The New York Palace, in midtown Manhattan, successfully merges a contemporary 55-story hotel tower with the historic Villard Houses (1882). Each guest room and suite has a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline, many overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral. All rooms have upgraded amenities, such as marble bathrooms, hair dryers, mini-bars, in-room safes, fax machines, and three two-line telephones. All guests enjoy access to a 7,000-square-foot fitness center. The Towers section, a hotel within a hotel, offers private registration, express elevators, and mantre d'itage service. Tower rooms and suites feature two distinctive dicors on alternating floors. One is classical European, and the other is contemporary with art deco influences.