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lunes, 2 de junio de 2014

Edison Hotel, New York City

I am just back after a fabulous if not cold trip to New York where we were lucky enough to stay at the Hotel Edison. I would like to share my thoughts on the hotel with you.

The Edison hotel was built in 1931in true Art Deco style it is situated on 228 West 47th Street just half a block from Times Square and one block from restaurant row. A few steps in either direction and you can enjoy the great theatres of Broadway so the situation of this hotel is perfect. From our bedroom window we could see Times Square.
I unlocked the door and ahead was a small passage that lead into a large corner room. It was very bright as sun streamed in three large windows. And together with the high ceilings made it very light and airy. When you entered the room the first thing you came to was the dressing table / Writing desk which had a drawer with writing paper postcards and a pen also in the drawer was the laundry bag. Above it hung a large round mirror and on top was a lamp and a clock radio. There was a chair to sit at the desk. There were twin beds with wooden headboards and navy patterned bedspreads, between which was a bedside table with lamp and telephone. Above the beds were framed pictures.At the other side of the room was a round table with two comfortable chairs one with matching footstool ( a godsend after a hard day sightseeing) also a standard lamp in the same style as the other lamps in the room they were reminiscent of Rennie McIntosh.
There was a large 4 drawer chest with a cupboard on top which when opened housed a large TV and the remote was on another small table between the windows. The windows were beautifully dressed with nets, cream curtains, pelmets and tiebacks. There were ample plugs for recharging the batteries and a small bin for rubbish.
There were three doors of the room so on further investigation one was a large shelved cupboard that had all the phone books in it. Door two had a full length mirror on the outside and was a walk in wardrobe with loads of hanging space also hooks for coats and a luggage rack plus ironing board and iron. Door three was the bathroom.
Had a bath, shower, toilet and wash hand basin in white with a shelf over the sink, there was also a strip light over the sink and a small opening window behind the toilet. There was also a hairdryer but after seeing blue flashes coming off it decided just to towel dry my hair.