Compared to most hotels I stayed in during my visit, this was the most modern ( but also the most expensive ). The hotel itself is gorgeous, taking a page from some of the comparable boutique hotels in NYC. The reception has a porter who is very welcoming and helpful, and the rooms are chic and elegant. The hotel has a fitness center and a bar which stays open during "special" late night hours for its guests only! Its a good hotel to come back to and unwind after a night at the pubs, as its somewhat off the beaten path, but still in the center of things.