Look, I know that it's fashion week. I know it's New York City (I grew up here), but the sheer amount of uncontrolled jerks and phony artsy snobs in ironic hats and Forever 21 tight dresses muscling up to the hotel bar was overwhelming. Here's the bigger problem: The hotel has a club on the roof... THAT ISN'T AFFILIATED WITH THE HOTEL. So, as a sub-contract, they don't have to answer to the hotel, the hotel's staff, or treat the guests with any modicum of respect... even at $500/night. I call B.S. I was invited by the promoter to go up to the "club" and it was... a 2000 square foot bar with soft lighting and bottle service. Got to admit, the DJ was decent, but the scene? Ridiculous. Everyone trying so hard. Next issue? The TINY rooms. Mine had oily hand prints on barely reachable parts of the bathroom. Ugh. Plus the water stains on the "gun metal" sink and toilet. Disgusting. I felt like I walked into a love hotel in Tokyo. Did I mention that it was $500/night?! My company was paying, but it's still insulting. The front desk did leave a Coppola split of Merlot and a note...nice touch. So points for that, but that's the only category they nailed. Finally... the NY Jets Offensive lineman they employ to "clean" the rooms...at 8am. I called the front desk to ask if there were renovations happening. Apparently their housekeeping likes to throw around the Ikea furniture... but refuse to actually clean the rooms. This happened both mornings BTW. So, if you're desperate to fit in with the not so "in" crowd and don't mind sleeping in an overpriced closet and don't care about getting sleep... this is the place for you! Dream? Ha. More like a nightmare.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carrying on an exciting and imaginative new concept in inventive, full-service luxury travel brought by its predecessors Dream Midtown and Dream South Beach, Dream Downtown is the latest jewel in the impressive Vikram Chatwal Hotel portfolio. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming Chelsea, Dream Downtown's loft-style accommodations and innovative atmosphere breathe new life into the New York hotel scene. Our Downtown Manhattan hotel offers the best location for travelers aching for the interesting in New York City travel. Dream Downtown is within walking distance to The Highline, superior shopping, numerous Chelsea art galleries, Milk Studio, Union Square, and the famous neighborhoods of SoHo, Chelsea, and the West Village. ... more less
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