09, 2006 Be a Part of It…New York, New York - Take
a Tour of the Very Best, Most Unique, Exciting Places in the Big
by Robin Roth
plane lands in the city that never sleeps, you hop into a famous
yellow cab, and THEN you feel the excitement the minute you step
into the Marriott Marquis Hotel. You know at once… YOU ARE IN MANHATTAN!
GRAND city of New
York, there are so many places you can stay. Let me introduce you to
one of the best hotels in which I have had the pleasure of staying.
The New York Marriott Marquis is fantastic and for
SO many reasons.
with, you know the Blonde loves her Starbucks and there are two, yes
readers I said two, right in the hotel. I was a VERY happy Blonde!
That said, we can now move on….
Marriott Marquis is located right in the heart of Times Squareand Broadway’s exciting theater
district. You will be in the perfect location and close to
everything (that includes shopping, ladies)! It doesn’t get better
than that! New York
City is at your fingertips! This landmark 49-story hotel is the
largest Marriott in the world and was designed by John
Portman. It has amazing architectural interest including a
37-story atrium with 12 glass enclosed elevators which are state of
the art. All of the 1,946 guest rooms are not only lovely and
spacious, but comfortably appointed. I HAVE to take a moment to brag
about the inviting beds at this hotel (as well as all of the New
York Marriott hotels). Have you ever flown in an airplane, looked
out the window at the enormous, white, puffy clouds and just
thought, how wonderful it would feel to simply lye down on them?
THAT is EXACTLY what it feels like, in reality, to sleep on the
Marriott Marquis beds! It was so comfortable and cozy, from the
perfect mattress right down to the brand new duvet comforter and the
many freshly puffed, soft, white pillows. It truly was the best
night sleep I have had in a very long time! When you wake up in the
morning, you will find a USA Today Newspaper waiting for you right
outside your door! Furthermore, when you make your reservation, ask
for a view of Times Square. It is an
amazing sight that you shouldn’t miss and many of the rooms offer
this spectacular view.
of you exercise nuts out there who wouldn’t think of missing a singe
day, you will be in workout heaven. Their new fitness center is not
only FREE but open 24 HOURS A DAY! 24 HOURS a day! You will enjoy a
great workout in this 4,000 square foot space that provides state of
the art equipment AND a view. How cool and unusual is
you are on business, in the city to have some fun, or on a New York get-away
vacation, you will be provided with a complete range of amenities
and services. I suggest that you go for the full experience and stay
on the concierge floor. You are guaranteed to be spoiled with
wonderful treats in its clubroom as well as in your room.
hungry? There are several restaurants in the hotel such as Katen
(sushi bar), the Encore Restaurant (for all-day dining) and The
View. After a full day of fun or business, go ahead and stop at the
dramatic Atrium Lounge for classic cocktails or step into the
Broadway Lounge and enjoy your drink while you overlook the lights
If you can’t be
in your own home, this is the next best thing, and perhaps even
better! Go, treat yourself and stay at the Marriott Marquis and
enjoy every single NEW YORK SECOND!
The Marriott has several other hotels in the city from
which to choose. For reservations, simply visit www.marriott.com or call
800-2289290. GO, AND BE A PART OF IT!
The View Restaurant
The View offers a quintessential New
York experience from one of Manhattan’s highest points. Make this restaurant
your first stop when you land in the city, especially if you stay at
the Marriott Marquis (and I advise that you do)! DON’T FORGET TO
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE, as this is a real hot
world-renowned restaurant is a big treat, for not only is it
beautiful, but it offers its guests fabulous food, great service,
and the most spectacular view of Manhattan. The View is truly romantic if you are
with that someone special. It is also a great spot to dine in
because it will most assuredly impress your business guests!
New York’s only
revolving rooftop restaurant. The signature revolving floor provides
diners with a 360 degree turn every 58 minutes. In this
one-of-a-kind restaurant you will enjoy the thrill of seeing the
whole city AND its famous twinkling lights while you dine. How cool
is led by an all-star team including chef de cuisine Fabian Ludwig,
master mixologist Dale DeGroff, and consulting wine expert Kevin
Zraly. Almost everything at The View has been updated including the
two express elevators that transport guests directly form the third
floor to the restaurant. The View presents a regular menu as well as
a two-course pre-theater menu. On Sundays, catch the spectacular
feast on The View’s brunch buffet which includes an extensive
selection of hot and cold dishes, made-to-order omelets, freshly
baked pastries, and seasonal fruits and cheeses. It is awesome! My
mouth is watering just remembering it! Ladies there is a chocolate
fountain with ready-to-dip berries, pretzel sticks, and marshmallows
as well as other decadent desserts. Don’t worry—the hotel’s gym is
open 24/7 to work off this, ‘to die for
a few tips and suggestions for dinner. My lovely waitress Joyeve
Paiffy and waiter David Wilkins helped guide me through the creative
menu selections. To start, you have to order the divine, huge, fresh
shrimp cocktail with three sauces that I recommend you mix together.
Next definitely try the Caesar Salad. Although it is not tossed at
your table, it is well done and yummy! For your entrée, you simply
cannot go wrong with the porcini-dusted Filet Mignon that is
exquisitely prepared. The Rack of Lamb is elegant, delicious, and
pretty as a picture! If you are a Duck or Osso Bucco lover, you have
come to the right place! They are prepared to perfection. I also
suggest the Broccoli Rabe. The View New York Tasting Menu is amazing
as well and I highly recommend it. For dessert, try the Ice Cream
and Sorbet Palette selections. They are WONDERFUL and adorable, as
they are served in tiny homemade chocolate dipped cones. The
Chocolate Lava Cake is amazing as well. Oh what the heck, order the
whole dessert menu!
you stay at the Marriott Hotel or not, don’t miss this complete
dining experience!!!! YOU WILL THANK ME! ENJOY!
View of Times Square from the hotel room - Photo by Robin Roth
Marriott Marquis hotel room
new elevators at the Marriott Marquis
Salad at The View - Photo by
Delectable desserts at The View - Photo by