Thursday, July 14, 2011

Girls Getaway to NYC - Trump Soho

The name Trump is synonymous with “the best,” so I was well prepared to encounter an exceptional level of hospitality during my stay at the Trump SoHo New York. Located on Spring Street and just blocks away from some of the city’s best galleries, boutiques and restaurants, this 46-story luxury property is home to guests and owners of the 391 guestrooms and suites.

I was worried the hotel would reflect an “opulent” Trump-esque feel to it (after all, I have seen the inside of his house on TV). Although that décor is nice to look at, it certainly isn’t my taste or the atmosphere I want to spend three nights in. However, when I arrived at the 46-story property, I immediately felt at home. From the welcoming staff to the grand yet intimate lobby, this hotel has a boutique feel to it despite its large capacity. The décor is reminiscent of the old neighborhood with woods, metals, chocolates and browns, all providing a very comfortable feel, which is not easily done in a hotel.

I checked in and arrived at my suite on the 27th floor. Unlike many cramped hotel rooms in NYC, the suite featured a huge bathroom, plus a half bath, living room, microwave and ample storage space. But the best feature was its incredible views of the city’s spectacular skyline, the Hudson River, Empire State Building and the surrounding neighborhoods, which were accessible by a touch of a button by opening and closing the drapes in the living room, bedroom and bathroom. In fact, the bedroom featured floor to ceiling windows on two walls. The views were breathtaking!

Located on the seventh floor, the 6,000 square-foot outdoor pool deck provided a relaxing Sunday afternoon atmosphere for me and the girls. Although lounge chairs were difficult to come by, Peter finally reserved some space for us and we indulged in the sunny NYC day and alfresco cocktails from the full-service Bar d’ Eau, which is open seasonally during the summer.

At first glace, the 11,000-square-foot Spa at Trump, located on the seventh and eighth floors, appeared to be a typical luxury hotel spa. However, I soon learned that it is home to two separate luxury hammam rooms (a Turkish bath that functions like a steam bath but with a focus on water), the first in New York and something I have never seen in a U.S. spa before. A must do! And if an all-day spa day is what you and the girls are seeking, you can reserve one of Trump SoHo’s three luxurious spa suites, located on the eighth floor. At Spa at Trump, each person’s spa journey caters to the individual guest’s desires, expressed through his or her selected Trump Personal Intention: Calm, Balance, Purify, Heal or Revitalize.

And the Trump Soho has several packages guaranteed to help you make the most of your NYC getaway. From the Retail Therapy Package (starting at $387/night) to the Escape to New York Package at $414/night to the Diamond Indulgence Package for $29,000 for two nights, there is something to fit every budget.

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