Tag Archives: Concierge

EXPLORING SIENA

The ancient walled city of Siena is conveniently located in the heart of Tuscany with close proximity to Firenze as well as the very famous Chianti Wine Region.   The City is really more like a large village perched on … Continue reading

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THE PUA KENIKENI LEI – AN OFFERING OF OHANA!

In the true spirit of Ohana (family) my dear friend and fellow Les Clefs d’Or member Susan Koki presented me with a Pua Kenikeni Lei.   Susan has been working at The Halekulani for 25 years and for the past … Continue reading

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CHECKING IN SATURDAY NIGHT: THE HALEKULANI WAIKIKI BEACH HONOLULU

Almost 100 years ago The Halekulani or “House Befitting Heaven” opened five small bungalows known as The Hau Tree Inn!  Today it is the Number One most deluxe hotel in all of Honolulu occupying a pristine oceanfront with a spectacular … Continue reading

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CAVIAR RUSSE NYC – THE ULTIMATE INDULGENCE! – PERFECT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

What could be more perfect for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day Weekend in NYC?  Caviar Russe offers the ultimate indulgence: Caviar, Foie Gras, Champagne, Wines, Vodka together with the imaginative New American cuisine of Chef Kyle McClelland; a true … Continue reading

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PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW AND ONLY MEMBER IN JORDAN: MR. BASHAR BADARNEH CHEF CONCIERGE FOUR SEASONS AMMAN, JORDAN

While traveling on holiday in Jordan I happened to arrive in Amman at the very same time that Mr. Bashar Badarneh, Chef Concierge of The Four Seasons had just received his keys in the post.  The occasion was quite fortuitous … Continue reading

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THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AMMAN JORDAN

THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE MOST LUXURIOUS HOTEL IN AMMAN, JORDAN.   LOCATED IN AN UPSCALE RESIDENTIAL AREA OF AMMAN YET STILL VERY CONVENIENTLY LOCATED TO MOST HISTORIC SITES AND DOWNTOWN AREAS OF AMMAN.  THE FOUR SEASONS DELIVERS WHAT IS … Continue reading

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DAY 2 – VISIT TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF JERASH, JORDAN

FROM THE CASTLE AND TOWN OF AJLOUN IT IS ONLY A SHORT 30-45 MINUTE DRIVE TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF JERASH ALSO KNOWN IN GRECO-ROMAN TIMES AS GERASA.  JERASH IS CLEARLY ONE OF JORDAN’S MAJOR ATTRACTIONS AND IS ONE OF … Continue reading

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DAY 2 JORDAN/SYRIA – VISIT AJLOUN CASTLE & MAR ELIAS

WITH MY TRUSTED GUIDE AND DRIVER AYMAN (SEEN IN THE PHOTO WITH COFFEE AN CIGARETTE) TODAY WE HEADED NORTH OF AMMAN APPROXIMATELY 75 KM TO AN AREA KNOWN IN ANCIENT BIBLICAL TIMES AS GILEAD.  AYMAN, BY THE WAY, WILL BE … Continue reading

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DAY ONE AMMAN, JORDAN GREAT FLIGHT ON DELTA AIRLINES AND WARM WELCOME BY DESERT PARAMOURS TOURS

I ARRIVED TODAY IN AMMAN, JORDAN VIA THE NEW NON STOP ON DELTA AIRLINES  JFK TO AMMAN, JORDAN APPROXIMATELY 11 HOURS.  I WISH TO THANK MY DEAR FRIEND MR. SHIM LEW DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL AND VIP SERVICES FOR DELTA AT … Continue reading

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GETTING READY TO DEPART THIS FRIDAY, JAN 14TH!! JORDAN AND SYRIA

I am preparing and getting ready for another adventure/journey; this time through biblical and historic sites in Jordan and Syria.   Will visit in the following order: Amman, Petra, Aqaba, The Dead Sea, then enter Syria to visit: Bosra, Damascus, Palmyra, … Continue reading

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