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The Bryant Park Hotel Review: A location alone --- in the heart of Midtown right off the New York Public Library, blocks from the Empire State Building and Grand Central Station --- is enough of a selling point for travelers wishing to be in the center of New York City. But the hotel offers far more appeal than just its address. It is also about design and concept. It's fitting that this establishment opened on Valentine's Day. The color red figures brightly into its design, which strikes you the moment you walk into the lobby. This designer property is chic to the core, perfect for those seeking sleek accommodations. From stylish Japanese restaurant Koi to the live DJ in Cellar Bar to a 70-seat private screening room, this isn't your typical boutique lodging. The 108 guest rooms and twenty suites are lavishly furnished with Egyptian linens, Tibetan rugs and cashmere throw blankets. The bathtubs are extra large, and techies love the Internet access, state-of-the-art stereos and LCD TVs. Some rooms have terraces that overlook nearby Bryant Park.