A couple of years ago (prior to baby #1), my wife and I took a weekend trip to Washington D.C. Spent 2 nights in the city (1 at a generic Marriott and 1 night at the Park Hyatt). We managed to secure an upgrade to a suite for $45 same-day at the Park Hyatt, more than worth it!
We flew Southwest non-stop from ATL both directions as we managed to secure a really cheap flight. Nothing special to report from the flights.
Some pictures from our trip:
Scene from behind the White House
Street scene from Georgetown
My wife and I in front of the U.S. Capital
Bedroom of our suite at the Park Hyatt D.C.
Living room of our suite at the Park Hyatt D.C.
Bathroom of our suite at the Park Hyatt D.C. Deep tub to the left and stone surround shower on the right.
View of Atlanta on descent into ATL
Really fun weekend with some great food and 1 really nice hotel (Park Hyatt D.C.) + 1 mediocre hotel (Marriott Washington – Georgetown). Some of the restaurants we enjoyed:
-Mintwood Place (Dinner – Really solid)
-Le Diplomate (Brunch – Highly recommend)
This was our last trip before baby #1 was born, little did we know how our life would change (for the better!).
To finish our trip through Thailand we spent 2 days on the island of Koh Samui. One night at the Le Meridien and one night at the Conrad Koh Samui, both on points. Given this was the end of the trip and we were exhausted we spent very little time outside of each hotel as this was supposed to be the “relaxing” end to the trip. The pictures can speak for themselves but I don’t know if I would go back. The hotels were incredible but the island itself was haphazardly developed and the beach / water at both places left something to be desired. If I was going to choose a beach destination in Thailand (based on our experiences) I would go with Krabi.
Main pool area of Le Meridien
Beach outside Le Meridien
Narrow beach in front of hotel
Lazy rivers that flow throughout the property. This shot was taken right outside of our room, ability to swim up.
Another view of the lazy river from inside our room.
Sunken tub in the room.
The hotel does a nightly lighting of traditional Thai lanterns in the main courtyard.
Entrance to the Conrad.
View from the lobby of the Conrad. Our villa is on the 3rd level from the water on the far right hand side of this picture.
Entrance to our villa.
Infinity pool in the villa.
Massive tub and awesome bathroom in the villa.
Another view of the infinity pool and view from the villa.
Unfortunately, this concluded our wonderful time in Thailand. A few pictures below of the journey back through Bangkok to Seoul to Atlanta. Can’t say enough how amazing Thailand is, both the destination and the people. Would love to return again in the future, maybe skipping Koh Samui on the return trip…….
6 hour layover in BKK.
Waiting for our flight to ATL in ICN.
Planespotting at ICN.