Hotel of the Week: The Surrey

This week, our prize-scooping hotel is a decadent den in a rather smart corner of the city that never sleeps. Numerous 24-hour options aside, we reckon you’ll be hankering after a nap if your bed happens to be at The Surrey hotel in New York

Style Beaux Arts beauty
Setting Upscale Upper East Side

Why this week? The kind folk over in New York are offering all Smith members 30 per cent off stays until early September, so hit the city this month to see if you really can fry an egg on a car roof in high summer.

Our favourite bits The building, and then the bathrooms: the 1930s Beaux Arts structure has a Lauren Rottet-designed interior, which nods to Chanel with its padded leather walls and writing pads, white and black lacquer and a bar modelled on a powder compact. The bathrooms have grey- and white-veined marble surfaces, black, etched water glasses and thick Pratesi bathrobes.