No, matter how savvy you are about traveling and how many tricks you’ve got in your carry-on to avoid jet lag, there you are at 4 a.m. on the other side of the world wide awake and ready to start the day.
Or at least ready for that first cup of coffee.
That was me a few weeks back at the Hong Kong Novotel Citygate, which is right near Hong Kong International Airport.
I was too awake to sleep and had not yet discovered the coffee maker in my room hidden behind a panel, so I headed to the lobby in search of the coffee hotels often have out before their restaurant opens.
Breakfast is not included in everyone’s rate at this hotel, but I was impressed to discover that this hotel not only had coffee out for early risers, but a nice spread of complimentary continental breakfast – and a cute sign inviting guests to enjoy it.
(My hotel stay was part of a Cathay Pacific press trip that included a tour of the airline’s cargo operations facility and, of course, a day at Hong Kong International Airport.)