Thank you for those great suggestions. The Eventi looks great, but I think it is just a bit out of our budget for this trip. The W could be a doable option. Where would I find that one? Is there anything that you have come across or anything you would recommend in that price range a bit farther north (e.g. in the Soho-Tribeca area)? The reason I ask is that I will be travelling with my mother and she is at an age where she might need to go back to the hotel and rest for a couple of hours in the afternoon. During that time, I would ideally like to be able to walk to/around an area with some shopping and some coffee shops. My hesitation with the W (and other places farther into the financial district) is that, from what I recall, there is not too much in the way of shopping, cafes, etc. within a short-ish walking distance.