My Hotel, its Scenic Views, and.....the Eerie Connection to Toto! :-)
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Holy Crap! We got to the hotel and I was stunned at how gorgeous it was. We stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Seoul which has an incredible view of the Seoul Tower as well as back into the city area. The front desk told me the rooms had just been renovated a couple days prior and wow.....what an awesome job they did. The views were the most breathtaking - I slept with the shades open every night just to see the Seoul Tower and watch the lights change. The only disappointment with the view though is the skies in Seoul are incredibly hazy and it was incredibly difficult to see too far off in the distance. Apparently there is this yellow dust that blows in this time of year from the Mongolian desert - it was very remisicent of the Los Angeles smog I grew up with!
So, I had to check out the whole room and take photos of everything because I figured I would write a review at some point!!! :-) As I am snapping photos around the bathroom of their fancy new modern counters and fixtures, something catches my eye.
Since it was Friday evening by this time and I was a bit tired, we opted to wander around the hotel a bit and check out one of the restaurants before calling it a night. Since it was almost 10pm, our dining options were somewhat limited. We opted to try their cafe which was open until 2am. I guess I am used to a different type of cafe in the states! We walked in and everyone there was dressed in suits and here I was in jeans and tennis shoes!!! Ooops! Well, once I saw the menu and accompanying prices, I understood why! Club sandwich was $20, sodas were $8, and beer such as a bud light were $9.
After dinner, we wandered around the hotel a bit and checked out their shopping arcade which was all very high end stores. There was a karoake bar downstairs but after our experience at dinner, I figured we would most certainly be underdressed! We ended up watching the live music in the piano lounge for a bit before calling it a night so we could be up early for a long morning of sightseeing and be refreshed for the concert Saturday night!