IHG Hotels & Resorts is a favourite of our family all over the world so we were excited to hear they have introduced a new hotel brand, voco Hotels. voco combines the trust of a big hospitality group with the informality and charm of a boutique hotel. Franklin Hotel, located at the heart of the Upper East Side, embodies this ethos and brings a unique and comfortable neighbourhood experience to the discerning traveler. The vintage style entrance and elegant yet cozy lobby set a perfect ambiance for welcoming our family to the characteristic boutique establishment. We were greeted by friendly and personable staff and a locally made cookie while the smooth check-in process took place. The building feels historic but with many updates to ensure luxury and comfort throughout your stay. Step into the nostalgic elevator and travel to your comfortable and cozy guest room. Only the highest quality plush bedding and bathroom amenities are used and the staff even went out of their way to set up NYC themed colouring books and snacks to welcome our kids to the city.
The area is a huge highlight of Franklin Hotel. Located on a quiet Upper East Side Street, you’ll find your room is peaceful and relaxing but only a few minutes walk to a large variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, and sights. We were very excited to discover we were only a few blocks from Museum Mile where we could visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum and Central Park. The Ancient Playground was a fun place for our children where they played on innovative play structures with an alluring backdrop of the park’s autumn leaves and NYC’s captivating architecture. Make sure to ask the front desk for local recommendations and they can point you to the nearest local market or delicious eatery. After a long day of sightseeing we were craving a comforting dinner and they introduced us to Bocado located right across the street from the hotel. The warm and charming ambiance alongside a mouthwatering menu was just what we were craving.
If you’re looking for the style and mood of a boutique hotel with the added quality and reliability of a world class brand, Franklin Hotel is an ideal choice for your trip to NYC. voco Hotels give you a glimpse of the local culture and neighbourhood allowing you to have an enjoyable and insightful trip to one of the most vibrant cities in the world.