Featured Review: 21 Weeks Pregnant: The W Hotel's "Baby Me" Package
I just hit the 21 week mark in my pregnancy. I’m feeling tired, partly from running after a toddler all summer, partly from getting further along in my pregnancy, all while working 2 nights a week teaching, and writing for CBB and MWS part time. I needed a break (and my 3 year wedding anniversary just passed). And I got it – a luscious night at the W Hotel – the Court in New York City recently with their "Baby Me" Package.
With our child safely ensconced at our apartment with a gaggle of grandparents, my husband and I sampled their awesome "Baby Me" Package. It’s what is commonly called a BabyMoon. And we loved it. As parents, we usually don’t get the chance to go out on the town very often and this is only the second night I have stayed in another place without my 23 month old son.
The W Hotels’ "Baby Me" Package included a night at the W Hotel, a Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag, a W Hotel – Whoops baby onesie – says "whoops" on the behind (in size 3-6 months) and its 100% hypoallergenic cotton, Bliss Spa Foot Patrol (I love this brand!!)- to soothe your tired tooties, a 6 month subscription to Cookie Magazine, Jane Buckingham’s The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood, a coupon for 30% at Hot Mama Ink, as well as a 6 month membership to Modern Mom’s fun events like spa events, wine tastings and sample sales and a coupon for 40% off any Jennifer DeLonge item of furniture, available at jenniferdelonge.com. How awesome is all that stuff?
One of the highlights of our stay, was the special Womb Service Menu (get it!! Hubby and I thought it was hysterical). It offered yummy treats, designed for late night snacking. Choose from either sweet and salty items (3 treats are included in your package). Sweet included: A bowl of ice cream, cookies and milk, a milkshake, a healthy fresh fruit plate, or a fruit smoothie. The Salty treats included: Hamburger and french fries, an individual pizza, grilled Cheese and french fries, a plate of pickles, or an assortment of chips and nuts. Bypassing the healthy fruit plate, we chose chocolate milkshakes and the plate of pickles. The sweet milkshakes really complimented the huge plate of garlicky sour pickles. Probably the best snack I’ve had all pregnancy!
The room had a sitting room and a separate bedroom area. The cream colored room was done in furniture of chocolate brown and lipstick red. The red chaise lounge was so comfortable for relaxing on. Bliss Spa products with Lemon & Sage were offered in the pristine white bathroom (and they even offer a coupon for further purchases). The hotel welcomed us warmly with a little present – a Red Bull drink (hubby drank it) and delicious Ice Cream Maltball Mix from Dylan’s Candy Bar. The staff was courteous and really took care of us. The bed was comfy and I loved the feather duvet! The plasma TVs in each room were a great touch!
The location of the hotel was great: The W Hotel – The Court was on 39th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues. We ended up going to a steakhouse in midtown for dinner and then hit a movie theater on 42nd Street (since we NEVER get to see a movie at home). It was great to be able to walk to our destinations!
This BabyMe Package actually originated at the The W Hotel in San Diego AND they’ve upped the ante in sunny San Diego by launching an uber-popular Mommy Hour. Mommies and kids love to meet at their rooftop beach bar happy hour for non-alcoholic cocktails (or the much deserved glass of wine- but for the mommies only). As a mom, I love a bar/restaurant that’s kid-friendly and will not give me the death glare if my child, while being supervised, runs around!! Mommies and mommies-to-be also love to indulge in their Away Spa’s services, especially their soothing Maternity Massage. Couldn’t you just go for that too????
Have I piqued your interest? I’d go back in a heartbeat!! Click here to book this package for you and your partner.
Update: This package has been so successful that the W Hotel has added the The Wee Package:It includes: A $25 FAO Gift Certificate, a Dylan’s Candy Bar Paint Can Filled with Purple and White M&M’s, a Book of Divine Deals with Great Discounts to New York’s Chicest Child-Friendly Destinations, “I W NY” Wee T-shirt, and a W Hotel Teddy BearThis package is available at the W Hotels of New York and start from $239 per night. The package has been so successful it is being considered for a future nationwide package. For either the BabyMe or the Wee Packages, go to www.welcometowhotels.com.