The Marcel at Gramercy
Located in Gramercy, and just a quick stroll from the good energy of Madison Park (and its bastion of burger goodness Shake Shack), the re-envisioned Marcel is one of the hipper, futuristic places to stay in New York – big on low lighting, edgy furnishings, and animal prints – that is sure to please your average continent-hopping cool cat. Its 135 guest rooms are done right, with Frette linens, leather headboards, divine down comforters, iPod docking stations, and flat screens TVs – interesting enough to comfort and entertain you, yet unobtrusive enough to keep you focused on the volcanic city outside. Cool marble bathrooms feature rain showerheads and toiletries by Lather. Its lobby restaurant and lounge, Inoteca, is worth a stop-in whether you’re a guest or not, as its fine Northern Italian offerings are done right. Whether you’ve got sightseeing, interior design, boutique shopping, or fine dining on the brain, the Marcel is at the heart of it all.