Although the Jumeirah Essex House offers three types of standard room, the only different between them is the view on offer. The first gives on to the interior of the hotel, the second onto Central Park and the third on to Manhattan. All are appointed similarly with shades of whites, creams, tans and browns dominating. The beds, at the end of which are trunks cum butlers, are wrapped in the highest quality linen, while the headboards have a panel of modern art work which can be illuminated to set the right mood. The bedside tables, closets (umbrella, slippers, iron and ironing board) and desk are of the utmost workmanship, the latter allowing a generous amount of space in which to work. Other features include a flatscreen television, safe and well-stocked minibar, while the spiral-based lamps, floral curtains and '30s alarm clock are all nice touches. The bathroom, which is of a decent size, has a bathtub with two showerheads, scales, hairdryer and Cornelia Signature toiletries, with the rose-tinted basin being the highlight. Further up the category scale are the suites, the smallest of which is a Junior, perfect for a family of four with its sofa bed. Then come the Essex, Manhattan and Central Park Suites with interior, city and park views respectively. More spacious, they also offer extras such as an iPod docking station, his and her robes, walk in wardrobes and a telescope in the Central Park Suite. At the pinnacle of the Essex's offering is the Presidential Suite which has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living space, a kitchenette and a security room.