A few weeks back I got an email from the folks at the Marriott asking if I would be interested in checking out their Downtown Brooklyn hotel for a little weekend staycation. I’ve never actually done a ‘staycation’ before but the idea intrigued me so I asked Gerhard and he was totally on board. Honestly, it was one of my favorite weekends of the whole year. If you could use a ‘staycation' now is the perfect time as Marriott is offering 20% off when you book in advance with their Advance Purchase Promotion! As for the Downtown Brooklyn property, the hotel is stunning; it has been newly renovated with incredibly sleek, modern guestrooms. Our suite had a lovely little terrace with views over Brooklyn and Manhattan! Every morning I’d drink a cup of coffee on the balcony. Being away from our apartments really gave Gerhard and I a chance to reconnect without the stress and distractions of actually being at home. We didn’t feel the need to run errands or clean up – we had a chance to enjoy just being together. And, as strange as it may sound, on the weekends we don’t usually leave our neighborhood in Brooklyn. The staycation gave us the opportunity to try explore a different area, try new restaurants and enjoy the beauty of Brooklyn. The hotel featured some of our favorite local vendors including Brooklyn Roasting Company, one of my favorite coffee companies. I really liked that they brought Brooklyn’s great energy into the hotel. We also loved the M Club lounge where we could relax and recharge with snacks, drinks and free premium WiFi. The best part, in my opinion, was the location. Downtown Brooklyn is such a vibrant area and we really took advantage of the neighborhood. We even filmed our favorite Downtown Brooklyn spots – see here.
I’m also excited to announce that I’m running a sweepstakes and you could win a two-night stay for you and a guest at one of the 7 great Marriott New York City Properties! To enter, upload to Instagram or Twitter a fun photo of their favorite place or activity in NYC using the both of the following hashtags: #UnexpectedNYC and #sweepstakes. See more details and other entries here & good luck!
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