By Terry Trucco
We love hotel freebies, the kind you get when you walk through the door. A great looking lobby generously appointed with sofas and chairs? Check. Stylish lobby restrooms you can find without asking? Double check.
Fresh flowers? Pre-recession nearly every better hotel had them. But big, boisterous bouquets aren’t as ubiquitous as they once were, and we understand. Some hotels dress their lobbies in hearty greens or small trees. Orchids, no fuss, no muss, are popular. And occasionally, exuberant blooms appear. They’re attention-grabbers. We had to stand in line and wait our turn to photograph this table tableau at the Plaza. Gorgeous (but what a shame there’s no place to sit, check your e-mail if you like and admire them).