Stayed at this hotel shortly after it opened in May 2009 when they made all room types available on award redemptions. We had just landed at JFK after two luxurious weeks in Asia and had an early flight the next morning out of LGA. The location was convenient, but we didn't think we'd be impressed -- just hoping for something clean and comfortable. We checked in around 10:30 pm, the lobby looked new and the clerk was pleasant. As a platinum, I received a coupon for a free appetizer at the hotel restaurant but it had already closed. Our suite was on the top floor and when we opened the door we were blown away. The room occupied the entire front of the hotel and 3 walls were floor to ceiling glass with an amazing view of Manhattan. The ceilings were at least 20 feet high. There were walk out balconies on both sides. There weren't any drapes or partitions, so not sure where it was safe to change clothes at night unless you turned the lights off or went into the bathroom. The furniture was brand new. In addition to the bed and a desk, there was a seating area with 2-3 chairs and a couch. The bathroom was great! Green glass tile in the shower, bright fixtures, great water pressure. The only downside to the room was that occupants of the suite next door could see the bathroom door reflected in the glass of the balcony, or if the door was open, directly into the bathroom. Staying here again next week -- currently booked in the Queens View Suite and will report what the property is like 2 years later.