Stately and sophisticated, with a hefty dose of downtown swagger, Midtown Manhattan’s Viceroy New York feels like a cross between a Wes Anderson fantasy, a ship’s officer’s cabin and Don Draper’s Central Park-view pied-à-terre.
Style Tall, dark and handsome
Setting Middle of Manhattan
Why this week? New York City is getting ready for summer, and the Viceroy is leading the charge. Its just-opened Roof bar – on, you guessed it, their 29th-floor rooftop terrace – is one of the city’s hottest tickets for cocktails and craft beers when the weather turns steamy and sultry and the skyline stays backlit late. Lest you need a little extra encouragement, the hotel is also offering 15 per cent off weekend stays from now to September 1, 2014 – all summer long – just for Mr & Mrs Smith members.
Our favourite bits… The floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on Central Park, the polished-wood-and-leather Roman and Williams aesthetic, the blocks-to-any-theatre location, the hottest new restaurant in Midtown just downstairs… The Viceroy gets more than a few things right.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Carrying an air of business about it, our Viceroy Park View room follows the theme of dark wood, brass and up-lighting. If you’re familiar with plush boardrooms or wood panelled offices with subtle finishes and luxurious leather accents then you’ll feel right at home. Thoughtful details, such as the Roman and Williams design, custom platform bed and honey-hued built-in cabinets, make the room comfortable without straying into the austere.
Handsome as the decor may be, it’s out-weighed by the wide-open views of Central Park. From this height and vantage point you’re reminded precisely where you are: New York City. And with its twinkling lights, reaching buildings, nestled water towers and massive green space smack-dab in the city’s centre, there’s nowhere else quite like it.’ Read the full Mr & Mrs Smith review…