The mix of style and luxury that W Hotels is known for could only have started in one place: New York. For a romantic getaway in the big city, set your sights on the very first W, the W New York, which has been fully updated on a prime stretch of Midtown. Enter your room and you’ll feel Manhattan cool right off, with contemporary design, pops of color, and zebrawood beds that finish with backlit art. Don’t linger too long though, because the heart of the city is waiting right outside your door. Theaters, music, and serious dining beckon.
When you’ve had your fill, retreat back to the comfort of the W. It’s not quite time to head upstairs—you’ll want a little lounging time first. When the W’s Living Room opened, it revolutionized lobby bars, and a fresh renovation has made it buzzier than ever. Get close on a leather banquette. Feel the pulse of the city as it comes through the floor-to-ceiling windows and reflects off liquid tiles. Let the jazzy soundtrack energize you.
Grab a cocktail for your companion at the Oasis Bar. Maybe one of the house signatures, like a Gilded Lily with champagne, pear, and ginger liqueur, or The Metropolitan, flavored with fresh fruit, basil, and rye. There’s usually a limited edition cocktail on the menu, too, like 2014’s D’USSE de Leche, a diabolical combination of cognac and dulce de leche ice cream.
W New York knows how the city tempts, so you won’t have to leave the property to take advantage of rejuvenation at Bliss 49 Spa the next morning. There’s also a FIT Gym, and it stays open 24/7. New York City wouldn’t play it any other way.
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