A former budget hotel gets an upmarket facelift and new name.
The budget-minded Portland Square hotel was fine. But, after fighting your way to the door through Times Square, wouldn't you prefer a sanctuary? This newly renovated and renamed hotel features super-chic interior design and rooms with Frette linens, flat screen TVs and iHome docking stations. Until a house restaurant is established, the hotel will offer fun pop-up dining experiences ... so keep an ear to the ground for visitations by hot celebrity chefs. Nice extras for a trendy Manhattan hotel include complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast and guest membership to Sports Club/LA or Equinox.