It's been a tough year for my family, so we decided to experience a NYC Christmas for the first time... I actually have reservations at both the JW and the East Side. We were looking for a good, central location that is elegant and upscale. Also, the lounge is very important for us (GOLD members)! Both seem elegantly appointed on the outside/lobby (pictures), but in reality are there differences? Rooms? Lounge? Which would be a "better" choice, (especially because I am not using points and there is a price difference)? I heard that the JW is due for remodeling, so I was a bit worried... If anyone has insights I would REALLY appreciate it! We'll be there from Dec. 22-29.
Thank you ALL!!