On the West Side of Manhattan and close to the art galleries of Chelsea, the great shopping of the Meatpacking neighborhood and only a short walk to the wonderful new Highline park.
I am not wild about the nautical design, which verges on the kitsch, but having said that the porthole windows with views of the Hudson river and New Jersey give it a great sense of place.
Some of New York's best with an especially tempting 10,000-square-foot terrace - I love having drinks and snacks here.
Eating and drinking
Two excellent eateries: La Bottega, the Italian option and Matsuri, a sexy spot for sushi.
A compact but user-friendly gym.
Very friendly staff, especially at front desk.
Who stays there
Party types, magazine editors, artists with cash.
Pros & Cons
- Room design a bit too contrived