Trump International NYC 5-Star Staycation

Just a week after finishing grad school, I checked into the Trump International Hotel turning an apartment-flood-disaster into 5-star staycation.

While balancing my time between work, shopping and repairing the apartment, I’ve barely had time to update this blog. But now that my time at the Trump is coming to an end, I’m finally getting around to posting a review of this real life Tower Heist -inspiring, Central Park gem.

Like floating above Central Park

First off, the timing was perfect as the day I checked-in happened to be just after they finished an $8 million renovation including a 55-foot heated Pure Salt pool and steam room! Loved the Trump Spa slippers and robes. The water bottles… not so much.

Hope Arsenio fires designer of this water bottle...

The staycation coincided with my birthday (sadly no Karl run-ins this year) so the lovely front desk managers graciously accommodated my visiting guests (and their kids!), and even sent a bottle of champagne to the room!

Ordering room service became a highlight of my day as Jean-George’s Nougoutine is just downstairs and the outside terrace is one of my favorite in the city.

Lobster tempura with butter cabbage... Yum!

And even though I haven’t made it to Paris recently, I almost dropped my Chanel when I saw what housecleaning left on the flat screen… Paris me manque…toujours.

The Trump Channel

The Trump Channel features photos of international landmarks... including my favorite one!

And last but not least, my favorite thing about the hotel was the staff. Besides an ongoing search for missiong Pucci and Missoni bikinis (I’m hoping they are found in the laundry), the staff has been exceptionally accommodating. Even if you’ve seen Tower Heist, and remember the warm and friendly community of staffers, you will be surprised at just how happy everyone here seems.