Category Archives: Hotels


Tambo del Inka Resort in Urubamba, Peru: a Mini-Review

In Urubamba, we stayed at the Tambo del Inka, a relatively new hotel in the area and part of Starwood Luxury collection. It provided a nice quiet space to relax…


St. Regis Lhasa Resort Mini Review

Editor’s note: I realized that I had written, but not posted, a review of the St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet. Without further ado, enjoy! The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is…


Shangri-La Chengdu Hotel Mini-Review

We stayed one night at the Shangri-La in Chengdu.   It is centrally located in Chengdu and stands over the river that runs through the city.  It is 36 floors…


The Golden Flower by Shangri-La in Xi’An Mini-Review

The Golden Flower by Shangri-La is one of two Shangri-La-owned hotels in Xi’An. It is one of the original 4- or 5-star hotels in Xi’An which means that it’s an…


Grand Hyatt Beijing Mini-Review

The Grand Hyatt Beijing is a modern hotel and the center of Oriental Plaza built in 2001 by Li Ka Shing (richest man in China).  It is conveniently located above a…

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