A dramatic lobby, luminescent environs and a prime Midtown location keep this W outpost humming with a vibrant young clientele.
One of four W hotels in the city, the W New York draws one of Midtown's chicest (and youngest) crowds. Guests lounge in the signature Living Room on sofas and chairs in front of the fireplace or play chess on low, modern tables. Renovations added a carpet depicting the silhouette of the city and the more subdued tones of beige, brown, gray and blue. Organic touches reflecting the feng shui design philosophy are found in the kota stone flooring, schist stone countertops and a variety of woods. The 688 rooms and suites have sumptuous beds with down comforters, pillows and chenille throws. Amenities include Apple docks, dual-line phones with cordless handsets, 37-inch televisions, daily weekday newspaper delivery and indulgent Bliss bath amenities. The in-house restaurant, Heartbeat, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whiskey Blue (one of many Rande Gerber-owned clubs) has found a loyal following with its hip bar and cozy banquettes and sofas. Bliss49 offers a popular range of spa treatments in a two-floor, 10,000-square-foot space. FIT Fitness Center features the latest and greatest in workout equipment.