New York luxury hotels | W Union Square

Located on the northeast corner of Union Square, the W Union Square is an attractive trendy hotel which would be perfect for business travelers needing to stay downtown. For tourists, the convenient Union Square subway station provides a quick 15 minute train ride to midtown. While the lead-in "Wonderful" room is small (285-320 square feet), I saw a "Spectacular" room, quite nice at 340 square feet. While not overly large, it would be great for a single traveler. I was told that Virtuoso guests in either of these room categories are upgraded if possible to a "Mega" room (355-390 square view) which has a southern exposure and looks directly out onto Union Square.

I had lunch at Olives, Todd English's restaurant offering both moderate prices and very good contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. Note: the entire hotel will undergo a rapid rolling soft goods renovation between March-July, 2009.

Definitely book through Virtuoso. Not only will you pay the Best Available Rate, Virtuoso guests receive an upgrade upon arrival if available and a daily continental breakfast for two via room service. Just contact a Virtuoso luxury travel consultant to make your reservation.

W Union Square (search here on Google)

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