Ordinarily, a bedroom balcony is your own private outdoor space to kick back and relax with a glass of something and a few nibbles. But here at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando there’s a welcome interruption to my standard balcony reverie. It’s 9pm and that means I have a front row seat to Disney’s nightly firework extravaganza taking place next door.
Everything seems big in Florida, including the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort with 250 rooms over 17 floors. We’re welcomed into a spacious reception by one of several friendly receptionists on individual podiums. She cheerfully offers us a glass of bubbly before we hop into the lift and show ourselves to our room: this is an unfussy kind of luxury resort.
I opened one eye and a full size cow was peering down at me. No joke.Perhaps this was the result of one too many daiquiri’s last night at the Surfcomber Hotel, or maybe this is just a dream.
“Which knife would you like sir?” A simple question perhaps, but faced with a box full when I was least expecting it, I was rather lost for words. It’s late morning in the Waldorf Astoria’s Bull and Bear restaurant and I’m experiencing their legendary Steak and Eggs breakfast.