When you think Wall Street, you think Gordon Gecko. I always wanted to work on Wall Street but that 19/100 in Calculus 115 forced me to become an economics major at the University of Michigan instead of a Ross School of Business man. Out of spite and inadequacy, I did an MBA, hoping that all roads would lead to Wall Street. They did not.
Instead, I had to use my blog to announce my triumphant entrance to the capital of the finance world. I did so by booking one night at the Andaz Wall Street.
Centrally located at 75 Wall Street, the Andaz is just the spot to plot your next corporate takeover. Actually, if you are not in NY on business, I would not recommend staying in the Financial District. Come closing bell, there is nothing to do. That Petula Clark is full of shit man.
The Andaz Brand
I’ve stayed at a few Andaz hotels, most notably the Andaz Shanghai and the Andaz Napa. I have written before that the Andaz is what the W Hotel aspires to be. Its trendy without being Ikea. The Andaz Wall Street was more subdued. It felt more like a Park Hyatt without the refinement.
The room reminded me of a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where Michael J Fox stomped all over the apartment annoying Mr. David. In this room, no matter where I stepped, it sounded like I was walking on plastic bags. There’s something up with the floor making a noise.
Besides the weird noise, the room was fine. The bed was nice and it was large compared to many NY hotel rooms. The TV needs to be upgraded.
The front desk told me that I was upgraded to a room with a deluxe bathtub, something that I rarely use. Unless my St. Regis butler is making me a bubble bath, I will pass. There’s also a question of cleanliness if it is a hot tub.
Like the Park Hyatt NYC, the Andaz has a great mirror in the shower, perfect for giving yourself a pep talk before heading to Chase to close that big corporate deal i.e., beg to be approved for the Chase Sapphire Reserve.
Sorry everyone, I woke up at 11AM, 30 minutes after breakfast cut off. I imagine the eggs would have been good.
I stayed at the Andaz Wall Street because it was the cheapest Hyatt available the night before my flight to Hong Kong. I needed Hyatt Stays to requalify for Diamond so I rationalized staying here. It’s a nice hotel but rather pointless unless you need to be in FiDi for work.