It’s Monday evening and I’m cuddled up in a fuzzy blanket with a warm bowl of soup, dreaming back to my luxurious stay at The Benjamin not too long ago.
As of lately, I have been noticing an increased amount of stress sleeping … I wake up with a tight clenched jaw, I usually have a slight headache and I’m rattling off a to-do list before my eyes are even open. It’s not at all healthy and not to mention extremely uncomfortable. My mission while at The Benjamin was to put a stop to all underlying stressors. I mean, how could you not let go of the stress in a suite like this? With a pillow menu to choose from, you cannot not wake up feeling like a new person. Waking up in the beautiful master bedroom with gorgeous natural light flooding in from the large windows looking out onto the terrace – You slide on your robe, grab your morning smoke and a hot cup of coffee that was just ever so kindly brought to your room. You step outside only to see irreplaceable views of the city as you sip your coffee, watch the hustle and bustle 18 stories beneath you, and immediately feel refueled, refreshed and at peace. Also located in the hotel is a salon, so that you can start your day as pampered and well-manicured as you like, or if you need that luxurious afternoon pick-me-up.
Morning quickly turns into evening, and it is time for dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, The National. You slip on your gold dress and shoes as you walk into the dining room and instantly are guided to your table. The menu has a wide array of delicately curated options, as well as $1 Oysters Hour from 4:30-6:30pm. With every bite is more and more satisfaction given its quality and pristine tastes.
Staying at The Benjamin was a like a daydream, an escape from the stress and a retreat to better listen to your body and address your personal needs outside of work. For me, it’s always about getting a taste of fresh air to rid the old energy and bring in the new – it’s about remembering the importance to always be attentive of your body’s needs in order to always be your best and put a strong foot forward.