Welcome to our regular Monday feature, Pitch Your Hotel, where we let hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell us on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest. And believe us, the competition is fierce these days. So sit back, relax and listen to them explain why their hotels are worthy of your hard-earned dollars or rewards points.
GEM Hotels is a fairly new collection of independent boutique hotels that have opened up in NYC. The collection has only three locations--Chelsea, Soho/LES and Midtown West. These are small hotels with small rooms but at budget-friendly prices and with lots of perks.
What the rooms lack in size, they make up for in comforts like complimentary Wolfgang Puck coffee in the rooms, turndown service, free WiFi, flatscreen TVs, bathrobes and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.
And even outside the rooms, the hotel continues to offer guests perks and useful services that don't require a lengthy consultation with a concierge or an added fee.
The GEMmine chalkboards in the lobby list activities and events that guests might be interested in as well as restaurant suggestions--all of them nearby. Guests can even make their own suggestions for the board based on what they experience.
And while there's no bar or restaurant on site, the GEM hotels are ok with that. Here GEM Hotels Director of Hospitality, Michael Sullivan, gives us three reasons why his hotels are "gems" worth discovering.