Sheraton New York's update fixes No. 1 guest complaint

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  1. rwoman
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    USA Today: Sheraton New York's update fixes No. 1 guest complaint

    A $160 million renovation to improve the property...
    :)

     
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    Hmm.. rwoman- there were so many things to fix at the Sheraton Manhattan- even a $160 million sounds minimal :) Anyway, good on them for giving it a go (if it works- we will see with the first Trip Report).
     
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    AC is a big deal during a NY summer! :) And you're right...was it ENOUGH?? ;)
     
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    I agree AC is a big deal in NY in the summer months- also agree was 160 mm enough? It seems similar to solving a countries federal deficit (the more money thrown at it, the larger it grows) :)
     
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    The article is about the Sheraton NY Hotel & Towers. The Sheraton name was taken away from the Manhattan and it's now called the Manhattan Hotel.
     
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    Well a very good point indeed Very Good Points! Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    In the upgrades, did they include Free WiFi?
     
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    This is not a hotel that anyone should aspire to staying at. It is serviceable, but that is it.
     
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    You just covered about 95% of all hotels in Manhattan :)
     
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    Let's see.. What else is on the list of things that urgently needs updating...

    Paper thin walls between rooms and street noise comes to mind. Did they fix that? Doubt it, because I saw Henry H post on Facebook last week about not getting any sleep due to noise.

    I've only stayed there once and as a plat I got the smallest hotel rom I've ever gotten (yes, even smaller than the W on Lex). My neighbor came back with a pro at 3am, kept on going for 15 minutes and when I thought it was over, he got on his cell for an hour. It's so poorly insulated that I thought the guy was in my room.

    No thanks...
     
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    These hotels will never offer Free wifi to everyone. It's pretty much an industry standard for these big ones (Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott) to sell wifi to non-elites.
     
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    Why the guy brought a tennis pro back to his room, I'm not sure.
     
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    Certainly not a very good hotel, even by NYC standards, but sometimes it is serviceable when you want an SPG stay credit and everything else is pricing super-high.

    The renovation has improved the property dramatically. The new furniture and colors are a lot nicer. The lounge is meh, but at least it has a lounge. The location can be pretty convenient - right on top of the B/D/E stop at 7th Ave/53rd St, and reasonably close to the N/Q/R at 57th St, and the 1 at 50th St. And within walking distance to most of midtown.

    So, it's sometimes an option and it sucks a lot less than it used to
     
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    I thought the #1 problem was that it exists.

    -David
     
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    Just stayed there....bad experience....the so-called "Executive Lounge" was neither for Executives, nor was it a lounge. More like a nursery or daycare. Way over capacity and a disgusting mess for most of the 5 days I stayed in this hotel.

    Other than free wifi and fitness, not much there for platinums
     
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    Any executive lounge that lets people in based on status is bound to be overcrowded at a certain point.
     
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    Really not selling this hotel guys, so will remember to avoid this one!
     
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    Hilton - either mid-town or Times Square are both near by and both much nicer properties - usually for the same or lower rate. The other Starwoods nearby (W, St. Regis, Parker Meridien) are usually much more expensive.
     
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    They need to Update the Sheraton JFK! The hotel shakes all night.
     

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