After obtaining the expert advice on here and researching a bit, my list of prospects seems to be pretty much in line with what you suggested to begin with. Now that I have realized the wisdom in your original advice, I'd like to ask you all for some help narrowing down my selections. I am looking primarily at the JW, Intercontinental, and the Grand Hyatt. All of them are fairly evenly priced, I would say JW is the least expensive by a decent margin, then the intercontinental and Grand Hyatt are nearly equally priced depending on the room and package selection. How would you compare these three as far as:
2. Quality of Service (obviously variable)
3. In hotel restaurants
4. Nearby shopping and restaurants
I think they are all in roughly the same area, so I'm not sure if all of those categories are valid, but think of anything else that might be of interest. And if there are any other places that I should maybe take a look at, will you tell me a little bit about those too? Thanks for the help, again. I'll let you know where I finally end up!