The photographer, Irving Underhill, was famous in the 1900s for his iconic postcards of New York City. Though he was actually born in Jersey City, it was his portraits of the big apple that made him a household name.
For the series, the hotel will display one of four Underhill prints in each of the guest rooms, each of them depicting a different scene from around New York.
The above shot is actually of Times Square. And as General Manager Gary Budge thoughtfully pointed out, the W Times Square would now sit somewhere in the lower right hand corner. Sadly, we think New York probably looked better before all the flashing billboards and glass towers. But at least we know where to go to reminisce...