Sunday, October 5, 2008


The latest New York City hotel from hotelier Vikram Chatwal is simply called Stay. Located in Times Square (157 West 47th Street), the hotel offers 210 guestrooms. As Hotel Chatter reports, the hotel was a former Quality Inn. It is now decked out with 300-plus thread count sheets and feather duvets and been given a tech makeover with interactive in-room LCD displays for ordering food from the room-service menu, Bluetooth and Skype enabled cordless telephones and Bose Wave Audio Systems with iPod cradles. There are also L'Occitane products and plush terry bathrobes as well as mini bars with premium spirits and gourmet snacks and refreshments. The centerpiece of the hotel is the Aspen Social Club, a restaurant/lounge which includes an antler-crowned fire pit and serves small plates. Rates at the hotel start at $249.