Quietly confident and cosmopolitan, yet colorful and fun, the newly redesigned, 16-story Hotel Roger Williams is a small boutique hotel that dares to be different. Once you step into the atrium-like lobby, you’ll discover a vibrant blend of Rafael Viñoly architecture, brilliant art-deco color palettes and exuberant textures in the heart of Manhattan’s fashionable Murray Hill neighborhood. A well-kept secret among the world’s most savvy travelers, this hotel features gracious hospitality in an exclusive setting.
Features and Amenities
The Roger Williams Hotel features 193 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, each offering colorful and modern furnishings and a variety of sizes and layouts. In each room, you’ll find flat screen plasma televisions, high speed wireless internet, in-room movies, iPod docking stations, gourmet mini-bars, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, in-room safes, down comforters and pillows, luxurious Cyprus Resort and Spa bathrobes, hair dryers and colorful quilts that compliment the modern decor of the spaces. If you are looking for that perfect view, the Garden Terrace rooms boast landscaped terraces and exceptional city views that are hard to come by elsewhere. If you’re looking to just go all out, the Penthouse offers everything, plus butler service, breakfast and a slew of luxury amenities to please even the most discerning traveler.
When it comes to wining and dining, look no further than Roger’s Dining Room, which introduces tempting treats by way of the Breakfast Pantry and Mezzanine Lounge. Gourmet specialist Jonathan Morr, of APT, Bond Street and Republic, conceptualized the food & beverage program for Hotel Roger Williams. A distinctive component of this program is the Breakfast Pantry, which offers fresh croissants and pastries from Balthazar and Ceci Cela, jams and granolas from Sarabeths, salmon from Petrossian, bagels from H&H and a Roger blend of coffee from Allann Brothers in Oregon – in short, a breakfast sampling fit for a king! The hotel also offers European meats and cheeses, scrambled eggs, andouille and chicken sausage, hot oatmeal, and a medley of fresh fruit.
Come nightfall, the hotel’s “Roger” takes what works – dazzling atmosphere and warm service – while leaving long lines, guest lists and attitude to other Midtown Manhattan bars. The dining room that formerly housed breakfast treats transforms into what seems more like a funky private residence, drawing a smart clientele from all over the city. Soft candlelight and a granite-floating staircase set a dramatic tone … while a light, playful mood offers a colorful contrast to midtown bustle with a warm, homey feel. The hotel also offers Veranda 411, a a beautifully landscaped terrace, perfect for receptions, dinners, bridal and baby showers, and intimate corporate events.
The Hotel Roger Williams offers a full-service concierge, laundry and dry cleaning services, free delivery of domestic newspapers, complimentary overnight shoe shine, event planning and catering services and 100% smoke free accommodations.
Hotel Roger Williams is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood on Madison Avenue and 31st Street. It’s just blocks from Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building, a short stroll from SoHo, the Fashion District, Union Square, Park Avenue, and the West Village. The hotel is located two blocks from the 6 train, a subway line that runs up and down the east side of the city. While Murray Hill is a great neighborhood in terms of location, some find it a bit rowdy for their stay in New York. The area is known for its proliferation of young professionals who like to work hard and party harder. The streets are littered with bars that don’t close down until after 4AM, so if you’re looking for a quiet block, you might want to go elsewhere. That being said, though, if you don’t mind a bit of city buzz in the background, the hotel is quite centrally located, especially given its closeness to the 6 train, which can take you up to Central Park or down to Chinatown and the Financial District. If you’re looking to see the sights but get a taste of a real New York neighborhood, Hotel Roger Williams is a great place to be.