a year ago
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience in NYC. The accommodations and location were perfect. The breakfast buffet and staff at the Hampton Inn were pleasant, helpful and generous. We could not have asked for a more welcoming and safe haven to stay.
The instructors for the classes, Stephen, Dan and John were experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and just a joy to listen to. I learned so much.
The chosen shows were all good, some more than others. I was not as fond of the Underlying Chris as the other two.
I would like to suggest that the meals be portioned somewhat smaller. I do not need dessert at lunch AND dinner. That said, the food at all of the restaurants was wonderful. Thank goodness we walked a lot to burn off all the calories we consumed.
I would also suggest that you NOT use RIU buffet as a meal choice. Despite the food being delicious and abundant, the staff of the restaurant were not very friendly. It was difficult to get a glass of wine, and then I was promptly given the check for it. I was never asked if I would like another, etc. The Matre D was curt and unsmiling.
It would be nice to have a bit more free time, in case you wanted to shop or visit a museum. Most days we had only 2 hours or less of free time, which did not lend itself to more touring.
Meeting an actor was a thrill. We learned much about his history and that made me appreciate his performance even more that evening.
I would suggest that attendees be encouraged to wear their name badges while inside the classroom. I did not feel that I got to know names as well as I could have bc noone wore their names after the first date.
Thanks for a great trip.