The Whitby, New York: A British boutique comes to midtown Manhattan



Taking centre stage on Manhattan’s pulsing Upper Midtown scene, The Whitby is Firmdale Hotels’ second outing in New York, and a fitting creative bookend to its Crosby Street Hotel in the heart of SoHo. Situated on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue, The Whitby is surrounded by world-class restaurants, boutiques and museums, and is designed by award-winning design director Kit Kemp.

Each of The Whitby’s 86 rooms and suites have been individually designed in Kit Kemp’s colourful style, crafted through her use of pattern, texture, colour and original artworks. Set over the hotel’s 16 storeys, each guestroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, and some have private terraces with views over the city skyline. The Whitby Suite is a spectacular two-bedroom headline suite spread over the entire top floor with spacious furnished terraces facing uptown and downtown. Bathrooms are finished in marble or granite and feature Firmdale’s exclusive bath and body collection, Rik Rak by Kit Kemp.

Situated in upper midtown Manhattan The Whitby is just a short walk from Central Park and Broadway. The hotel is on the doorstep of some of Manhattan’s leading museums and galleries, including the world renowned MoMA, and retail therapy comes courtesy of high-style neighbours such as Bergdorf Goodman.


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