October 30, 2018

My Xi'an Trip

Street food (I went on two Lost Plate tours), a trip to the Shaanxi Museum, and a visit to the Terracotta Warriors (must read up on that emperor). Stayed at the Hilton Xi'an and the Grand Hyatt Xi'an.

October 27, 2018

City break

I’m holed up in the Waldorf Astoria Beijing for the weekend, which is probably one of the all-time best places to be holed up doing nothing, thanks to the magic of Hilton Honors Gold Status and an upgrade to a king suite. To be fair, I’ve also had a pretty fantastic week—part work, spending time with the global Hyatt team checking out two of their newest properties, one in Xi’an, the other in the Wangjing neighborhood in Beijing. Both hotels are gorgeous, pristine, and chock full of great amenities. But there’s nothing quite like coming off a week of programming and meetings, straight into a be-feather-bedded king overlooking a row of hutong houses and a courtyard. Oh, and there’s a marble wet room in my bathroom. I am so happy right now.