Gautam Balasundar

Hotel 48Lex

New York

by: Gautam Balasundar

  • Why

    A trip to midtown.

  • When

    May 2017

  • Who

    Just me

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Highs + Lows

  • The floor-to-ceiling windows let the sunlight in, which is nice for NYC.

  • The bedroom and 'living room' are separated - a nice touch if you're with someone.

  • A desk to get work done, definitely a plus if you're in town on business.

  • The design is simple, but makes you feel like it's your own apartment (that is, if you could afford that kind of real estate in this city).

  • It's a business district. 5th Avenue is a stones throw away, but not much to do in the immediate vicinity.

  • There aren't too many common areas in the hotel; you're mainly there for the room.

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique

  • Vibe

    Luxe-modern for the business set.

  • Location

    Midtown East

  • Rooms

    116 salons and suites.

  • Music

    Mostly quiet other than the bedside radio which is turned on when you enter your room.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Architecture by Nobutaka Ashihara and interiors by VLDG.

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym (that sadly was not used).

  • Restaurant

    Lexington Brass, a casual but elegant bistro from the EMM Group.

  • Bar

    Lexington Brass offers creative cocktails, and there's a small bar in the 2nd floor lobby.

  • Minibar

    Selection of wine, liquor, and beer, along with treats from Dean & Deluca.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Not much for children to do here...

  • Price

    Not cheap, but a little better than some of the more famous midtown boutiques.

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