NEW YORK HOTEL REVIEW:
Olives, the lobby bar peering out onto Union Square North, has been our favorite New York hotel bar for years. With its spacious layout and comfortable couches, we've maneuvered our friends and family for quick stops - 'just a drink' only to stay for hours. The rooms are as lovely as the lobby, large by New York standards, with bathrooms as big as a designer kitchen. We loved the chocolate on our pillows for turndown service and the delicious Caesar promptly dispatched to our room.
From Favorite Hotel Lounges 9/25/11:
Olives - W Union Square New York. Slide in here the way you would your own living room or the library at your old college. We love the central location perched in Union Square (up, right), close enough to the train to work as a meeting point for friends but far enough from the vendors selling organic honey sticks. Order liberally from the appetizers menu – we assure satisfaction.
Rushing through the city, champagne on your tongue, rock'n'roll at your feet. Slurring through downtown speakeasies, raucous warehouses, and bold, swanky, rooftops. Breathless conversation, skylines for days, and city views that skip a beat. They call it New York, but we say it's drop dead.
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