Wish We Were Here: Viceroy New York

(Photos courtesy of Viceroy New York)
A new Viceroy hotel opened last Wednesday—in New York City, finally!—and its interiors can be summed up in one word: luxe. But what else would you expect from Manhattan-based design firm Roman and Williams? From the glossy onyx façade on tony West 57th Street to the rich iroko-wood cabinetry, the look is classic New York glamour.

(Photos courtesy of Viceroy New York)
Inspired by film noir, the lobby looks like something from another era. Wood-paneled ceilings, brass beams, three types of marble—on their own they'd be the scene stealers. But an abstract painting by American artist Thomas Hart Benton blows away the competition. In the back of the space, a library houses a collection of hand-picked books, and a designated “cartender” creates seasonal “off-menu” cocktails from a vintage bar cart.

(Photo courtesy of Viceroy New York)
And while the 29-story building's 240 guest rooms look like they came straight out of the 1940s—with tufted leather headboards, matte brass pharmacy lamps, and grand casement windows that look out on Central Park—modern amenities don't go unnoticed. There are illy coffee machines throughout and Neil George spa products in the bathrooms, but also Dr. Dre Beatbox Portable sound systems, Sferra linens, and mini-bars featuring local favorites like Vosges Haut-chocolat, Mash soft drinks, and Hudson Whiskey. Don't know your way around the city? Take your room's Viceroy-branded smartphone with you on your sightseeing sojourns (or just use the provided app to control everything from your air conditioning to your dinner reservations).

(Photo courtesy of Viceroy New York)Did I mention the bathrooms? Don't be surprised if a few months down the line you see a post from me about how I stole these custom-made mirrors and the chevron-patterned marble floor tiling for my own bathroom.

(Photo courtesy of Viceroy New York)Downstairs, the hotel's Kingside restaurant is another visual treat thanks to a graphic black-and-white palette punctuated by bright red stools and caramel leather banquettes. And I can't wait to see what the rooftop bar will look like once it's completed. Given its surroundings, the results can't be anything less than spectacular.
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