This sophisticated hotel pays homage to the manufacturing roots of its garment center building (the installation behind the front desk is actually made of old millinery tools, appropriate since this 1912 building was once a hat factory). Rooms come in a range of sizes (starting at 250 square feet), but feel bigger than they are thanks to the 12-feet-high ceilings and large windows. Original, abstract artwork, oak hardwood floors, and custom furniture up the design ante. Bathrooms feature marble mosaic floors, polished brass fixtures, and rainfall showers.
- Pauline Frommer