I am used to visit NYC at least two times yearly (tourism). I have been guest of several hotels, from high priced to budgets and it was my first visit to AKA, the best lodging I stayed there. So, AKA It will be, from now, my place to stay in NYC mainly due the kind attention and professionalism of the staff, high quality of the service, premises, state-of-art appliances and equipments disposable to the guests. Unlike some reviewers say, we found the bathroom (studio) with sufficient espace, larger than what I saw at others hotels. CON: The room needs a more effective blinding system in order to assure a more dark room at nights.