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2:25 am

The Dream Downtown

13/11/2011, Current Affairs, Hotels, New York City

The Dream Downtown Hotel New York South Tower
Bryanboy at the Dream Downtown Hotel New York City
Bryanboy at the balcony of Dream Downtown Hotel New York

A few comments about the new-ish Dream Hotel Downtown in New York:

1) Great boutique hotel.
2) Terrific continental breakfast. I’m not a big fan of bread or carbs but the pastries here are DIVINE.
3) Do not get a room on the 2nd floor of one of the North Tower. Avoid at all costs unless you’re a night owl. Rooms are directly above one of the clubs and the noise level is INSANE.
4) The bathrooms are spacious but the sinks are VERY poorly-designed. I had to wash my face using the shower and brushed my teeth/spit in the toilet bowl.
5. Room service food is awesome.

12:23 pm

Minimal Me and Hotel Lobbies

27/06/2011, Current Affairs, Hotels, New Delhi

During the menswear shows in Milan, a few editors have come up and took notice of my ever-evolving style. Some pointed out how I’ve drastically toned down (with the exception of the see through Missoni trousers that I wore ‘for old times sake’ on the second-to-the-last day of the shows) and some were absolutely upfront about me wearing flats. In fact, when I went to the Giorgio Armani show, I wore nothing but a plain white button-down, short-sleeved shirt, beige Elizabeth & James shorts and shoes from Church’s. A far cry from the usual more is more, “pile it on like a Christmas Tree extravaganza” that I usually do. I don’t know what it is but I feel like it’s more challenging (and interesting) to keep things to a bare minimum. And I like a good challenge from time to time. I don’t think the change has something to do with my tastes evolving… maybe it’s because I’ve been living out of a suitcase and I am forced to make do with what I have as in reuse, redo, recyle, hence I need to be more practical with what I pack?

Bryanboy at the hotel lobby of the Claridges Hotel, New Delhi, India

I had an epiphany earlier this afternoon. After four days in New Delhi, I think I found myself a new hobby — eat at hotel restaurants and then take pictures at the lobby! I love hotel lobbies. It’s like going to a rich person’s massive living room. They make stellar backdrops for photos and most hotels allow, if not encourage, picture-taking. Perfect for attention hogs like me! I travel so much yet I haven’t thought of this before… photo opportunity much?

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7:26 pm

Pool With A Breathtaking View

11/04/2011, Hotels, Singapore

The swimming pool on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore has got to be the most ridiculously magnificent pool I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

Marina Bay Sands hotel Singapore swimming pool

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9:35 am

Nine Zero Hotel, Boston [my extraordinary stay]

06/01/2011, Boston, Current Affairs, Hotels, Travel

Nine Zero Hotel, Boston

As someone who often stays at hotels in different parts of the world, it’s very unusual for me to feel emotionally attached to a property. My stay at my temporary home in Boston, the Nine Zero hotel, has got to be one of my favourite and memorable hotel stays so far.

New Year's Kiss at Nine Zero Hotel Boston

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7:23 pm

Fish and Chips at The Four Seasons Hotel New York

29/11/2010, Current Affairs, Food and Drink, Hotels, New York City, Rumi Neely

Fish and Chips at The Four Seasons Hotel New York

Before afternoon tea at Bergdorf Goodman, Rumi and I had lunch at the Four Seasons. I had quite possibly the best ‘fish and chips’ I’ve ever had. The hotel is beautiful, yes. We were mostly surrounded by ‘corporate’ types but on the upside, we were the youngest people in the room.

Four Seasons Hotel New York

Four Seasons Hotel New York

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7:20 pm

Soho Grand Hotel New York

23/11/2010, Current Affairs, Hotels, New York City

Soho Grand Hotel New York

There are very few places in this big, colourful world that I can actually call home. The Soho Grand Hotel is pretty much my home in New York. It’s always a pleasure staying there. I’ve been going to this lovely hotel for the past two years; I consider some of their staff as family.

Bryanboy outside Soho Grand Hotel New York

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11:36 pm

Bryanboy’s Room – St. Regis Hotel Singapore Edition

04/05/2010, Bryanboy's Room, Current Affairs, Hotels, Singapore, St. Regis

Bryanboy's Room – St. Regis Hotel Singapore Edition

I've added a new category called "Bryanboy's Room" on my blog. It's long overdue considering I've been spending a lot of time at airports, hotels and sometimes, airport hotels (yes!!) lately. Now that I have a new camera (how I wish it's a dslr but I can't afford one hu hu hu), I'm gonna take tons of photos of my hotel rooms over the next few months.

St. Regis Singapore Hotel Room

St. Regis Singapore Hotel Bryanboy

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9:42 am

St. Regis Hotel, Singapore [pictures and photos overload]

04/05/2010, Hotels, Singapore, St. Regis, Travel

St. Regis Hotel, Singapore

It doesn’t matter whether I’m staying for a night or a week but I love hotels. I often find them inspiring. I’m usually a big fan of boutique hotels because each property has its own unique style and character unlike massive, multinational hotel chains where they have a cookie-cutter approach. However, it’s also nice to stay at ultra luxxe traditional hotels, like the amazing St. Regis in Singapore for instance. All my whims and desires were catered for during my stay. The level of service and their standards are very high.

St. Regis Hotel Singapore

St. Regis Hotel Singapore

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