The rooms at The Pierre are divided into Guest Rooms, Suites and Grand Suites. The majority of the 189 rooms, which were redesigned by James Park and associates, fall into the first category which is in turn divided into half a dozen or so types. The basic room, which is a little confined, still has echoes of the hotel's 30s origins in the form of the lamps, mirrors and table and chairs, although many modern amenities have been added such as a 40" flatscreen television, DVD player, Bose iPod docking station, cordless phone and wifi capabilities. The room also has a desk by the window and a cabinet with minibar. Some of the fabrics in the room were imported from India by the management team in a bid to add their subtle touch to the American institution. The small but functional Turkish marble bathroom has a bathtub, hairdryer, bathrobes, digital scale and a special line of Molton Brown toiletries which are only available in a handful of hotels around the world. There are several different versions of the Guest rooms, which vary in size, view and amenities to a certain extent. The best of these is the signature room, of which there are seven, and boast views of the city or the park (even from the bathroom), Indian antiques and custom made carpet. There are four different Suites at The Pierre, one of which is the City View. These have the same views as the City View Guest Rooms, however have a separate living space with sofas and armchairs arranged around a glass top coffee table, a drinks bar and a spacious desk and are decorated in a similarly elegant European style. The bathroom is also larger and has both a bathtub and shower. The final category of room, the Grand Suites, offers generous amounts of space and the option of being connected to up to six other rooms. The bedroom in our room had was of a fair size and appointed royally with lush fabrics (bed linen, curtain, chaise longue), beautifully crafted furniture (a gilded, mirrored sideboard) and amenities such as a flatscreen television, cordless phone and Bose iPod docking station. The bathroom is magnificent with a double white marble vanity, deep soaking tub and separate shower and toilet as well as plenty of toiletries and towels. But the jewel in the room's crown is the immense salon with incredible views of Central Park and everything you need to feel right at home: flatscreen television, a large seating area with antique furniture, dining table for six or more, a desk with fax, printer and internet cables, a pouring bar and minibar and of course the fireplace. The complimentary water and amuses bouches are a classy touch.