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Old Aug 20, 19, 7:18 am
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Adelphos
 
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Originally Posted by KRSW View Post
Beware of the "Autograph" collection as well. Same story for some of the properties. Check the reviews on these before you stay. About 10 years ago The Radisson Lexington (NYC) was practically our second home on an engagement we had...because it had a great location and was cheap. Otherwise it was sub-par. The Radisson flag disappeared for a year or so then it became a Marriott Autograph Collection, but with the same staff as before, and all of the familiar problems from before. It's a shame as they have a beautiful art deco building which could be something special if they'd put some serious money into it.

We've not stayed there in a good 5 years now, if not more, as a new RI opened up next door with larger rooms and great management. In fairness, the recent reviews for The Lexington seem to be much better than in prior years.
Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Ah yes, the old grab bag. Everything from scratch-built, well-designed new properties to flipped Courtyards. It blows my mind to think that people stay at any hotel on brand alone, but when it comes to these "odds and ends" portfolios (Autograph, Luxury, Curio over at Hilton, etc.), it's worth it to be that much more cautious.
Newly built Autograph hotels are among the best hotels I have stayed at in the Marriott system (Press Hotel and Watermark Hotel come to mind). Even the main brands (Ritz Carlton, W, Marriott, etc) have some great hotels and some stinkers. Before booking, always check TripAdvisor. Pretty simple practice.
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