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At one year old, the Trump SoHo™ is still rockin
by Grant Martin (RSS feed) on Apr 8th 2011 at 6:00PM
It pains us to see one of the best properties in the world not profiled in the Gadling database, so taking advantage of a recent assignment with The Trunk Club and a planned team happy hour we stopped in to take a look.
The Trump Soho is just finishing up it's first year of operation in the posh corner of Manhattan known as SoHo. It's a great part of town, were 9 out of 10 tourists head like pilgrims during the Hajj and where all of the finest restaurants and boutiques jostle for store space. With such a prestigious quarters, the Trump had to have a presence in some respect.
At it's current level of operation, the property is just starting to fire on all cylinders. Aspects of each room have been fine tuned (such as the location of the ice buckets -- not trivial!) after some of the initial guest feedback, and all of the employees and operations are starting to look and feel comfortable. The staff, though they're trained to be attentive and pinpoint now have an air of gravity to them, like they've experienced every situation and are capable of handling anything else. There's a light patina on the metalwork, a hum to the automated room curtains and a tint to the bright blue glass on the exterior walls -- something makes this place feel like more of a home than the rigid hotel that it used to be.
All of this is juxtaposed against the normal amenities that make a Trump hotel really outstanding. The Bellino sheets are crisp and inviting, like no luxury sheet we've ever experienced, and the room technology system flawlessly controls the living environment seamlessly woven with the classic wood finishes and casual luxury appointments. Looking down the backbone of 6th Avenue from our bedroom window, it's easy to see how one could never want to leave this place.
In celebration of their one year anniversary, the Trump Soho is offering special upgrades for any April booking made on Saturday, April 9th. Using the code APRIL9, guests booking regular rooms will get to experience the one bedroom suites, a real treat for any thrifty budget traveler. Get ye to the booking engine before the code expires.