On a recent business trip to NY, I stayed at the Le Parker Meridien. Wow! Roof top swimming pool, roof top walking area, what a gym (free to guests), large integrated desk, FREE internet connection, aeron chairs, neat decor, 32 INCH WEGA TV, DVD, VCR, great restaurants - NORMA's and Burger Place and a pets's menu on the Room Service list. This hotel is different, fun, not like the W, the Ian Schrager hotels, the Kimptons. Experience it for yourself!!
Pros: Free Internet, 32" Sony WEGA TV, Cool restaurants
Cons: No other hotels in US, Kids on weekends, low flr w/o park view