The illustrious design team of David Rockwell, Ira Drukier and Richard Born (the brains behind The Mercer Hotel and Gramercy Park Hotel) have successfully fused uptown luxury (think silky cashmere furnishings) with downtown cool (unfinished surfaces, canvas covered night tables) to create a chic and sumptuous boutique hotel. Over 500 contemporary artworks from artists such as John Waters and Do-Ho Suh are showcased throughout the hotel's rooms and public spaces to dramatic effect. Loft-style guest rooms are modern and comfortable, and upper-floor suites have dramatic views over the Manhattan skyline and terraces. With a central Midtown address, it’s perfect for those looking for a stylish, reasonably priced hotel just a stone's throw from Manhattan’s Central Park. Another highlight is the ground floor Ma Peche restaurant by New York’s acclaimed chef, David Chang, offering an exciting menu of Asian fusion flavours in a fun and casual setting.