The Whitby Hotel (MIDTOWN)

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18 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel: 1 (212) 586-5656  Fax: 1 (212) 939-7556
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Situated just west of Fifth Avenue on 56th Street, The Whitby Hotel is close to Central Park, Broadway and The Museum of Modern Art. This is the latest of Firmdale’s hotels to open in New York – a midtown “grown up” sister to Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo. The Whitby exhibits Kit Kemp’s acclaimed individual sense of style, combining a colorful, carefree spirit with a sense of comfort and sophistication. Tones are more autumnal than at Crosby Street, and unique and whimsical objects pique one’s curiosity at every turn. Bedrooms are spacious with cozy corners and bookcases. Architecturally, The Whitby is unique for its terraces, which feature in six of the 26 junior suites and also in the larger suites. The terrace of The Whitby Suite is stunning, with outdoor furniture and views of the Manhattan skyline. There are multiple possible combinations of connecting rooms. The bar, which has a long pewter countertop, spills into a gorgeous orangerie restaurant that is bright in daytime with natural light. From here one passes into a cozy drawing room where the famous Firmdale “honesty bar” awaits. Kit’s personally designed china by Wedgwoood, called “Mythical Creatures,” features at all meals. And, of course, “High Tea will be served”. There are meeting rooms, a fully equipped gym and a 130-seat state-of-the-art screening room.


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General Information & Rates

Rates valid through 31 march 2018
Superior King from $595
Luxury King/Twin from $695
Deluxe King/Twin from $795
Junior King/Twin Suite from $895
Junior King Terrace Suite from $1,250
1-Bedroom Suite from $2,250
Corner Terrace Suite (1-Bedroom Suite) from $2,500
Terrace Suite (1-Bedroom Suite) from $3,000
The Whitby Suite (2-Bedroom Suite) from $10,000
Stays through 31 March 2018 include breakfast.

The above room-only rates exclude breakfast and taxes: 8.875% state + 5.875 city = 14.75%/night PLUS $1.50 Javitz + 2.00 occ = $3.50/night. Occupancy tax will increase to $4 per night for one bedroom suites and to $6 per night for two bedroom suites.  Rollaways or sofa beds $75/night. American buffet breakfast $30. The cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to date of arrival by 12 noon for the Jr Terrace Suite category and below and 7 days prior to arrival for the 1-Bedroom Suite category and above. The above rates are subject to availability and change without notice. At certain times of the year, there may be lower rates that include breakfast. Please check for best available rates (BAR).

86 Rooms and Suites
 Connecting Rooms – Yes
3 People Sharing – Yes, Deluxe & up
  3 People Sharing – Yes, Luxury & above
  4 People Sharing – Yes, in 1-Bedroom Suites & above
24-Hour Room Service
24-Hour Concierge
Complimentary Wireless Internet
Flat-Screen TVs
130-Seat Screening Room
Restaurant & Bar

Kathrin Apitz

Nick Hamdy

Narell Devine

E Train on the Blue Line – 5th Ave & 53rd St.
F Train on the Orange Line – 6th Ave & 57th St.


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