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Rob
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Time Square has decent views if you are high up. However the owner is desperate to leave IHG – it has filed lawsuits to break the management agreement, which have been rejected I think – and I’m not sure what state it is in.

Biggest issue = zero public space. It is the definition of a bed factory.

You walk in, there is a reception desk and the lifts. That’s it. You probably have more circulation space in your living room.

Barclay was refurbed recently and is ‘old school’ – a huge lobby, big open areas across the ground floor etc. No real views as its fairly low rise compared to neighbours. Quieter location (just north of Grand Central, close to Waldorf Astoria) with no Times Square madness, although the IC is not directly on Times Square.

I might take a top floor room at TS, for the views, over the Barclay but otherwise it would be the latter.

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