Monumental lobby done in black and gold with Deco touches. Vintage Condé Nast prints up the glam. Two-story water wall sure to impress the folks from the hinterland. Prime midtown location means great views via custom-furnished guestrooms. Fitness center, year-round greenhouse, massages at the spa. Gorgeous views of the Empire State Building throughout, but none better than the one from the indoor/outdoor lounge on top.