So, Kongo is working on the East Coast this week in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey (about 10 miles east of Philadelphia) and came across some interesting signs posted around the hotel pool which was still closed for the winter. TWICE monkeys are warned that glassware is not allowed in the pool area. But it gets better. See the rest of the pictures. Advertisements
Location, location, location. Add in a lot of class, over-the-top amenities, art, excellent service, and some bling and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what this great hotel in the middle of the Big Apple has to offer. Kongo and Mrs. Kongo stayed here five nights the week after Thanksgiving and met up with Mrs. Kongo’s brother and sister-in-law who stayed at a nearby hotel. This was their first visit to New York so everything had to be perfect. Which, of course, it was.
Missy tries on the Chinaman’s Hat but it doesn’t fit After a week in Maui and Oahu with Mrs. Kongo and Betty, Missy the Monkey is finally coming home to San Diego this evening (just in time to hit rush hour traffic after the Monday Night Football Chargers vs. Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium!). But before she heads to the airport, Missy took a drive around Oahu to see what she could see. Above, she monkeys around posing in front of Mokol’i Island offshore of Kualoa Point in Kane’ohe Bay, commonly knows as “Chinaman’s Hat” for its likeness to the straw…
Missy, Mrs. Kongo, and Betty head for the airport for the short flight across the Maui Channel to Honolulu. As Kongo studies the picture from San Diego, he can’t help but notice that there appears to be an extra bag with Missy’s luggage. Hmmm. There must be a reasonable explanation about that ….Before leaving the Hyatt Resort and Spa in Maui, Missy plays with a few of the new friends she met during her visit.
Missy makes it safely to Maui and is ensconced at the Hyatt Resort in Lahaina. It’s been several years since Mrs. Kongo has visited Lahaina but Kongo is sure she will find her favorite shops in short order. Kongo suspects his girl may have had a few drinks with umbrellas in them along the way.
Kongo is traveling and working out of his Northern Virginia office near Dulles Airport and was surprised with a sweet, suite upgrade at his home away from home at the Hyatt Dulles. Now Kongo is a very frequent guest at this particular Hyatt (he was among the Top 5 visitors in 2011) so room upgrades are pretty standard fare for this monkey but scoring the Presidential Suite doesn’t happen all that often, maybe only once or twice in the past.
Is there really a secret system that “those in the know” use to always get first class airplane seats and suites at the best hotels? Yes, actually there is a system and it’s pretty simple.