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33 Best Luxury Hotels In New York

New York is a vibrant, aesthetically exciting, and character-rich city that thrives on the energy of all who live, work, and play there. It is a feeling, a sense of being that exists only while walking the New York streets, lounging on the lawns of Central Park, and taking in a show on Broadway. As though one belongs instantly to New York, and New York to you.

Home to numerous fine museums – including the superb MoMA which specialises in modern and contemporary art and houses renowned masterpieces by Warhol, Picasso, and Van Gogh. Embrace the sensory overload that is Times Square, visit the Statue of Liberty, go to the top of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, and pay respects at Ground Zero. Savour the delectable choice of the celebrated culinary fare on offer at the city’s top restaurants, and do not hesitate to pick up a takeaway coffee and classic hand-rolled New York bagel while out exploring. 

As Georgia O’Keefe noted, ‘One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt’ – and we could not agree more.

The guide to the 33 best hotels in New York:

main entrance of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown with two doormen standing by the door
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, which opened in 2016, occupies the lower half of an 82-story mixed-use skyscraper in New York’s TriBeCa neighbourhood, the top part being home to 157 Four Seasons Private Residences. Close to the Wall Street Financial District, the property lies just a block from the World Trade Center and minutes from Soho, the Meatpacking District and Battery Park. It is also near to Greenwich Village, the High Line, the Whitney Museum and the waterfront with its numerous attractions. With 189 serene guest rooms including 28 suites spread out over 24 floors, this contemporary property was designed by architect Robert A M Stern with chic, urban interiors by Yabu Pushelberg. Suites of course have the best views out over Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, TriBeCa and the World Travel Center with the largest being The Empire Suite occupying half of the top floor. 

The lobby of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

This 223 square metre space has the feel of an open-planned residential apartment with a spacious living area, dining for up to ten people, an office, media room and library, fully equipped kitchen and a spa-inspired master bath. Contemporary artworks, wooden floors and luxury materials make this one of the most understated yet luxurious of New York’s suites. All the accommodation features the bells and whistles you might expect of a newish luxury property with hotel facilities including a collection of inspiring contemporary artwork located across the property and an entire floor of the property dedicated to health and wellbeing. This space includes a globally inspired spa offering seven treatment rooms, an inviting 23 metre indoor lap pool and a fully equipped fitness centre overlooking the Downtown area for energetic inspiration. As well as mani-pedi facilities, the property also offers innovative IV drip or IM shot therapies to boost energy levels and the immune system, alongside more traditional and rejuvenating facial and body treatments. When it comes to eat, head to Cut by Wolfgang Puck, the legendary chef’s first Manhattan establishment with an enticing menu created from local suppliers, fishermen and farmers, served with Puck’s inimitable verve and style. Cycle off any calories gained with one of the hotel’s Biria Bikes with curated cycling itineraries prepared by the hotel’s knowledgeable concierge team.

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The Lowell Hotel

The Lowell Hotel - 9.5/10

A landmark luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan, The Lowell reflects the soulful timelessness of the Upper East Side. Opening its doors in 1927, it has hosted some of the city’s most synonymous names in art, music and politics over the years and still draws world-class travellers. Rising 17-floors above the iconic neighbourhood, a short walk from the fashion houses of Madison Avenue and within easy reach of Fifth Avenue and Central Park, this is a perfect spot for the avid shopper. Yet The Lowell speaks of warmth and intimate comfort thanks to the skilfully curated interiors by Michael Smith and the original wood-burning fireplaces found in the lounges and private suites. Its 74 rooms have elegant, stylish decor and great amenities, most suites have terraces and all accommodations have small kitchens. Another treat is that the room windows open to allow in the fresh air.

A hotel bedroom at The Lowell Hotel new york
The Lowell Hotel

The five speciality suites resemble classic Manhattan apartments with de Gournay wallpaper and a library of enthralling books. When it is time for tea, visit the Pembroke Room, a European-inspired lounge that also hosts breakfast or brunch. At the Jacques Bar, enjoy cocktails mixed by skilled bartenders as you relax into the velvet banquettes, light oak panelling, mosaic marble floors and antique mirrored ceiling. Celebrated restaurateur Charles Masson has crafted a menu of French classics with Mediterranean influences from the Riviera to Morocco in Majorelle, where you will note welcome touches of Berber blue. A beautiful maison.

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The Greenwich Hotel

The Greenwich Hotel, Tribeca - 9/10

The Greenwich Hotel was conceived by Robert De Niro and New York Hotelier Ira Drukier. Located in trendy Tribeca, one of New York City's most alluring neighbourhoods, it blends in with the classic New York façades. The hotel features 88 beautiful bedrooms fitted with Carrara marble and Moroccan tile, a bamboo spa constructed by Japanese craftsmen sans nails, and a cosy typically Italian DeNiro style restaurant. Each of the rooms, from Queen Room to One-Bedroom Suites, are individually decorated with luxurious items collected from around the world. The rooms include free Wi-Fi access and a minibar stocked with free snacks. Only in-house guests have access to the hotel’s library, stunning courtyard, spa, and pool - making The Greenwich Hotel experience that extra special.

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The swimming pool at The Greenwich Hotel is enclosed within the walls of a Japanese farmhouse

Locanda Verde is where chef Andrew Carmellini dishes up high-end Italian comfort food in a relaxed setting. Shibui is the Japanese-inspired spa, a place to unwind and heal the body – and soul. The Hotel has one of the finest swimming pools in New York - heated, lit by lanterns and enclosed in the walls of a Japanese farmhouse. The Drawing Room is a stylish lounge area for guests and The Courtyard a welcoming outdoor area. Performing art lovers take note, the Tribeca Centre and Washington Market Park are both just 500m away. It is an award-winning performance from De Niro here. 

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The Carlyle

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - 9/10

Located on Madison Avenue and built-in 1930, The Carlyle has for generations charmed the most discerning traveller, specifically those who appreciate privacy and impeccable service. Designed by noted architectural firm Bien & Prince and named to honour British essayist Thomas Carlyle, the landmark hotel’s 189 lavish rooms, of which 90 are suites, make for an ideal Upper East Side pied-à-terre. Exquisitely decorated by designers such as Tony Chi, Dorothy Draper, Mark Hampton, Alexandra Champalimaud and Thierry Despont, the accommodations exude grace and comfort. Depending on your style preference, opt for original hardwood floors and rich fabrics in the Classic rooms, or the modern art deco style so prevalent in the Superior, Deluxe and Premiers. But if it is the views you are after, go straight for the Premier Suites.

the Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle new york
Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle

The Carlyle Restaurant Executive Chef - Sylvain Delpique - has created a menu of classic American cuisine with European flair that features favourites such as the Dover Sole and Lobster Bisque. With masterpiece murals by Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the classic Madeline children’s books, Bemelmans Bar draws high society to gather and delight in the live entertainment. Inspired by the Sultan's dining room at the Topkapi Palace in Turkey, The Gallery is a gorgeous two-tier diner with deep red wallpapers, banquettes made from antique kilims and red-fringed velvet chairs. The Carlyle also a fitness centre, spa, massage, and steam room for travellers wanting to keep up their wellbeing between decadent dining experiences. The location offers a wealth of museums, galleries, upscale boutiques, and Central Park is within strolling distance.

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The Mandarin Oriental, New York at the Time Warner Centre

The Mandarin Oriental, New York - 9/10

With an undeniable wow-factor, the Mandarin Oriental is housed more than 280 feet above ground in the north tower of the iconic Time Warner Centre. An unbeatable setting amid the action and overlooking the glittering skyline, Hudson River and of course the green space that is Central Park. With 202 guestrooms and 46 suites on floors 35 to 54, art lovers will appreciate the hotel’s signature fan by New York fashion designer Vivienne Tam that is displayed in the lobby. The installation by Dale Chihuly, a chandelier created in collaboration with Waterford Crystal that comprises 683 hand-blown glass and crystal pieces.

Asiate Resturant at The Mandarin Oriental, New York with a pink design
Asiate at The Mandarin Oriental, New York

For in-house dining, Asiate on the 35th floor serves contemporary cuisine with Asian influences. The Aviary NYC is a high-end cocktail lounge adjacent to Asiate that overlooks Columbus Circle. The Mandarin Oriental, New York offers a world-class spa boasting a range of treatments. The rooms are thoroughly luxurious with elegant Asian décor and high-tech fittings. The main difference in room categories is the size, and the hotel is known to have some of the best bathrooms in Manhattan. Resembling a palace in the sky is Suite 5000, a lavish two-bedroom suite that blends the finest art and design. Guests must miss the 75-foot indoor pool with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall and panoramic views of Manhattan. 

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The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula New York -  8.5/10

The Peninsula New York flagship hotel is set on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan – likely one of the most expensive streets in the world and the heart of the city’s prestigious shopping, entertainment, and cultural district. Highly acclaimed and with countless accolades, The Peninsula New York is part of the Hong Kong-based Peninsula Hotels group that prides itself in the highest possible luxury hotels & resorts status. Within this refined world, find the hotel’s 239 richly appointed suites and traditional premier hotel rooms. The Standard, Deluxe and Junior Executive Suites have interior courtyard views which make them quieter, while those above the 15th floor benefit from the natural light. Of escalating size are the Grand Luxe Rooms, Executive Suites, Deluxe and Grand Suites with The Peninsula Suite the ultimate choice. Featuring six rooms, including a spacious master bedroom and bathroom, dining room with adjoining kitchen, elegant living room and more.

Grand Luxe Room at The Peninsula New York with a black, blue and white design
Grand Luxe Room at The Peninsula New York

The Clement restaurant offers notable American Fare designed to showcase midtown dining. Salon de Ning is the ultra-cool stylish rooftop bar and terrace that offers a range of signature cocktails and Asian-inspired cuisine. The sunsets from here are incredible! Other amenities include a fitness centre, a sleek serenity-inducing spa, and a beautiful glass-enclosed swimming pool – the perfect antidote to a busy day of shopping up a storm.

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The Pierre

The Pierre New York - A Taj Hotel - 9/10

An institution on the Upper East Side, The Pierre has been a landmark hotel in the city since opening in 1930. A monument to New York City grandeur and steeped in history, it could not be chicer, and despite numerous upgrades has never lost sight of its timeless hospitality values. With an established reputation as a cornerstone of New York glamour The Pierre has been the choice of icon guests including Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, and Yves Saint Laurent. Initially modelled after Versailles by famed architects Schultze and Weaver, the 41-story structure has a stately neo-Georgian style with black and white marble floors, a magnificent ballroom with typically grand staircases, and a Rotunda with ornate murals hand-painted by American artist Edward Melcarth.

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The Rotunda features ornate murals hand-painted by American artist Edward Melcarth

The hotel homes 189 exquisitely furnished guest rooms including 49 suites, of which 11 are grand suites. For those wanting to spend less on their rooms while benefitting from all that the hotel offers, the entry-level Pierre Deluxe and Park View are ideal, as is the Signature Park View. Dining options include the blend of French-American dishes and aromatic Indian cuisine at Perrine, The Rotunda and Two E Lounge. You will feel the unmatched commitment to service from the moment of arrival with the doormen out front, the white-gloved elevator operators and Les Clefs d’Or concierges devoted to meeting all of your wants and needs, from arrival to reluctant departure.

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The Mark

The Mark on Madison Avenue - 9/10

The Mark Hotel is a luxurious, serene retreat, with each of the 106 hotel rooms and 47 suites purposely curated by the hotel’s designer Jacques Grange, whose renowned understated eye for detail is prevalent throughout. Originally constructed in 1927 in the Renaissance Revival style, the building's interiors were reimagined in 2009. There is a strong focus on culinary art with all outlets from The Mark Restaurant to in-room dining under the guidance of resident Michelin-star-winning masterchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Guest rooms are decorated in subtle muted tones with original work by renowned artists hanging on the walls. The room options are vast, be it studio or multi-bedroom suites. Even the smallest rooms have spa-like bathrooms, white marble finishes, a deep bath, separate showers, and impressive range of amenities.

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The living room of The Mark Penthouse - the largest hotel penthouse in the USA

The gorgeous bi-level penthouse is the showstopper. The largest hotel penthouse suite in the USA at more than 10,000 square feet it includes a 2,500 square foot rooftop terrace that overlooks Central Park. With five lavishly adorned bedrooms, six bathrooms, two bars, a conservatory, library lounge, dining room, and chef’s kitchen, the living room can even be transformed into a full-sized Grand Ballroom should the mood strike you. The Mark features a Frédéric Fekkai salon, John Lobb shoe care services, an exclusive scent by Frédéric Malle, dedicated car service for the duration of stay and frequent high-profile celebrities, make life at the Mark quite incomparable. The avant-garde design, irresistible branded bicycles, pedicabs, cute food kiosk and gourmet picnics all add to the enchantment.

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The Chatwal

The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel - 9/10

The distinct cerise awnings of The Chatwal instantly welcome you to this acclaimed property. A long-standing and integral part of the city, The Chatwal was built in 1905 by famed architect Stanford White, who brought it into the modern era under the visionary guidance of Thierry Despont. The Chatwal’s 76 rooms, including 29 suites, have interiors inspired by the city's history and Art Deco style. Decorated in rich tones with upholstered suede walls, dark wooden accents and vintage-inspired art that brings you back to the 1920s. Playful touches include backgammon sets, custom playing cards and desks that look like steamer trunks. Note that only the rooms on the 7th floor have terraces. For the creme de la crème, The Chatwal Crowns are a collection of 10 suites by master designer Thierry Despont, each carefully crafted based on a distinct theme, they come complete with a variety of extra spoils.

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Junior Suite at The Chatwal

The Lambs Club Restaurant & Bar is a flashback to New York’s Golden Age with its mahogany-panelled walls and red leather booths. Be entertained by a jazz soprano while you sample dishes crafted by acclaimed chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Located steps from Broadway and the Theatre District, a show after dinner is a seamless transition.

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The Bacarat Hotel

The Baccarat Hotel & Residences  - 9/10

The Baccarat Hotel & Residences occupies one of the most prestigious avenues in the world – 5th Avenue. Relish the Parisian influenced architecture and elegantly adorned rooms, each decked-out with modern Parisian décor. There is a wonderful 50-foot swimming pool, workout centre, spa, and concierge services that will direct you to the best of New York, New York. The rooms and suites offer a sense of homely comfort with the interiors credited to Gilles & Boissier, an acclaimed Paris-based design duo who ensured that a touch of Baccarat crystal and crimson red appeared in each of the 114 rooms and suites. The rooms are surprisingly contemporary, awash with creams and whites that complement the parquet floors and clean-lined furniture. Detail abounds though with all modern creature comforts, gourmet minibars, white marble bathrooms, soaking tubs, rainfall showers and plush Italian robes included.

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The Grand Salon

The Grand Salon with its Jouffre silk-covered walls and plush, high-backed banquettes is where Alsatian-inspired cuisine from Culinary Director and Two Michelin-starred chef Gabriel Kreuther can be enjoyed beneath a breath-taking 64 arm Baccarat chandelier. Paris in New York has never looked so good.

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The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker

The Knickerbocker was once one of the most famous hotels in the world when it originally opened in 1906, its glittering parties the talk of the town attracting the great and the good in their swathes. So famous, it boasted an inhouse tailor, was said to have invented the martini named for the original bartender and even had a direct entrance to the subway, the signage still visible today although the doorway remains sealed. Reopened once more as a hotel in 2015, the 16 story Beaux-Arts façade restored, today’s hotel enjoys a minimalist interior offering a serene oasis from the bustling heartbeat of Times Square outside. Close to Bryant Park and the bright lights of Broadway, there are 330 sleek, clean lined rooms and suites, includes 27 Junior Suites and four Tribute suites in homage to the original hotel’s famous patrons – the Caruso, Cohan, Martini and Parrish. Room sizes range from 28 square metres for the Superior King up to 111 for the luxurious Caruso Suite named for the famed tenor. All the rooms are dressed in neutral tones with bespoke furnishings and feel even larger than they are, thanks to 3.7 metre ceilings, oversized 2.4 metre doors and 1.8 metre windows letting the light flood in. Add to that, the luxurious amenities include oak wood finishes; SFERRA linens; Stearns & Foster beds; Ploh feather pillows; Dyptique toiletries and intelligent lighting. The Tribute suites, more like NYC apartments in feel, each have their own additional features including for the Caruso Suite, a Nespresso machine and Waterford crystal pieces from the Lismore collection. 

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The Knickerbocker

When it comes to food and drink, head to the barrel ceilinged Jakes @ The Knick (named for John Jacob Astor IV) for artisanal café menus and food on the go, to Charlie Parker @ The Knick for his renowned progressive American cuisine inspired by market fresh ingredients and to the St Cloud rooftop bar (named for an adjacent hotel assimilated into the original Knickerbocker footprint) to enjoy a cocktail or two and a small plates menu. A live DJ spins here every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. To work off any kilos gained, enjoy the 24/7 Saints & Sinners Fitness Center at The Knickerbocker with a studio dedicated to yoga, Pilates and fitness classes and a gym with a range of equipment including a state of the art stretch cage and boxing system outfitted in collaboration with NBA All Star Larry Johnson. Pet friendly, welcoming doggies up to 18 kilos in weight, it is also a kid-friendly property, inviting families to enjoy the city under their auspices with toys, cookies and suggested activities in the neighbourhood.

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InterContinental New York Barclay

InterContinental New York Barclay

InterContinental New York Barclay was originally constructed in 1926 as one of four railway hotels built as part of the Grand Central Terminal Expansion and even enjoyed its own platform in the basement for those guests arriving by private railcar. Opening to serve the affluent patrons flocking to New York, InterContinental New York Barclay enjoys a wonderfully central Park Avenue location in Manhattan, close to the Rockefeller Center, MoMa and the Empire State Building. Offering a classical Federalist style, with modern accents, there are 702 rooms including 31 suites spread across thirteen floors. Each comfortable abode features curated local artworks that pay homage to the property’s 1926 heritage with a Park Avenue residential feel and some even enjoying full wall murals. 

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Room sizes start at 23 square metres for the Classic Rooms right up to around 372 square metres for the palatial Harold S Vanderbilt Penthouse which is fit for a king with an enormous furnished terrace with Grade A views of the iconic Chrysler Building. Part of the B Suite Collection which really are in a league of their own in terms of décor and style, the 316 square metre Presidential Suite is elegantly attired with luxurious fabrics; marble flooring; a rotunda entrance; coffered ceilings; floor to ceiling windows; fireplaces and even a baby grand piano. There is also a marble and gold ornate bathroom with a slipper tub, a private fitness room, a library office, a fully equipped kitchen and an entertainment centre – what more could you possibly need? For InterContinental Club members, there is access to a Club Lounge filled with newspapers and magazines, food presentations throughout the day and a private meeting room if required. For fitness, the hotel has a 24/7 state of the art Fitness Centre with a range of equipment, a Peloton Bike and free weights. When hunger bites, head to the all-day dining Parlour, menus crafted to celebrate the hotel’s 1920’s origin with local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

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ModernHaus SoHo

ModernHaus SoHo

ModernHaus SoHo enjoys a discreet address on the edge of New York’s SoHo, rising 18 stories above the neighbourhood and offering the same creatively edgy atmosphere in its design that pervades this part of the city. The star quality of the hotel’s curated art collection is immediately evident as you walk into the lobby with pieces by Harland Miller, Alexander Calder, George Condo, Jean Dubuffet and more, spread out over the guest rooms and public spaces of the property. With a minimalist style of Bauhaus simplicity, expect a clean lined aesthetic throughout the 114 light-filled guest rooms, all with large windows with expansive views out over the city or the Hudson River.  Rooms range from the 26 square metre Modern Queen, through to the double aspect corner king studio rooms at 32 – 35 square metres, the expansive 6661 square metre Horizon Suite with breath-taking views out over SoHo or the vast Gallery Penthouse with magnificent panoramic views over the Freedom Tower, Tribeca, Manhattan Bridge and the East River. Apart from the 122 square metres of living space, there is also a 12-person dining table for friendly gatherings. Minimalist style does not mean skimping on the luxurious necessities though so there are Frette linens; Le Labo bath amenities; custom designed beds and mattresses; Nespresso machines; heated bathroom floors; hair dryers; garment steamers and glass enclosed bathrooms with rain showers.

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ModernHaus SoHo

For eating and drinking, try the seasonal menus at Veranda, a state of the art retractable-roofed conservatory with indoor and outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail. The Back Bar at Veranda extends the outdoor space with open-air terraces, living walls and a fireplace to keep warm during the colder months. It is perfect for light bites, a sip or two of wine or a nightcap. The top floor is home to Jimmy at ModernHaus, a rooftop bar with an outdoor pool deck looking out over the city. A relaxing intimate space, with vintage and modern furnishings, the look is pure Picasso Blue Period with music and more and a see and be seen vibe. If all you want is a coffee or a Danish, head to the popular Jumpin Jacks, an all-day eatery which come the evening, has the feel of a cocktail bar. For fitness, roam around the neighbourhood on the hotel’s custom bikes, swim in the rooftop pool open during the warmer months, relax on a lounger to soak up the rays or for the more energetic, head to the Fitness Centre, equipped with a Peloton bike, TechnoGym equipment and fitness classes with expansive views to take your mind off the workout. The property also pampers pooches and even offers its own Eau du Haus, a custom fragrance, to take a bit of the relaxed ModernHaus SoHo ambiance back home with you.

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The Mamara Park Avenue

The Mamara Park Avenue 

The Mamara Park Avenue is housed within an historic 21-story building which dates back to the Roaring Twenties. Situated on a quiet corner of the Nomad neighbourhood, north of Madison Square Park and close to Grand Central Station, everything from the Empire State Building to shopping on Fifth Avenue is within easy reach. Once housing design and architectural studios, there are 128 understated suites and guest rooms including not one but three penthouses and forty suites with private terraces. Enjoying high ceilings and an abundance of natural light, airy rooms enjoy sweeping views of the city, C O Bigelow bathroom amenities, Nespresso machines and hardwood floors. Polished and glamorously contemporary, room sizes range from the entry level Deluxe Queen room sized at 22 – 28 square feet, Junior Suites have an expanded wet bar with microwave and tables and chairs at 379 square metres, King Suites are a little larger whilst the two-bedroom suites at 70 – 72 square metres are perfect for families. Moving up the scale, there are five types of apartment style Residence when a longer stay is envisaged ranging from the Junior at 51 to 56 square metres of space right up to the 109 square metre two-bedroom residence complete with a full kitchen. 

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The Mamara Park Avenue

The premium room stock however are the three penthouses ranging from a two bedroom at 108 square metres, the two-bedroom duplex complete with a 33 square metre private terrace right up to the three-bedroom duplex with a 139 square metre terrace, marble bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and a full kitchen with dining area for up to eight people. When it comes to relaxation, there is a 24/7 fitness centre, a tempting subterranean swimming pool, a Turkish Hammam, a Somadome (the world’s first meditation pod combing colour, sound and energy therapies to reduce stress) and a range of massages, some of which can be undertaken in room if appropriate. For all day dining of global favourites and evening drinks including wine from the hotel’s own Anatolian vineyards, head to Tuti Lounge & Bar.

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NoMo Soho

NoMo Soho

NoMo Soho lies in New York’s SoHo district, housed within a 26-story building - the tallest freestanding structure in the neighbourhood – and offering unparalleled views out over the city. Close to designer shops, boutiques, galleries, acclaimed restaurants and bars, it is within easy walking distance of TriBeCa, Chinatown and the Upper East Side with Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall just a little bit further afield. Public transport is nearby allowing easy access to the entire city. With 264 guest rooms and suites inspired by the past yet still with cloaked with a contemporary vibe (hence the name NoMo for nostalgic and modern), the ambiance is satisfyingly chic with a light airy feel and a palette of whites and blues. Expect floor to ceiling windows making the most of those urban views, comfortable beds with Frette linens and marble bathrooms with power showers and C O Bigelow bathroom amenities. Rooms range in size from the cosy 18 to 20 square metre Classic Queen to the 34 square metre Crosby Balcony Suite with a prized private terrace to look out over the urban landscape. The largest are the NoMo Balcony Suites at 49 – 53 square metres with dual aspect windows and balconies with unobstructed views from the 25th floor. 

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NoMo Soho

When it comes to dining, head to NoMo Kitchen for a seasonal American menu with farm to fork options in a pretty greenhouse setting with an accompanying bar for freshly made cocktails. Alternatively, enjoy light bites and beverages throughout the day at the Library Café, complete with stunning tiered crystal chandeliers overhead. Although the hotel does not have its own on-site spa, arrangements can be made with the many wellness options in close proximity to the property, many partnering to offer discounts for guests. There is a 24/7 fitness centre available accessible via a room key and equipped with cardio, strength equipment and free weights. Of note, you enter via an Instagram-worthy leafy tunnel and can hang out in the hotel’s private (and pretty) Rose Garden filled with pink roses and lush green planting.

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Lotte New York Palace

Lotte New York Palace

Lotte New York Palace is an intriguing mix of the old with the new, consisting of a portion of the listed and beautifully ornate Villard Houses, built in the 1880s built in a U-shape surrounding an external courtyard on Madison Avenue and a 55-story skyscraper erected a century later in the 1980s. The property is extensive with 909 rooms including 87 suites and offers two experiences – The Palace accommodation and The Towers rooms and suites with upgraded amenities. The 733 Palace rooms and suites are larger than most in the city with the entry level accommodation a spacious 33 square metres moving up to the largest Palace accommodation – the Palace Two Bedroom Signature Suite – at a roomy 142 square metre, accommodating up to six guests comfortably. The feel is residential classically inspired opulence with contemporary touches. The Towers accommodation is almost like a “hotel within a hotel” with guest rooms and suites located on the top fourteen floors of the property with a private reception and concierge. Room sizes start at 43 square metres for the Luxury Towers Room ranging up to 334 square metres for 

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Lotte New York Palace

The Imperial Suite inspired by Versailles and 465 for the Penthouse spread out over three floors with private lifts, a rooftop terrace and 5.5 metre windows with panoramic NYC views. Other options include the Jewel Suite by Martin Katz displaying pieces showcasing the work of the legendary jeweller and the three-floor, two-bedroom Champagne Suite, complete with a 8.8 metre mural by French artists Alex et Marine. When craving sustenance, the wood panelled expanse of the Villard Restaurant provides an iconic setting to start the day well with brunch at the weekends whilst the ornate Renaissance-styled Gold Room apes back to the Gilded Age with innovative cocktails and a small plates menu. For sweet treats, there is the Pomme Palais, a boutique bakery, whilst for connoisseurs of rare spirits, champagnes and wines, the intimate surroundings of Rarities showcases the style of the 19th century. For wellness, head to the 181 square metre TechnoGym equipped Fitness Centre with personal trainers on tap or relax in the ila Only Spa, the first ila Spa in the US and de-stress and relax with treatments using farm-grown organic ingredients in one of seven treatment rooms. The Spa also includes bespoke hair and nail services plus a private movement studio with yoga classes on demand whilst the Cedric Salon in the Villard Mansion will see you always looking coiffed.

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Equinox Hotel New York

Equinox Hotel New York

Equinox Hotel New York is, to all intents and purposes, New York’s first urban retreat, with a thoughtful, custom designed property allowing you to be your best self with an array of facilities which is truly mind blowing. Located in the city’s Hudson Yards, the property has 212 luxuriously clean-lined rooms with 48 suites, including a Presidential “Equinox” Suite, all designed with performance in mind – three metre high windows with a view; full soundproofing; integrated technology; proprietary sleep system mattresses handmade from natural materials; full spectrum showers; personal filtered water taps in the wet bars and in-room guides to help you wind down or wake up, supported with yoga accessories and massage essentials in the room’s EQX Regenerative Toolkit. Rooms are generous ranging from the 37 square metre Deluxe King to the one- or two-bedroom Equinox Penthouse Suite which ranges from 139 – 186 square metres, depending on the chosen layout. 

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Equinox Hotel New York

The personalised approach to every stay includes customised content available in-room; a curated RoomBar filled with healthy snacks and vitamins; AM and PM suggested workouts for stretching and breathing; bathroom amenities by Grown Alchemist with some ingredients taken from the nearby High Line Park and NutriDrip vitamin drips to give your system a boost. Fitness is taken seriously here with the Equinox Club at Equinox Hudson Yards offering workouts overlooking the Hudson River. There are personal trainers to make the most of the state-of-the-art equipment; a wide range of group fitness classes; a Soulcycle studio; hot and cold plunge pools; an indoor saltwater pool; an outdoor dipping pool with daybeds and private cabanas to catch the sun and last but not least, two Barrel Saunas sited close to the pool. For pampering and relaxation, the speciality health spa features a selection of facial and body treatments together with an infrared sauna, acupuncture and cryotherapy and an elegant relaxation lounge. If you cannot leave your pooch at home either, then the hotel will welcome them with open arms and a fistful of pet-friendly items and suggestions. When it comes to wining and dining, the sophisticated Electric Lemon with its central bar, offers a seasonal American menu with views from the 24th floor looking out over Midtown and Hudson Yards; the Electric Lemon Terrace offers an enormous 743 square metre terrace with an eye-catching Jaume Plensa sculpture and everything from small plates to seasonal menus and brunch at the weekends; whilst the Terrace Bar offering a cocktail with a view. Alternatively give The Lounge a chance with an elegant interior and a full menu spanning from dawn to dusk.

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The Dominick Soho 

The Dominick Soho

The Dominick Soho is a 46-story silver glass skyscraper located on the western edge of SoHo, Lower Manhattan with a statement two story entrance, wood panelled walls and a contemporary lobby adorned with specially commission artworks from local neighbourhood artists. There are 391 sleekly modern guest rooms and suites ranging in size from a spacious 39 to 186 square metre including 132 one-bedroom suites, three spa suites (complete with in room sauna and a Hyperice Core Meditation Trainer) and two two-bedroom penthouses including a duplex with a private terrace. Every residential-style guest room features floor to ceiling windows to make the best of the panoramic views over downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River; fingertip room controls; microwaves; minibars; Nespresso machines; custom made furnishing by Fendi Casa; Italian bedding by Bellino and marble bathrooms with rain showers and deep soaking tubs. As you might expect, the further up the tower you go, the better the view so it might come as no surprise that the premium accommodation – The SoHo Collection are located up on floors 27 – 41 with the roomy TriBeCa Penthouses up on floor 33 with pool tables and dual aspect views of the Hudson and downtown Manhattan, the 104 square metre Junior Penthouses sited up on the 42nd floor and the 149 – 154 square metre Landmark Penthouses on the 42nd and 43rd floors.

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The Dominick Soho

The top suite however is the Dominick Duplex Penthouse with 214 square metres of living space with floor to ceiling windows on the 43rd and 44th floors with a private terrace offering sweeping views out over the city. When it comes to pampering, head to the Sisley Spa NYC on the seventh floor and step up to the eighth for a Fitness Centre with TechnoGym equipment, Peloton bikes and yoga mats for private tuition, personal trainers also on demand. Open when the weather is warmer, Terrace on 7 is perfect for catching the rays, relaxing on a lounger or in a cabana or simply swimming in the outdoor pool. The El Ta’Koy restaurant and bar lies adjacent to the pool enjoying a light and airy feel with crafty cocktails and an Asian-Hawaiian menu courtesy of Chef Luis Pous. Other dining spaces include Mezzanine for all day American dining, Café Mezz with a lounge-like setting with a fireplace for cosy nibbling and the one Michelin starred Vestry under the toque of Chef Shaun Hergatt serving an authentic, ingredients-driven seafood menu with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel is a feast for the senses with the quirky, unusual touch of British designer Kit Kemp immediately evident in this, the first of Firmdale Hotels outposts in the USA. Sited in a quiet street in the heart of New York’s SoHo, the property mixes a warehouse-loft style property with British classic style using the bright patterned fabrics, wallpapers, cornices and one-off pieces of art that are part of her design arsenal. With high ceilings, oak floors and floor to ceiling cast-iron industrial windows, her colourful designer fabrics and curated artworks commissioned from local artists to lend a local touch, give a lightness and warmth to the 86 rooms and suites spread out over eleven floors. Rooms sizes range from 32 square metres for the entry level Superior Room to 34 square metres for the Deluxe Room Top Floor. Suites are naturally more spacious and range from 37 for a Luxury Junior Suite to the two-bedroom Crosby Suite at a roomy 140 square metres. One of the most popular suites is the second floor Meadow Suite, with French windows opening out onto a lush American woodland setting with table and chairs whilst the largest Crosby Suites offer spectacular views over lower Manhattan and large living rooms and dining spaces. 

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Crosby Street Hotel

Room amenities include Tivoli Radios; a Bose Soundlink system; smart TVs and DVD players and minibars full of locally sourced treats. In the  bathrooms, expect heated towel rails, Frette bath towels and her own brand Rik Rak toiletries. An environmentally responsible property with a Gold LEEDS certification, Crosby Street Hotel features a chic Drawing Room with plump sofas and fireplaces, plus a 99-seat state of the art screen room, a leafy, quiet sculpture garden at the heart of the hotel and a 24/7 fully equipped fitness studio. When it comes to dining, the cheerful Crosby Bar stretches from Crosby Street to the front of the property through to Lafayette Street at the back, opening out onto the garden, serving an international menu of favourites as well as a classic British afternoon tea, weekend brunch and a relaxing cocktail or three at the long pewter bar. The Crosby Terrace is open during the warmer months for light snacks, innovative cocktails and bar snacks. Families are very welcome here with a wide range of toys, board games, children’s bathrobes and slippers and a children’s menu.

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The Ned NoMad

The Ned NoMad

The Ned NoMad opened five years after the original Ned property in London. Based in The Johnston Building, which was built in 1903, the façade has been restored along with the interiors and now offers 167 guest rooms and suites inspired by the existing Beaux-Arts style with an interior design by the Soho House Design team. With a look and feel reminiscent of the glamorous 1920s, the hotel’s art collection is housed around the property, 300 curated pieces of the best of the contemporary art scene including a few specifically commissioned pieces. Classically detailed guest rooms, with a restrained colour palette, range from the 27 square metre Crash Pad to the 41 square metre Large room – all featuring showers and Cowshed amenities. When you advance up the categories to the suites, all but the entry level 50 square metre Salon Suites enjoy separate showers and baths. The round walled Rotunda Suites at 67 square metres of living space enjoy panoramic views of the city, a circular bedroom, a separate living room and bathrooms featuring claw-footed baths and rainforest showers. The 102 square metre Broadway Suite is more like an 

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The Ned NoMad

The largest suite however at 204 square metres is the Duplex Terrace Suite with a living and dining area dressed with vintage pieces and handmade rugs with an outdoor private terrace overlooking the city. When hunger beckons, head to the chic all day dining space of Cecconi’s on the first floor for modern day classic Italian cuisine or the mezzanine based Little Ned bar with booth style and bar seating and a menu of club favourites and burgers or salads alongside classic cocktails, champagnes and wines. Guest room reservations allow access to Cecconi’s (the restaurant) and Little Ned (the bar) whilst Club members may access separate areas such as the outdoor rooftop terrace – Ned’s Club Upstairs (with a terrace looking out over the city), The Magic Room (an events space with live shows), The Library (by day a meeting point, by night a bar) and the wood panelled and chandelier bedecked Dining Room. Ned Friends may access Cecconi’s, Little Ned and Ned’s Club downstairs with The Atrium for a meeting spot offering food, drinks and live entertainment.

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Conrad New York Downtown

Conrad New York Downtown

Conrad New York Downtown, an all-suite property, enjoys an enviable location in the heart of downtown Manhattan, close to the financial district, One World Trade Observatory, Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Tribeca and the 9/11 memorial. The landscaped High Line is also nearby as is the Statue of Liberty and Governor’s Island, accessible during the summer.  Although quite far away from Midtown and Central Park, never fear, Fulton Street and The Oculus subway stations are nearby allowing easy access to the entire city. There is also an airport shuttle service from each of New York’s three airports along with valet parking for any local drivers. The 463 contemporary styled suites seem more like apartments than anything else and there are five  categories to choose from starting with the open concept Deluxe suites with the option of a king or two double beds and 40 square metres of space, the prized Hudson River view suites with a separate living area (40 – 65 square metres of space) and the Executive Suite at 65 square metres of space which can be expanded to encompass two or three bedrooms. The 70 square metre Luxury Corner Suites might be among the prime suites as they enjoy windows with views out over two parts of the city and include spa tubs in the bathrooms and a four-person dining table. The top suite is of course the presidential, three-bedroom Conrad Suite coming in at a generous 139 square metres of space although until 31st March, it has morphed into the Gold in Motion Suite in partnership with Hall des Lumiéres, Lower Manhattan’s new interactive digital art centre. 

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Conrad New York Downtown

The suite features the works of Gustav Klimt and enjoys gold-themed accents and floral decorations together with a complimentary visit to the experience. All the accommodation comes with Nespresso machines; large flat screen HDTVs; mini bars with gourmet snacks; in room safes and touch panel light controls. When it comes to wining and dining, there are two options – Atrio Wine Bar & Restaurant based on the second level of a soaring fifteen story lobby offering seasonal international favourites throughout the day and the outdoor seasonally opening Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar with its signature Poptail cocktail. The property also has a small fitness facility on site. Sustainability is very important to the hotel and they have a range of initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint including smart lights; full sized amenities; energy saving in suite temperatures when movement is not detected; bulk amenities to reduce reliance on plastics; recycling Nespresso pods and reducing water wastage.

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The Mercer 

The Mercer

The Mercer is based within an ornate 1890 landmark Romanesque revival building in the heart of SoHo, a few minutes’ walk to Washington Square Park and Little Italy. Originally serving as offices for John Jacob Aster II, it was latterly used as artists’ lofts and studios before being converted to a hotel in 1997. Designed by Christian Liagre, The Mercer has cleverly kept that authentic loft living experience for many of its 74 guest rooms, which are spread out over six floors. There are three room types ranging in size from 25 – 33 square metres – the Courtyard, Mercer Room, Mercer Room Deluxe and all enjoy a signature clean lined, uncluttered style dressed in neutral colours with light filled from large windows letting the sun flood in. The next category up is the studio (Studio, Deluxe Studio and the Loft Studio), ranging in size from 33 – 47 square metres of living space with a minimalist aesthetic, some with exposed brick walls, others with arched windows or wood flooring, all offering sofas and tables with separate bathtubs and walk in showers.

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The Mercer

The final suite category of lofts and one and two bedroom suites  – Loft, Courtyard, Penthouse, Corner and Soho - has a wide range of accommodation options with interconnecting rooms making additional spaces and flexible furnishings and layouts that can be adapted. All enjoy high ceilings, some have fireplaces and open plan living, whilst others overlook a bamboo garden or have a Juliet balcony with a kitchenette. With room sizes ranging in size from 63 – 130 square metres, each enjoys a serene loft style environment, neutral tones complemented by a soft palette of springtime pastels with pops of bright yellow, hand knotted rugs, natural wood panelling, oak floorboards and huge marble bathrooms. When hunger bites, try the Lobby and room service menu from neighbouring restaurant Lure FishBar or enjoy the complimentary Continental Breakfast served until the property opens its own restaurant Sartiano’s in spring 2023. For exercise, the 24/7 gym is available by appointment for exercising in privacy, personal trainers can be booked on demand and local gym passes are available. 

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The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

The Beekman is based within New York’s Financial District, close to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and is housed within an historic Victorian landmark once known as Temple Court, one of the city’s original skyscrapers. Opening in 1883, contemporary with the nearby Brooklyn Bridge, this extraordinary building of restored mosaic floors, wood panelling, vintage bespoke Art Deco furnishings and a curated art collection, once housed the Mercantile Library Association frequented by such literary heavyweights as Edgar Allen Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mark Twain. Opening as a restored hotel in 2016, the star of the show is undoubtedly the stunning nine-story glass topped atrium complete with swirling cast iron balustrades drawing the eye ever upwards and a reception desk lined with Persian rugs. The 287 rooms and 37 suites offer high ceilings and oak flooring, enjoying a spacious, clean lined feel with a muted colour palette, marble bathrooms and just enough vintage velvet and leather furnishings to complement the age of the building. Artworks accent every room and public space, curated by world renowned art collaborator Katherine Gass, whilst each guest room offers custom beds with leather headboards; luxurious linens; gourmet minibars; dimmable lights; black out curtains and state of the art tech as envisaged by designer Martin Brudnizki. Ranging in size from the 26 square metre Queen or King Bed through to the 44 square metre one bedroom and studio suites, there are also 54 square metre corner suites, complete with craft cocktail bars, an 83 square metre Deluxe Corner Suite looking out over the neighbourhood and the 102 square metre Thompson Suite which is more like an apartment than a hotel suite. 

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The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

The stars of the show are undoubtedly the couple of wood panelled, duplex Turret Penthouses with private entrances, stone fireplaces and vintage leather armchairs – 111 square metres of living space complete with a private terrace, 12-metre-high ceilings and a master bedroom balcony overlooking the living space. When it comes to quality wining and dining, you are in good hands with chefs Tom Colicchio and Daniel Boulud overseeing Temple Court and Le Gratin respectively. Temple Court is housed within an extraordinary space full of multicoloured stained glass and grey leather and mohair banquettes. Chandeliers hang overhead with large windows letting the light flood in, enhanced by reflective surfaces, serving a menu of old and new classics as reimagined by Chef Colicchio. The Bar Room at The Beekman meanwhile, also comes under Tom’s domain, sitting under the magnificent glass atrium and serving handcrafted cocktails and all-day dining with a weekend jazz brunch. Le Gratin could easily be sited in France and is a proper Bouchon Lyonnais offering a casual turn of the century environment and a menu of Lyonnaise classics within table, banquette and bar seating. For relaxation, arrange in room spa treatment, yoga sessions with the concierge or head to the dual level, 24/7 Fitness Centre. If heading around town, there is a luxury house car for drop offs within a 1.6-kilometre radius of the hotel.

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The Plaza

The Plaza

The Plaza, New York, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the world’s most famous hotels with a Vanderbilt no less signing in as the first guest back in 1907. Star of film and screen, today’s globally renowned Plaza stands 21 stories high and takes up nearly an entire corner block on Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, offering a mix of luxury condominiums and hotel. There are 282 classically grand guest rooms including 102 stylish suites with room sizes being very generous for New York, ranging from the Plaza King at a roomy 44 square metres of cream and gold living space going all the way up to the 195 square metre two-bedroom Grand Penthouse Terrace Suite with views over Central Park. Other unique rooms include the Tower Room on the 18th floor located in a corner turret of the property (featuring a seven-metre-high exposed brick ceiling) and the charming child-friendly Eloise room designed by Betsey Johnson for the hotel’s famous fictitious little girl who supposedly lived at the hotel with her nanny. 

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The Plaza

There are elegant, butler serviced Edwardian suites located on floors 11 to 19 whilst the property’s Legacy Suites range from the expansive Vanderbilt Fifth Avenue two-bedroom suite to the timelessly grand Pulitzer Suite and the one- and two-bedroom Penthouse suites, the latter offering a duplex layout terrace suite with views out over the city’s skyline and Central Park. When hunger bites, head to the famous Palm Court, the hotel’s renowned lounge particularly known for its American menus and classic Afternoon Tea or The Champagne Bar overlooking Fifth Avenue and the famous Pulitzer Fountain for pastries, light bites and speciality coffees by day and the finest champagnes, caviar and wines by night. For retail therapy, there are five shops including The Plaza Boutique for mementos from the hotel and Eloise at the Plaza, gifts inspired by perhaps the hotel’s naughtiest and favourite young guest. Fitness wise, The Plaza Fitness Centre is open 24/7 with a range of TechnoGym equipment whilst for pampering, the Guerlain Spa offers transformative treatments with techniques developed at its first Paris spa. For looking good, stride confidently to Warren-Tricomi Salon for superior pampering and subtle sophistication for that special night out.

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Park Hyatt New York

Park Hyatt New York

Park Hyatt New York enjoys one of the city’s best addresses on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, close to museums, fine shopping, the adjacent Carnegie Hall, Central Park two blocks away and more, much more. For those who drive, there is self-parking whilst for those who don’t, there is a house vehicle available on request for zooming around town. For Park Hyatt aficionados, it will come as no surprise that the hotel occupies 25 stories of a statement contemporary building, the 90-story One57 tower, designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning architect, Christian de Portzamparc, no less. This intriguing glass fronted building enjoys a similarly sleek interior aesthetic designed by Yabu Pushelberg, with dramatic polished interiors and custom furnishings illuminated by a curated collection of museum-worthy contemporary artworks. With 210 guest rooms including 92 suites spread out over 15 floors, each guest room is luxuriously appointed with floor to ceiling windows; heated natural stone flooring; commissioned artwork; Italian linens; a muted colour palette and a serene contemporary style. In the spacious bathrooms, there are marble deep soaking tubs and exclusive bath amenities by Le Labo. 

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Park Hyatt New York

Room sizes are generous from the 46-metre entry level King Room to the 214 square metre Presidential and Royal Suites. Some of the suites offer furnished terraces, others feel like a residential pied à terre, and most can be interconnected for larger living spaces whilst there is even a One Bedroom Sleep Suite by Bryte for a restorative sleep experience. The premium Presidential and Royal Suites, have partial Central Park Views with glamorous, open plan living spaces, a butler on call and a menu of treats including airport transfers and breakfasts. When hunger calls, the residential appeal of The Living Room is perfect for relaxing with all-day dining, tapas and cocktails or a glass of champagne and there is also a Carnegie Hall menu for those attending a concert at the venue opposite. For leisure, enjoy the triple height windows overlooking the city from the indoor, seawater swimming pool with an underwater music soundtrack compiled by Carnegie Hall or try out the steam room, hot tub or the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre. For pampering, there is the Spa Nalai with six luxurious beauty suites perfect for enjoying a restorative treatment or therapy whilst for a coiffure tweaked to perfection, the Rossano Ferretti Hairspa is located at the hotel. Your canine companion can be spoilt here too for doggies weighing up to 23 kilos can stay here with you with a whole host of pet treats for an indulgent stay.

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Loews Regency New York
Loews Regency New York

Loews Regency New York 

Loews Regency New York is located on the corner of Park Avenue and 61st Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, just a few short steps to Fifth Avenue, Central Park, the Rockefeller Center and Museum Mile. The property is family owned and first opened its doors in 1963 with serene, modern interiors inspired by Art Deco, offering a subdued metropolitan colour palette. With 379 guest rooms including 58 suites, the four categories of guest room all have city views; executive desks with ergonomic chairs; luxury linens; state of the art tech; marble bathrooms; bathroom mirror TVs and Julien Farel bathroom amenities. With each of the suites enjoying its own personal style, the most interesting categories are the four Terrace/Atrium Suites with glass conservatories offering stunning Manhattan views, the Terrace Suite North, Terrace Suite South and Park Avenue Terrace Suite with private terraces and full kitchens perfect for family friendly extended stays and the six extraordinary signature suites. This latter category is where the accommodation morphs into another level with each designed by a specific designer – the two bedroom Nate Berkus Apartment for apartment style living on the 21st floor as imagined by the celebrity TV designer; Meyer Davis Studio-Inc for the eclectic Uptown Bohemian Suite and the two bedroom clean lined Bespoke Suite; Rottet Studio for the Glamour Suite reimagining what Marilyn Monroe would have liked and the Pop Art Suite featuring Marilyn as depicted by Andy Warhol with Haynes-Roberts, Inc designing an ode to 1970’s Milanese style with their two bedroom offering. 

relaxing area at Loews Regency New York
Loews Regency New York

For some serious me-time, head to the Julien Farel Salon & Spa, a 929 square metre urban oasis offering over 100 services for hairstyling, spa treatments and therapies and nail services or head to the fitness centre for some Peloton action. For food and drink, The Regency Bar & Grill is the originator of the Power Breakfast with its all-day dining bar and grill; The Regency Bar offers speciality cocktails with a locally inspired all day dining menu whilst the Lobby Lounge, with its full wall Nina Helms sculpture, is the perfect place for a restorative coffee. Another venue for coffee and snacks is the ground floor Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar, an Italian-styled New York café. Loews was the first hotel chain to offer a pet programme so of course pooches are welcomed here with open arms, a gourmet room service menu and a whole host of bedding, bowls, toys and treats. They will even take Fido for a walk too.

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Refinery Hotel

Refinery Hotel

Refinery Hotel is based in the original garment district in Midtown Manhattan, where more than a hundred high rise factories and showrooms were once erected a century ago – the hotel’s neo-Gothic Colony Arcade building among them. Once housing a prohibition-era tearoom for ladies and a restaurant for men, a furrier and a milliner, this storied history is acknowledged by the hotel within its interior design with little touches such as working Edison telephones in the hotel’s corridors and dark green leather studded banquettes in their retro-inspired signature restaurant, Parker & Quinn. Today, the property boasts 197 high ceilinged, loft-style rooms styled in a contemporary fashion with industrial heritage touches, distressed hardwood floors and luxuries such as Frette linens, Le Labo bathroom amenities and a minibar stocked with gourmet goodies and local Hudson whiskey. Rooms range from the entry level Studio Queen offering a cosy 23 square metres of space and the slightly larger Studio King and its companion room, the Studio King, with a much-prized Empire State Building view at 37 square metres of living space. The largest of the rooms is the Atelier, with 39 – 42 square metres of open plan living space. 

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Refinery Hotel

Aside from the all day dining American restaurant, Parker & Quinn the Instagram-friendly Refinery Rooftop Bar with its views of the Empire State Building is the place to go to. Strung with fairy lights and a hit with tourists and locals alike, there is indoor and outdoor seating, a retractable glass roof and an all-day menu with bar style snacks like sliders and truffle fries. Be sure to try the Cocktail Caddies – four servings of cocktails, meant for sharing. The more intimate Winnie’s Jazz Bar, (named for Winifred T McDonald who once rented the ground floor space for her tearoom and restaurant back in the day), offers live jazz performances accompanied by a range of prohibition-era cocktails, beers and wines. For keeping fit on the go, there is also a small Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment and free weights.

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The New York EDITION

The New York EDITION

The New York EDITION is located within a 41-story 1909 gothic-style building inspired by the Campanile in Venice. Often referred to as the clock tower, it was formerly the landmark Metropolitan Life Tower, now re-imagined by legendary hotelier Ian Schraeger. Overlooking Madison Square Park, it sits within the Flatiron neighbourhood, named for the iconic Flatiron building, and is close to Union Square, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, NOMad and Gramercy Park. Attractions such as the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and The Morgan Library & Museum are close at hand. The property today houses 271 pared back contemporary guest rooms and suites – all with a neutral colour palette complemented with dark wooden accents like the walnut headboards for the beds and the coffee tables. All feature sleek natural stone bathrooms with Le Labo bath amenities in the signature EDITION scent, large windows, oak floors, custom furnishings and wood panelled foyers to give the impression of a private residence. Room sizes range from 20 – 27 square metres for the entry level Guest Room up to 35 – 41 square metres for the open plan Loft. When it comes to the suites, there are six categories ranging in size from 53 square metres for the Loft Suite, 86 square metres for the two Flatiron Suites and 125 square metres for the three beautifully styled Penthouse Suites with their vaulted ceilings, separate bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and kitchenettes, offering stunning 180 degree views over the Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building.

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The New York EDITION

If you want to travel tech light, the property can offer you iPads, laptops and mobile phones during your stay. For relaxation, spa services can be booked at urban spa exclusively for hotel guests and there is a 24/7 fitness centre complete with Peloton bikes. When you are feeling peckish, head to The Clock Tower where framed historic images of celebrities and wood panelling in three unique dining rooms are mixed with modern furnishings to great effect and menus with a British touch. Attached to the restaurant is The Bar at the Clocktower, with a similar design stamp, albeit with a 24k gold left curved bar, a fibreglass globe chandelier overhead and carved plaster ceilings, ideal for sipping craft cocktails. The Lobby Bar meanwhile is another skillfully designed contemporary space for relaxing over small plates and bespoke seasonal cocktails.

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1 Hotel Central Park

1 Hotel Central Park 
1 Hotel Central Park styles itself as an 18-story urban retreat inspired by nature, located just a few short steps away from Central Park. Truly something a little different, the hotel is designed using reclaimed materials, it is – naturally – LEED Certified and carbon neutral, with an Audi e-tron house car for complimentary drop offs around town, filtered faucets for clean water and farm to table dining. The beauty of nature is evident everywhere at the eco-conscious luxury property from the three-story living green wall façade as you arrive, to copious leafy plants in every corner and living moss planters in the hallways. All the bed linens within the 229 guest rooms and suites are sustainably sourced, there are timers on the showers to remind guests gently to conserve water, yoga mats are supplied for in room workouts and any excess clothing can be left at the property to be donated to their local partner, Housing Works. Each guest room features custom furniture made by local craftsmen within a neutral palette accented by blues and greens – the colours of nature, padded window nooks perfectly designed for curling up with a book, Keetsa mattresses, recycled glass terrariums for an added green touch and Bamford Bath products. 

1 hotel central park
1 Hotel Central Park

There are 22 suites ranging from the Alcove, the City and the Park Suites but the hotel’s unique product is the five-room, two bedroomed 1,200 square metre Greenhouse Suite overlooking the treetops of Central Park. Expect a Japanese soaking tubs; walk-in showers with dual showerheads; a media room with lit fabric coating ceilings; a living green wall of ferns and ivy and a reclaimed dining table seating up to eight people. Stocked with organic white and red wines and served by a valet, each booking includes a tree donation for NY’s Restoration Project with personal shamans available on request. When hunger bites, visit the farm to table menus of Chef Jonathan Waxman at Jams, with seasonal menus created in the open kitchen within an interior designed with exposed brick, reclaimed oak and greenery filled patio. The property makes a point of supporting local farmers and growers (showcased by a lobby farmstand) who use sustainable methods across New York, New Jersey and Ohio for the best of local produce. Their breads, bagels and chocolates are also sourced from local bakeries and producers who use ethically sourced cocoa beans. For relaxation, work out 24/7 in the state-of-the-art Field House gym with a wide range of equipment and free weights, with one on one personal trainers on request and a whole host of group fitness classes available. Whilst there is no spa on site, the hotel has partnered with HigherDose to offer premium in-room offerings such as the HigherDose Infrared Sauna Blanket for enhancing relaxation and promoting glowing skin and the HigherDose PEMF Mat, the ultimate recovery vehicle for reducing pain and increasing wellbeing.

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Conrad New York Midtown

Conrad New York Midtown 
Conrad New York Midtown is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on a quiet street, close to Central Park, the Rockefeller Center and the Theater District. The 54-story building enjoys a contemporary feel immediately evident when you enter into the three-story lobby complete with an unmissable artwork – the oversized Leda and the Swan by NY-born artist, Carole Feuerman. This is just one of the pieces from the hotel’s curated art programme, placed strategically around the property. There are 37 artists featured including heavyweights such as Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and photography Amy Judd. There are 562 bright and airy guest rooms with the majority being suites - 496 suites and 13 signature suites, to be precise all designed with a modern, apartment feel. Expect herringbone wood floors, hand-knotted wool rugs and beautiful sleek marble bathrooms. Of the 13 premium suites, all located on the upper levels of the property, the 1,200 square metre Atrium Suite features, as the name might suggest, a glass conservatory style lounge with sweeping views over Manhattan whilst the 1,800 square metre Apartment Suites feel even more residential in feel, dressed with a carefully curated collection of art works and books, complete with dining room, private study, lounge and master suite.

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Conrad New York Midtown

The signature suite is of course Penthouse 54, 2,700 square metres of split-level living, sitting high above the city, with mid-century modern furnishings, custom chandeliers and Italian designer rugs. For bibliophiles, the hotel has have even tagged up with the Bedside Reading Programme to offer a selection of between six to eight titles in both print and digital formats during any stay. For keeping fit on the go, head to the 24/7, fitness centre offering 1,500 with Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment and Kinesis walls by TechnoGym. Alternatively, check out the custom Go! Running Tours, a partner offering with guided running routes starting and ending up at the hotel. For soothing those muscles, relax at Exhale Spa with a range of body and facial treatments and fitness classes nearby the hotel with guests offered a discount on their services. For wining and dining, the all-day dining Dabble, just off the lobby, is clean lined and sophisticated serving global classics with a modern twist whilst the bar similarly serves traditional cocktails with innovation, occasionally to the backbeat of live jazz.

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The William Vale

The William Vale 
The William Vale has some of the most stunning views out over Manhattan and, in a point of difference from other hotel offerings, is based across the water in Brooklyn’s hip Williamsburg neighbourhood. Occupying a 21-story glass and concrete mixed-use skyscraper, the hotel’s guest rooms are situated on the upper floors with views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens with multi-level outdoor spaces for guest use. These include the elevated Vale Park, 1,394 square metres of landscaped outdoor promenade with its chef’s garden and Airstream – Master Dips – serving burgers, waffle fries and dairy dips with a difference – and a seasonal, serviced pool deck (the largest hotel facility in New York) complete with cabanas and sunbeds for catching those elusive rays. There is also a rooftop area which changes use according to the seasons: in the winter months, it becomes Vale Rink for ice skating with a Winter Spa of red cedar outdoor barrel saunas and hot tubs for decompressing and relaxing whilst in the summer, there is the pop-up Turf Club with a lawn, outdoor games, yoga and rooftop film screenings. There is even a nine-hole mini golf course when the sun shines too, backed by a mural by Brooklyn artist, Jason Naylor. 

woman standing on a terrace at the william vale new york
The William Vale

Other facilities include a large Fitness Centre on the fourth floor with iFIT connected Freemotion equipment and live and on-demand workouts from top athletes and trainers. Residents may also use one of the hotel’s custom bikes to explore the neighbourhood’s shops, restaurants and bars whilst the nearby subway line is a direct link to Manhattan. The 183 contemporary guest rooms and suites all offer smart technology, Bellino linens, Le Labo amenities and balconies with floor to ceiling windows in every room allowing even the most cosy Queen room at 22 square metre (with a seven square metre furnished balcony) to feel generous. The style is sleekly modern with white floors, colourful soft furnishings and art works by local artists. Other rooms include the apply named 35 square metre Gotham Corner Suite with Wraparound Balcony for unobstructed views of Manhattan from a private balcony and a bathroom with a deep soaking tub parked right next to floor to ceiling windows for a bath with a view. The duplex two bedroom Vale Garden Residence meanwhile is a one of a kind, beautifully-styled suite with a private terraced 152 square metre balcony with lounge seating, dining spaces and a bubbling Jacuzzi for staring out over the horizon. Visit with your doggie too, as they are welcomed warmly here with treats and more. When it comes to eating and drinking, there is Leuca, an all-day dining restaurant inspired by Southern Italy and featuring the rustic menus of acclaimed chef, Andrew Carmellini of NoHo Hospitality with home-made pastas, pizzas and classic dishes made with the best of seasonal produce. The weekend brunch is particularly popular with the neighbourhood whilst Westlight is a 22nd floor indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with Andrew’s small plates menu complemented by cocktails, rare spirits, wines and craft beers.

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JW Marriott Essex House New York seen from the park
JW Marriott Essex House New York 

JW Marriott Essex House New York 
JW Marriott Essex House New York is classified as one of New York’s Historical Hotels, originally opening in 1931 and best known for its signature six-story red neon rooftop sign that has featured in many a film. Forty-four stories high, there are 427 Art Deco inspired guest rooms and 101 spacious suites at this historic property which also offers one of the best locations in the city – on the periphery of Central Park and close to Columbus Circle, Fifth Avenue, the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Theatre District and more, much more. The public areas are grand and imposing, showcasing its Art Deco credentials with preserved marble chequerboard floors, wood panelled walls, crystal chandeliers, silver leaf wall coverings and Art Deco motif carpets.  The guest rooms meanwhile are stylishly sophisticated, clean-lined and uncluttered, with crisp white luxury linens, smart technology, Art Deco motif carpets and marble bathrooms with Aromatherapy Associates toiletries. 

JW Marriott Essex House New York 
JW Marriott Essex House New York 

Some offer furnished terraces, others offer premium Park Views and custom furnishings with rooms ranging in size from 30 square metres for the Essex Room King to 180 square metres for the residential styled, two bedroom JW Terrace Suite with its spectacular furnished wraparound terrace overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Other premium accommodation includes the Central Park Terrace Suite and the Presidential Suite, each offering two bedrooms, spa style bathrooms, opulent living areas and private balconies overlooking the city. For keeping trim on the road, head to the 24/7 Fitness Centre for a TechnoGym workout or a fitness class and for pampering, there is the PRIMP Spa for a touch of indulgence. Southgate Bar & Restaurant is the place to head for a menu of new American cuisine in a luxurious setting with leather banquettes, angled mirrored walls and ceilings lending intriguingly surreal room reflections and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the park.

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11 Howard

11 Howard

11 Howard is based in the heart of SoHo overlooking Howard Street, a little touch of minimalism Scandinavian-style in the heart of New York and an ethos which showcases a conscious hyper-localism. With a contemporary interior design by Space Copenhagen, expect light oak floors, custom furnishings and high ceilings with bamboo rugs, pale pink bed throws, ceramic artwork by Katie Yang and bathrooms finished in marble and brass with organic bath amenities from Grown Alchemist for each of the 207 rooms and suites. The mini bars feature products from Conscious Commerce and Thrive Market, one of their partners, whilst room service can be ordered in a trice via an in-room tablet. There are nine types of guest room starting with the cosy Howard Queen with the more interesting Terrace King allowing a breath of fresh air through French windows onto a patio on the 12th floor and the Corner Studio offering five dual aspect windows allowing both the light to flood in and two viewing vistas – one uptown, the other downtown. 

Bedroom at 11 howard new york
11 Howard

There are two types of suites here – The Howard and The Terrace Suite with the former offering those magnificent views and 60 square metres of living space and the latter, a large furnished balcony with expansive views, a full kitchen, a dining room for up to eight and a working area – all housed within a generous 176 square metres of space. When it comes to wining and dining, head for lunch and dinner to Le Coucou, a bright elegant loft-style venue serving a classic French menu accompanied by a wide ranging wine list in a collaboration between acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr and chef/restaurateur Daniel Rose. For a less formal bite to eat, the all-day dining Library is just the ticket – a convivial multipurpose space, perfect for work, rest and play from early morning to the late evening, decorated with the work of Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. A third space, The Blond, offers a similar vibe but in a more sophisticated setting with dark woods, subdued colours and low lighting and a light bites menu courtesy of Chef Rose. When evening comes, nightly DJs spin the decks and reservations may be needed to ensure guaranteed entrance. For euphoric relaxation and detoxing, HigherDOSE offers an infrared sauna and lymphatic drainage within a jungle inspired room on the hotel’s third floor.

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