Nice rooms. Modern feel. We were upgraded to a balcony room which was a nice touch. Staff was friendly and attentive. Room was very clean, but already showing signs of wear after such a short time open. The headboard was scratched up, the desk badly stained and tiles in the bathroom chipped. The lounge with food throughout the day was a bit of a joke-- only one small tray of mini muffins and mini bagels for breakfast. Frankly not worth even offering it. My only major gripe was the price of 'add ons.' Valet parking is $70 a day. I've stated at hotels all over NYC and this is the most I've seen anywhere. With a best parking coupon, I got into the same garage next door for $40. Room service fees were over the top. I wanted 6 chocolate covered strawberries for my anniversary and they wanted $100. Ouch. No way.
I would stay here again, although I much prefer the Andaz just a few blocks away.