The Thayer Hotel at West Point is a landmark hotel celebrating it’s 90th anniversary this year. It is rich in our nation’s history and provides guests with a memorable experience.
Did you know the Thayer Hotel is the only hotel on the Hudson River between Albany and New York City? Plus it has the prestigious 10996 West Point zip code. It is a favorite for locals as well as weekend getaways and a stop for people who transition south for the winter also known as snowbirds. People also travel from all over the country as well as from all over the world to stay at the Thayer.
This past Sunday, I shared Sunday Brunch at the MacArthur Riverview Restaurant and a tour of the hotel with Jose Tejedor; Director of Sales and Marketing of the historic hotel. The Thayer Hotel opened it’s doors in the 1920’s and went through a huge transition about six years ago both in renovations and management. Jose talks about the hotel and it’s ambiance to the feel of a mid-evil castle on the outside but with all the modern amenities on the inside.
Sunday Champagne Brunch is served from 10:30am – 2:30pm and consists of tables and tables of food including an omelette and waffle station.
Fresh fruit, bagels and salmon, and other cold salads are featured as well as traditional breakfast egg and sausage dishes and lunch options are all ready in a circle of hot chafing dishes.
Then of course there is the desert station and a complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary.
Reservations are suggested. Reservations are now being taken for Easter and Mother’s Day Brunch. This is a great place to share with someone special or the whole family!
Weekenders from New York City as well as all over the country and the world love to visit this hotel on weekends. Special packages are available for a shopping experience at Woodbury Common Outlets. Did you know that Woodbury Common Outlet’s is the #1 Tourism destination in Orange County? Jose and his team can also plan a trip that includes Storm King Art Center; one of the world’s leading outdoor sculpture parks. Boscobel, the elegant Federal home with it’s own spectacular history and views of the Hudson River. Wine tastings and tours are available at local wineries since the hotel is located in the center of Hudson Valley Wine Country.
Leisure is what people come for on the weekends or a day or evening out for lunch or dinner. The restaurant is now reserving Valentine’s Weekend at MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant with a romantic 4-course dinner offered Friday, February 12th thru Sunday, February 14th.
The rooms and suites have been remodeled and offer a modern look in the prestigious historic setting. Each of the suites have a bit of a different look paying homage to West Point.
General Patton’s Tavern is a favorite place to watch any game including ARMY football, and basketball. This tavern originally opened in 1926 and has river views and all the feeling of your favorite tavern with a long bar and leather couches and chairs which make it a cozy place to watch the game! Drink specials are offered and appetizers and sandwiches are served.
Zulo is the rooftop outdoor bar open April through the fall. Here too, the views are spectacular and in season things kick off at happy hour.
If your a local and you have cabin fever be sure to take a short scenic drive to West Point for Sunday Brunch, an evening out with dinner or watching the game with some friends. If your a weekender or coming up from New York City for a getaway you will love the “Getaway Experience” at The Thayer.
During the week the hotel’s clientele serves many name companies in the tri-state area and beyond. It’s a favorite place for meetings and conferences accommodating up to 300. The hotel has several large rooms for events and weddings.
Photos By Melissa Tyler