I used to live in New York and recently went back on business. My host put me up here and I was really impressed. This place was renovated in December 2012 and my room had a gorgeous bathroom with a Duravit sinks and Hansgrohe fixtures, a big samsung wall-mounted flat-screen tv, and plenty of outlets for laptops, phone-charging, etc. Conveniently located to Grand Central subways, Rockefeller Center, all those Indian restaurants on Lexington Ave, and even the Kips Bay Fairway. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Doorman and check-in counter staff dressed somewhat hip and informal with earpieces to give the place a kind of clubby downtown boutique hotel vibe, but that shouldn't scare away families or business travelers because once you get into your room you don't see any of that.