I'm a Hilton guy that has about a million points to spare. We're off to NYC in August to see a play and have a long weekend. Our usual routine is to stay at THE SHOREHAM (not a Hilton property, but one of our favorites) or at THE HILTON AVE OF THE AMERICAS. Usually compare price vs. points and if I find a deal, I pay. Otherwise, I use points.
So, for a change of pace, am considering staying at WALDORF ASTORIA or one of the places in Chelsea. With regards to the Waldorf, three questions:
1) How is the neighborhood for restaurants, coffee shops, etc.? Ave of the Americas is right near a bunch of great places.
2) How does Waldorf treat Hilton Honors? Typical to get an upgrade? Do they have a "concierge floor"?
3) How far is the walk to stuff around 53rd St and 7th Ave? Easy walk?
Thanks in advance for the help. I promise to post a review of wherever I end up.