Situated on the Upper East Side, this landmark hotel combines a 1920’s façade with a contemporary interior by renowned French designer Jacques Grange. Zebra-striped floors make a bold statement in the lobby, which also contains orange-velvet sofas and a low-hanging spiral light fixture. Although relatively understated, the 150 guest rooms all include modern artwork; black-and-white marble bathrooms with aqua cabinets and deep soaking tubs; and a touch-screen panel that controls everything from the window shades to the Bang & Olufsen audio system. The hotel also houses a Frederic Fekkai salon and a restaurant by acclaimed chef Jean-George Vongerichten.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.