You know the drill....hotel has restaurant, lobby, decent rooms, smiling faces, little bath amenities, end of story. This is repeated in cities from New York to Seattle, but when you are at The Out, the world of hotels suddenly becomes more unique. Having been to New York at least 30 times over the years, and having stayed in all types of hotels from the St. Regis to the Empire, I suddenly had an idea to try something truly "different." Not knowing how the Out might turn out, I reserved a room for the weekend, with a backup plan to move to a large hotel in Times Square on Monday. When I arrived on Saturday night I was warmly greeted by the guest reception agent, and the doorman, Calvin. The original room assigned was not correct as I had specified the executive king room, and when I explained the situation, Calvin immediately took charge and escorted me to my new room. He explained the room and all of the unique features, and gave me a chance to ask questions as well. I then asked him about the Sunday brunch as my local friends asked me to make reservations for the drag queen brunch. Calvin then offered to escort me directly to the restaurant where he introduced me to the staff, and requested that they make my reservations. Everyone in the restaurant was so friendly, that by now I was really enjoying my new found friends in the city! Having flown from LA that day, I was hungry so I stayed in the KTCHN restaurant and had a bite. Well, by this time I was "sold" and went directly to the front desk to inquire about staying until Thursday, as I had business in the city. It was confirmed I could stay, so I was excited about my new adventure. Throughout my stay I never encountered one person who was less than passionate about representing such a cool hotel. Yes, the prior reviews have covered the rooms, the fact that some are loud, the open courtyards, the spa, etc....The energy though is difficult to explain. Hugo has been mentioned in other reviews, and I can tell you, he's really amazing at making sure everyone is having a great stay. I couldn't stay in the executive king (which I loved!) past my original reservation, so he offered the one bedroom suite at a rate that my company would be happy with. I was just thrilled that I could stay! On Sunday my friends went to brunch with me, and I'm telling you, "The Haus of Mimosa" girls are not to be missed! We stayed for hours. Then I noticed that the hotel was sponsoring a cocktail party for guests in the spa atrium with a DJ, bar, and a large turnout of guests. Who does that? I could go on and on, but I think at the end of the day, everyone who is craving a new experience in the city owes it to themselves to check it out. I will certainly be back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Named one of the "Top Trendsetter Hotels in the world" by Fodor's and "Best Hot Tubs to visit in New York City" by Thrillist, THE OUT NYC Hotel delivers a full service experience for your business or leisure travel needs. Its central location in Hell's Kitchen is an easy walk to Times Square, Highline Park, West Chelsea art galleries, and the Broadway Theater District. Upon arrival you will discover a rotating art gallery, exquisite architecture, and luscious outdoor spaces. All of our guests enjoy complimentary use of our steam room, sauna, 24-hour gym, and Wi-Fi throughout the property. Unique to New York City, THE OUT offers guests a place of Zen in our Spa Atrium, equipped with a cascading waterfall, hot tubs, cabanas and cocktail service. The minimalist design of the spacious Guest Rooms give you room to spread out, and your sleep is made extra comfortable with Egyptian cotton linens on a custom Serta mattress. ... more less
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