Archer Hotel New York
Want handmade salted caramels brought to your room? Who wouldn’t? As far as amenities go, that’s pretty much a crowd pleaser. But it doesn’t stop there at the Archer Hotel New York. This Garment District fixture has gone luxe on the details. Guests in one of the hotel’s 180 Glen Coben-designed rooms will enjoy Frette bathrobe and Malin + Goetz products in the gleaming white-tiled bathrooms, and nightly turndown service. The rooms all have hand-picked art, “subway” tiled floors with windows that reach from them right up to the ceiling, all the better to see the city beyond.
If your room’s not in the upper echelon of accommodations here with Empire State Building views, don’t fret. You can gaze out at that New York landmark, as well as the whole skyline, from Spyglass, the Archer’s 22nd floor rooftop bar. As befitting its lofty perch, Spyglass is glamorous and happily booze-soaked (there’s a menu of light bites to boot), with curvy leather banquettes and candlelight. To round off the experience, an Archer Palmer cocktail (black tea-infused gin, lemon and simple syrup) or a Midtown Manhattan (rye, Aperol, bitters and grapefruit peel) would be the way to go.
Back on ground level, the Archer Hotel New York has the Foyer Bar. Inside, it’s all exposed brick and metal, with sunny blue and white geometric upholstery, but when the weather’s warmer, you can take your drink or your breakfast – there’s a menu for every meal – out on the hotel’s outdoor patio. And for a more substantial meal, Charlie Palmer Steak, the in-house restaurant, offers American cuisine, from bagels and lox to Caesar salad and all manner of high-quality steaks, as you might expect. Here though, the brick walls are painted white, the better to offset the art hung there, and the jewellery-box blue of the furniture.