Last night, I attended a networking event at The Rickey located at the Dream Hotel Midtown in New York City. This cozy, vintage-style lounge supplied the perfect atmosphere for this event sponsored by Travel Massive NYC and American Society of Travel Agents.
I knew there are other Dream Hotels on this planet, but I didn’t realize that there are two Dream Hotels in Manhattan with two on the way, and that there are also Dream Hotels in Miami and Los Angeles and as far away as Thailand.
The Dream Midtown itself is extremely central and convenient to all there is to do in NYC – it is a boutique hotel, with an after-hours flair.
I met Ashlee Thomas, Director and Sales and Marketing for the hotel, and she asked if I would like a tour. Of course, I said YES.
The lobby is currently being renovated and the hallways are next in line. I loved this fishtank in the middle of the lobby.
I was given the choice between seeing a standard room or the hotel Guesthouse (aka Presidential Suite). Of course, I chose to see the Guesthouse!
With reservations from $2,000 per night (yikes), the hotel describes the Guesthouse as:
The luxurious new presidential suite features up to three bedrooms & magnificent white marble bathrooms, a spacious living room, kitchenette and stunning views of Columbus Circle. The GuestHouse is perfect for extended stays, dynamic gatherings or travelers looking for a lavish getaway.
The layout was loft-like – there were no walls to speak of except for the bathroom itself. There was an airy curtain between the main room and the bath area.
Overall, the Guesthouse was modern and and stunning. The lines were sharp but the feel was comfortable. I imagined a rock band, or perhaps a CEO, or just a couple out to celebrate their accomplishments in style. Ms. Thomas explained that there were adjoining rooms that could function as extra bedrooms (ergo, the up to three bedrooms in the hotel website description).
Here are some photos I took of the Guesthouse.
I should note that there were very big price tags on those bottles on the table, many (or all?) over $100. Okay rockstars, that was fun!