Italians flock to this hotel operated by Jolly Hotels, the largest hotel chain in Italy. In this US flagship you can expect native Italians, or at least Italian-speaking staff, at the front desk and the breakfast room. The look is Positano circa 1920, with parquet floors in the Whaler Bar downstairs (plus a fireplace) and a white-and-gold color scheme in the rooms. Deluxe rooms have views of the Empire State Building and come outfitted with cherrywood furniture; standard
rooms, alas, are sized more like a Fiat than a Ford. A separate concession on the premises offers shiatsu massage and a Japanese sauna.