I love shooting skylines, especially when the light is beautiful!
When we were in Vancouver, we lucked into an amazing AirBnB with this outrageous view of the city. When I first walked into the apartment, I went straight to the balcony to check it out, and started shooting about 5 minutes later (even though it was daytime). When the day ended and the lights started coming on, I was on the balcony with the tripod and all that so I could fire away. It's rare to get an exceptional view in a hotel, but this apartment was perfectly situated, plus I had a balcony so there was no issue with shooting through the glass.
And by the way, this is an HDR photo made with the amazing new Aurora HDR 2018. If you want to learn about that and get in a preorder for this new version, check out my lengthy blog post here which includes screenshots, sample images and a video, too.