Le Parker Meridien is located on 56th between 6th and 7th just blocks from central park and every theatre you could possibly want to visit.
The Le Parker Meridien is a modern, luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan that makes you feel like you’ve entered another world. The staff is impeccable and accommodating. Upon my arrival to NYC, the temperatures had soared past 100 degrees and I was dripping in sweat by the time I got the hotel. The lobby was cool, check-in quick and I was soon in my room – I was upgraded to a junior suite – where I could cool off.
The room was incredibly large by NYC standards. My junior suite had a desk, wet-bar area w/mini-bar (stocked and incredibly expensive!) a lovely living room area with a comfy couch and a TV wall that swiveled 180 degrees so it could be watched in the bedroom or living room. The bathroom was large, with a wonderful shower and Peter Thomas Roth products – which I adore. The Le Meridien touches are everywhere. One bright orange wash cloth, a terry cloth robe with an orange belt, chic bedding & fabulous pillows!
My first night I tried one of the Burger Joint’s famous burgers – it was amazing. I had onion straws, mushrooms and cheddar cheese. As the reviews say – there’s almost always a line for the Burger Joint, hidden behind a curtain in the hotel lobby – so expect to wait a few minutes for their delicious burgers. The second night, I tried room service. They were very fast! Not feeling well, I decided to try some matzo ball soup which was filled with fresh chicken, carrots, onions and celery. The matzo balls were just like my mom makes – light and fluffy. It is true, when you are sick, matzo ball soup is the best remedy. I had a side of cheesy mac-n-cheese which was very, very rich and creamy, hot tea and a milkshake. I think I overdosed on milk! It was all marvelous though!
I used the concierge to book a spa appointment. The hotel’s spa – Gravity – offers massages, but I was in the mood for a manicure/pedicure. They booked me at a local spa about ½ a block away, called Escape. I was fully expecting to pay $150 for the services, but was pleasantly surprised to find very, very reasonable prices ($35 pedicure, $29 manicure) I was so surprised by the prices, I decided to add on 30 minutes of reflexology for $50. The staff was welcoming and the spa was clean. I would definitely return to Escape Day Spa anytime I’m in NYC! Check out my review of Escape Spa NYC.
The location is so convenient – made it easy to work and play! I love the Le Meridien brand, and I was thrilled with my visit to Le Parker Meridien. I would highly recommend a stay anytime you’re in the city.
Swivel TV Wall
Best Do Not Disturb Sign EVER!