The W Times Square’s two new WOW suites, the brand’s take on traditional presidential and executive suites, opened in May after a $2 million renovation. The accommodations embody New York’s nightlife. Design elements of the new Extreme WOW suite reflect a deconstructed interpretation of the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve ball. One of the pieces can be found on the ceiling of the suite’s living room in the form of a custom, mirrored LED light fixture that resembles a sizeable flattened piece of the New Year’s Eve ball. Situated over silver-plated leather sofas, the light fixture features four prismatic looks that provide different lighting elements from day to night (think amber hues by morning and a pulsating strobe-like effect in blue and purple by night). Another focal point of the room is a mural called “Peep Show,” which depicts Times Square in flux between its notorious past and present. The theme continues with frosted, eye-level peepholes built into the room’s sliding doors, white metal screens that 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. The suite also includes the following:
- An eight-person dining room table that spins and rises hydraulically to become a bar.
- A vertical bar that holds liquor bottles and mirrors.
- Two plum-hued hanging chairs in the living room.
- A circular bed offers views of the New York skyline and direct views of the living room and bar.
- A sound system.
- A built-in DJ booth.
Directly below the Extreme WOW suite on the hotel’s 56th floor, the WOW suite shares the same panoramic views of the Times Square skyline. The two-bedroom suite features a combined living room/dining room with a wet bar nook designed with the energy of New Year’s Eve in mind. A six-seat dining area with a mirrored light fixture and two rose-colored lacquer bars with pink onyx tops in the nook. Both 1,200-sq.-ft. Suites are available for private events.