Pillow butlers and pet whisperers may be the "essential" hotel amenities of the day, but we just discovered an even more indispensible service. With the April 17th tax deadline looming, the Andaz Wall Street hotel in Manhattan is providing accounting services from April 8-15, when an Accountant in Residence will help file taxes for the hotel's most procrastinating guests, free of charge.
The Andaz Wall Street, located in the heart of the financial district, will host CPA Marc Albaum in their spacious Buttonwood Suite, which has a separate working area. "Only two things are certain in life," stated Albuam in a press release. "I can help you with the other one." Albaum has appeared as a tax expert on The Late Show with David Letterman and has been quoted in The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Guests can reserve a free, one-hour consultation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least 72 hours prior. Since the appointment is only an hour long, Albaum cannot complete all of the guests' tax forms, but he will give a thorough look at his clients' credits and deductions and assist wherever possible. Nightly rates start at $365, though you might be able to afford the Buttonwood Suite with your tax refund after Albaum moves out – it starts at $3,045.