Living on Long Island I am effected by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. My home and office are without power or internet, my home without heat. The Hilton has opened it's arms and doors to countless people who lost everything in the storm and those of us who just need a warm place to work.
Their newly renovated lobby is very "work friendly" with work stations and fast internet at a reasonable cost. For the past 3 days I have worked here along side many other in the same boat as I. The staff could not be more accommodating - helping people get onto the internet, making sure they have wait staff coming around to see if we need anything, stocking the cafe so there are plenty of grab and go AND just generally understanding as that I am going to be taking up this spot all day and not pushing me out to accommodate other guests.
In fact, today as I arrived, they were setting up additional small tables and chairs around the lobby and conference area near outlets so more of my fellow displaced workers can do what we need to do.
As a meeting planner, I can't tell you what these things mean to me. The next time I am planning an event on Long Island, I know which hotel I will be bringing the business to.
Three cheers for the Hilton Long Island/Huntington - way to be a community leader.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Long Island has completed a multi million dollar renovation. The lobby was completely made over and now boasts a brand new front desk and state-of-the-art business center. All guest rooms, suites and corridors were enhanced to meet the expectations of our guests. Guests can work out in a totally revamped fitness center fitted out with state-of-the-art Precor gym equipment. Both guests and locals now can enjoy fine, Mediterranean dining at the brand new basil’s BISTRO or enjoy a glass of world-class wine or cocktail at the new 45-foot bar at basil’s Lobby Bar. For those on the go, there’s basil’s EXPRESS, a fully staffed convenience store offering coffee, Danish, bagels, sandwiches, wraps and other good food ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Long Island / Huntington Hotel Melville
- Melville Hilton
- Hilton Melville