That's San Francisco in the rear view mirror as we head to New York City for another monumental stay.. Get that St. Regis before the points rate explodes!!
Unique Hotel # 493.. The Maxwell New York City, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. This hotel was formally a W. The first in the W brand. I watched the rate and boy was it low. I was backed up on this rate watch by the man among men of rate watchers.. erc!! He too saw this anomaly and it caused us to go deep in the hotel reviews. Oh my!!! This place may be a dump!!. I gave it a few months and decided to take the plunge. For $94 with a 7500 bonus point kicker, it had to be worth the risk, right? Well, it was. The young lady at check-in even waved that dreaded destination fee.
They have a long way to go...they're spending millions..but the staff was great, the location was great, the upgraded corner suite was very nice. The breakfast was just okay, but overall, if you can get that low rate, grab it. This won't stay down for long.
#494 The St. Regis New York. My first St Regis. The price here never gets low...The date I was looking for never dropped below $685 for the cheapest room. The 60,000 points for one night was going to expire and jump soon, so it had to be done. Now, let's see if this Suite Night Awards thing can pay off. BINGO!!!! The Madison Suite was requested and...…….Yes!!!!!!!!! It was granted. What a hotel, what a room, what a breakfast, what a location!!!! A truly outstanding experience. Missed out on the ride in the Bentley, but for my one and maybe only St Regis stay, it was grand. As far as the signature cocktail in the King Cole Bar, yes, by all means, order up a Red Snapper.