Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York)

Brooklyn is just over the bridge from Manhattan and has a completely different atmosphere. During the last couple days of my stay in New York City I decided to take a trip there to try out the Marriott.

 

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The hotel has recently undergone some amazing renovations. Now it looks like a brand-new hotel! It’s very near the subway station so it makes it easy to bounce around to wherever you want to go in the city.

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Once I made my way around the block to the hotel, I went up the escalator and checked in. I continued up to my room a few moments later. I have to say walking into this room was a pleasant surprise. The styling is really sleek! This hotel went with a darker color palette which offers a nice change to what I normally see and is very well done.

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Sometimes hotels try to do this and it doesn’t look quite right but the Marriott definitely pulled it off. Very bold styling throughout the room. I really like the light fixtures that were next to the bed and over the seating area. The bathroom is fairly standard but still had a sense of quality.

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Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

What really gets Pierre excited when at hotels is a fantastic executive lounge. Pierre being the executive that he is, always enjoys his time there. I’m so obsessed with working on my laptop, drinking tea or coffee or both and just getting things done! Therefore, a lounge is my environment of choice.

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The lounge offers snacks and beverages all day! In the evening they put out some hors d’oeuvres which could easily satisfy you instead of a dinner elsewhere.

Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

I was finally feeling pretty good at this point in my trip after recovering from a cold so I hit the gym the following day. The fitness room is ginormous and they have a huge lap pool. Seriously what more could you need in a gym!?

After my fitness spree I cleaned myself up and went down to the lounge to say goodbye and enjoy breakfast. I like the fact that they offer healthy options during the breakfast such as egg whites. During my travels I eat so much that I really need to focus on backing off when I can. Obviously they have regular breakfast items as well which all had a fairly good taste.

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It was really nice to be in Brooklyn for a night instead of Manhattan. I could tell there was a lot of cultural difference there. Even the staff at the hotel had of completely different way of speaking. I greatly enjoyed my time at the hotel. I don’t really have any major complaints. If you’re traveling to New York and you need to stay in Brooklyn, the Marriott hotel is a great choice!

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Brooklyn is just over the bridge from Manhattan and has a completely different atmosphere. During the last couple days of my stay in New York City I decided to take a trip there to try out the Marriott.   Click HERE to check out the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott!   The…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 6.8
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 8
Convenience - 7
Service - 7.3

7.3

Brooklyn!

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New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

Hotel

333 Adams Street Brooklyn
New York, New York 11201

Phone: +1 718-246-7000

 


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Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York)

While staying at the wonderful JW Marriott Essex House Hotel overlooking Central Park I decided to give their Southgate restaurant a try for dinner. First I want to say that this hotel has an amazing location. It’s on the south end of Central Park and I must say that I truly enjoyed my time there. Southgate is on the ground floor with a great view. When you go, because I know you will, make sure you get a window seat because it’s quite wonderful!

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Pierre always likes to start his dining experience with a cocktail to prepare his stomach for the work that’s ahead. I started with an old fashioned that really hit the spot!

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Our server was amazing and very attentive to all of our needs. After our cocktails, we went with a charcuterie plate and an order of ceviche. How can you go wrong with cheese and meat!

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

What really was exciting was when it came to the entrees. The more memorable entrée was the steak with lobster. Surf and turf if you will. Yes, I will. Perfectly cooked steak accompanied by a giant lobster tail that can’t be beat!

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Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

The meal was winding down and it was time for sweet goodness. For dessert we went with cheesecake and of course some ice cream and espresso. Once we took care of our sweet teeth we went for one final digestif to finish off the evening. How can you go wrong with that combination? Perfect ending to the evening!

Nestled right next to Central Park, Southgate offers a fantastic offering all around. The JW Marriott Essex House Hotel is of course wonderful and I’m really happy to say that their restaurant is a great addition to the hotel. Together they pack a powerful punch! Whether you’re visiting New York or live in New York, Southgate is a fantastic place to grab a bite and a drink!

While staying at the wonderful JW Marriott Essex House Hotel overlooking Central Park I decided to give their Southgate restaurant a try for dinner. First I want to say that this hotel has an amazing location. It's on the south end of Central Park and I must say that I…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.4
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 8.7
Service - 8.9

8.4

Fantastic!

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Southgate Restaurant New York

Restaurant

154 Central Park South
New York, New York 10019
USA

Phone: +1-212-484-5120

 


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Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Southgate Restaurant Review (New York, New York) Blog Food New York North America United States

Le Soleil Hotel Review (New York, New York)

My time in New York City was winding down and it was a super sad. My last night was at Le Soleil hotel in Manhattan. I got there early in the afternoon and was very happy to see a beautifully designed lobby. The staff was expecting me and treated me very kindly. I dropped off my bags and headed out to get a hot pastrami sandwich at the 2nd Ave Deli which you’ll be able to read about later! Priorities.

 

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Le Soleil Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Upon my return, I completed the Le Soleil check-in process and went up to my huge suite on the top floor. Let me first start by saying that this was a great way to end my trip. The suite was vast, like the desert. I could’ve easily invited 50 people over for a party. Not only could I have had a huge party, I could’ve cooked for everyone because there’s a full-blown kitchen! That’s not something you see every day. What a spectacle!

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Le Soleil Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

In the bedroom I found a bed that was super comfortable. The bedding used was top notch and allowed me to easily relax from stressful day of eating and meeting my friends. The bathroom had a chic design and a shower with an amazing shower head. It’s all about the little details folks!

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Le Soleil Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Like I said I was only there one night so my time to use the facilities was limited but I did have a chance to check them out. In the lower floors of the hotel they offer a full-size gym with great equipment. It’s too bad I didn’t have time because I really would’ve enjoyed the gym. Sad face. I almost forgot to mention how amazing my view was! Look at those colors!

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In the lobby there’s a café in which they offered breakfast. Pastry and a choice of coffee or tea was a good way to start the day. Normally there would be a larger selection but the restaurant at the hotel was currently under construction. Stay tuned for the restaurant’s completion!

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It’s too bad I had such a brief visit I really would’ve enjoyed spending more time at Le Soleil Hotel. It would have been so easy to live in this suite! The location was prime and the hotel really felt top-notch. Next time I go back to New York I’ll be sure to pay the Le Soleil hotel another visit and you should too!

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My time in New York City was winding down and it was a super sad. My last night was at Le Soleil hotel in Manhattan. I got there early in the afternoon and was very happy to see a beautifully designed lobby. The staff was expecting me and treated me very kindly. I…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.1
Value - 8.3
Feng Shui - 8.2
Convenience - 8.8
Service - 8.5

8.2

Suite Life!

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Executive Hotel Le Soleil New York

Hotel

38 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

Phone: +1 (212) 695-0003

 


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Le Soleil Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

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Amazing Rotating Restaurant in Times Square

There are practically an unlimited number of restaurants in New York City! The number is cut way down when you’re looking for fine dining with a great view. If you want to take it up a step further and you’re looking for fine dining, a magnificent view and a rotating dining room then you would have to choose The View restaurant at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. The location is absolutely fantastic!

The dining room is quite large but the way that it’s designed makes it feel quite intimate. Throughout the entire two-week trip to New York, the best service that I had was at The View. Everyone was super friendly and very attentive to all of our needs. Love is in the air.

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We decided to start with some cocktails to get the digestive juices flowing! A great way to start the evening. Not too long after our cocktails and it was time to get to our first set of appetizers. The crab cake jumped out at me so I went with that. What a magnificent choice it was! Amazing flavor and super moist.

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Amazing Rotating Restaurant in Times Square Blog Food New York North America United States

Throughout the meal, the chef was kind enough to send over little bites here and there and each were extraordinary! Feeling VIP aka “very important Pierre.”

Amazing Rotating Restaurant in Times Square Blog Food New York North America United States

Amazing Rotating Restaurant in Times Square Blog Food New York North America United States

I really feel that you can judge a restaurant quite well by how they cook their steaks. Let’s be honest, if you can’t cook meat properly then you’re nothing. Nothing I tell you! Luckily the steak that I ordered was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth like butter. Smiles all around. There was a large list of sides to choose from to accompany the meat and I went with some red cabbage which was wonderful and a nice contrast to the meat.

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Amazing Rotating Restaurant in Times Square Blog Food New York North America United States

After the entrees we went with two desserts and my favorite had to be the pineapple cake. The pineapple sauce that was on the cake was absolutely magnificent. Of course you know that I had to order an espresso to accompany the dessert. Always an amazing combination!

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When we were sufficiently stuffed it was finally time to wrap up our evening and retire to Pierre’s suite. The restaurant has a very strong offering. We really enjoyed fantastic service, wonderful food and a splendid view. You really can’t ask for more! This is not just a tourist restaurant. It’s great all around and next time you have a chance you should The View restaurant in New York City!

There are practically an unlimited number of restaurants in New York City! The number is cut way down when you're looking for fine dining with a great view. If you want to take it up a step further and you're looking for fine dining, a magnificent view and a rotating…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 7.7
Feng Shui - 7
Convenience - 8.6
Service - 9.2

8.2

Top of NYC!

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The View New York

Restaurant

1535 Broadway
New York, New York
47th & 48th Floors

Phone: +1-212-704-8900

 


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The Perfect Dinner in New York

As you all know, New York City offers some of the most orgasmic restaurants in the world. During my last trip I was invited to try Vaucluse which is a French restaurant not far from where I was staying in the upper east side. Before visiting, I did some research and by seeing the photos alone I became extremely excited!

The Perfect Dinner in New York Blog Food New York North America United States When I was walking into Vaucluse the first feature I noticed was how lovely the ambiance was in the dining room. The room is very cozy and warm. The seating arrangements work well to create a super comfortable environment to get your feeding on.

The wait staff and the customers all seemed to possess class and style that Pierre appreciated immensely. These are the types of people I enjoy being around and actually met a couple who were very interesting. I definitely have a strong belief that the dining environment plays a key role in the entire experience.

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We decided to start with cocktails. From the first sip I knew that the rest of the meal was going to be earth shattering! It was simply perfect. Very refreshing, smooth and an exquisite citrus flavor. My logic is that if they put that much effort into the drinks then the food shall be just as special. What a great start to the best meal of my trip to New York.

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Soon after the first drink it was time for appetizers. We went with the Pomme de Terre aux Truffes and the beef tartare. I’ve never had French food where a dish with potatoes wasn’t amazing. The first was potato in a creamy sauce with a generous amount of truffle shavings on the top. MIND BLOWING!

The beef tartare had an incredible flavor as well and garnished with a gherkin. As you know, Pierre is a huge fan of pickled foods. As soon as I saw how beautiful both dishes were my mouth was watering. It was absolutely agonizing taking the photos before we had a chance to devour them!

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At some point during all of this chowing down I ordered a second cocktail. I know it’s very common these days but I always have been a fan of balls of ice in my drink. The second cocktail was more fragrant than the first and of course I enjoyed it greatly!

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The Perfect Dinner in New York Blog Food New York North America United States

The Perfect Dinner in New York Blog Food New York North America United States

This was all building up for the main event, the entrees. We went with a perfectly cooked steak and an order of scallops. I love steak and I believe it’s a great way to truly judge a restaurant. Of course the quality of the meat matters but what makes or breaks it is how well the chef can prepare and cook the steak. As you could have guessed both were mind blowing.

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The Perfect Dinner in New York Blog Food New York North America United States

Finally, we had finished our entrees and wine and it was time for dessert. We went with the chocolate mousse and the Vacherin Exotique which was crisp meringue with fruit. Both tasted great. My personal preference was the mousse.

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I wouldn’t hesitate to return to the restaurant again and again much like the couple we met who visits every week! What more do you need? Everything was perfect. The ambiance, the staff, the drinks and of course the food. A MUST TRY! Easily my favorite meal of my 2 weeks in New York City.

As you all know, New York City offers some of the most orgasmic restaurants in the world. During my last trip I was invited to try Vaucluse which is a French restaurant not far from where I was staying in the upper east side. Before visiting, I did some research…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.8
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.4
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 9.3

9.2

PERFECTION!

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Vaucluse Restaurant New York

Restaurant

100 EAST 63RD STREET PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK CITY, NY 10065

Phone: +1-646-869-2300

 


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Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York)

When most people think of New York City an image of Times Square will pop into their head. During my last visit to New York this is exactly where I ended up. I stayed at the Marriott Marquis hotel. I walked into the hotel and went up the elevator to get to the check-in counter. From the first staff member I met at street level to all of the staff members I encountered throughout my stay, they all were very pleasant.

 

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I quickly checked in and it was time for the main event! Going up to the room you’ll see a very interesting design when it comes to the hotel layout. There is a huge amount of open space in the middle of the building with rooms circling all around the perimeter. There is a huge cluster of elevators in the middle of the open space so when you’re going up or down you feel like you’re flying through space!

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Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

I secured a fairly large suite that was definitely fit for a Pierre. The first thing I noticed about the room after entering was the view! You open the door and right in front of you is the most stunning view of Times Square! After lots of traveling, something I tend to appreciate immensely is the bedding in Marriott hotels. The bedding is seriously so comfortable, I can’t get over it! The design in the rooms is spacious but slightly dated. The hotel has a perfect location for exploring all that New York has to offer!

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Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

After some time exploring the city with friends I had to retire to my room to get some TLC. After waking up I went down to check out what kind of items they had at breakfast. I decided to go for the buffet breakfast the first day and it was a great choice. I was pleasantly surprised to see cuisine from all over the world. Especially the Asian dumplings 🙂

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Everything I ate tasted fabulous and I was very a happy Pierre. Once I’m in a good mood at breakfast it’s hard not to have a wonderful day. Cheers Marriott! The second day I decided to order off the à la carte menu and chose a very fantastic breakfast sandwich. I would have to say that the photo definitely qualifies as food porn. Be careful when viewing.

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Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

From the elevators you’ll notice a large gym that is encased in glass in the center of the hotel. This gym is huge! I really wish I had a chance to work out because there was absolutely everything needed to get my swell on!

Something you should definitely consider is their restaurant at the top of the hotel called The View. The entire restaurant actually spends 360° while you’re eating to offer a superb view of the city. You will be able to read about it in a separate article don’t worry. Wink.

The hotel experience was quite smooth and comfortable. As I said earlier, the design could be updated but overall I was satisfied with the experience. There’s so many hotels to choose from in Times Square but I would have to say that the Marriott Marquis hotel is definitely one of the best choices you can make!

Reserve YOUR room at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Now!
When most people think of New York City an image of Times Square will pop into their head. During my last visit to New York this is exactly where I ended up. I stayed at the Marriott Marquis hotel. I walked into the hotel and went up the elevator to get…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.7
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7.2
Convenience - 8.9
Service - 8.2

7.9

Nice!

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Marriott Marquis Times Square

Hotel

1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Phone: +1-212-398-1900

 


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Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City

When Pierre thinks of a food court he thinks of a magical food court that was once magnificent in a far away land. The food court I initially think of as the mother of food courts was in Bangkok, Thailand. It was one that I frequented and they offered fantastic meals for amazingly low prices with an atmosphere that couldn’t be rivaled. A few years of eating there and the owners decided that they wanted to ruin it and up the prices along with lowering the quality to completely destroy the atmosphere. Long story short, Pierre’s heart was crushed and he has had difficulty finding a food court he could trust since then.

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Anyway, some time has passed and my heart has healed. I decided to get back on the horse and check out some more food courts around the globe. An upscale food court that caught my eye during my trip to New York City is called City Kitchen and it is connected to the Row Hotel in Times Square.

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Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

This is the place where dreams are made people. There is a wide variety of shops offering food of varying ethnicities. These fine establishments include Azuki sushi, Box which is Mediterranean food, Dough the donut shop, Gabriela’s Taqueria,  Kuro Obi ramen which is owned by Ipuddo, Luke’s seafood and Whitmans focusing on burgers and the like. Oh. My. God. I literally tried everything!

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Never have I been to a food court where everything I ate really hit the spot like this. Before New York, I was spending some time in Chicago and being utterly disappointed with the Japanese ramen there. I hadn’t had a good bowl of ramen in almost a year until I went to City Kitchen and ate at Kuro Obi. It was legendary. That was the first meal I ate and it set a very good first impression.

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Once I had the first good meal my heart was set ablaze yearning for more. I tried the next place inside the food court and then the next and the next and before I knew it I had eaten everything that they had to offer. I didn’t gain 1,000 pounds surprisingly. I still look sexy, don’t worry.

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The atmosphere at this place is actually quite nice as well. My only qualm is how busy it was. During a few meals I was left standing eating along the window where they have a bar-type setup. It’s really not a big issue because it just shows how much people enjoy the food.

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When it’s all said and done, City Kitchen rocked my boat. It did me well and I would not hesitate to return and eat more of the delicious food. That’s why I want my New York readers and anyone traveling to New York City to check it out and tell me what you think! I’m 100% sure you won’t be disappointed!

When Pierre thinks of a food court he thinks of a magical food court that was once magnificent in a far away land. The food court I initially think of as the mother of food courts was in Bangkok, Thailand. It was one that I frequented and they offered fantastic…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.1
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 7.4
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 8.1

8.2

I love it!

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City Kitchen

Food Court

700 8th Avenue at
44th Street
New York, NY 10036

 


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Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

Mind Blowing Food Court in New York City Blog Cafes Food New York North America United States

 

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York)

The first few nights in New York I stayed near Time Square. However, a few nights later I moved farther north and stayed at the Marriott Essex House hotel which has a beautiful view of Central Park. I could tell from the moment I walked in that I was going to enjoy my time there.

 

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The feeling you get when you walk in the front door provides you with a feeling of luxury. When I saw nice this style I felt at peace and in my natural element. Wink.

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JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

I got an upgraded room on the 32nd floor with a fantastic view of Central Park. When I arrived there was no snow to be heard of but there was an impending storm. You may have heard of it, it was dubbed the blizzard of 2016. I couldn’t think of a better place to wait out a winter storm!

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JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

I was just so happy to be in my luxurious element that whatever happened outside I didn’t mind. There was a desk in the room which faced the window and was a perfect place to get some work done. The bathroom was also quite nice with a sink that was raised. I really liked the styling overall.

Once I was settled in, I hopped into a JW Marriott robe, got a coffee and got some work done. This is Pierre’s happy time. As you all should know, the Marriott has great bedding! It was so comfortable! I sunk into an abyss of pillows and slept like a baby Pierre. When I know that there is a great breakfast waiting for me in the morning I get super excited! However, first I experienced a dinner at their Southgate restaurant.

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The next morning I woke up to a huge blanket of snow covering all of New York! Blizzard of 2016 here we go! Lucky for me I only had an afternoon tea appointment a couple blocks away.

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JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

They serve breakfast the hotel breakfast buffet style or à la carte at the Southgate restaurant. Of course I could’ve ordered à la carte but I wanted to try everything they had to offer to give you the best review possible. You’re welcome.

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JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

I make such good decisions! Making multiple trips to the buffet I was able to collect a feast for a king. Breakfast buffets make me so happy especially when there’s smoke salmon and pickles. Even days later, while writing this review I’m getting super hungry!

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Another feature I really appreciated about this hotel was their fitness center. Not only did they have great workout equipment but they had fantastic facilities including a sauna and my personal favorite, a steam room. I was in the process of beating my cold into commission so this was great! I was super refreshed and ready to take on the world after I sweated it all out.

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

My stay at the Marriott Essex House hotel could’ve lasted forever. It’s actually my dream to one day live at a hotel such as this. For now this wasn’t the case so sadly it was time to depart. Overall, what a fantastic experience. There were a few minor issues that weren’t even worth mentioning and the stay was quite splendid in the end. Great service, great location, great food and wonderful facilities made the JW Marriott Essex House a prime hotel to visit! I must recommend you to stay here when you’re in New York City!

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The first few nights in New York I stayed near Time Square. However, a few nights later I moved farther north and stayed at the Marriott Essex House hotel which has a beautiful view of Central Park. I could tell from the moment I walked in that I was going to…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.6
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8.4
Service - 8.6

8.6

Tip-Top!

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JW Marriott Essex House Hotel

Hotel

160 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 247-0300

 


JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

JW Marriott Essex House Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York)

Of course while in New York I had to pay a visit to the Pierre hotel. I would have to say the name of the hotel is in very good taste. I actually didn’t stay at the hotel during this trip but I did have a chance to visit their Two E Bar and Lounge. It’s a quaint little establishment just through the lobby. I invited New York food blogger Dara aka the SkinnyPigNYC along to enjoy the experience.

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The styling of the hotel along with the lounge is of a luxurious fashion which Pierre is very accustomed to. Only the finest for me please. I’ve spoke about it in past articles but this is the type of elegance that I truly appreciate.

We walked into the lounge to be greeted by a friendly bartender named Paul. We got a nice table that had a great view of the piano. Throughout the evening there was a pianist who set the mood quite nicely.

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Our server came and we basically ordered the entire menu. Dara and I enjoyed most of the items but specifically the chicken wings and the Reuben sandwich. The chicken wings were the juiciest chicken wings I think I’ve ever had. Great work Two E. The Reuben was perfect. It had crispy bread, gooey melted cheese and juicy meat. A work of art. Seriously.

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Obviously, we ordered a few cocktails along the way. All were done quite nicely and were delightful to drink with the food. Who would have thought that alcohol and food would go so well together? Har har.

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Our server provided fantastic service throughout the meal. Whenever we had a question he was right there ready to answer. That said, it was exactly what I would expect from a hotel of this caliber. Especially with a name like Pierre.

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

We got so stuffed with food and alcohol but then it was time for dessert! Both choices we made looked beautiful and had a taste to match! Of course we had to make sure our digestive systems were in order so we ended with a little more alcohol.

All in all, the evening at Two E was quite spectacular. Not all of the dishes knocked our socks off but most were good and as I said before the chicken wings and the Reuben were absolutely amazing. You must order them! No exceptions. I think if you’re looking for a nice relaxing lounge with great service, ambiance, food and drinks you’re sure to have a great time at Two E!

Of course while in New York I had to pay a visit to the Pierre hotel. I would have to say the name of the hotel is in very good taste. I actually didn't stay at the hotel during this trip but I did have a chance to visit their…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.7
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 8.9
Convenience - 8.3
Service - 8.9

8.6

Fantastic!

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Two E Bar and Lounge New York

Bar and Lounge

2 E 61st St
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
New York, NY 10065

Phone: 212 940 8113

 


Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Two E Bar and Lounge Review (New York, New York) Bars Blog Food New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York)

While in New York I had a chance to experience some wonderful hotels. The first experience wasn’t the best but then I went to the Westhouse and everything changed. It was like I stepped into a magical land of happiness!

 

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All of the staff are super friendly and this is definitely appreciated. The reception was amazingly polite. This put a huge smile on my face. The Westhouse hotel is located on the corner of 55th street and 7th avenue which is very central. Only a few blocks from Central Park makes it a great starting point to explore the city.

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After checking in I went up to the 22nd floor to see the room. First thing I noticed on my way there was how nice the hallways were decorated. This beautiful decoration is carried on inside the rooms.

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

The styling of this place is seriously amazing. Everything is gorgeous! The windows let in a lot of light which is great. I really like the bed, especially the headboard. It’s very warm and cozy. There is a lot of personality in this hotel and you can feel it through the ambiance and service.

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

The bathroom is just as wonderfully designed. Very bright with marble covering a majority of it. I like that they put a giant mirror right in the shower. For the men out there here is a pro tip. Use the mirror for shaving towards the end of your shower to get the closest shave of your life. You’re welcome in advance. Wink.

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

One of the major benefits of the hotel is the afternoon tea/coffee and happy hour that they offer in their lobby. This is the type of thing that gets people excited, especially Pierre. During the early afternoon they have tea and snacks. Then in the evening they have an open bar along with more food! Jackpot!

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

In the later evening they offer an open bar along with a pretty substantial amount of food. It was really a lot more than I expected! Well played Westhouse, well played.

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

The facilities are also something that you need to take note of. The gym has very solid equipment and I had it all to myself. It’s medium-sized and has everything you could possibly need to stay in shape during your travels. The one thing that would really complete the package would be locker rooms along with a steam room and sauna.

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After an exciting evening of open bar and snacks it was time to get rested. I was so excited to wake up and eat breakfast that I could barely sleep! I had toured the premise on the day of arrival and the dining room was beautiful. Finally, after my handsome sleep, I woke up and it was time for the big show. I had so many questions! What would they offer for breakfast? Would there be good coffee?

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Yes! I was not disappointed! A fantastic coffee machine is available for your convenience. They offered a continental breakfast along with a few extras which had everything I needed to feel satisfied. It was a pleasant surprise that hit the spot. All of the food was quality and Pierre was happy.

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

I must say that I really enjoyed my experience at the Westhouse hotel in New York. Nearly everything was perfect. A notch above in many areas. The extras like afternoon tea and evening happy hour are something to really enjoy. The staff is out of this world pleasant. I can guarantee that unless you’re an evil person you will enjoy your time at the Westhouse! GO GO GO!

Reserve YOUR room at the Westhouse Now!
While in New York I had a chance to experience some wonderful hotels. The first experience wasn't the best but then I went to the Westhouse and everything changed. It was like I stepped into a magical land of happiness!   Click HERE to check out the Westhouse!   All…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.6
Value - 8.1
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8.7
Service - 8.7

8.6

Amazing!

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Westhouse Hotel New York

Hotel

201 West 55th St.
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 1 800 355 WEST (9378)

 


Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States

Westhouse Hotel Review (New York, New York) Blog Hotels New York North America United States