|Venue name:||The London NYC|
151 W 54th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, E to Seventh Ave|
|Price:||$299–$899 suite. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
This 54-story high-rise was completely overhauled by David Collins (designer of some of London’s most fashionable bars and restaurants) and reopened as the London NYC in early 2007. His sleek, contemporary-British style pervades the rooms, with attractive signature touches such as limed oak parquet flooring, embossed leather travel trunks at the foot of the beds, hand-woven throws and inventive coffee tables that adjust to dining-table heights. But space is perhaps the biggest luxury: The 350–500-square-foot London Suites (the starting-priced accommodations) are either open-plan or divided with mirrored French doors, and bathrooms feature double rain showerheads. Upper-floor Vista Suites command city views. The London is, appropriately, the site of two eateries from Britain’s best-known celebrity chef, the eponymous Gordon Ramsay at the London and the less formal (and less expensive) Maze. The chef also oversees the room service menu.