Tranquility awaits travelers at this eco-friendly "om" away from home.
Starwood's Element hotel provides the kind of peaceful retreat people try to create in their own homes. But this property does it while sitting smack in the middle of Midtown — not always the easiest place to get away from it all. The hotel serves up understated design that will feel pleasantly familiar to anybody who has spent time in a relaxing spa waiting room. Lines are clean, colors tend toward a natural palette and (really!) Midtown feels a million miles away. Business guests in need of a place to hang their hats (and set down their laptops) for an extended stay should consider Element, which offers a variety of self-catering amenities including laundry and kitchenettes. All rooms feature signature Heavenly Beds, 32-inch LCD TVs, rain forest showers and free Wi-Fi. Guests are treated to the complimentary Rise: Breakfast Bar every morning, with hot breakfast sandwiches, warm wraps, fresh fruit and more. Not up for dining out after a day spent exploring the city? The 24-hour grab-and-go Gourmet Pantry is stocked with tasty basics.