A pretty unique, or at least different hotel by Marriott Standards, in a very central location in mid town Manhattan. Walking distance to times square, madison av and 5th av, but not on a super busy street itself which is nice. Recently redecorated by Marriott and now marketed as an Autograph Collection hotel. Its certainly no ordinary Marriott hotel, this is boutique style, good small cozy restaurant, trendy and cool bar and very personal well decorated rooms with a very engaging service.
General standard of the hotel - very good to excellent
Standard of the rooms - excellent (although quite small rooms)
Lobby - small but cozy and good for meeting colleagues / friends
Restaurant - small, cozy, good food and good service
Gym - excellent
Service - very good to excellent (especially the servicing of the rooms was top notch. Seems they have a separate lady taking care of each floor)
So, in conclusion, I would absolutely recommend this hotel if you are looking for a smaller, boutique style, high end hotel in midtown. Probably more a hotel for a weekend away with your partner or for business (at least the rooms I have seen are probably not for a trip with the kids). This hotel is in direct competition with The Chatwal (Starwood) which is also nearby.