It’s amazing how fate puts us in places that we think will be for one thing when it ends up being for something entirely different. That’s how I discovered the Hyatt Herald Square. I was there for one thing, which sadly did not work out, but what came out of it was way more than I expected.
On a beautiful late Saturday afternoon my original plan lead me to their intimate rooftop lounge area located on the 20th Floor. When I say the view is amazing I mean…
Awwwwesome!!!! I was so close I felt like I could reach out and touch it.
While my original reason for being there was a bust, Modou who was working the rooftop area made sure this would not be a wasted trip. He treated me like a VIP. I had never experienced anything like this before. Usually when something goes awry one would just leave and head home but he wasn’t having that. He wanted to make sure I was comfortable while I sorted out whatever I needed to work on.
As I sat at one of their tables trying to do just that I took note of how perfect the view and sunset were, and how quiet my surroundings were despite the music playing in the background. There were other patrons there as well, including small kids but I felt like it was only me and my thoughts.
When Modou returned to check on me he came bearing gifts…
A small complementary cocktail with a side of homemade chips and salsa dip with tiny bits of seafood. Now I had just ate from the place I just left, but that didn’t stop me from eating again. There’s always room for seafood and liquor. ALWAYS. I ate as much as I could and it was perfect. Very light and summery. The perfect compliment.
I sat at there looking out and knew that I should go home because I had so many things to do but I craved alone time. I’m a stay at home mom and my children never leave me alone. They follow me everywhere so when I’m out of the house I like to stay out for as long as possible to enjoy every moment as it won’t be until another week or more til I can get out on my own again.
Then it hit me. I need to include the rooftop of Hyatt Herald Square in the solitude guide because you don’t know when you’ll be in the area when the need to relax before going home overtakes you.
After I ate I thanked Modou for everything as he truly went above and beyond the call of duty. I felt really great when I left. I felt revived and really didn’t want to go home, but it was nearing 8pm so it was time to end my day and head home.
If you’re in the area of 30-32 West 31st Street then make sure you check out the rooftop of Hyatt Herald Square and if you need more than a couple of hours to yourself then stay the night as their rooms are fabulous!
Photo Credit: Hyatt Herald Square