New Fashion Inspired Hotel Opens In New York
The Wyndham Hotel chain's latest addition in New York City, Fashion 26, is geared towards the fashion and art-conscious consumers among us. Fashion 26 has 280 rooms and 22 stories of interior design inspired by the nearby Fashion District, with the lobby featuring a reception desk modeled after a fashion studio cutting-room table and a rotating art program of photography from Fashion Institute of Technology students livening up the hallways. Even the staff will be dressed in uniforms designed by the likes of Pink, Ralph Lauren, and Kangol. There's also the Rare Grill & Bar that serves specialty hamburgers and the Rare View rooftop bar that offers up 'creative cocktails.' Other touches include Crumbs cupcakes at check-in, radio frequency room keys (no swiping, just waving), and all the usual high-class amenities like turn-down service and free wireless internet. Fashion 26 celebrated April 15th as opening day and room rates, discounted to promote the launch, start at $299/night (through June).