Whimsy and humor throughout, from the pod-shaped dog bed in the lobby to the Funny Library featuring reads from Davis Sedaris to Marvel comics
Sweeping skyline views from the 26th-floor rooftop lounge, Cerise
The spa is equipped with a hammam and nail salon
Feminine guestroom touches all genders can enjoy: benches in the showers, well-lit vanities and yoga mats
No nickel-and-diming: There are no room service delivery fees, inflated mini-bar prices or bottled water charges
WiFi is free, as is guest happy hour daily
What To Know
The first hotel in the Virgin Hotels chain
A DJ spins most nights in the bar
The spa, all-day restaurant and rooftop bar opened in May 2015
There’s occassionally L train noise but the hotel provides earplugs
Parking on site
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Stylish, buzzy and carefree with free happy hours, funky hangout spaces and a rooftop lounge
Art Deco banker reborn as bon vivant. Vintage details from the original 1928 bank building, including carved plaster ceilings, ornate brass elevator doors and the original vault gate, add ballast to cheeky design touches such as red-carpeted elevators, a circular banquette in the 70’s-themed Shag Room lounge, and a preponderance of toys in the Funny Library. The mega-brand’s Virgin red hue pops up throughout, from the occasional shower tile to the bright overcoats worn by the all-female door staff.
Bed and Bath
Privacy-ensuring rooms (called chambers here) open with a generous foyer/bathroom with curtained closets and a walk-in shower. Heavy wood pocket doors can be closed between the entry and the bedroom, centered by a generous bed backed by an ivory pebbled leather headboard. Candy-apple-red Smeg minifridges that chill splits of Veuve Cliquot contrast with gray flannel walls. Life-size porcelain dog statues stand sentry outside pet-friendly rooms.
The social heart of the hotel lies in the second-story The Commons Club, an entire floor with various personalities ranging from a swinging 70s den (The Shag Room) to a library stocked with games and free candy necklaces, and the nightclub-worthy bar–a double-height oval steel installation. Off the lobby, a window-wrapped coffee shop morphs into a wine bar nightly. A vintage heavybag outside the 25th-floor gym is merely décor; inside all the cardio and weight gear is new. Expect in-the-thick-of-it skyline views from the 26th-floor rooftop lounge, Cerise, modern American diner fare at Miss Ricky's, and a hammam and nail salon experience at the spa.