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Beautifully appointed by acclaimed architect and interior designer Thierry Despont, all of the rooms at The Chatwal Hotel reflect a 1930s Empire Art Deco style. Giant built-in cabinets are wrapped with faux leather to resemble classic luggage, while walls are covered in fine suede. Some rooms boast spacious outdoor terraces — something you don’t find too often in New York City.
With just 76 guest rooms (including 26 suites), it’s easy for each room to get the kind of attention you’d expect at a luxury hotel. Thoughtful amenities abound. A mini-bar that takes up an entire floor-to-ceiling portion of the closet is stocked with everything from delicious snacks (think honey-mustard pretzels and plenty of chocolate) to sizeable bottles of premium liquor to books such as The Great Gatsby and even a bespoke cocktail set if you prefer to mix your own libation.
There are three color schemes throughout the guest room: oxblood red and light ochre; blue and light gray; and bright yellow and light brown. This perfectly depicts the Art Deco flavor without being over the top. The bed is swathed with crisp white linens with a tan border, while other furniture is custom designed by Despont.
If you want to spend a relaxing night in with some room service, you can take advantage of the custom Chatwal playing cards and backgammon set in every room. Of course, there are the modern amenities as well. Each guest room includes complimentary wireless Internet, a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV, a Blu-ray player and a Tivoli retro iPod docking station. Even the bathrooms flaunt state-of-the-art technology; there’s a TOTO toilet with heated seat, massage and bidet functionality, and a TV in the mirror.