Opened in 2016, this dazzler restores one of the city’s first skyscrapers, built in 1881. Over the swank bar is a soaring 9-story atrium, with a pyramidal glass skylight; next to it is a restaurant by celeb chef Tom Colicchio (he’s also in charge of room service). Rooms are carved out of former offices, so each has a different shape and size, but all share quietly elegant furnishings. Tip: ask for a room overlooking Nassau street, so you don’t get noise from the construction project next door (expected to last through 2018).
- Pauline Frommer