Melissa C. Koh

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Living Grand: Grand Hyatt New York

New York

There’s no better feeling than being somewhere you truly love. And I’m so stoked for this week because I’m finally back in my favourite city – The Big Apple. My first time stepping foot in New York was in 2010, for my university internship. It was a six month stint and New York quickly became my favourite city. It’s hard to put it into words because my experiences here have just been incredible and words cannot paint a complete picture.

Back in the Big Apple for another season for fashion week and I’m so stoked to be staying at the Grand Hyatt again. It has almost turned into my second home now.

Nestled between Lexington and Park Avenues, the hotel is connected directly to Grand Central Terminal which means getting around is absolutely effortless and catching the subway is a mere minute away. It’s also directly across the road from the Chrysler Building, an art deco-style skyscraper that happens to be the world’s first tallest building and a historical landmark. We enjoyed the best close up view of it from the rooftop.

Upon stepping foot into the lobby – the area is furnished with artistic sculptures and a granite waterfall – we were whisked away to the check-in desk by one of the friendly hotel assistants roving about.

We stayed in the junior suite— it was modernistic, sleek and had ample space for my huge suitcases and fashion week essentials!

As much as I wanted to plan a workout at the gym, my schedule was so hectic that we couldn’t squeeze in any time. But here is a glimpse into their state-of-the-art gym! It is well equipped with all kinds of equipment from cardio machines to free weights. No fretting over how to maintain your fitness routine!

The real way to do brunch? At New York Central Bar & Kitchen! We ordered the Lobster Benedict, Grilled Octopus and Fried Chicken with Waffles. Yes, this is my fashion week diet. The fried chicken was the best. So so decadent and kept us full all the way till dinner time.

The restaurant had floor-to-ceiling windows which overlooks the busy roads on 42nd street. It was nice enjoyed watching the traffic go by and people trodding on the pavements going about their day as we dug into our meal.

Thank you Grand Hyatt, for making our stay in New York City such an amazing one yet again. I wish I could stay longer, but for now, it’s see you later New York City!

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