I'm going to write a review of the Setai when I get a chance...just wanted to note a few things to the fine folks on the TA forum in NY who recommended it for me
-Got the Setai Fifth Avenue on LastMinuteTravel.com for $286 per night (they were advertising $695 on Setai's website)
-Standard room was HUGE by NY standards and the bed was comfortable with great Pratesi linens (I think the same ones I have at home, possibly?)
-Nespresso machine was nice touch
-Bathroom had separate spa tub and shower with a tv at the end of the tub, modern vanity and mood lighting.
-Free Minibar is deceiving-there are no snacks, just some bottled water, soda, etc.
-Rates include breakfast and I wasn't aware of that, so it was very nice.
-Requested a room with sun, but buildings are so close that my room was still pretty dark and gloomy (unlike the Muse where I usually stay)
-Service wasn't that great. I mean it was good, but not great. I called the floor butler once and she started yelling at me on the phone (I think she was on the phone with someone else before me and just answered screaming at someone mid-sentence). That's something that would never happen at, say, the Connaught (which is how I though the Setai would be
-Needed to go to a meeting and they pulled a Maserati up to take me (for free!) very nice. I didn't know much about the car but people on the street were turning and pointing as we drove by (which is weird to me and I didn't particularly like, but still, it was a nice ride...)
I think this about covers my general sentiments, and thanks so much everyone (RobertWCook, NYWhiz, SueFee) for helping me with this one a few months back!