The hospitality industry is so important to me. While my “experience” in the industry appears limited to hosting at a fine-dining establishment in Montecito, California throughout college (where I learned how much I love talking to strangers and how to say “excuse me” in Spanish – con permiso), my understanding goes deeper. Everyone probably says that (RME at myself; RME is “rolling my eyes”).
My parents love to go out and they love to travel. Lucky for me, I have reaped the benefits of their loves. I have heard my dad rave about service since I could comprehend what “service” meant, at all types of restaurants and hotels (he was a restaurant guy before going into the Management business). My friends know me as “being into service” (isn’t everyone?). I have formed an opinion about the restaurant industry since moving to NYC: you can get good food anywhere in this city, but you can’t get the service and ambiance everywhere. So when people ask me for recommendations (American Cut, Quality Italian, and Joseph Leonard), it’s the people running the places and vibe of the establishments that have me sending people to them, not just the food (the food is still unreal).
The same goes for hotels. I LOVE hotels. I wish I could live in a hotel (can I just be Serena van der Woodsen circa season 1?). There is nothing better than feeling at home in an establishment that exists to make your life easier and you happier. So when I couldn’t pull together a last minute getaway out of the city recently, I decided to travel $10 south for a little stay-cation. I used HotelTonight to get a great deal at a hotel I’ve been curious about in the city: Nomo SoHo (until now, I had only stayed at Jumeirah Essex House-- now JW Marriott-- and the Trump SoHo – both awesome).
My experience at Nomo Soho was awesome. When I checked in, no standard rooms were available, so the front desk attendant immediately upgraded me to a suite. The killer service did not stop there: I got a phone call about an hour after my room service dinner arrived, inquiring about my enjoyment of the tuna tartare I ordered. The service at Nomo was attentive without being obnoxious. My favorite.
The Nomo was exactly what I needed. A night away at a hotel with large windows in a spacious room (everything is spacious compared to my Chelsea apartment) and excellent service. I strongly recommend Nomo for a trendy hotel in a chic neighborhood at a reasonable price (grab coffee at Saturdays and a mani at Paintbox). And if you have the opportunity to book last minute, absolutely use HotelTonight!
I know I will be taking advantage of their hot deals again in the not-so-distant future.