Shanghai: Peace Hotel, Here We Come!

  Michael Taylor toured the Peace Hotel during his first visit to Shanghai several years ago - but he didn't actually stay there. He visted its public areas, and the place was dripping with what he thinks of as "shabby chic". Michael had dinner at the Peace Hotel's Chinese restaurant with friends he met on the trip. Then …

Hotel Review: Grand Formosa Regent Taipei

A member of the Four Seasons Hotel Group, the Grand Formosa Regent Taipei was the first hotel in Greater China to offer Pure Allergy Rooms. I requested to stay in one for several nights during a wonderful visit to that wonderful city in 2010. What I remember most was the sense of calm that I experienced …

Hotels & Resorts: a Few Pet Peeves (Part I)

Last - Next Hospitality Hotels often overstate their case - claiming to offer swimming pools, which are more like oversized bathtubs, and suites that are actually rooms. Here are a few of my pet peeves when staying at five star resorts. As a frequent traveler, I have a few pet peeves. They run from outrageously …