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Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest – Review

In 1458, Matthias Corvinus (Hunyadi Mátyás in Hungarian) was proclaimed king of Hungary. His reign was marked by enlightenment and art: he introduced the Renaissance to Hungary, built a substantial royal library, and enticed Italian artists and scholars to settle in the city of Buda, which in 1873 merged with the city of Pest, across the Danube River from it, to become what is today known as Budapest.
My sojourn to …

The Serras Hotel, Barcelona, Spain – Review

Barcelona, a magical city, is Spain’s second largest by population and the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is the furthest northeastern section of the country just south of France and is the largest city on the Mediterranean Sea. The city has grown in recent years to become one of Europe’s cultural capitals with its broad assortment of restaurants, museums, architecturally resplendent buildings and a distinct and sophisticated …

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Scotland – Hotel Review

Spending New Year’s Eve aloft may not be everyone’s idea of ringing in the new year, but it allowed us the chance to start 2015 with a new adventure and to explore Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is the country’s second largest city and it is the seventh largest city in the United Kingdom.
My wife and I arrived after 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day to be greeted by …

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey – Hotel Review

Turkey stands at the crossroads of Eastern and Western society. Business travelers to its largest city, Istanbul, experience a bustling metropolis of more than 14 million inhabitants with a fascinating blend of modern cityscape, and a commingling of European and Islamic culture. Istanbul is also a transcontinental city – physically located in both Europe and Asia by straddling the Bosphorus.
Our trip to Istanbul began at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport – …

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Hotel Review

Scottsdale, Arizona, located in eastern Maricopa County, may evoke images of retirement living, high-end golf courses, desert landscapes replete with cactus, gourmet dining and dry heat. But there’s another Scottsdale, one that’s a sophisticated business destination with a heavy emphasis on corporate meetings and retreats.
The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, a 40-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, is located in the high Sonoran Desert and …

Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, Greece – Review

Business travelers heading to Greece might be wary given the country’s economic turmoil and beggar nation status within the European Union. Visions of deteriorating infrastructure, mass unemployment and rising debt, slowly starting to recede have been regular storylines in the media.
Yet there are many bright spots to be found within the country – especially in Athens – for the savvy business traveler.  The Hotel Grande Bretagne stands out as a …

Trump Ocean Club, Panama City, Panama – Hotel Review

Trump Ocean Club, Panama City, Panama – Hotel Review

Think Central America… the Panama Canal… and Panama City… and it’s unlikely the first name that comes to mind is Trump.  Yet, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower turns out to be the newest, most modern, and sophisticated business traveler destination in the region.
The hotel is located in Punta Pacifica, a rapidly rising residential enclave near Tocumen International Airport and close to Via España, Palacio de las Garzas …