Luxury Travel Advisor recently got to tour the new Extreme Wow Suite at the W Times Square hotel, which reportedly cost a cool $2 million to renovate along with the WOW suites in the property.
Unveiled earlier this month, the new Extreme WOW suite, redesigned by Starwood’s in-house design team, is meant provide what the team calls "a voyeuristic view of the city that never sleeps." A major design element is a deconstructed interpretation of the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve ball, but "smashed” to pieces.
The Suite can be booked for a VIP or for small (or even not-so-small) events. Connecting rooms also make it a great pick for families.
Some of the perks include:
- A custom, mirrored LED light fixture that resembles a large, flattened piece of the New Year’s Eve ball
- Light fixture with four prismatic “looks” that provide different lighting elements from day to night
- “Peep Show” - a mural by Brooklyn-based artist Keren Richter, which depicts a Times Square in flux between its notorious past and amusement park present
- Frosted, eye level peep-holes built into the room’s sliding doors; white metal screens which can be left open or closed to separate the bedroom from the living room; and a bathtub that is separated from the bedroom by a sheet of "honey-tinted" glass (pictured bottom)
- A dining room table for eight (pictured top) that spins and rises hydraulically to become a bar for in-room entertaining
- A vertical bar designed to hold both liquor bottles and glasses
- Two plum-hued “hanging” chairs in the living room (pictured second)
- A circular bed, which offers top views of the New York skyline or direct views of the action in the living room and bar (pictured third)
- A built-in DJ Booth