Inside Theater District landmark The Paramount, 12 new suites, two of which debut this month, give sophisticated travelers an apartment-like alternative to the Midtown hotel room. Wide-plank, dark-wood floors offset Zen-like white walls and contemporary furniture. Crystal barware, 60-inch televisions and original art from emerging New York talents—including this black-andwhite photograph by Michael Kleinberg taken just around the corner from the hotel—provide the finishing touches to The Paramount’s “cool, urban-glam, lifestyle suites.”

“It’s very difficult to be different in New York,” says Susan Jaques, vice president of branding for Highgate Hotels, which owns The Paramount. “These rooms are unexpected. The Paramount is emerging again; it will never ever be anything but iconic, and it really carries its own vibe. It’s been fun to revitalize it and be part of that.” 235 W. 46th St., 212-764-5500;

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