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With its fabulously rich and colourful décor, this hotel has a vibrant bar and restaurant with a light-flooded orangery and terrace beyond. The guest rooms are uber-comfortable and striking contemporary artworks abound. It also boasts a great Upper Midtown Manhattan location.

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Located in Upper Midtown Manhattan, The Whitby has a great address, with such sights as the Rockefeller Center, shops like Tiffany's and restaurants such as Nobu all nearby. The theatre district is a short distance too.

By plane: flights from London, Manchester or Edinburgh to New York take 7 hours. A taxit will take one hour from JFK airport. Parking costs $85 per day. Book flights to New York.

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As you enter the wildly funky lobby, with contemporary artworks all around, past the colourful wild sofas with lots of splashes of colour, it's clear that you're in a hotel with bags of playful personality. There's a fabulously bright bar /restaurant with soft jazz playing. It's all been cooked up by British interior designer Kit Kemp and her husband Tim, the founders of the Firmdale Hotel Group.


There's a reading room with 2,500 books, a 130-seat screening room, a gym, restaurant, 24-hour room service, same-day laundry service and valet parking (for a fee). There are daily suggestions about current attractions and exhibitions left in guest rooms each day. The artworks are another impressive feature, and you can ask reception for a brochure detailing them all.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • Family-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi


The hotel has 86 rooms including 41 suites; all are individually designed and spacious by New York standards. They use colourful fabrics, have floor-to-ceiling windows and furniture that mixes contemporary with vintage. Bathrooms have twin sinks and walk-in marble showers. Some suites have terraces.

Room types: Superior, Luxury, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite, Terrace Suite, Clementine Suite, Whitby Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, desk, TV, mini-bar, free Wi-Fi


The Whitby Bar and Restaurant is a great spot to eat, drink and socialise. It boasts a 30-foot bar and leads to a light-flooded orangery with vaulted ceilings, a skylight and an outdoor terrace. Guests are seated at colourful sofas, banquettes and armchairs, and there are private dining options too. The bar serves a selection of light bites as well as a range of great cocktails.

The Whitby Bar & Restaurant: orangery restaurant and terrace. Dishes include pan roasted halibut and short rib. All-day dining, open daily. Afternoon tea served daily, from $65.

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