Just steps from The Crossroads of the World, The Chatwal New York City is a 5-star, Art Deco stunner blending modern luxury with old-time glamour. This boutique hotel sets you in the neon heart of Times Square, surrounded by world-class diversions. The Stephen Sondheim and Minskoff Theatres are both within a 5-minute walk, as is endless shopping on Fifth Avenue. Two blocks south is verdant Bryant Park, the "Town Square of Midtown" and a favorite space to relax for the lunch crowd and tourists alike. Valet and extended parking are available (surcharge).
The interiors of this handsome, 1905 brick-and-stone building have been splendidly re-imagined by Thierry Despont. No detail has been spared, from the dramatic lobby to steam trunk-inspired guestroom furnishings, lending a fabulous Gatsby-esque feel. But The Chatwal features substance as well as style, with a varied menu of delights. Dine at The Lambs Club, and you step into 1930s Hollywood, with all the glamour and none of the kitsch. (The restaurant is named for the actors' group for whom the space was once a clubhouse--among them Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire.) Now helmed by lauded chef Geoffrey Zakarian, The Lambs Club serves gourmet American cuisine. 24-hour room service is also available. Before a night out, stop in at stylish Bar at the Lambs Club for a delicious cocktail. Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday nights guests can enjoy live jazz in the Mezzanine Bar.
Stimulate all five senses at the Red Door Spa at The Chatwal, where custom-tailored treatments incorporate color and light therapy, aromatherapy, soothing music, luxury linens, and spa aperitifs. After a workout in the 24-hour fitness center, head to the Infinity Saltwater lounge to soak in the spa tub, or take an invigorating swim in the indoor jet stream lap pool. Thanks to a special relationship with century-old perfume company Krigler, you can also consult an expert to formulate a personal fragrance.
Guestrooms are not only luxurious, but surprisingly quiet sanctuaries. All rooms come with LCD TVs, iPod docks, and complimentary Wi-Fi and wired high-speed Internet access. Fully stocked minibars come with cocktail sets and menus, Chatwal playing cards, and backgammon sets, making a sophisticated evening in an easy choice.