We just got back from a week long trip to NYC, for both business and pleasure. Gild Hall was recommended by the conference I was attending just a few minutes walk from the hotel. I found their rates to be comparable to most of the 2-3 star hotels I researched, but I'm not sure what sort of discount was given for being referred. However,half of the nights were to be paid for by me, and Gild Hall agreed to extend the discount even though the business part of the trip was only 2 nights. The hotel staff was super helpful, friendly, and knowledgable. The hotel itself was beautifully decorated - super chic and classy. The rooms are small, but all hotel rooms in NYC are small. The bed was average, but the cleanliness was superior. I had a great experience, and will definitely look to book there on my next trip!