Just wanted to provide another quick update. We just got back to Hong Kong (at the Conrad) after a night in Macau, where we stayed at the Holiday Inn. I’ll post a review of both hotels, but I have to say that the service (and facilities) at the Conrad are top notch. This hotel is awesome, especially the club. It’s rare (at least in my experience) to see a club which has a substantial amount of food all day, which is of course a big plus.
I’ll post a review of the Holiday Inn Macau soon, but I have to say one things, and let me say it with some emotion: THE BEDS WERE HARD!!!! I’ve stayed at plenty of hotels in Asia with relatively hard beds, but the mattress here must have been stuffed with bricks, and nothing else. I could jump up and down on the bed without so much as any movement of the bed. It was absurd. When I called downstairs to mention how hard the beds were and to ask for more comforters, the lady said “Ah, the bed is a little bit too hard?” I explained that that’s the understatement of the year (in a nice way), and they brought up comforters, to be more exact five of them. I’m guessing they get this complaint relatively often. Other than that a great hotel all around, especially considering the price and upgrade policy.
Went to Stanley Market (and surround areas, one of my favorite) just a while ago, and are now in the Executive Lounge at the Conrad. We’ll be heading to Kowloon to go see the Ladies Market (I believe that’s what it’s called, it has been a whole) as well as the light show at 8PM (at least I hope that’s when it is.
Oh, and forgot to mention anything about Macau. Well, let me just say my favorite thing there was a guy with a t-shirt that had a Superman logo and read “F&%*ERMAN.” If I had to guess I’d say he had no clue what that meant, but I almost died of laughter about the fact that someone would wear that. Does that give anything away about my impression of Macau?;)
Many more details to come!