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Viceroy New York

The 29-story, 240 room —opened in October—is a fancy uptown address with a low-key, downtown vibe. There are plenty of stunning city and park views with industrial-chic flourishes à la warm brown leathers and marble herringbone floors. The timeless lobby displays a colorful mural by artist Thomas Hart Benton. Rooms are stocked with Neil George bath products. Dock your iPod in a stellar sound system by Dr. Dre.

Insider Tip: While waiting for the 29th floor roof bar to open, slip into Chef Marc Murphy's destination, for charcuterie and libations courtesy of Gerber Group (try the refreshing Spicy Paloma with Casamigos Blanco tequila).

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5 best new hotels in New York in 2014

New York City’s hotel boom shows no sign of cooling off. This year, sophisticated New York hotels are showcasing subtle variations on stylish period details, primarily from the plush Art Deco-inspired 1920s. Hip design firms and well-known hoteliers opened spots where great artists and writers once slept. Slick and restored new buildings beckon with cool decor and high-end amenities, including custom "sleep experiences" and soaring rooftop bars. These 10 new hotels will transport you to a new, New York state of mind.

By Kate Donnelly