Need a nice hotel in Manhattan for business. Stayed at Marriott Marquis last time, and would prefer something quieter and more upscale and catered toward business travelers. Need concierge lounge and don't qualify for club access at RC properties without paying extra. Not on a tight budget but also not going to be able to justify RC club level rates! Meeting is near Times Square, but I am open to staying anywhere in/near midtown as Times Square is too touristy. Any suggestions?
Places that you may consider that are in or near Times Square that are lovely properties:
The Alqonquin has a CL however, there are a number of deli's near to grab a snack or breakfast.
I've stayed in number of hotels in NYC over the years, and more lately here is where I've stayed in descending order of room price:
This is not a Marriott, but is close to the Marriott on East Side: I'm sure you've heard of this one:
Then, there the's old famous hotel near Central Park, if price is not an issue:
If you don't stay here, and have never visited this landmark hotel, take the time to do so; maybe even have lunch there. It's a grand place!