Thursday, November 19, 2009

No need to thank me

From the EV Grieve inbox:

Hello E.V.,

As a travel blogger, we would like to introduce you and your readers to one of the newest and most artistically robust hotels to debut in NYC in recent years, The Surrey. The hotel debuted on November 12 in Manhattan's most exclusive neighborhood, the Upper East Side, and it premiered with an extensive art collection — including works by Jenny Holzer, Jimmie Martin, Richard Serra, Donald Sultan and William Kentridge — and 3-star, in-room dining by Cafe Boulud.

Built in Beaux-Arts architectural design, The Surrey has just concluded a $60+ million dollar re-creation by renowned architectural and interior designer Lauren Rottet, FAIA, IIDA. Beaux-Arts/Art Deco custom-designed furnishings and fixtures fill the walls of this 1900s structure with pieces such as hand-painted armoires and ornate walnut cabinetry. Sprinkled throughout the 17 floors, guests also encounter captivating black & white photos of New York and unexpected graffitied pieces.

The Surrey features 190 salons, including 30 suites, a Penthouse and a Presidential suite, that range from 350 to 4,500 square feet. At the heart of all salons and suites is the handcrafted DUX bed by Duxiana, engineered for perfect support, and dressed in Sferra bedding.

As an introductory package for your readers at EV Greive, we would like to offer a special Intro Package that includes a complimentary room upgrade, a welcome gift, breakfast for two, and much more. For more information please visit


esquared™ said...

only if the room upgrade is a floor to ceiling windows; the welcome gift--varvatos clothes; breakfast for two at Permanent Brunch or DBGB; and much more --unlimited cupcakes. then, yeah, sign me up plz.

EV Grieve said...

Damn! You people are hard to please!

And a bathtub on the balcony?

esquared™ said...

yes, bathtub on the balcony and a celebrity --jude law, sienna miller,...-- as a neighbor.
(and i meant floor to ceiling GLASS windows)

Jill said...

I wish the PR person who wrote that release would come to NY so they could know how funny it is.

T.E.V.B. said...

"unexpected graffitied pieces"? now that IS artistically robust!