Hello: Thanks to everyone here for their help on this trip. The Omni Berkshire offered the 2 of us an upgrade to a beautiful, 20th floor, corner, 2 room suite. This upgrade was just such a treat. It was a hot weekend in the city but the rooms provided some welcome relief as they were airy, bright and spacious. The Omni Berkshire has become my new favorite hotel in NYC. The location was fantastic for our midtown stay and the staff is just top notch. Stephanie and the manager on duty, along with the engineering team (to address the proper thermostat usage during this oppressively hot weekend) were professional and very welcoming. Staying here made our weekend special and it was a good choice for us. Kudos to the Omni. Highly recommended.
We got a cheese pizza, ziti and salad at John's right across the street from the Majestic one hour before curtain for Phantom's Saturday matinee and had plenty of time. We ate at the bar and felt lucky there were 2 empty bar seats just waiting for us. The line waiting for tables was quite long and we would have been out of luck if the bar seats were filled. Everything was delicious and John's pizza is one of the best in the city.
Phantom was fantastic. We had drinks at the Boathouse in C.P. and also at the Algonquin. Matilda the cat is back and the hotel lobby looked great. I didn't see a renovated room; I wonder what they look like? We also enjoyed some decent pasta at Becco. It was a very nice weekend and I look forward to another visit soon.
It only took 30 minutes for the yellow cab to drive from the Omni at 9:15 this morning to JFK. No traffic or other holdups reported.
Thanks again to all who helped me.