The first W hotel in the world, W New York set the standard for style, and its Midtown location makes it the perfect base for exploring the city. Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you can ice-skate at Rockefeller Center, take in a show at Radio City Music Hall, or catch a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. Within a 15-minute stroll, you'll find the upscale boutiques and department stores of Fifth Avenue, including Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and Apple's much-photographed flagship store.
The neon lights and theaters of Times Square are less than a mile from the hotel.
Don't feel like walking? Dial W's Whatever/Whenever desk to reserve your complimentary ride with a personal driver in an Acura SUV. There's no need to venture out into the city for late-night entertainment, though: W brings New York nightlife to you with the vintage-style Whiskey Blue lounge, the Oasis Bar, and the Living Room, where hotel guests and fashionable locals lounge in comfortable chairs and couches. In the morning, return to the Living Room with a cup of coffee and a newspaper, or check your email with hotel-wide wireless Internet access (surcharge).
Be sure to bring your furry friend along for the holiday: W's P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) program features custom pet beds, food and water bowls, special treats at turndown, and a range of Fido-friendly concierge services. (Pet fees and restrictions apply.)
If you're looking to escape the hectic pace of the city, Bliss49 Spa can help. The 2-story, 10,000-square-foot spa is an urban sanctuary, with aromatic steam rooms, saunas, and 10 private rooms for massage and body treatments. Enjoy a glass of wine and sample the brownie buffet in between treatments. Feeling energized? Work out in W's SWEAT fitness center, where cardio machines are equipped with individual cable TVs.
After a day of touring (or spa treatments), return to an ultramodern room or suite where hip decor meets functionality, and amenities are designed for indulgence: from gourmet snacks in W's famous Munchie Boxes to signature feather beds with pillowtop mattresses, down comforters and pillows, and 350-thread-count linens. Enjoy the latest art-house DVD on a 37-inch flat-panel TV, or luxuriate with Bliss bath amenities.