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OVERVIEW

This is a perfect hotel if you desire gorgeous contemporary design and luxury living, yet want to offset that with eco-friendly credentials. A great restaurant and bar, fitness and business centres, supremely comfortable guest rooms and a great location by Central Park seal the deal.


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Ben West
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Ben has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times, Times, Telegraph, Spectator and New Statesman. His work has taken him to around 90 countries, and he has also written a number of books and a play, Gertrude’s Secret, which toured UK theatres for three years.

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

The hotel is located in midtown Manhattan, near numerous subway lines and the high-end retail of Fifth Avenue (such as Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany, Cartier and Saks Fifth Avenue). Central Park is just a block away, and the Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower, Radio City Music Hall and The Museum of Modern Art are all nearby too. It's a 10 to 15-minute walk to Times Square and the Theater District. Highly-rated steakhouse Quality Meats is just over the road, and Red Cork Wine Bar is a good spot for a drink.

By plane: flights to New York take 6 hours 50 mins from London and Edinburgh, and 7 hours 10 mins from Manchester. The hotel is a 40-minute taxi ride from JFK airport. Private parking costs $75 per day. Book flights to New York.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

This is a sleekly designed hotel, with outstanding eco-friendly credentials. There's wide use of reclaimed materials, especially wood. The lift is lined with tree bark, room keys are wooden, and 24,000 plants are located throughout the hotel - indeed the exterior is covered in greenery. Leather seating, stone floors and brick walls all create a pleasingly earthy yet contemporary interior design.

THE FACILITIES

As well as an all-day restaurant and bar, there's a 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary fitness classes, and business and lounge areas. Valet parking is free for electric vehicles, and an electric vehicle is available for trips within a 15-block radius.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Electric car service
  • Games and puzzles
  • Paid parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

The guest rooms boast a stylish, contemporary, urban design, with neutral colour schemes and natural, often reclaimed, materials. There are live plants to add to the feeling of being with nature, and an industrial feel too, with metal lamps and concrete basins. Around a quarter of the rooms have window seats with a view of Central Park.

Room types: Studio King, Alcove Queen, Alcove King, City King, City Lounge King, City Two Beds, Park King, Suites, Alcove Two Bedroom

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, bathrobe, yoga mat, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

The hotel has one restaurant and bar, Jams, located on street level. Its Californian cuisine is overseen by celeb New York chef Jonathan Waxman, a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement. The restaurant has an open kitchen and the staff deliver excellent, friendly service.

Jams: seasonal Californian cooking, drinks and cocktails. Dishes include winter gnocchi, falafel burger and East Coast halibut. Restaurant and café open daily for breakfast and all-day dining, and brunch on weekends.

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