Here's another look at the cozy lounge. The way it works at Hyatt 48Lex is that the ground floor contains only the check-in desk—no seating, or bar or anything. On the second floor, you'll find Lexicon Lounge, which offers a communal table with high chairs (above) and an adjacent seating area with comfy couches and chairs, plus a working fireplace. Here, coffee, tea, and soda water are all perpetually available.
Views from the lounge, though only on the second floor, are particularly inspiring, as you can watch the traffic on Lexington Avenue go by below, or gaze up at the nearby hotel architectural masterpieces (the Waldorf-Astoria, Intercontinental Barclay and Marriott East Side are all neighbors of the shiny new glass tower).
Rates will hover around the high $400 range, but for the opening period, curious 48Lex-ers (we're still not completely sold on that lackluster name yet) will enjoy rates of $399.
Here's another snapshot of the unique art on view in the hallways outside the rooms. A bright halo of light is somehow reflected infinitely, and when you look into the mirror, the light creates a bizarre gleam in your eyes. For more pics of a studio and deluxe room—plus a peekaboo wine cabinet—check back!