JW Marriott Essex House
Formerly the Jumeirah Essex House, one of New York’s landmark hotels, recently changed ownership having undergone a $70 million refurbishment, endowing its grand lobby and 515 rooms and suites with top-tier modern flourishes that blend seamlessly with its upper-crust interior design. Rooms come with king or queen beds and are done up in rich reds and gold, with honey wood cabinetry and red-leather framed mirrors, while flat-screen TVs and modern gadgets give it some contemporary credibility.
Built in 1931, this classic property has been deluxe from the very start, yet its latest incarnation is appealing to both the younger set that loves its location and longtime fans that are continually awed by its grandeur.
Grab afternoon tea in its classic Lobby Lounge, or reserve at the South Gate Tavern to experience its seasonal/local produce that works on the zeitgeisty from field-to-fork concept.