Sleeping Around: The Tuscany, A St. Giles Luxury Hotel
By Shari Hartford
Tucked away on 39th Street and just steps away from Grand Central Station is the comfortable Tuscany—A St. Giles Luxury Hotel. Whether you are a business or a leisure traveler, the ambiance feels more like a homey New York City apartment than a hotel. With just 124 rooms, there is just enough intimacy to allow for personalized service. And speaking of service, the front desk staff was by far the most efficient and pleasant I have ever encountered in a hotel. They remembered my name instantly and were there for any and all q&a. I eavesdropped on a conversation the two young men had with a couple of clueless tourists who were happily sent on their way after many minutes of patient detailed explaining. I don’t think I could have done that.
My corner studio room was contemporary and amply sized. The hardwood floor entry way further solidified the “apartment” feel of the room. With an over-sized bathroom, all the electronic bells and whistles we have come to expect from a luxury hotel and excellent bed linens, pillows and mattress, my short stay felt like a mini vacation. Add to that a lobby bar that serves signature cocktails and light fare and the Tuscany should be top of the list when midtown beckons.
For more information, see stgilesnewyork.com
Shari Hartford is the former managing editor for Diversion magazine, where she wrote about travel in the northeast and cruising. She is currently a freelance writer and editor based in her hometown of New York City.