Q&A with Solomon Woods, Doorman, Conrad New York Hotel

12/06/2012 in
Solomon Woods

If you have ever visited the Conrad New York Hotel, you may have been greeted by this smiling face.  His name is Solomon Woods and he is the doorman at the Conrad.  Well, we recently got up-close and personal with Mr. Woods and found out a little bit more about the man behind the friendly smile.

How long have you worked in Lower Manhattan?
I have been working within Lower Manhattan for over 17 years.

How have you seen the neighborhood change during the time you have worked here?
There is so much more to do, whether it’s listening to a concert in the World Financial Plaza or strolling through the Esplanade viewing the amazing sculptures and public art. The biggest  change is that Lower Manhattan has become more community-oriented.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Working in the service field, I’ve had many opportunities to create positive experiences with people. If our guests have had a long office day or a hectic airport experience or just a wild taxi ride, when the guest walks into the Conrad New York Hotel, it’s my ability to turn their negative day into a positive one.

What is your favorite aspect of the Conrad Hotel?
Our rooftop bar–the Loopy Doopy Bar–offers a unique, intimate vibe. It also has spectacular sunset views overlooking the Hudson River.

Who is the most interesting person you have assisted in your tenure at this establishment?
It would be unfair to name one but I would say the Conrad has hosted many celebrities and athletes. You never know who you will run into at the Conrad.

This holiday, you can experience the best of Lower Manhattan on your next stay at the Conrad New York Hotel with their Discover Downtown package.

This package includes:

  • Two complimentary tickets to a “Wall Street Walks” walking tour
  • Two passes to the National 9/11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial provides reservations free of charge)
  • Continental Breakfast for two in ATRIO and Late checkout until 2PM (Based on availability).

Offer valid at Conrad New York for stays booked between November 26th, 2012 – December 31st, 2013 and completed between November 26th, 2012 – December 31st, 2013.

Two-night minimum stay required. Please be advised the Wall Street Walking Tours are only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11AM and 1PM.

Click here to book!

Let the Downtown Alliance be your one-stop holiday shopping resource.
•    Visit the Downtown Alliance’s Holiday Web page
•    Download our mobile app at iTunes (search for Downtown NYC)
•    Order a free hard copy of the new Lower Manhattan Shopping and Dining Guide.

 

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