For years I have been traveling back and forth to NYC for a day of shopping, eating and people watching. And for years, I have been dropping into the fanciest NYC hotel lobbies for a bit of r & r, and a nice clean bathroom. There is no better way to take a load off the feet than visiting a cool lobby. And no better way to rub elbows with the r & f (rich and famous)! The Algonquin, SoHo Grand, Trump, trendy ones such as The Mercer are all good. If you just need to pop in for a powder room visit, any of the upper chains, such as The Marriott, Hilton are just as good.