Hotel Elysee: Pure Elegance

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Not only is Hotel Elysee in a fabulous location (it is close to Central Park), but it also screams luxury and elegance. As soon as I walked into the hotel I was cheerfully greeted by staff and checked in right away. “Welcome, I see you have the Presidential Suite. You have a great room.” He was not lying, it was a great room, indeed! As I opened the door to the room, I was taken aback by the gorgeous design of the room and the beautiful furniture that filled it. I can only describe it as old New York meets Paris.

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Greeting me in the room was a lovely bottle of wine and box of chocolates. How did they know that wine and chocolates is the way to this girls heart? Walking around the main room, I realized it had everything that you’d ever want in your own home. There was a long dining table, couches in front of a fireplace, a writing desk, flat screen television, chairs that were as comfortable as a couch and beautiful paintings around the room. This place is (considerably!) better than my apartment. To top it off there was even a grand piano! I don’t think my child like rendition of Chopsticks was really what it was made for. There was also a full kitchen in case, I felt the urge to cook, which I must admit is a rarity.

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The beautiful decor continued into the bedroom, which was as equally stunning as the main room. Attached to the bedroom was a full terrace with a table and chairs, making it a perfect spot to sit and eat your breakfast, as you watch all the morning hustle of Midtown Manhattan.

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After I got settled in my room, I headed down to the Club Room where guests are offered complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres every night from 5pm-8pm. The Club Room did not disappoint. The room itself was huge, so there was plenty of room for guests to sit and relax at tables or couches while also being able to keep a level of privacy if you so wish. That being said, it is a fantastic area to socialize with other guests. My friend Julia and I sat by two guests of the hotel and ended up exchanging stories while enjoying our wine and food.

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In the morning, guests are also offered complimentary breakfast. It had a great variety ranging from bagels, pastries, cereals, fruit, yogurt and coffee, as well an impressive assortment of tea. Everything was incredibly fresh and delicious. I had to run out early, so thankfully they had “to go” cups, so that you are able to take your tea or coffee on the road. During the day, the Club Room has coffee, tea, fruits and cookies incase you want to grab an afternoon pick me up or hangout and relax as there is also a library filled with books, magazines and newspapers along with a computer which is conveniently connected to a printer incase you need anything.

If you don’t want to lose out on your workout routine, guests receive complimentary passes to the New York Sports Club which is only a few short blocks away from the hotel! Each room has a couple of bottles of water included so you will be all set for the gym!

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Thank you to Hotel Elysee for providing our stay. All opinions are, as always, my own. 

37 thoughts on “Hotel Elysee: Pure Elegance

  1. Hotel Elysee sounds way beyond any place I’ve stayed in N.Y. so far! The next time I need to impress my clients I’ll know where to go! Thanks for the great review.

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  2. That suite is beautiful, it’s like a bedroom within a palace! I would consider staying here…uhum in the presidential suite.. the next time I am in NY 🙂

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  3. Wow this place is beautiful! It reminds me of those old time movies filmed in NY, I would feel such a princess in a place like this!

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    • No 😦 I used to take lessons from my Grandfather when I was a child but I forgot it all. I proved that when I tried to play during my stay!

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  4. Beautiful suite! I absolutely love the terrace theres nothing that I like more than been on a terrace looking out the city (during the summer and early fall).

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    • Not at all. There was variety to choose from. Everything was delicious and fresh. It is not a restaurant so you can’t expect a giant omelet! 😛

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  5. Well I’m more of a mid-century scandinavian design gal but it is a beautiful suite. And “old New York meets Paris”? You took the words out of my mouth! I think my favorite was the terrace for sure. Not a fan of the tub… was expecting something sumptuous and huge… 😦

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    • I felt like was just the right size 😉 I don’t need a giant shower. The bed however…. that was huge! There’s nothing I love more than laying across a oversized bed when I go to sleep!

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  6. The hotel looks good… what I love in staying in hotels they got this happy hour free drinks snd snack in the evening 🙂 its just nice to relax and unwind.

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  7. Oh wow – this place is the definition of luxury – looks amazing, I don’t think my bank account would want to go there though 😛

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