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W New York - Times Square Debuts New $2 Million Extreme WOW Suite
W New York - Times Square in Manhattan recently debuted a new $2 million Extreme WOW suite, transforming it into one of the city’s most exclusive places to stay and entertain. Befitting its location, the suite’s design is inspired by the excitement and allure of New York City after dark. There are also references to Times Square’s past as a mecca for “peep shows” and the voyeurism the city inspires in general.
The most dramatic elements are massive light fixtures designed as a deconstructed interpretation of the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve ball, "smashed” to pieces. There’s also a dining room table for eight that spins and rises hydraulically to become a bar for private parties, as well as a built-in DJ booth.
A circular bed boasts both unrivaled views of the New York skyline and the action in the living room and bar area; should you wish to survey it from there. Equally voyeuristic in nature is a mural called “Peep Show” created by artist Keren Richter and inspired by Times Square “in flux between its notorious past and amusement park present.”
There are also frosted, eye level peep-holes built into the room’s sliding doors as well as white metal screens that can be closed to separate the bedroom from the living room. The doors can also be left open so that the James Bond-like bed is in full view. Entertainment options include intimate dinners, fashion presentations, film screenings, and listening parties.