Four Seasons New York Downtown – Promising, But Not Perfect

Overview: One of the top choices in the downtown NYC market, but still a little green Strengths: Rooms are well appointed, F&B was very strong, indoor pool Drawbacks: My check-in was not handled well; all staff were nice, though some were a bit rough around the edges Notable: Property construction was funded with EB-5 capital […]

Trump Soho – Politics aside, a reasonably good hotel

Overview: A luxury high-rise property in Soho Strengths: Quality rooms, pro-active Virtuoso treatment, panoramic views Drawbacks: Some of the room service items disappointed, limited pool hours Notable: Pool hours were surprisingly limited One night earlier this year, I had a late dinner in the city followed by a client golf event in New Jersey the next morning.  Living in […]

Four Seasons New York – A Very Good Choice

Overview: A midtown luxury hotel that delivers on its proposition Strengths: Service, location, quality of F&B, views (from higher floors) Drawbacks: Rooms getting a hair dated (though renovations underway), no high-end dining option, no pool Recently, I had two separate one-night stays at the Four Seasons New York.  The property, designed by I.M. Pei, is […]

J House (Greenwich, CT) – Good, with a Reputation

Overview: An upper-midscale hotel in “tony” Greenwich, CT Strengths: Rooms, dining Drawbacks: Slight housekeeping issue Notable: This hotel has a certain “reputation” Earlier this fall, I ended up taking a red-eye flight home from the west coast in order to be back in the office the next day for some important late morning-meetings.  After a […]

The Greenwich Hotel (New York City) – Good, not great

Overview: A NYC-style boutique luxury hotel Strengths: Location, quality of furnishings, dining [and the spa] Drawbacks: Service lapses in the “Drawing Room” and elsehwere, hallway noise coming into guest rooms (See bottom for a brief note on our extraordinary meal at Jungsik!) Backed by Robert DeNiro (among others), New York City’s “The Greenwich Hotel” has […]