- Style Elegant, affluent
- Setting Midtown west
A modernist crash pad in Midtown Manhattan, the Chambers hotel has a few design tricks up its sleeve: concrete bathrooms, open ceilings with pipes exposed and glass desks worthy of any discerning graphic designer – complete with coloured pencils and industrial lamps. The furnishings in the spacious rooms, on the other hand, beckon you to relax, with sumptuous fabrics and a muted colour palette. Downstairs, the David Chang restaurant is one of the city's most popular.
Need to know
- Rooms 77 rooms: 44 standard rooms, 16 deluxe rooms, 12 studios, one studio suite and four one-bedroom suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $295.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.
- More details Rates are seasonal and vary weekday to weekend.
- Facilities CD/DVD with big library, wall-mounted 42-inch plasma screen in suites. Frette bathrobes, Red Flower products. Passes to nearby fitness centre, in-room yoga instruction and massage, personal trainer, personal shopper, concierge, valet parking.
- Check–out Check-in is 3pm, check-out 12 noon. Some flexibility on request, according to availability.
Children Children are welcome; nanny services, free cribs and cots, plus games and DVDs are available. No connecting rooms.
- Also Small dogs permitted (25lb and under), with a waiver to sign on check-in in case of not-so-little accidents.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Deluxe rooms face onto 56th Street, with lots of light and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Studio Suite is on the 15th floor, with a deep tub in a big bathroom. The 900-square-foot Duplex Suite has a vast terrace with walnut floors and a wow of a view.
- Packing tips A warm coat and snow boots in winter.
Food and drink at Chambers
- Hotel restaurant Sit in the warm peachy glow of Má Pêche, Chambers' new restaurant, and sample the French-Vietnamese fusion food – dishes include squid salad with peanuts, mussels with crab paste and beer, and pork ribs with lemongrass caramel. At the moment, the restaurant only serves breakfast and lunch, along with a takeaway lunch and bar menu. Sweet-tooths should pick up an in-room treat from Momofuku Milk Bar – try the cereal milk, marshmallow cookies or calorific pies.
- Dress code Rock-star casual cool.
- Top table Grab a place at the giant communal table and make some new friends.
- Last orders Má Pêche is open for breakfast from 7am to 11am, for lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm. The bar menu is available between 11.30am and 11pm.
- Room service There's a full restaurant menu available during kitchen opening hours.
- Hotel bar The bar area in Má Pêche serves up elegant cocktails and stays open until 12am.