The Row NYC

On Monday evening I attended the Johnson & Wales University's New York City Alumni Networking event hosted at The Row NYC, a hotel right in the heart of Midtown. At 5:45pm we were offered to take a tour of the property before the mixer actually started. I love learning the "ins" and "outs" of hotels, one of the reason's I attended a well know Culinary and Hospitality institution.

Our tour started in the lobby where we learned that District M, is a cafe in the morning and pizza bar at night. It also homes the only conventional meeting space throughout the entire property. You will find the bar to your left and stadium style seating to your right.

Did you know that the hotel is home to the first indoor food market, City Kitchen where guests can eat some of the best dishes of NYC? City Kitchen is home to seven of the most "buzzed" about restaurateurs. Vendors included are: Azuki, Dough, Luke's Lobster, Whitman's, Box, Gabriela's and Kuro Obi. From burger's to sushi and fish taco's to doughnuts you are covered. My next trip to New York City will include a stop to City Market.

Next up we headed up to see two guest rooms. There are 28 floors and guest rooms start on the 3rd floor, the same floor as the fitness center.

After you exit the elevator you are greeted by these murals on both ends of the hallway.

Murals at end of hallways.
 On the tour we learned that the room numbers are colors and correspond with the NYC subway system which I thought was extremely interesting.
King Room
We were able to see both a King room as well as a room with two double beds. Bathrooms are all white and pristine. You have your normal room amenities. In the room above we learned that they have a water bottle and on every other floor their are water fountains to fill the bottles with. Being close to Central Park, you can grab the bottle and hit the park for a walk or run. 

How cool is it that the room key can then become a luggage tag after your stay. 

Front of Room Key
Back of Room Key
 We concluded our tour to learn that Cyc Fitness and Glam & Go are residences in The Row as well and you receive a discount as at guest of the hotel if you use either service during your stay.

After the tour we headed back to District M to connect with fellow alumni. I continued to conquer my fear and talk to 3 complete strangers and it felt amazing. I am learning what I want, who I want to be and use my voice. As someone with a strong outgoing personality I shy away from conversations with strangers, but continue to work on that. 

If you are coming into the city and looking for a place to stay in the heart of everything, close to mass transit I would 100 percent recommend The Row NYC. 

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