These are the words that I heard upon entering Homewood Suites after attending a Billy Joel concert a few blocks away. And indeed, it did feel like a home away from home. I’ve been to many a New York hotel and a lack of space is sort of expected. Homewood Suites proves to have 25% more space than the other hotels. Located on 37th Street between 8th and 9th Aves in Manhattan, this location is ideal if you’re looking to book a New York vacation and want to take advantage of being in the mix of it all. To celebrate the opening of their first hotel in New York City, Homewood Suites treated us to a Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Gardens. I literally walked back to the hotel after. It was surreal. I had the pleasure of also doing a bit of a staycation and spending some time at the hotel that night.
The 22-story, 293-suite hotel was booked to capacity on the night I was there. Complimentary Wi-Fi, hot daily breakfast and dinner Monday-Thursday are just a few of the amenities offered. There’s also a well-equipped gym, outdoor patio and business center, as well as a communal dining area. The location is so perfect. It’s mere blocks away from Madison Square Garden, the Empire State building, the Theater District, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station and Hudson River Park.
To celebrate their arrival in New York, we were treated to a concert with none other than the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel! It was nothing short of epic. Gavin De Graw opened for him with a medley of his hits. His voice is amazing and his performance was incredible, especially when he walked through the crowd. But the audience absolutely exploded when Billy Joel hit the stage. The screams were deafening. He had a cold and still managed to give a ridiculously powerful performance. I can’t imagine what he’s like without a cold. He played some of his hits, like New York State of Mind, She’s Got A Way, Zanzibar, She’s Always a Woman and more. It was such a great experience. He packed the entire place and it’s a huge venue.
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Many thanks to Homewood Suites for an absolutely delightful evening.