• La Quinta's first New York City property opened in May in Manhattan. The 182-room La Quinta Inn Manhattan, at 17 West 32nd St., completed a $2.5 million renovation. All guest rooms and public spaces have wireless Internet access.

  • Forget your workout clothes while in New York on business? Not a problem if you're staying at the New York Palace on Madison Avenue between 50th and 51st streets. The hotel's striking new 7,000-square-foot spa & fitness center will lend them to you (even the shoes!). The center offers fitness programming and a variety of spa services, including massages, facials, and wraps.

  • The 251-room Mandarin Oriental, New York, will open in early November as part of the AOL Time Warner Center with 7,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 6,000-square-foot Mandarin Ballroom on the 36th floor overlooks Central Park.

  • The Waldorf-Astoria, at 301 Park Ave. in New York, recently opened the Plus One Spa, a 4,000-square-foot facility with six treatment rooms, a private VIP room, private showers, and a lounge. The spa provides personal fitness training, yoga classes, and nutritional counseling.