Some hotels just stand out regardless of their surroundings—be it a bucolic pasture or a busy city street. A few years ago, I took a trip to Florida and got to check out Viceroy Miami, which definitely is the crown jewel of its trendy Brickell neighborhood. So of course, I knew the recently opened Viceroy New York would be a welcome addition to Midtown West.
A Look At The Lobby
Your journey begins with a stop in the Roman and Williams-designed double-height lobby, complete with a nautical-themed, Thomas Hart Benton-inspired mural (composed by Roman and Williams’ Stephen Alesch and painted by local studio Art Space NYC), brass accents, Paonazzo marble, a large bronze map of Manhattan with a red dot marking the hotel, and cream sofas. The back of the lobby features The Library—an intimate space full of books about NYC (think everything from fashion and architecture to history and must-see attractions).
The rooms all boast floor-to-ceiling windows—offering expansive views of the Manhattan cityscape. The comfortable accommodations include caramel-hued chaise lounges, large wooden closets, vintage wallpaper patterns, and marble bathrooms with mirrors modeled after a ship’s telescope. Modern amenities include Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox Portable audio sound system and Smart Phone with Viceroy Connect app.
The street-level eatery Kingside, a partnership between Gerber Group and Chef Marc Murphy, is Viceroy New York’s restaurant and bar, a great place to grab New American fare and creative cocktails. The rooftop lounge also offers drinks, but with sweeping city views.
The hotel also features a fitness center and indoor plunge pool. Rates start from $559 a night.