The ACE is a good choice if it isn't a busy weekend and you can actually get a room for under $399 a night (not the bunk bed ones.) But in further talking to Virgina, she expressed that she didn't really want a party scene or a place where she couldn't get a seat in the lobby. So we have to nix the ACE for those reasons.
Virginia was also curious about Fashion26 on 26th Street and which was recently rebranded as a Hilton. But while there are free cupcakes at check-in and you can earn/use HHonors points we didn't think the hotel lives up to Virginia's "cool" requirement.
So we actually pointed her over to The Eventi. The Kimpton hotel is on a sparse and random block of Sixth Avenue but with the opening of its rooftop plaza (complete with a giant projector screen), not to mention it's wine-tasting hour and free WiFi (for InTouch members), we think the hotel should live up to Virgina's sophisticated yet sensible tastes.
Indeed, Virginia's only problem now is actually getting a room at the hotel. She wrote again to tell us the hotel is booked. D'oh.
Seeing that she might be waitlisted at The Eventi, what other hotels do you recommend for Virgina? Tell us in comments below!