The Whitby Hotel
Opened in 2017, The Whitby Hotel in New York's Midtown West manages to feel both upscale and cozy, due in large part to the colorful English-style interior design by Kit Kemp, the creative force behind our Best in New York winner, Crosby Street Hotel. Practically every item demonstrates Kemp's love of finer details. (Case in point: dozens of porcelain pots in the restaurant feature etchings of New York landmarks.) The 86 individually decorated rooms are intimate and posh, with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and modern bathrooms. Highlights include a modern fitness center (even the gym here is cheery and whimsical), upscale restaurant, and state-of-the-art movie theater with Sunday screenings.