A much-needed dose of style was brought to a bustling stretch of 57th Street when the Viceroy New York opened in late 2013. This property is a triple threat of polished hospitality: a gorgeous rooftop with Central Park views, buzzing street-level restaurant from Chef Marc Murphy, and cozy library with a cocktail happy hour. Tech is a focus, from the Samsung Smart TVs and Beats by Dr. Dre sound system to the smartphone in all rooms that allows guests to text the concierge with the Viceroy Connect app. The little things leave a lasting impression, including in-room Illy espresso makers, the design detail in the chic lobby, and elegant walk-in showers with porthole detail. Come cocktail hour, settle into the library, where a “cartender” stirs and shakes cocktails on a vintage bar cart.
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Among the hotels that have revitalized a busy stretch of West 57th Street, the Viceroy is located just two blocks from the southern flank of Central Park. This neighborhood is home to traditional New York icons including Carnegie Hall and the Russian Tea Room but has also been modernizing with the arrival of new restaurants (Betony, The Wayfarer). One of New York’s best burgers is hidden behind a curtain one block south at Burger Joint, and high-end 5th Avenue shopping is a short stroll away. There is access to several subway lines within a couple of blocks, including the F, N, Q, R, B, D, and E lines.
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Rooms: 189 rooms, 51 suites. From $559. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Street-level Kingside looks out to bustling 57th Street. It's a convivial restaurant from Chef Marc Murphy with an extensive raw and crudo bar plus lots of options for sharing such as charcuterie and cheeses. There is also an emphasis on the cocktail program, such as a barrel-aged Manhattan. In the Library, cocktails are served nightly during happy hour. The Roof is home to a lounge and outdoor deck with views up to Central Park; small plates from Kingside are served alongside a variety of cocktails. Spa and gym details: A 24-hour fitness center has cardio and weight training equipment; no spa is on-site.
Who’s it best for: Tech-obsessed business and leisure travelers. Couples with an affinity for sleek design. Our favorite rooms: The Viceroy Terrace rooms offer coveted outdoor space with furnished balconies. The Viceroy Park View rooms are particularly special during autumn foliage season for their Central Park views. Ride in style:Through a partnership with Uber, guests receive a complimentary first ride, up to $20.