Hyatt 48 Lex, a set on Flickr.
A new baby Hyatt is recently born in New York’s Midtown East. Barely three months old in mid-December 2011 when I visited it, Hyatt 48 Lex is meant to be a boutique hotel in the vein of W, except with much less luxury. The tower has a very tight footprint, having been built on a little plot where a convenience store used to be. With 24 floors, 116 rooms and suites, each floor has 6 rooms that face either the Lexington Avenue or the 48th Street, but corner rooms are lucky to see the intersection of those two streets. The rooms begin on the 3rd floor.
Room 01 and 06 are isolated from the other rooms in the floor, while rooms 02, 03, 04 and 05 are clustered together. The façade of the lobby and ground floor restaurant, as well as the 3rd and 4th floors jut out from the rest of the tower. From floor 5 until floor 24, the Continue reading