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The Whitby Hotel

My love for hotels started when I was 11.   My family moved overseas and I was lucky enough to stay at some amazing hotels in London, Oman and Dubai.   
Recently I discovered Firmadel Hotels on Instagram (@firmdale_hotels) and I have since become OBSESSED.  They have hotels in New York and London and today I want to share photos of one of their New York Locations.  The Whitby Hotel.   Located at: 18 W 56th Street New York, NY 10019
Below are photos of Lobby:  The lobby is light and bring with soaring glass windows and striking artwork. 

The Drawing Room: The drawing room is a sumptuous and colorful residents lounge with an elegant fireplace, bespoke library collection, original artwork and honesty bar.  The fireplace is Greek, mid 18th century style and features garlands of leaves and acorns tied by ribbon, representing peace, prosperity and longevity. 
drawing room
drawing room
drawing room

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Photo Courtesy of Elle Decor