By Terry Trucco
This is what you see from a room near the top of the tallest hotel in North America, which happens to be in New York. (That’s a snow-covered Central Park down there, in case you’re wondering.)
It’s a bird’s-eye view of a high-flying bird – or a low-flying plane. But guests in north-facing rooms on the 62nd floor at the new Residence Inn Central Park can take it in from a white leather club chair or a king-size bed for as long as they like without moving a muscle.
Tallest in this instance is a matter of semantics. Though Detroit’s Renaissance Plaza and Atlanta’s Westin Peachtree Plaza each out-height New York’s newcomer by five stories, they don’t occupy the entire space. The new 68-story Broadway tower is 100 percent hotel – a 378-room Courtyard Marriot Central Park eats up the lower 35 floors and a 261-room Residence Inn Central Park fills the upper 30. (The three-story topknot houses the equipment that keeps the place humming.) (more…)