Superior, $235-$595; deluxe, $265-$595; executive, $295-$695; junior suite, $455-$850; one-bedroom suite, $595-$1,100; grand one-bedroom, $695-$1,700
N, R, W at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Italian opera music greets guests as they enter the lobby of this Midtown boutique hotel, and follows them throughout all the Michelangelo’s well-apportioned public spaces. European artwork, Renaissance-inspired furniture upholstered in silk and velvet, and Italian marble add to the elegant, Italian flair. Most of the hotel staff is fluent in Italian, as well as French and Spanish, and the lobby carries newspapers from across the globe. Guest rooms, larger than most New York apartments, are bathed in soft, rosy lighting, while the huge bathrooms are tiled in marble and come equipped with working tubs. Other perks include free Italian breakfast, free limousine service to Wall Street, and Bose Wave stereos with CD players in each room. It’s hard to imagine guests wanting for anything during their stay: Room service from Insieme, the in-house restaurant, is available around the clock; a fresh fluffy bathrobe appears daily; and what doesn’t come in the basketful of imported toiletries can be easily supplied.Pros
Beautiful décor, some of the largest rooms in New York, and tons of perks.
The rates are pricey, and the staff, while ultimately helpful, can be a bit snooty.