When we walked through a door marked "GENTS W.C." last week, we anticipated a few things. Gleaming faucets. Those extra fluffy hotel-branded paper towelettes. A toilet. Instead, what we found was...an elevator? On the mezzanine floor of the London NYC, it seems the gents have to traverse a separate service elevator area in order to reach the public bathrooms, which are located directly above the check-in area.
For building workers who are in the know, this is excellent news. What could be handier than an elevator that opens directly onto the men's room? For those of us exploring the hotel for the first time (on a rainy afternoon, we enjoy nothing more), we found the layout slightly disorienting. Here's a step-by-step guide to actually finding the W.C. behind the W.C. sign.
1. Enter through the marked door (shown above).
2. When you encounter these two elevators, continue down the small corridor and hang a right.
3. Find a second "GENTS W.C."-marked door, and enter.
4. Behold, a bathroom!
Now, you didn't think we would let the London NYC off the hook that easily, did you? What kind of Bathroom Tuesday would it be without a proper video tour of a private room? See below. As for the above predicament, things could be worse. At least we weren't walked in on.