The Whitby opens in New York

Taking centre stage on Manhattan’s Upper Midtown scene, The Whitby is Firmdale Hotels’ second outing in New York.

Each of The Whitby’s 86 guestrooms and suites have been individually designed in Kit Kemp’s colourful and carefree style, crafted through her innovative use of pattern, texture, colour, and original artworks. Set over the hotel’s sixteen stories, each guestroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, with some featuring 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 both uptown and downtown. Bathrooms are elegantly finished in marble or granite and feature Firmdale’s exclusive bath and body collection Rik Rak by Kit Kemp.

Located on the ground floor and open all day, The Whitby Bar is a richly colourful and airy room with high ceilings, a 30-foot pewter bar, beautifully upholstered banquettes, and grey oak floors. Warehouse-style windows and doors lead through to an orangery with vaulted ceilings and a skylight, bathing the space in natural light.

The drawing room, nestled between the orangery and reception area, is a warm, informal spot defined by a feature fireplace and cosy, overstuffed furnishings. Throw in several stylish private-event rooms and a 130-seat state-of-the-art cinema, and the City That Never Sleeps has another good reason to never go to bed.

Situated on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue, The Whitby is just a short walk from Central Park and Broadway. The hotel is also on the doorstep of some of Manhattan’s leading museums and galleries, including the world-renowned MoMA.