This past weekend was a special one for my tween and I as we stayed over night in NYC in Times Square for the first time. Sure, we’ve stayed over night in the city before but not right in the heart of Broadway. And for two culture vultures, that meant everything.
We were invited by The Westin at Times Square to check out the WICKED Night Out, an exclusive WICKED-themed hotel package. My daughter first saw the show at age 6 and again at age 10. As a tween, the show holds special memories for her and I knew the hotel would have an appreciative visitor. I’ve written about the show a few times, the last time here on this blog.
Upon checking in, we were shown to our room on the 43rd floor, which we arrived in taking a WICKED covered elevator up to. The views of the NYC skyline were simply fantastic. The room itself was simple yet luxurious, with all the essentials from cozy bed linens to a terry bathrobe to a 32-inch LCD TV to Wi-Fi access to a soothing white color palette to in-room movies. The hotel has on-site dining and gym facilities, both of which we used. It was the first time my tween ever followed me to the gym in the morning and I loved it.
We then headed to the lobby for a WICKED extravaganza a special showcase of show costumes, props, and memorabilia for guests’ front-row viewing pleasure in the lobby. Drinking a Wicked-tini (a special cocktail made for the event) and soda, we sat in front of the three main cast members from the show as they belted out three songs from the show. No “Defying Gravity,” but three songs including “Popular”.
It was a thrill staying in the heart of Times Square. We spent the evening eating Mexican food, going to the movies and having cupcakes at Carlos Bakery – everything a tween can ask for. To add to the WICKED theme, the hotel offers a cast-recorded wake-up call. We didn’t opt in for that as we slept in the next morning. My tween demanded that we sleep in!
The WICKED Night Out getaway at The Westin New York at Times Square, valid through April 30, 2015, starts from just $299 and includes: *
- Grand deluxe accommodations just steps from the brilliance of Broadway
- A pair of WICKED-tini cocktails at the hotel’s Bar 10
- Access to show tickets (priced separately) for Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) members with exclusive earn and redeem options.
To book the WICKED Night Out at The Westin New York At Times Square, reserve your stay online or call 866-837-4183 and request rate code LKPKG1.
Disclosure: We received a complimentary room to facilitate this review and others but as usual, all opinions are my own.