Recently The New York Helmsley (or The Ol’ Bitch as I use to call it) was remodeled and reopened as The Westin New York Grand Central. As the name would imply, it is just blocks from Grand Central Station.
The new hotel has 774 guest rooms that are all beautifully updated and fairly spacious. The Heavenly Bed the Westin brand promotes proved to live up to its name when I collapsed in my room after work.The room includes a very functional desk business travelers will appreciate; complete with desk level outlets to charge your phone and laptop as well as a solid internet connection and plenty of desk space.While the bathroom isn’t luxurious, it certainly is sufficient and provides enough space for a quick visit. The Westin NY Grand Central is located off of 3rd Avenue at 212 East 42nd Street. Its close proximity to my office and ample sized rooms ensures I’ll be returning to this new Starwood Hotel property.