A Dublinesque delight for fun-loving travelers.
Irish hospitality and history give spirit to this Midtown hotel, which is owned and operated by the Fitzpatrick family. It's ideally situated only two blocks from Bloomingdale's and within walking distance of most of Midtown's major sights. Step in from Lexington Avenue and you'll find yourself in a kelly green lobby with Waterford chandeliers and fresh flowers. The 92 rooms and suites are quietly elegant with Chippendale furnishings and floral-printed bedspreads. Room amenities include all the basics plus modem hookups and fax machines. The Fitz is a comprehensive three-section traditional and modern Irish restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and a weekend brunch. The classic Irish breakfast, which is served all day, is legendary and includes bacon and sausage, black-and-white pudding and brown soda bread. The bar offers some rare whiskies from the Emerald Isle, plus occasional Irish musical entertainment. Big surprise: the hotel staff is mostly Irish. So are the newspapers --- the daily "Irish Times" and "The Irish Independent." Guests enjoy free use of a fitness center nearby.