Perfectly positioned at the crossroads of the east and west sides of Midtown. Times Square is two blocks away, as is Grand Central Terminal.
The hotel's 166 rooms and suites have a modern feel and run the gamut from studios to junior and executive suites. Cream leather chairs and ottomans are juxtaposed with black leather-studded headboards and printed carpets. the platform beds are extremely comfortable and I loved having extra fluffy pillows. Irene Mamiye photography and Taschen and Rizzoli books line the walls and tables. Limestone baths feature Duravit faucets, rainforest showerheads and amenities by Angelo Caroli.
Stepping into the lobby, you are immediately drawn to the polished, black volcanic walls and the red check-in desk. A glass catwalk runs over the restaurant below the lobby.
Eating and drinking
Restaurant 1945 focuses on healthy variations of classic American fare. The chic space is divided into three sections: U-bar, Great Hall and Dining Room. The first two are more laid back than the last. The hotel lounge and terrace are year-round retreats for cocktails and socializing.
The hotel has a top-notch fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment.
Service is fairly seamless. You're in your room in no time at all.
Who stays there
Business travelers, younger couples and singles.
The hotel is fairly new so get in on the deals now. If you stay two nights you get 10 per cent off; the discount is bigger the more nights you stay. There are also package deals throughout the year.
- Business travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Seamless service
- Modern conveniences
- The price