Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Alex hotel in Midtown Manhattan: A Review

The Alex Hotel Midtown Manhattan
The Alex hotel, which opened in March at 45th Street and Third Avenue, is within walking distance from Grand Central Station. The 203 guest rooms are a mix of suites and apartments, which will appeal for those looking for long-term corporate stays. The look, however, is anything but corporate. Suites have fully equipped Poggenpohl kitchens featuring Sub-Zero refrigerators and Miele dishwashers. Rooms have limestone baths, rain showers and Frederic Fekkai toiletries. There is Wi-Fi in public areas, and every room has a T1 connection. Rates start at $229.--Forbes

Located in Midtown Manhattan, this contemporary, David Rockwell-designed hotel is located within three blocks of the Chrysler Building, within walking distance of the Midtown business district, the United Nations, Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and
Fifth Avenue. It also has easy access to Times Square, the Theatre district, the trendy SoHo-Tribecca and Wall Street. Public transport is available near the hotel, and private cars are available upon request. It is 12 miles to LaGuardia Airport, 17 miles to JFK International Airport. Equipped with serene limestone baths, rain showers, robes and towels, Frederic Fekkai bath amenities and a fully equipped fitness centre, the Alex Hotel also boasts outs t a n d i n g concierge services. Residential suites are also available for long term sojourns to New York. If you have any special requirements prior to arrival, you can call and ask for the concierge. Other amenities incluce Sharp Aquos LCD flat panel TVs in every guest room, suite and bath. A creation of Aquavit's award winning Chef, Marcus Samuelsson, the hotel’s restaurant, Riingo also provides the Alex with 24-hr room service and private dining. Samuelsson brings his unique blend of American and Japanese cuisines to this stylish, upbeat restaurant and bar with selection of infused sakes.

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