Eager to get back to NYC after so many years away I was more than a little excited to be visiting the New York offices of the company I work for. I received my travel documentation and my excitement was heightened by staying at the acclaimed W Hotel, 541 Lexington Avenue.
Upon arrival I was super impressed with Kevin the receptionist; I wanted to be wowed during this visit and he hit the spot. It was an educated, knowledgeable, anything we can do for you service so those critical first few moments of my first impression were marked positively.
My room, where I was to stay for three nights, was the right size, perfectly equipped and just right for me and my luggage. I needed an adaptor for my plug which they had in the room and the complimentary toiletries were perfect (as were the complimentary bottles of water each evening). Although basic for most hotels, it's important to state that the bed was great, as was the TV, bathroom, rain forest shower, storage space and general cleanliness.
I visited the concierge (Lauren) and decided to play the dumb tourist, a part I found naturally easy to adopt. I simply asked what I should do with my Sunday afternoon in New York. She suggested the Grey Line open top bus tour; I duly obliged and paid my money and went sight-seeing.
Later that evening I visited Lauren again and asked where to eat - she recommended three different restaurants, two of which I visited on Sunday evening and on Monday evening. Those restaurants were exceptional and couldn't have been better for food, ambiance, service and price. Lauren really helped to make a difference to my visit.
I visited the hotel bar on two evenings and enjoyed a drink in a relaxing environment in the lobby. I also ate breakfast at the hotel each morning enjoying healthy drinks, omelettes, juice, coffee and pastries.
The location of the hotel was ideal for me. I needed to walk to Madison each morning and I wanted to be in amongst the hustle and bustle. It couldn't have been better. It wasn't too noisy in the room but was right in the heart of the action downstairs.
I also need to provide a special mention for W Insider Nicola Robinson who helped arrange a special surprise for a colleague who arrived later in the trip and who also ensured I was looking forward to my visit before the trip and checking in with me when I returned.
I really have had an amazing experience with this W Hotel and I cannot wait to return in the not too distant future.
Thank you W Hotel Lexington!
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