Selected New Hotels for New Year Holidays 2020

Hilton Algiers
Hilton Algiers
This hotel will open on 31 Oct 2019
Pins Maritimes El Mohammadia
Algiers 16000
Algeria
T: +213-21-219-696
Hilton Beijing Daxing
Hilton Beijing Daxing
This hotel will open on 31 Jan 2020
RM 101, No. 19 Building, Gaomidian South, Daxing District
Beijing 100162
China
T: +86-10-80223955
Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort
Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort
This hotel will open on 31 Dec 2019
Clark Freeport Zone
Pampanga 2023
Philippines
T: +63-45-5985400
Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences
Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences
This hotel will open on 02 Jan 2020
Abraj Quartier – Pearl Boulevard Tower AQ-07
Doha
Qatar
T: +974-33997019
Hilton Goa Resort
Hilton Goa Resort
This hotel will open on 01 Dec 2019
Pilerne Candolim Road, Saipem Hills
Candolim 403515
India
T: +91-832-6649800
Hilton Guiyang
Hilton Guiyang
This hotel will open on 01 Apr 2020
277 Jinyang North Road Guanshanhu District
Guiyang 550081
China
T: +86-851-82277777
Hilton Hurghada Plaza
Hilton Hurghada Plaza
This hotel will open on 01 Jan 2020
Gabal El Hareem Street, Red Sea
Hurghada
Egypt
T: +20-65-361-5755
Hilton Swinoujscie Resort & Spa
Hilton Swinoujscie Resort & Spa
This hotel will open on 03 Feb 2020
Baltic Park Molo 4
Swinoujscie 72-600
Poland
T: +48-91-4040900

 

Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort
Clark Freeport Zone
Pampanga 2023
Philippines
T: +63-45-5985400 / Opening 31 Dec 2019

Fancy to try some New Hotels for Christmas 2019

Stepping into October, I am busy planning this year’s Christmas vacation.   My wife suggests to try out some new hotels, preferably enjoying a warm Christmas.  Below is a list of hotels which I’m researching.

Hilton Algiers
Pins Maritimes El Mohammadia
Algiers 16000
Algeria
T: +213-21-219-696 / Opening 31 Oct 2019

Hilton Goa Resort
Pilerne Candolim Road, Saipem Hills
Candolim 403515
India
T: +91-832-6649800 / Opening 01 Dec 2019

Imagine swimming in a pool, with a santa hat, sunbathing – what a wonderful moment!

The “Macaron” that has been longing for at Hong Kong airport

My wife and I were attracted to visit the CX lounge at the HK airport after watching some nice introductory footages on YouTube about their very nice macarons.

However, we found that macarons were not available during our several visits over the past 2 months. Neither the CX lounge near Gate 2, nor the one near Gate 63, could we find a trace of them.

Finally, we found them here today and tried four flavours. They were actually quite good – not too sweet, and the texture and softness are just about right. Not sure from which shop these macarons come, it would be good to know though. Compared to my wife’s favourite Pierre Herme, they come very close in overall rating. They go perfectly with the HK milk tea, after a light brunch before boarding.

So tempted to have a couple more. Cheers!

Stay in the east or west in Shanghai

To avoid the traffic going across the river, I chose to stay on the east bank of the Huangpu River, or Pudong, where all my meetings, exhibitions and the airport were.

It was a short trip, but packed and fruitful. This might be the beginning of a mega project. I had a nice chat with my friends the other night on how to face and handle stress. It was a good lesson learned.

Interestingly enough, we three gathered in Shanghai, flying from three different places and staying at three different hotels:

The club lounge of Double Tree was great.  I particularly like the dinner buffet.


上海之行 — 待在浦東還是浦西?

這次到上海我選擇待在浦東(Pudong),即黃埔江(Huangpu River)東岸,因為不但鄰近機場,而且我所有的會議和展覽行程都在浦東,節省了過河的交通麻煩。

整趟旅程短暫但充實,而且收穫成果,可能是個大型計劃的開始。其中一晚忙裏偷閒與朋友相聚,從朋友處學到了如何面對和舒緩壓力,受益匪淺。雖然我們朋友三人在上海碰面,但從不同地方出發,亦住在不酒店︰

從朋友的反饋得知其餘兩間酒店都極好,下次再到上海可以考慮。而我住在上海東錦江索菲特大酒店,服務不錯,酒廊酒吧十分好,我特別喜歡它的自助晚餐!