Like the excitement of an opening night on Broadway, your host, “Archer,” is poised to make his Midtown Manhattan debut today with his new entry, Archer Hotel New York. Located on West 38th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, this luxury boutique property is geared to be the latest gem in the Garment District. The 180-room hotel rests just blocks away from favorite New York attractions such as Bryant Park, Times Square and the Theater District. To accommodate his guests, Archer took limited space and turned it into large-scale luxuriousness. Inspired by the creative and artistic heritage of the area, designer Glen Coben conceived design palettes (envision wood floors, exposed brick, black and white subway-tiled bathrooms) to make each guest room unique. Throughout the spaces, storied art collections curated by Manhattan-based art advisor Deborah Goodman Davis are displayed. The works encompass a variety of themes and artists (Sophy Naess, Artie Vierkant) with ties to New York. In the guest rooms, the artwork is complemented with unique colors and fabrics (rich purple tapestries, electric red pillows), as well as floor-to-ceiling windows. A modern New York vibe radiates from every unit.
When it comes time to enjoy a hearty meal or cocktail, Archer has you covered in that respect as well. The signature restaurant, fabrick, is the latest addition to chef David Burke’s restaurant group. Fabrick derives its name from the Latin word faber (“artisan”), and its menu builds on a foundation of unique modern American cuisine that encourage guests to share and try new things. While those traits may make fabrick different from other David Burke restaurants, guests can still expect to see signature dishes such as braised short ribs and pretzel-encrusted crab cakes. For those who do not have time to dine in, Archer offers Burke’s takeout concept, Burke in a Box, as a room-service option. In addition, the hotel has two distinctive bars to enjoy light bites and cocktails, too. The Foyer Bar is the perfect place for small appetizers and drinks inside the main dining area or, if the weather permits, on the outside patio. The other bar is also sure to be a guest favorite, as it is situated on the roof of the 22-story building. The social space features a panoramic view of the city that includes the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings.
Other hotel features include an onsite fitness center with a cardio theater, and a curated selection of souvenirs from local artisans. With near-endless amenities and accommodations, Archer looks forward to serving you and becoming a staple among the list of luxury hotels in New York.
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