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Cool, Calm, Classy Inside The W Union Square's New Guest Rooms

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April 9, 2012 at 11:20 AM | by | ()

W Union Square has a new look, and we're kinda diggin it. Just a few months after debuting that new basement bar Lilium, the hotel has now revealed a new look for all 270 guest rooms.

Right off the bat, we're liking this simpler, brighter feel. It kind of reminds us of a five year old boy's playroom with all the blues and geometric shapes on the headboard, but we can't deny that this is an improvement on the stuffy, cluttered look from before. Especially that white lamp to the left of the bed, which almost makes us think of Mondrian Soho, one of New York's more popular contemporary design hotels.

Though, being housed inside a Beaux Arts building from 1911, there's only so much you can do to make the W Union Square look "cutting-edge." But it seems to be doing a good job toeing the line.

Considering this is the only hotel that actually overlooks Union Square (well, for now, until Hyatt Union Square opens), we've definitely been curious to see what kind of 'updates' W had in store for this place.

Now that both Lilium and the guest rooms are finished (the ground floor restaurant, Olives, should be finished by next month), we're glad to see that W is keeping things interesting. We loved all those metal flowers on the ceiling at Lilium, and we're into the red and white headboard as well as the silver curtains in the new guest rooms.

Have you take a peek at the W Union Square's new look yet? Let us know what you think!

[Photo: W Union Square]

Archived Comments:


Noticed that the white headboard is the map of union square...

It's true!

Though I'm impressed that you noticed it just like that! It took me a few times of reading the announcement to see what they were talking about.

But yeah, kinda cool!