Let me first say I booked this hotel through a third party website and was nervous about staying. Then I saw that this hotel had a #16 (now #14) ranking in all of New York City, which if I may say is pretty damn awesome to begin with. So wow, where do I begin?
First, they fully met my request to have a room on the highest floor allowable, which was pretty cool.
Second, I told them I was there to run a NYRR race in Brooklyn and they immediately engaged me in conversations about health and fitness (which I love, btw). Even turns out they have one guy at the check in table who had lost over 100lbs already. I do not remember his name, but I wish to applaud him again for that success and hope he continues his journey towards a healthy lifestyle (notice I did not say diet, ugh I hate that word). I told him about my journey of losing of 210lbs myself and it was quite an intriguing conversation. What customer would not appreciate that. But this story get topped by another staff member at the checkin counter....details coming up. Speaking of check in:
Third: I was quite amazing with their contemporary style of guest check in. At any normal hotel or motel, the employees are usually behind a desk...not here! These guys check you in from a meeting table using iPads....how sick it that?! I've never seen anything so cutting edge. But when it comes to REAL cutting edge:
Let's talk about the room. Let me first state that I am an Architect by trade....therefore, I definitely KNOW good design when I see it. When it comes to design....good simply does it no justice. Their rooms are IMPECCABLE! First of all, for a New York Hotel, their room quite spacious. Something you'll RARELY find in New York City. Next, their choice of materiality and layout quite posh. They've done a great job mixing black and white color palates with wood finishes. The carpet seemed a little stained, but it was no biggie. However, the grand prize of design went to the bathroom. Its jet black stone veneer was so sleek and sexy its just heart melting. You combine that with state-of-the-art lighting system in every room, its so captivating it makes you NEVER want to leave your room! Now comes the best part of the stay:
Finally, the Gold Prize to what makes the Andaz the best hotel in Lower Manhattan is their guest service employee named Erin. Not only was so sweet and professional, she had the most amazing story I've ever heard from a hotel employee. I almost died literally!! It too loong and funny to explain but lets just say it was GOOD! So Erin, if you are reading this: next time you run a Half Marathon, make sure you eat BEFORE the race, hahahhahaa!
Bottom line, if you're looking for a hotel in the Financial District/Wall Street Area head over to 75 Wall Street and stay at the Andaz Hyatt Wall Street. You'll get 5-star quality WITHOUT paying a 5-star price ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Lower Manhattan’s renaissance at Andaz Wall Street from Hyatt. Have a seat in the Andaz Lounge—an open, communal setting that’s equal parts living room and lobby—where your Andaz Host will warmly greet you and check you in with a handheld iPad. Complimentary High-speed wireless Internet and local calls will be make you right at home as well as free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Escape from the real world with high-impact treatments from The SPA or enjoy a quick stroll to South Street Seaport. It’s your call — you’re in the heart of it all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andaz Wall Street Hotel New York City