There are so many reasons why I love blogging and follow along so many other bloggers. If I had to narrow down the specifics, it would be the insight of either learning something new, being exposed to something I never have never seen before. Or being able to catch a glimpse into a world that is inspiring or thought provoking. Some of my favorite reads are about fashion, interior design and I’ve recently been all consumed with travel blogging. With our upcoming trip to Greece I want to soak up as much valuable information so we don’t waste a second there!
I thought I would share some of my wisdom and insight on one of the most beautiful and grand hotels in New York City, the Waldorf Astoria. I have been extremely fortunate to have stayed there every year Mark and I travel into the city around the holidays. When you live in Florida and it’s still 70 degrees out in December, you have to find ways to make it feel like the holidays. One of the ways we do that is by fitting in a long weekend into the city to be pampered at the Waldorf and to take in all the sights and sounds of bustling New York.
If you have travelled to New York you know that space is at a premium. We have stayed in hotels before that we have walked by the entrance a few times because it wasn’t obvious from the street. That is not the case with the Waldorf. It has a grand presence staked out on it’s impressive Park Avenue address. When you enter inside it almost takes your breath away how beautiful and grand the entrance is especially when it is decorated for the holidays.
The concierge staff certainly know how to take care of their guests. My favorite and most memorable to date is Buddy (yes like Buddy the Elf but he wasn’t making toys in North Pole but he was equally as cheery). He was beyond accommodating and after he heard we had just gotten engaged the night before he made sure that we were well taken care of the entire trip.
They also have tours that consistently run so you can hear about the impressive history of the hotel, as well as their celebrity and royalty past guest lists.
We were fortunate to have a beautiful corner room the last time we stayed. I still can’t get over how large this room was. We have stayed in hotels in New York before that were pretty much a bed inside of a room.
Plus you cannot beat this view!
It is also located in walking distance to tons of shopping, the subway and amazing restaurants including this one where we went to the night we got engaged! Or all the decorated store fronts. Bergdorfs were really exquisite this year!
You are also walking distance to all the Holiday sites and sounds. Like this famous site for instance.
Definitely make sure to check out their Sunday brunch. Yes there are lobster tails served with your mimosa.
You don’t even need to leave the hotel to have a drink at the famous Bull and Bear Bar.
We go to New York at least a few times a year because of how close my sister lives and how much we love the city. I can honestly say that the extra splurge makes the entire trip. With the excellent attention to detail and customer service in such extravagant surroundings……it really makes the trip memorable. Save tip! Keep an eye on the travel sites because the last time we went we used one of those last minute hotel sites and got an amazing deal!
Before Mark, I would have never travelled as much in New York but now it is becoming one of my favorite cities and coming from a Boston girl that is a lot to say! Have you stayed at the Waldorf Astoria before? In New York or any of their other properties? What is your favorite part of New York? If you haven’t been is it some place you want to travel to? Any questions please feel free!
Thank you to the Waldorf Astoria New York City for another memorable stay!