If you’ve already seen our video review of this Grand Club level room at Grand Hyatt Istanbul, you can skip straight to the lounge pics about halfway down the page. I had actually forgotten that we had taken the lounge pics until my wife asked if she could erase them from her iPhone. Of course I said “NO! That’s modhop gold!”, and now here they are.
The Room: At some point the room known as a “Corner King” became an “Executive 1BR Corner King”. Someone at Renaissance saw the value in a corner unit and that’s got an extra TV and some separation between the bed and living areas. There is a ton of value in it when you’re traveling with someone who doesn’t want to stay up as late as you do. Your insomnia can be satisfied with it’s own TV, workspace and loveseat while your partner can shut the door and fall asleep to the hum of the busy interstate below.
We took a quick trip to Seoul to sample a bunch of airlines and ended up discovering the newly remodeled (as of late 2013) Hotel Shin Shin. Take a look as we stroll into the attached restaurant “Dine Hall” and into our room upgrade, a “Superior Room” with double bed and a fantastic view of what will one day be “Hotel M”, but for now is noisy construction. Take a look!
We’d been spoiled by our recent club level stay at Grand Hyatt Istanbul so the Hilton Orlando Club Lounge didn’t really stand a chance. Our palates were finely tuned to a delectable array of meats, cheeses, prepared hors d’oeuvres and hot meal options. Not here. A very basic continental breakfast and limited hot snacks alongside a self-serve cash bar made us wonder why we bothered. We got snaps of the good, the bad and the bland…
Important gear still sitting back at the modhop Travel Cave in NYC meant there’s no video from our visit to The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, so we’ve got pics. The upgrade …
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