#KimptonLove at #musehotelny

There’s nothing I like better than staying in a hotel, and there’s no better hotel in which to stay than a Kimpton. This coming weekend I’ll be trying out their Muse Hotel in New York while returning to ‘Sunset Boulevard’. The only other New York Kimpton hotel I’ve tried was 70 Park Avenue – and it was delightful (back when it was under Kimpton ownership – it has since shifted to new management). I’ve enjoyed their properties in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA however, so I’m not sure why I don’t try their NY locations more often.

From the animal-print robes to the proliferation of those ‘Raid the Mini-bar’ credits offered by their Karma Rewards program (it’s free to join, and more than worth it if you spend any time in a Kimpton), they have a way of making their guests feel like part of a big happy family (especially during their happy wine hours). It’s a sense of community and camaraderie missing from so many major hotel chains, and part of the Kimpton charm that keeps me coming back for more.

Far more important than those touches of whimsy and delight, this is a company that cares about its clients. That care is evident and genuine in ways small and large, from a simple note of welcome to a concern for their guest’s well-being. (It can also be found in a Tweet on their very engaging Twitter account.)

As for the Muse, it will be calling my name this weekend. The bar/restaurant on premises (NIOS) looks intriguing – and with our notoriously fickle weather it’s nice having a safe haven close to a home-away-from-home. I’m also scoping out hotels for an upcoming Broadway trip with my Mom, and if the Muse proves a worthy home base for a Broadway excursion, we may be making a repeat reservation come May.

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