The Blizzard of 2015, appropriately dubbed “Juno,” caught New York a bit off guard and made life challenging for locals and tourists alike. With over 6,000 flights canceled and rumors of another snowstorm scheduled to hit over the weekend, thousands of travelers and NYC visitors from around the world can’t see the end of their vacation past the thick sheet of white. Luckily, there are some hotels around town going the extra mile to make their guests feel better about the abysmal forecast. These NYC luxury hotels accommodate snow stranded guests.
The luxurious Hotel Plaza Athénée on East 64th Street is offering stranded guests the ability to easily upgrade into suites to make them feel like they’re at home for as long as the snow keeps them from returning to their real one. Adding on a complimentary continental breakfast so guests don’t have to brave the elements and upgrades available at Spa Valmont, which is luckily still open, the Plaza Athénée aims to ease the bite caused by the elements outside.
The Sanctuary Hotel in Times Square is taking guests’ travel plans into their own hands, providing up-to-date flight information and status updates for those waiting to hear when they can fly out. They’re also offering to house many of the neighboring businesses’ employees who need to be able to get back to the office easily.
Their S.T.A.R. (Service Tailored to Any Request) concierge team is also providing guests with assistance in rebooking flights since that’s the last thing those struggling with snarled flights want to tackle. The owners, Hank Freid and Brandon Freid, have also checked into the hotel to make sure every guest has their needs met. It’s no wonder why they are repeat recipients of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
The chic OUT Hotel is also going the extra mile as well, offering the ability to take a picturesque view of the snow from their hot tubs located in a massive glass-enclosed atrium to provide Instagram and Facebook-worthy memories. With almost all staffers bunking up on property the hotel is running without any shortage of services.
Snow in New York City can be beautiful, but it can also be a hassle if you’re not prepared. This winter, make sure you know where to go to have your best hotel snow day when the next flurries start to fall.