Need to know
Noon, but flexible, for a cost (half a day’s rate before 3pm; a full day’s rate after 6pm); earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $400.50, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of $10.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates exclude Continental breakfast (US$26 each).
Treat yourself with a decadent treatment like a honey scrub or seaweed wrap at the refined Cornelia Spa on the second floor. After your soothing treatment, head up to the rooftop terrace to unwind. Also, New York's 'Museum Mile' is on your doorstep – the museums lining Fifth Avenue are some of the world's greatest cultural institutions.
At the hotel
Gym, spa, restaurants, bar, seasonal rooftop garden, DVD library and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, DVD player, Pratesi bathrobes, Dean and Deluca minibar, in-room mixology kit and Diptyque bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The Studio Suite comes with a fireplace and a soaking tub. If you really want to splash out, opt for the Presidential Suite: a luxurious expanse with a baby grand piano, claw-foot bath tub, sauna, private terrace, and lashings of space for dining, entertaining, sleeping or all the above. Start saving now.
Bring a scent or bag by Chanel – the bar’s decor riffs on the classic designer, with leather quilted walls and monochrome.
Dogs are welcomed with their own bed, in-room treats, day-care services and grooming. Owners will need to pay US$150 and sign a waiver for canine companionship.
Little Smiths are welcome, with free cots and extra beds for $50. Babysitting can be arranged, for $30 an hour (based on a four-hour minimum; there will be an extra charge for the babysitter’s transport to the hotel).