I was lucky enough to live in New York once, and one thing I learned is that each neighborhood has its own charm. There’s the trendy West Village/Meatpacking/Soho district for the fashion crowd, the East Village for the music lovers, Upper East Side for museum junkies or those who love their Louboutins. But Midtown is the heart of the city, making it easiest to explore all the different parts of Manhattan. That’s why when we visited years later for a friend’s wedding, my husband and I chose to stay central.
I chose the Warwick because it was affordable, had massive rooms, close to subway stations and views of central park from your bed if you’re lucky. It’s also a stone’s throw from the city’s best museums, shopping, the park, and has the added bonus of being a historic hotel. Since 1926, it’s been a favorite of high profile guests including Elvis Prestley, Ed Sullivan and the Beatles. The hotel was built by a tycoon for his love, actress Marion Davies. Just look at these classic elevator cars!
The rooms are so big for New York, where ‘shoebox’ is considered a big size. Our standard room felt like a suite.
They are modestly decorated in taupe and cream shades, with lots of lamps to add soft lighting. Even the bathrooms are stately, all marble and ornate faucets.
The chef they have now is of Greek origin and the reviews are fantastic, but to be honest, we didn’t stay in to eat while we were in town because New York was just calling from outside! NYC is a serious foodie town so the competition is stiff. The hotel’s main restaurant is definitely on my wishlist next time.
In a buzzing town like New York, it’s hard to make choices, particularly about where to stay. I really enjoyed my stay at The Warwick. It added a touch of elegance to a chaotic trip. Look at the historical pictures they have hanging on walls to enjoy while you wait for the elevator – spot your favorite star!
What to wear in the city that never sleeps? Mix casual and standout pieces to turn heads, whether you’re strutting down Fifth Avenue or hitting the bars in the Meatpacking district. Have fun (and stay warm – the nights get cold in the fall)!