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The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design.

About The Whitby Hotel

Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels opened The Whitby Hotel in 2017, their second New York hotel.

Set across 16 floors and perfectly placed for world-class department stores, The Whitby Hotel brings a dose of contemporary British style to Manhattan.

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The Whitby Hotel

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Just a hop from Barneys and The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitby Hotel on West 56th Street offers an unbeatable base from which to explore upper midtown Manhattan. Yet step inside and English elegance awaits; the hotel is the second New York offering from designer Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels.

The Whitby Hotel

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Rooms are individually styled, with textiles from Kit’s collaborations with Chelsea Textiles and luxurious bathrooms. And given the library, state-of-the-art cinema and fabulous bar­restaurant, you’d be forgiven for never venturing outside.

Need to know

– There are 86 bedrooms and suites, starting at $795 a night.
– The Whitby Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and afternoon tea.
– The hotel includes a drawing room, orangery, courtyard, library and 130-seat cinema.
– It is a six-minute walk from 5th Avenue Station and Central Park South.

The Whitby Hotel

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The Whitby Hotel, 18 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019, firmdalehotels.com.

Take it home

Recreate the hotel’s distinctive looks with these furnishings and accessories.

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Elsa armchair in Velvet Burnt Orange, £835, Love Your Home, love-your-home.co.uk.

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Ava quilt in Snow White, £148, Oka, oka.com.

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Bohemian Paisley, £149m, Mulberry Home at GP&J Baker, gpjbaker.com.

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Tessin three drawer chest, £2,150, India Jane, indiajane.co.uk.

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Livia headboard, from £1,500, plus 1.5m of fabric, Ensemblier London, ensemblierlondon.com.

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Betty cushion, £129, Chelsea Textiles, chelseatextiles.com.

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