- Douglas Rogers, Destination expert
You’re ideally located between Midtown and the Upper West Side, steps from Central Park, and surrounded by all the decadent pleasures of the Time Warner Center – Per Se, Sephora, Davidoff, Stone Rose, Art of Shaving…
Style & character
The 35th floor Sky Lobby is a sight to behold, giant floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the city and the park. Décor-wise, Asian accents - fresh orchids, exotic purple and gold tones – merge with retro elements such as Art Deco chairs and tiled walls in the Lobby Lounge. Future brides: the vast 36th floor ballroom is a spectacular reception venue.
Service & facilities
Aside from world class concierge service don’t miss a treatment in the 14,500sqft spa set over two floors on the Hudson River side. Highlights are its crystal steam rooms, VIP spa suite with fireplace, and an Oriental Tea Lounge. Ask spa director Heather Hannig for where to go in the city for beauty products, healthy eating and further pampering.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
The 202 guestrooms and 46 suites come in 11 different styles and sizes, all with Oriental accents. City View rooms looking out on the Manhattan skyline from the 38th and 39th floors come with Asian cherry wood furnishings, marble bathrooms, Fili D’Oro linens and floor-to-ceiling windows. Still, we prefer the Central Park View rooms done in subtle beige and cream tones, Asian art on the walls, and views of the sunrise over the park from the king-sized bed when you wake up.
Your passport to a better trip
Food & drink
The Lobby Lounge with its window walls is ideal for light snacks, while the modish MObar does inventive cocktails (try the Green Samurai with Ao Vodka, kiwi, celery and apple juice), but the place to be is sleek neo-Asian restaurant Asiate, where the cityscape views and glittering tree-branch ceiling sculpture compete with a seasonal menu that usually features lobster and Wagyu Beef.
Value for money
This state-of-the art oasis from the noise and crowds of the city comes at a price: double rooms from US$695 (£497), excluding breakfast and Wi-Fi.
Access for guests with disabilities?