Vikram Chatwal’s 210-room Stay has joined the midtown scene with panache. The hotel is decorated with Murano glass chandeliers and an 18,000-gallon aquarium, and the compact slate-and-burnt-orange rooms have 42-inch plasma screens and L’Occitane amenities. There’s not much space to store luggage, so pack light.
T+L TipAspen Social Club, the hotel’s small-plates restaurant, becomes a raucous lounge nightly by 11 p.m. Ask for a room on the west side, which is much more peaceful.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.