I find the traffic between HK and Shenzhen...

Yes - I find the traffic between HK and Shenzhen is absolutely horrifying.

As for the St. Regis, I get great feedback on it....but like most St. Regis, it feels like a bit of a hard sell for your...
Oct 31, 16, 7:20 am
Replies: 514
Views: 89,921
Posted By pricesquire

UPDATE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THAILAND (from...

UPDATE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THAILAND (from the Peninsula BKK):

With the recent events, the management of The Peninsula Hotels and all its employees are deeply saddened by the passing of...
Oct 29, 16, 8:23 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,942
Posted By pricesquire

I like them both for their own reasons. If I had...

I like them both for their own reasons. If I had to pick one of the two for an upcoming stay though...I'd definitely go with the Dewberry.

I think the only truly 'negative' with the Dewberry is...
Oct 25, 16, 8:13 am
Replies: 56
Views: 11,456
Posted By pricesquire

+1. Killer property!!

+1. Killer property!!
Oct 23, 16, 6:36 pm
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Views: 496,805
Posted By pricesquire

Very much look forward to the cruise element....

Very much look forward to the cruise element. Can't wait! Only taken one river cruise before (a Viking cruise in/around Bordeaux), and my expectations are extremely low. The Strand and the Aqua...
Oct 23, 16, 6:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,032
Posted By pricesquire

Ha! Pretty much agree here. Like SLH's poor...

Ha! Pretty much agree here. Like SLH's poor attempt at a loyalty program...why bother?!
Oct 22, 16, 11:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,851
Posted By pricesquire

I love this hotel a bit more with time. Chrissy...

I love this hotel a bit more with time. Chrissy and Marcel are good people.
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