In a city of such renown, it’s surprisingly difficult to find a decent hotel. I traveled to NYC very frequently in the last 12 months as I was working on a major deal for a client. My hotel budget was around 300 USD per night. In most European cities, I would be able to stay in a pretty plush hotel for that money. In New York unfortunately you can end up in places for which I would not even pay a fraction of that amount in Europe. Many big NYC hotels are a bit like the main NY airport (JFK), i.e. in a rather shabby condition. They know people are coming to New York anyway so why bother investing money in keeping it up-to-date.
In this series of posts, I will be giving my view on a number of hotels in which I stayed (in chronological order, these were the Roosevelt Hotel, The Renwick Hotel, City Club, Chambers Hotel, Gild Hall, Bryant Park Hotel, the Renaissance New York Midtown, the Marmara Park Avenue, the Park Lane and (last but definitely not least) the Knickerbocker. Continue reading “Hotels of New York: the good, the bad and the ugly (Part I)”