|My view from ONE UN New York|
As expected, my spacious deluxe room on the 38th floor came equipped with myriad amenities such as a comfy king bed, luxurious linens, down pillows, a 40-inch HDTV, an elegant bath with a walk-in shower larger than some NYC living rooms, and a custom desk with wireless internet and an iPod docking station.Now let's get to the unexpected: the view. I've stayed in my share of upscale hotels, but no accommodations have ever boasted a panorama like this. I had read about these skyline views at ONE UN New York, but seeing the city from this vantage point was truly spectacular.
I also received a guided hotel tour, wine and appetizers in the Skyline Club, an exclusive 30th-floor lounge with city views from yet another perspective. And a little later, the Skyscraper Curator provided details of some of the most iconic NYC buildings, all just outside the hotel's windows.
My stay at this hotel was truly a treat! Aside from the fantastic accommodations and food, I can't say enough about the staff at ONE UN New York. Every member was pleasant, obliging, and available. In fact, I left the charger for my brand new iPhone in the outlet adjacent to the bed, but didn't realize it until I went to recharge my phone at home around midnight. I knew it was a long-shot, but I called the hotel on Wednesday and spoke with Myles in housekeeping. They had my charger and said I could pick it up at any time. That's what I call top-notch service.
|My time at the ONE UN New York was a staycation and truly a treat.|
About the area
One UN New York is conveniently located on East 44th Street near the United Nations Headquarters. Only a 10-minute walk to Grand Central Terminal and a 20-minute walk to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building, transportation, great restaurants, shopping, and attractions are minutes away. Nearby Grand Central offers five subway lines providing a quick trip to Midtown West or Downtown. The M42 cross-town bus runs on 42nd Street with easy access to the theatre district, and the M15 Select Bus Service runs north on First Avenue and south on Second Avenue for a quick trip to other neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Gramercy Park, or the Lower East Side.