I was in the city for just a couple of days and had to stay uptown to be near a colleague's home and chose The Pierre. While its not the most hip hotel (it is on the Upper East Side), it was great. I was on the 8th Floor (room 837 to be exact)... great bed, quiet and small, but well-appointed bathroom (Moulton Brown products helped). The service here was amazing... from the elevator attendants to the front desk, everyone was helpful. The small gym was well-equipped and had bottled water, fresh juices, fruit and protein bars. Overall, a great stay!