City Club, New York City, New York $$$$
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 921 5500
Concierge.com's insider take:
Downtown chic comes to midtown courtesy of hotelier Jeff Klein's renovation of a century-old men's club. It's meant to be very private and it is; there's no lobby to speak of, just a limestone walkway and an elevator leading to the 65 smallish rooms and suites, whose niftiest feature are the TVs hidden behind two-way mirrors: When switched on, the image seems to come from the great beyond. Go for one of the duplex suites, if only for the ceiling, an ornate masterpiece of carved plaster from the original club. Daniel Boulud's ground-floor restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne, ups the room-service quotient.