The Westin New York Grand Central on 42nd and 3rd is in the heart of midtown and right down the street from, you guessed it, Grand Central Terminal! The Hotel has recently undergone a major renovation of all of their guest rooms, event spaces and restaurant THE LCL: Bar and Kitchen, NYC. What I loved most about this location was the signature scent that they used in the hotel. ‘White Tea’ was an inviting sent that lures you deeper into the hotel until you step out of the shower smelling of white tea! Yes, all of their bath products are branded with the delicious scent, and you can even buy candles and other accoutrements in the gift shop! I went home with the body wash myself.
Some of the more unique qualities of the hotel were it’s views. Depending on your room location, you can see Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building or a view of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River! If you choose to stay in the hotel’s Presidential suite, you have sweeping views of all of these landmarks as well as a stunning vista of downtown Manhattan and New Jersey. The in-house Restaurant, THE LCL: Bar and Kitchen, NYC is quite unique as well. Bringing in locally grown and organic ingredients to it’s restaurant, some ingredients are even grown on the roof of the hotel! Breakfast at the restaurant is convenient for any traveler, offering to-go options like specialty juices and a coffee bar, but also have order-in breakfast’s available. Traveling alone? No worries, stay busy at breakfast by plugging in your laptop to one of the many plugs in the restaurant tables! (We loved this feature!)
Right now, the hotel is offering a great deal where travelers can Get Away Two Times Faster by earning double the Starwood points by booking a stay from May 1st to June 22nd. We suggest that you take advantage of this great offer for you spring travel needs, whether it be business or pleasure. Also, don’t miss out on the Grand Central Terminals’s Centennial celebration with events all year around! One upcoming event is the Grand Getaway Day on May 22nd highlighting vacations north of the station. Hop on a train to Connecticut up state New York or a B&B in Vermont. With all of the point’s you just earned, you may just have scored a free vacation!