Room Service Ending at Largest NYC Hotel

Jun 3, 2013 2:51pm

gty room service ll 130603 wblog Room Service Ending at Largest NYC Hotel New York City’s largest hotel — the New York Hilton Midtown — will discontinue room service to its 2,000 guest rooms this summer.

The news, reported by Crain’s New York Business, has more serious implications than the unfulfilled cravings of a late-night binge. When the hotel cuts room service from its list of amenities in August, it will also cut 55 jobs.

Crain’s reported that in lieu of room service, the hotel will open a “downmarket grab-and-go restaurant this summer called Herb n’ Kitchen, a cafeteria-style eatery that will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

It’s not the first Hilton to eliminate room service: The Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu got rid of room service in October.

“Like most full-service hotels, New York Hilton Midtown has continued to see a decline in traditional room-service requests over the last several years,” said a spokesman in a statement to Crain’s. Hilton did not return ABC News’ request for comment.

Room service in New York City runs a pricey $57 on average, according to a recent study by TripAdvisor. And it’s not even the most expensive in the nation: that honor goes to Honolulu, followed by Las Vegas, coming in at $65 and $64, respectively.

 

 

 

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