Alex Skjong

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Alex Skjong is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, nurtured his journalistic foundation and the Internet did the rest, as his interest in new media forms such as podcasts and videocasts has grown over the years. He’s contributed print and online content to luxury and lifestyle publications including Michigan Avenue Magazine and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and social media content to the guitar website FRET12.com. When Skjong isn’t writing or tweeting, he’s recording music and tightly crossing his fingers for affordable commercial space travel.

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  • On September 30, 2013
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    Does Spa at St Julien offer couples treatments?

    You and a partner won’t have a hard time finding the right treatment at Spa at St Julien — the location in Boulder, Colorado, offers three different types of couples treatments. Each package features a 75-minute side-by-side massage in a private room. The Romance & Roses adds a dash of love with scattered rose petals and champagne, Buff Couples is perfect for the active and sore couple and Two of a Kind! is all about the girls’ day at the spa — featuring a spa gift and iced tea for two. Save time post-treatment to experience the facilities at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa too, like the indoor pool and soothing hot tub.
  • On September 30, 2013
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    What is the best way to get an appointment at Spa at St Julien?

    To guarantee your respite from perhaps a long day of hiking in Boulder, Colorado, your best bet for making a reservation at Spa at St Julien is to contact the hotel directly. You can pay a visit to St Julien Hotel & Spa’s website where you’ll find the property’s number, and from there you can call and be connected to the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa’s front desk to schedule an appointment. Since squeezing in a pampering session will instantly improve your trip to Boulder, we suggest you book as far ahead as possible to secure your spot. Keep in mind: If you’re forced to cancel prior to your appointment, the spa requires eight-hour notice to avoid being charged in full.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    What is the dress code at Wing Lei at Wynn Macau?

    Wing Lei at Wynn Macau doesn’t have a dress code per se, but given the restaurant’s stylish interior, you’ll want to dress up. Gentleman will want to avoid short pants or sleeveless shirts, as well as open shoes or baseball hats. Women are usually expected to adopt a smart casual dress. While Macau has four distinct seasons, the temperature inside the restaurant is comfortable.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    When is Wing Lei at Wynn Macau open?

    Wing Lei at Wynn Macau is open for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is served Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday and public holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wing Lei is also open every evening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dinner. Renowned for its dim sum, the restaurant fills up quickly in the mornings with guests eager for the crispy cha siu bao (baked barbeque pork buns with sweetened crust) and har gao (steamed shrimp dumplings) with the restaurant’s signature XO chili sauce. Signature dishes include steamed Macau sole and a cod fish roll. Be sure to also order the restaurant’s signature tea, a unique blend of flowers, fruits and various tea leaf varieties.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    Where is Wing Lei at Wynn Macau located?

    Wing Lei at Wynn Macau looks out over the calming water of Nam Van Lake from its position on the ground floor of Wynn Macau, which is located in the middle of the Macau peninsula within the busy business and hotel district. The restaurant can be accessed straight from the casino floor and is conveniently close to the luxury brand shopping area, Wynn Esplanade, as well as the shows at the Rotunda, including the Tree of Prosperity and the Dragon of Fortune spectacles. As the restaurant is very popular with families, especially on weekends, guests under 21 can enter through the street entrance.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    How do I get a reservation at Hôtel St. Germain Restaurant?

    The best way to get a reservation at Hôtel St. Germain Restaurant is to call well in advance, especially if you’re looking to dine during peak times. (Some longstanding regulars will make Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve reservations up to a year ahead of time.) The $85 prix fixe menu is available Tuesday through Saturday evenings. If you want one of the seasonal entrees, the fine-dining restaurant asks that you let it know by the morning of the dinner. Though if you prefer the beef or fish, no prior notice is required; you can just order it at the table. To reserve a table, call the front desk at Hôtel St. Germain, home of the Dallas restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are available to hotel guests by request only, and orders can be placed with a quick call to the concierge. Private dining areas can be booked for special occasions and corporate events.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    When is Hôtel St. Germain Restaurant open?

    Hôtel St. Germain Restaurant is open to for dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings, by advance reservation only. The $85 prix fixe menu, designed by chef Chad Martin, changes monthly and features multiple courses. The Dallas restaurant hosts themed parties and wine dinners throughout the year — check the calendar of events on Hôtel St. Germain’s website for upcoming happenings. Breakfast and lunch is available to hotel guests by request only, and orders can be placed with a quick call to the front desk. For those looking to celebrate a special occasion with a larger group, private dining areas are available for cocktail receptions, seated dinner parties, engagement celebrations, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, showers and more.
     
  • On September 23, 2013
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    Where is Hôtel St. Germain Restaurant located?

    Located in uptown, one of Dallas’ most popular neighborhoods, this fine-dining establishment graces the first floor of Hôtel St. Germain at 2516 Maple Avenue. Just steps from uptown’s bustling bar scene and a quick drive away from downtown’s up-and-coming Arts District, the Dallas restaurant is the perfect place for an amazing multicourse meal or a glass of champagne before a night out on the town. Just beyond the hotel lobby sits the elegant main dining room that overlooks a tranquil courtyard reminiscent of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Adjacent to the main dining room is a private dining area adorned with floor-to-ceiling china cabinets, as well as a cozy parlor and library where Parisian champagne bar service is offered.