A few days ago I had the pleasure of attending a luncheon with a group of writers and bloggers as we toured the uber luxurious hotel, The London NYC, a posh hotel offering families and those on a business incredible amenities from spacious suites to a gorgeous health club and fine dining by Gordon Ramsey. Our group was dubbed "The London Ladies" and I loved how The London brought together a diverse group of women who were taking their careers into their own hands as freelancers and owners of their own websites. It was wonderful to meet new women in NYC and hear their stories about their careers and how they got into the arena of blogging.
While chatting, we also had the chance to eat at Gordon Ramsay at the London where I enjoyed sampling of the menu as prepared by the Chef Markus Glocke. From avocado soup to mini burgers to delicious bites of salmon and tuna, the menu was increbily tasty and sophistacted - offering a diverse range of options for virtually every palate. Another interesting feature of the hotel is that guests can actually dine in the kitchen at the Chefs Table where they have the chance to sample an array of food items bases on what Markus and his sous chefs comes up with. I love the unique dining options and how the London offers guests an inside look at what goes on in the kitchen. The London also offers delicious options like high tea, signature cocktails and bar fare, and informal dining options at the Maze where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or week-end brunch.
After a delicious lunch, the tour started as we took the elevator up to one of the hotel's signature suites. The London is entirely comprised of suites - so every traveler can rest assured that they will have space. While looking through the room, I loved the rich and modern design that was complete with blue cushions, a giant chest, a living room area with an LCD TV and a posh bathroom with an over-sized shower head. Also, all of the rooms include free Wi-Fi and they have cribs to accomodate families.
After the one-bedroom suite tour, we went up to the sky suites where we had the chance to enjoy a glass of champagne while overlooking a breathtaking view of Manhattan. The suite itself was also something to be admired complete with its 650 to 950 square feet of space, large living area with customized stylish gold seating, a formal dining area and a bath area with an oversized shower, soaking tub, upgraded amenities, heated flooring and heated towel racks. The room also has two LCD TV's, a king-sized bed, custom closets, and an incredible sound system. The design was also incredibly "homey" and warm thanks to the personal and unique touches by designer David Collins. Throughout the hotel I noticed how he created a visual and warm environment that was both functional and stylish. The sky suites can also be converted into a apartment spaces when you book two adjacent rooms, which is ideal for families where older kids can sleep in one area and parents the next.
I was blown away by the 2,500 square feet and two floor living abode with its stunning 180 degree views of Manhattan. Also designed by David Collins, the Penthouse was the ultimate in sophistication complete with an open living floor plan, dining and entertaining space, full service kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths with heating flooring, and immaculate attention with comfy linens, plush cushions, custom cabinets, and gorgeous pieces of art decorated throughout the space. The details were rather impressive and showed how staying at the London takes on a whole new level of sophistication and class.
With attention to detail, gorgeous design and delicious food options, The London NYC is truly a cut above the rest where families or women traveling on business can enjoy luxurious amenities as they take refuge in a comforting and stylish environment with an elite team that has a lot to make your time in NYC unique.