Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains, New York – Hotel Review

By Jesse Sokolow on 23 December 2014
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White Plains, New York, in the heart of Westchester County, is just a thirty minute drive north from New York City. Construction of major parkways and expressways in the 1960s, as well as the location of large retail outlets such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Sears in White Plains, has led to the city becoming a popular and flourishing suburb of New York City.

The twin 44-story towers of the Ritz-Carlton Westchester stand high above the rest of the White Plains skyline and the towering structures offer unobstructed views of the picturesque Hudson Valley. On a clear day the New York City skyline marks the horizon.

Upon my arrival, a smiling doorman asked how my day was going, and held the doors open for me as I proceeded to the check-in desk. Formalities taken care of, a bellman assisted with my luggage and showed me to my room. DSC_0838


My Premier Deluxe room included a sleeping area and workspace with substantial open floor space.

A coffee maker was provided atop a dresser/minibar that faced a queen bed. Although I arrived tired and in need of both a drink and a nap, a pleasant surprise lay waiting for me on the desk – three chocolate-dipped apples, each coated with a different topping. Apparently, the Ritz-Carlton Westchester spoils its guests with seasonal goodies representative of the season upon check-in. I eagerly bit into one and it turned out to be the perfect post-flight, pre-nap nosh.

I woke from my nap, refreshed after my transcontinental flight, to watch the news on the large flat screen TV facing the bed. An end table provided easy-to-reach outlets to plug in my rechargeable devices on the tabletop.

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