Bridging the gap between old and new, New York's famous landmark Guardian Life Building has undergone renovations and re-emerged as the stylish W Union Square Hotel. Designed by famed architect David Rockwell, this luxury hotel combines the charm of this ethereal historic building with the contemporary W touch.
This luxury hotel features a fantastic restaurant, Icon, a modern bistro featuring contemporary American cuisine. Off to the side of the restaurant is a private glass enclosed skylight room and romantic outdoor courtyard where guests can sit and have a drink. Also, a wet bar with smoked glass windowâ€“walls overlooks Lexington Avenue. 24 hour room service is also available.
The W Union Square Hotel offers 270 guest rooms, including 16 deluxe suites decorated in contemporary style. Designed to ensure comfort, these luxury rooms reflect the latest in modern technology with DVD player, DVD library, 27-inch TV and high speed Internet access.
Urban designer chic
Situated in central Manhattan, right on Union Square, this luxury hotel is within easy reach of the shopping and restaurants of East Village, Chinatown and Greenwich Village to the south. The theatres of Broadway and the Empire State Building just a short stroll away. Union Square is now the delightful site of the Farmers Market, where over 200 stalls sell fresh produce, flowers and hand woven yarns.
‘W’ stands for warm, wonderful and welcoming and the new W Hotel in the historic Guardian Life Building on Union Square is all of these things and more. Designed by architect David Rockwell, this luxury hotel has metamorphosised from a 1911 beaux arts office building into a designer hotel with all the W luxury hotel features.
As you would expect, the W Hotel on Union Square has all the luxury trappings of featherbeds, down duvets and luxury linens in each of the 270 rooms and suites. Relax in the overstuffed armchairs and watch the large screen TV. In every room there is a mini bar, soft cotton bathrobes, high speed internet access and a DVD player. Decorated and furnished throughout in a fresh, contemporary style, this luxury hotel offers ample amenities to suit both business and leisure guests. Upgrade and you know just what to expect with names such as ‘Wonderful Room’, ‘Spectacular Room’ and ‘Extreme Wow Suite’!
The well-named Sweats fitness gym has all the latest fitness equipment for the most invigorating workouts. There are a number of great places to eat and drink in this designer hotel. The Living Room is the place to sip martinis on comfy sofas and enjoy table games. The original sixteen-foot windows overlook the nearby park. Dine in Olives Restaurants where you can enjoy the gourmet Mediterranean cuisine. Finish the evening in the romantic atmosphere of Rande Gerber’s Underbar, with its cozy nooks and curtains. Definitely a hotel to recommend to those who are looking for fashionable, stylish accommodation in a luxury hotel in New York’s central district.
Union Square/14th St - Lines L, N, Q, R, W
Hotel amenities: Palacial bathrooms,Spectacular suites.
Business: Business centre,Meeting rooms.