What's In the Bag at the Buckingham NYC?
There are few things in hotel world quite like a breakfast in bed, but most of them are exceedingly overpriced. Which is why we were surprised last night, as we checked into the Buckingham Hotel in New York, to see that the room service menu sitting on our pillow was a flat rate of $9.95 plus tax for breakfast.
And although it wasn’t exactly Eggs Benedict – you get a choice of a pastry or granola bar, fruit, cereal or yogurt, juice and tea and coffee – seeing as we landed really late and had to work all morning, we ordered it. Reception told us it was an outside company that brought it, and we wondered how they’d manage all the trays.
This is how. This bag was delivered to us this morning and here’s what was in it:
Cereal, a blueberry muffin, OJ, coffee, a brownish banana and a glass of non fat milk for the Special K. Apart from the banana (we like ours green) it was just what we felt like – and all that at a restaurant would probably have topped $10 anyway. We approve
Other things we like about the hotel – there’s free wifi in the lounge on the second floor, the rooms (all suites) are big, and, most importantly, the lighting in the room is probably the best for working or reading that we’ve seen for a good year or two. Disclosure: yes, we spend most of our hotel stays on work time rather than sexy time, so we notice these things.
Full disclosure: juliab is staying as a guest of the hotel as part of an article for a UK newspaper, but all views expressed are her own.