WestHouse New York: An Escape for Valentine’s Day (or Any Day)

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When it comes to hotels, it’s sometimes hard to strike the right balance. The five-star palaces are reliable bastions of luxury but can fall short on personal attention, while boutique hotels can excel at making the personal a priority but fizzle out on the frills. A perfect middle ground? Midtown’s Jeffrey Beers International–designed WestHouse New York, an entirely new hospitality concept that melds the elegant residential comforts of a New York City townhouse with the luxurious ambiance of a refined hotel environment.

Both intimate and upscale, WestHouse is also in another happy medium: midtown Manhattan, offering easy access to the city’s best cultural attractions, from Carnegie Hall (literally across the street) to Lincoln Center, MoMA, Radio City, and all of Broadway’s offerings in the Theatre District. It’s also conveniently close to some of the city’s best shopping, on Fifth and Madison avenues.

City dwellers looking for a perfection staycation—especially on the eve of Valentine’s Day—would be wise to reserve a stay at WestHouse. From the moment you arrive, you’re greeted not only by the cordially competent staff, but also the hotel’s signature scent, Guests Only, crafted by 12.29—a seductive blend of leather and amber—which seems to follow you throughout the property, right into your room. It calls to mind (or nose) much of the design elements at play here, like the rich selection of dark woods, textured marbles, and leathered upholsteries. Everything is bathed in a sophisticated blend of heather gray, cobalt and navy blues, and bronze—a fresh take on a rather regal palette.

With 172 well-thought-out guest rooms, including 16 extraordinary suites, there is ample room to relax if you decide to schedule an in-room spa treatment. For valentines who don’t want to brave February’s blistering cold, WestHouse is also the first hotel in the world to partner with premier specialty sleep innovator Sleep | Studio. All of WestHouse’s Terrace Suites are outfitted by Sleep | Studio’s bedding system, which offers the latest technologies for mattress adjustment and maximum support, ensuring a deep, restorative sleep.

You’re more than a hotel guest at WestHouse; in fact, you’re treated as a “resident.” For a nightly resident’s fee of $35, guests enjoy access to the cozy lobby-level Den and 23rd-floor Terrace, which alternate at offering daily breakfast, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres, evening canapés, and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The fee also includes unlimited WiFi, local calls, in-room pantry snacks and water, and daily digital newspapers and magazines. The amenities have been carefully considered and don’t disappoint, including the bespoke DayNa Decker bath and body products, ghd hair tools, linens and towels from the luxe Venetian house of Sferra, and Intelity bedside touchscreen controls to personalize climate and music (they also seamlessly connect guests to house services).

As if all of this weren’t enough, there’s added incentive this holiday weekend to take your loved one for an unexpected stay in the heart of it all. WestHouse is offering a Valentine’s special for guests staying in suites that includes a $500 gift card to Net-A-Porter (minimum of three nights), a Sferra Celine throw embroidered with guests’ initials, and bespoke DayNa Decker candles. So, what are you waiting for? Say “I love you” by booking a suite now: WestHouse New York, 201 West 55th Street, New York City, 212.707.4888, westhousehotelnewyork.com.

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