That new hotel room smell in New York

That new hotel room smell in New York

25th September 2016 1 By Biggsy

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That lovely feeling of finally opening your hotel door after hours and hours of travelling. Followed by dropping your suitcase on the floor and then falling back onto the king-sized bed. Lovingly made with freshly laundered sheets. But imagine doing all that in a brand new hotel room that’s never been slept in before, or better still in a hotel that’s never had any guests in it before, and then better still in New York City! That’s what it was like when I spent 3-4 nights in the INNside New York NoMad hotel on its first day of opening.



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A lovely welcome from the INNside general manager

A lovely welcome from the INNside general manager

Why was I in a brand new hotel?

So how this actually happen? Well I hadn’t intentionally sought out new hotels in NYC, but instead had been invited their through work to present to a team of US salespeople. It just so happened that our conference was to be in this newly opened hotel. The employees behind the desk in reception were just as happy to be there as I was as it was their first day in the hotel too. There were double the number of people behind the desk that were actually needed, but it looked like everybody was learning the ropes and keen to be out on the shop floor, together with all levels of the hotel’s management. It’s not common that you see the staff to be equally as enthused as their guests.

My room's first guest ... after I'd ruffled up the duvet slightly

My room’s first guest … me … after I’d ruffled up the duvet slightly

Everything was so “spick and span” and shiny new that workers were still positioning the pot plants in the outside foyer. We all love that “new car smell” but this was the first time I’d experienced a “new hotel smell”!

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Ths finishing touches being made to the foyer

I’m the first one to do a lot of things in here!

Once in the hotel room, after experiencing the “new lift smell’, I began to think. OK so in this room I’ll be the first person to use the ironing board. The first person to use the hairdryer. I’ll be the first person so open the curtains and stare longingly at the Empire State Building diagonally opposite. Even the first person to use the bathroom …probably the first person to use the toilet?

Room with an empire view!

Room with an empire view!

Of course there are many other things to do in NYC apart from enjoying your new hotel room so make sure to check out these top 3 trips below 🙂

Definitely the first person to use the shower with its freshly stocked Sampar toiletries. Talking of which, post inaugural shower, I cocooned myself in the softest, fluffiest towels I’ve ever had the good fortune to use. Then relaxed and watched the news on the crystal clear “new” TV.

First use of the bathroom and shower

First use of the bathroom and shower

During the week I visited the gym and no doubt was the first guest to use the treadmill too.

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I gave one of the treadmills a test run too

So where is this new hotel?

The INNside hotel is right slap bang in the middle of the Garment District (27th street). It made an ideal base for our company conference and to head N, S, E and W to get to all the cool parts of Manhattan. I’m sure there’s still a bit of “new hotel smell” left for you to sample. It’s somewhere where I’d quite happily return whenever I get the chance to go to NYC again 🙂

More information on the INNside Hotel website or check them out on Booking.com below:



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The elevator foyers make for a perfect Instagram opportunity

The elevator foyers make for a perfect Instagram opportunity

If you enjoyed reading this post check out my review of the Dream Hotel up in Midtown too? Or if you prefer being down in Greenwich village then check out the cabin rooms at The Jane Hotel.