The hotel offers a broad range of rooms from the 600ft² standard rooms (the most generous in New York) to the most expensive hotel suite on the planet in the form of the Ty Warner Penthouse. Between the two are thirteen different types of room which, as their floor number grows become increasingly spacious, have better views (Central Park, Chrysler building, Rockefeller Centre, Empire State Building) and boast such luxuries as terraces and separate living spaces.
The Standard rooms, whose overriding hue is tan, is beautifully appointed with fine English sycamore cabinetry and has sufficient space for a table and chairs as well as, on the opposite side of the room, two armchairs and matching pouffes. With huge windows and high ceilings the space is bright and airy. Expect to find top quality amenities such as flatscreen television, Bose clock radio, DVD player, bathrobes, slippers, shoe shine kit, iron and ironing board, safe, well-stocked minibar with drinks bar and generous storage space. The bathroom is fitted with irresistible peach, beige and grey marble and has both a bathtub and shower with two heads. The toiletries are supplied by Bulgari and you'll find a small television screen in the corner of the vanity. All the above can of course be found in superior rooms such as the Four Seasons Suite, the smallest of the suites, whose bedroom is relatively modest in order to accommodate the sizeable salon.
Unfortunately we were not privileged enough to visit the Penthouse, but we did see the next best thing, the Presidential Suite. Exquisitely furnished with horn tables, a working fireplace, flatscreen televisions embedded in the walls, a library and two outstanding chess sets, the salon also boasts a terrace in two halves with views of Madison and Fifth Avenues, the whole of Central Park and further afield the East River and George Washington Bridge and on a good day Tappan Zee. The small hallway features beautiful art pieces, including an extremely weighty bronze chair by Claude Lalanne. The bathroom has a double vanity and auto-flush toilet but perhaps best of all is the view of the Statue of Liberty through a tiny gap to the left of the Empire State Building. The room itself also has stunning views of the East River and Queens straight ahead and of Brooklyn to the left.