Monday, June 26, 2006
I stayed at the W Times Square, which was a nice hotel, even though it's trying extremely hard to be hip. When you walk into the 7th floor lobby, you are greeted by a massive glass bar, aromatherapy candles going all the time, mood lighting, and ambient house music. At all times. It's a cool effect, but a little over the top. I mean, black hallways? I had to lighten this picture a lot so you could even see what I'm talking about. It's way darker than this normally.
On the other hand, there's a big LCD tv in front of the bed, which immediately redeems the place for me. This should be standard everywehere:
There's also the matter of the view, which from my 37th floor room was pretty nice.
The Times Square location was fine for getting around, which was the intent. I tried not to spend a ton of time there since I don't like chain restaurants when I'm home. No offense to people who do this, and I know there are plenty because these places occupy some of the most expensive real estate in the country, but I'm not flying to New York to eat mall food. We'll talk about what I did eat in a while.