My top reasons for loving West 57th Street by Hilton Club are the location in NYC, personable and stable staff, lounge and wide reservation window exclusive to owners there.
I have been a member of Hilton Grand Vacations for over 10 years. My personal favorite resort has become West 57th Street by Hilton Club; my initial purchase there was in 2008. I love visiting New York City, which was my impetus for purchasing at that location. West 57th Street was a purpose built resort for HGV, a location built from the ground up for vacation ownership. There are studios and one-bedroom units there which are exquisitely decorated. The fitness center there is perfect for a quick workout.
The staff there is very personable and several members of the staff have even been there since it opened in 2009. I am always personally greeted by Orvie, the Bellman! Check-in is always pleasant with service by Jennifer and Elvis. It is the personal attention that owners receive at this location which makes the experience very special. Recently, I was treated to a bottle of wine and chocolates waiting for me in my room with a lovely note from the manager.
My favorite amenity there is the owners’ lounge. The owners’ lounge has a wonderful breakfast buffet. There is always an excellent selection of cereals, egg dishes, fruits, waffles, yogurt, juices and coffee. In the early evening, there is a cocktail hour with a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres and cheeses, accompanied by a selection of wine and beer. I always enjoy meeting other owners in the lounge to share tips on current plans in NYC or vacation tips to other HGV locations or Hilton hotels.
The West 57th location is outstanding, located in the same block as Carnegie Hall. It is a short walk to Central Park, Broadways shows, several museums and Times Square. I love to stroll up 5th Avenue because there is an abundance of restaurants to enjoy. Through the Elevated Rewards, there are discounts to several restaurants nearby.
On my most recent trip in July, which was for a quick weekend trip, we went to see Bette Midler in “Hello Dolly!” The performance was so enjoyable and was the highlight of the ladies trip…most of my trips to NYC include show tickets and friends!
I enjoy visiting NYC twice each year, so I recently added a second week to my vacation ownership at West 57th. The reservation window there is very wide for owners which is also a great perk to ownership there!