The epitome of understated elegance in NYC
273 Rooms / 62 Suites
Taking up residence in a historic clock tower (once the tallest building in the city), The New York Edition is the epitome of understated elegance. Hospitality impresario Ian Schrager teamed with Marriott to open the boutique hotel in May 2015 in the Flatiron District. Adjacent to Madison Square Park, it gives you direct access Manhattan’s trendy neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, Chelsea, NoMad, Gramercy Park) and sites (Eataly is across the park). Though you may loath to leave the hotel — its 360-degree views of New York City are second to none and its beauty is timeless.
Formerly the site of The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, The New York Edition resides in a 1909 building. Renowned for its 41-story clock tower, the hotel has taken on the signature emblem of an owl to represent the spirit of the property, as owls were known to gather at the top of the landmark structure. Many details from the original building still remain, such as the striking scalloped ceilings in the guest rooms and the mahogany paneled walls found on the second floor.
Everything about the Flatiron District hotel is light and airy, creating a sparkling, cozy and relaxed atmosphere. The spacious lobby lounge features a fireplace, comfy couches and a full bar with an impressive craft cocktail list. Try the Edition Owl, a vodka, champagne, blood orange, Grand Marnier and Cointreau libation served in a stylish owl cup.
The property features 273 rooms and 62 luxury suites, each enveloped in creamy off-white, beige, heather gray and sandy-colored tones. Soft faux fur throws are juxtaposed with masculine dark wooden furniture and oak floors, creating a sophisticated, minimalist feel. Original black-and-white photos from fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky adorn the walls of every guest room and floor, enhancing the classic New York milieu. Standout suites include a one-of-a-kind Park Suite, a 856-square-foot one-bedroom with a 1.5 natural-stone-filled bathrooms and views of Madison Park, as well as a chic 1,350-square-foot penthouse with a living room complete with an L-shaped sofa, a separate dining room and kitchen, and two full bathrooms. Each room is equipped with Beats Bluetooth speakers and an iPod docking station, custom-made Le Labo bathroom amenities, a minibar filled with snacks from local spots, 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi, available throughout the hotel.
Noted British chef Jason Atherton, whose restaurants are found in London, Shanghai, Dubai, Hong Kong and Sydney, makes his stateside debut at the luxury hotel. He and restaurateur Stephen Starr head The Clocktower, a 3,165-square-foot restaurant composed of three themed dining rooms. Presenting a contemporary British menu (dishes include Cornish fish stew with creamed garlic potatoes, spiced mayonnaise and fennel; Alaskan king crab with dashi gelée and pickled cucumber; steaks with triple-cooked chips), the all-day dining venue is dazzling, with vintage black-and-white photographs of celebrities from the 1950s through ’70s covering almost every inch of space of the historic mahogany-paneled walls.
Shoot a game of pool on the bright purple felt table in the billiards room, or grab a drink at the Gold Bar, which is made entirely of 24k gold leaf. Try the American Cereal Killer, concocted of Michter’s bourbon, Cheerios milk, Madagascan vanilla syrup and angostura bitters, served in a glass half pint milk carton.
The Spa at The New York Edition touts its intimate setting (there are only two treatment rooms) and purposeful menu. The carefully curated Build a Massage allows you to choose the level of pressure, style and type of oil/lotion you want for your treatment. Opt to add on oxygen therapy, a calming and detoxifying service where you breathe in aromatherapy-infused oxygen, or reflexology during your massage session. The spa is located next to a state-of-the-art 1,650-square-foot fitness facility, which is open around the clock. Personalized training is available upon request.
If you’re in town for business, check out the sprawling 2,200-square-foot event space. The beat of New York City is just outside the window, but the rooms feel surprisingly tranquil due to the Edition’s luxurious and warm design.