By Terry Trucco
Back to the land isn’t a phrase that leaps to mind when I think of New York, especially anything having to do with Times Square.
So I was intrigued to learn that Element New York Times Square West, a skinny skyscraper looming over the Port Authority Bus Terminal with nary a barn nor pasture in sight, is about to begin offering guests the opportunity to have food delivered from Holton Farms, an eighth-generation family farm in Vermont.
Vegetables, meats and eggs delivered to your hotel room? The stuff isn’t cooked? Precisely.
Element is an extended stay hotel with kitchenettes in every room. Many guests in town for business stay a week or longer and, tired of eating at restaurants, want to prepare something in their rooms, said Peter McNamee, General Manager. The hotel, which opened last November, already offers a range of packaged and frozen foods in the lobby grab-and-go shop, like Cedar Lane frozen Chili Relanos. (more…)