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The 13 Best Hotels in New York

Inn New York City

Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare — choose from our stunning selection

INN NEW YORK CITY

A restored 19th century townhouse on the upper west side, Inn New York City, a luxury townhouse hotel, provides the ultimate in romance and exclusivity combining the rich ambiance of the old world with the advanced technology of the new.

Located on a quiet, tree-lined block, the Inn is within walking distance of Lincoln Center and Central Park. Behind a discreet façade are four sumptuous, spacious suites, each a masterpiece of architectural artistry. Highlighted are such distinct appointments as Jacuzzis, working fireplaces, sauna, baby grand piano and outdoor terrace. Complimentary breakfast items, snacks, fruits and beverages are left daily. Beyond providing the most gracious services of a luxury hotel, our staff offers our guests a judicious blend of presence and privacy.

TOP SUITE THE SPA SUITE

Why we love it: The entire floor is your own personal spa, featuring Jacuzzi-for-two facing a dramatic fireplace, sauna and glass-block enclosed rain-shower. A king-sized bed on a raised oak platform in your bedroom and a fully equipped galley kitchen with intimate dining area complete this sophisticated, romantic suite.

  • Square footage: 800
  • Nightly rate: $725

Elyn Mensch

+1 212 580 1900

266 West 71 Street, NYC, NY 10023

www.innnewyorkcity.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, CENTRAL PARK

Overlooking 843 acres of its namesake park, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park holds one of the most prestigious addresses in Manhattan, being only moments away from the famed Fifth Avenue shopping thoroughfare, The Museum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center.

Inside, you’ll find Old World wood-paneled walls showcasing modern art from the hotel’s million-dollar collection. Attention has been given to every aspect of luxury throughout The Ritz- Carlton, from the meticulously sourced ingredients at the BLT Market restaurant to La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, offering exclusive treatments from the eponymous Swiss skin care line.

TOP SUITE THE ROYAL SUITE

Why we love it: There’s plenty to please the aesthete in this suite, including sweeping views of Central Park, original artwork from the hotel’s milliondollar collection and stunning floral arrangements by in-house celebrity florist Jane Packer. A haven for many celebrities staying in Manhattan, the suite is likely to attract even more following its recent refurbishment.

  • Square footage: 1,530
  • Nightly rate: $15,000

Scott Geraghty, General Manager

+1 212 308 9100

50 Central Park South

www.ritzcarlton.com/newyork

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL NEW YORK

TY Warner Penthouse suite

One of Manhattan’s tallest hotels offers guests much more than panoramic views – here you’ll find a friendly and knowledgeable concierge service, The Garden restaurant surrounded by acacia trees and the renowned L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, boasting an open kitchen and a Michelin star.

Rising above Park and Madison Avenues, the Four Seasons is exceptionally well located for shopping and business in midtown Manhattan. Attention to detail can be found throughout and every comfort is catered to, right down to the bathtubs that fill in 60 seconds.

TOP SUITE TY WARNER PENTHOUSE

Why we love it: Touting a renovation price tag of more than $50 million, this beautiful expanse offers nine rooms, a 360-degree panorama of the city below and four French doors revealing a view of Central Park that is almost surreal in its perfection. As impressive as the décor are the personal butler, personal therapist and personal chauffeur for unlimited travel in a Rolls-Royce Phantom or Mercedes Maybach, depending on your preference. Every element of this I.M. Pei and Peter Marino-designed space is breathtaking and constitutes a catalog of the world’s most exceptional materials.

  • Square footage: 4,300
  • Nightly rate: $35,000

Christoph Schmidinger, General Manager

+1 212 758 5700

57 East 57th Street

www.fourseasons.com/newyork

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, NEW YORK

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This hotel strives to redefine luxury in every way, whether through its five-star VIP Spa Suite, the exclusive ‘Pampered By Appointment’ concierge service or the breathtaking views of Central Park and the Hudson River.

These vistas provide a truly breathtaking backdrop to the hotel’s suites and signature restaurant Asiate. Located at the southwest corner of Central Park, the Mandarin Oriental is in the same complex as Jazz at Lincoln Center and top restaurants Per Se and Masa, leaving guests just moments away from some of the best entertainment and dining in New York.

TOP SUITE THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

Why we love it: While providing astonishing panoramic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, this suite is also the perfect retreat from the city, featuring two bedrooms, a living and dining area, gourmet kitchen and a separate wood-paneled study. The sublime marble bathtub overlooking the city is a decidedly rarefied vantage point from which to take in New York. No expense was spared in furnishing this quintessential urban retreat: The master bedroom comes complete with silk-lined walls and luxurious bed linens by Fili D’oro, and you’ll find handcrafted Oriental rugs throughout as well as $100,000 of Bang & Olufsen entertainment technology.

  • Square footage: 2,640
  • Nightly rate: $15,000

Robert Lowe, Hotel Manager

+1 212 805 8803

80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork

THE CARLYLE, A ROSEWOOD HOTEL

Empire Suite

A fixture on Manhattan’s elegant Madison Avenue, this classic hotel has earned its status as a New York landmark.

Showcasing beautiful art and refined décor and positioned a stone’s throw away from some of the city’s finest galleries, The Carlyle is a sanctuary for sophisticated travelers seeking a ‘home away from home’. Every American president since Truman has visited The Carlyle, and many of Europe’s royals have stayed here as well, including the Prince of Wales and the Kings and Queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden.

TOP SUITE EMPIRE SUITE

Why we love it: More an exclusive residential apartment than a hotel suite, this duplex’s hallmark is its private art collection curated by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The spacious suite features three bedrooms, a living room, an office with an Apple computer and four and a half baths. Floor-to-ceiling views of Central Park, as well as the chic Art Deco design by Thierry Despont, will make you swoon. Complimentary services include a bottle of Dom Perignon, Cristal or Krug champagne.

  • Square footage: 2,600
  • Nightly rate: $15,000

Erich Steinbock, Managing Director

+1 212 744 1600

35 East 76th Street

www.thecarlyle.com

THE LONDON NYC

The London NYC offers an unparalleled luxury experience complemented by some of the most spacious accommodations in midtown Manhattan.

The culinary team of Michelin-star chef Gordon Ramsay oversees all dining, from restaurant to room. From the two- Michelin-star fine dining experience, Gordon Ramsay at The London, to the casual yet sophisticated MAZE by Gordon Ramsay, guests have access to superb culinary options at the hotel.

For a superlative urban getaway, The London NYC offers a selection of sprawling luxury suites. Whether you’re entertaining a group of friends or seeking solitude on a grand scale, the exquisitely detailed Luxury Suite Collection surrounds you with discreet service and stunning décor. Designed by innovator David Collins, the living spaces are a perfect blend of sophistication and comfort.

The London Sky Apartments offer guests 1,800 square feet of unique residential ambiance, making them a perfect Manhattan escape. Just past the entry foyer guests encounter a gracious living / media room, thoughtfully appointed study, modern dining area and an extensive wet bar complete with Sub-Zero fridge. Views abound, complementing the sprawling bedroom and luxury bath environment, which is adorned with hand-cut mosaic tiles.

Situated beneath an expansive glass atrium ceiling, the unique Atrium Suite impresses even the most discerning travelers. This one-bedroom masterpiece, with its sweeping panoramas, surrounds guests with all the stars the eye can see, plus 1,400 feet of space, a comfortable living room and an extensive wet bar.

The stylish London Sky Suites are generously proportioned onebedroom suites occupying the hotel’s top two floors and featuring luxurious dressing areas and bathrooms complete with heated flooring, a soaking tub and separate, oversized double rain showerheads.

TOP SUITE THE LONDON PENTHOUSE

Why we love it: The London Penthouse, the pinnacle of luxury, is a glamorous 2,500-square-foot duplex towering 53 floors above Manhattan. This one-of-a-kind suite offers unobstructed views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, along with sumptuously comfortable furnishings, a gas fireplace and two chic bedrooms with oversized luxe bathrooms, each offering a soaking tub, separate oversized shower and heated flooring.

  • Square footage: 2,500
  • Nightly rate: $2,999

Dominique Piquernal, Managing Director

+1 212 468 8856

151 West 54th Street

www.thelondonnyc.com

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER®

Trump International Hotel & Tower®, the only Forbes Five-Star & AAA Five-Diamond hotel with a Five-Star & Five-Diamond restaurant in New York, is an icon delivering the highest level of service, style and exclusivity.

The impressive 52-story glass tower is located at the juncture of Central Park, Columbus Circle and Broadway. Inside the hotel, guests enjoy a higher level of luxury with unrivaled hospitality and detail oriented amenities. Trump New York is home to 176 newly renovated guest rooms and suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing unparalleled views of Central Park and the city.

In September 2010, Trump New York underwent a spectacular multimillion dollar renovation featuring a dramatic color palette conveying sophistication and style for the ultimate urban experience. Guests will enjoy seating in plush, high-contrast upholstered velvets, and silky fabrics will be paired with rich rosewood, mahogany, maple and walnut finishes. The added glamour continues with handcrafted Schonbek crystal chandeliers lending romantic allure to every guest room and suite. Burnished gold leaf, bronze, mirror and glass will add elegant touches, along with sumptuous velvet draperies and opulent silk accent walls making Trump International Hotel & Tower the epitome of luxury in the heart of Manhattan.

Dining in three Michelin-starred Jean Georges offers the finest contemporary international cuisine in Manhattan. The famed chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten sets the highest standards of quality and service along with extraordinary fare in this Five Star restaurant.

Offering 6,000 square feet of calm and serenity, Trump Spa professionals specialize in a unique selection of facials, massages and treatments inspired by wellness techniques and rituals from around the world. The spa also offers an extensive health club, heated indoor pool, steam baths, saunas, yoga instruction and personal training with individually designed exercise programs.

Trump International Hotel & Tower delivers sophistication without pretension, attention without intrusion, and service without boundaries. In Manhattan, at the crossroads of commerce, culture and entertainment, the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is aptly positioned to grant any request you may have. The signature hotel concierge services and amenities provide a customized experience for each and every guest.

+1 888 448 7867

One Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

www.trumpnewyorkhotel.com

THE PLAZA

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The only New York City hotel to be designated a National Historic Landmark, The Plaza is an iconic destination that boasts the largest guest room square footage in New York.

Within the grand façade guests can choose from an array of culinary delights including The Palm Court, The Champagne Bar, The Oak Room and The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English. Adding to the hotel’s charm is Eloise at The Plaza, a shop dedicated to the hotel’s most famous six-year-old resident, and the Caudalíe Vinothérapie Spa, featuring a wine lounge unique to The Plaza.

TOP SUITE ROYAL PLAZA SUITE

Why we love it: An archetypal palatial accommodation, this three-bedroom suite is packed with an array of social and private rooms, each teeming with rich furnishings and fabrics that showcase a revolving art exhibition in partnership with Christie’s. The suite is fully equipped for entertaining with its own butler’s pantry, state-of-the-art kitchen and the option to retain the services of a personal chef throughout your stay. For guests’ privacy, the suite has its own elevator and in-suite gym.

  • Square footage: 4,500
  • Nightly rate: From $20,000

Shane Krige, General Manager

+1 212 546 5203

5th Avenue at Central Park South

www.theplaza.com

THE ST. REGIS NEW YORK

The flagship property of this prestigious brand, The St. Regis New York reigns supreme in the heart of Manhattan.

Impeccable butler service, luxurious amenities and sensational dining options await you in one of the city’s most historic buildings.

TOP SUITE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE

Why we love it: The height of elegance, this three-bedroom suite has previously accommodated celebrity guests such as Salvador Dalí and Marilyn Monroe. The marble foyer leads to a dining room that seats eight, as well as a beautiful walnutpaneled library. The oak floors and period furniture lend this suite the aura of a country home rather than that of a city residence, but breathtaking views of Fifth Avenue confirm that you’re in one of the most prestigious locations in Manhattan.

  • Square footage: 2,970 to 3,400
  • Nightly rate: $18,000

Paul Nash, General Manager

+1 212 753 4500

paul.nash@stregis.com

2 East 55th Street at 5th Avenue

www.stregis.com/newyork

THE LOWELL

THE LOWELL PENTHOUSE SUITE

Located on a beautiful tree-lined street on the Upper East Side, just steps from the shopping and dining haven of Madison Avenue, Museum Mile and Central Park, The Lowell offers an oasis of calm in an otherwise frenetic city, combining stylish interiors and exceptional service with a host of comforting amenities, for a true home-from-home experience.

The only hotel in Manhattan to offer wood-burning fireplaces, each of the 23 bedrooms and 49 suites provides gourmet kitchens, crisp Frette linen and marble bathrooms for the ultimate city sanctuary.

TOP SUITE THE LOWELL PENTHOUSE SUITE

Why we love it: Located on the 17th floor, the luxurious three-bedroom suite looks posh and classic, yet feels relaxed and homey — perfectly old New York. There are four private terraces, a wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen and a dining conservatory that’s wonderful for entertaining against a beautiful city backdrop. Standout service is The Lowell’s bellman, who will light guests’ fireplace during their stay offering a selection of different scents, from cedar wood and eucalyptus to lavender and rosemary. While the room features an iPod docking station, the hotel will also provide an iPod fully loaded with music at a guest’s request.

  • Square footage: 2,200
  • Nightly rate: $525-$9,350

Rebecca Soloff – Director of Sales and Marketing

+1 212 605 6819

28 East 63rd Street, 10065

www.lowellhotel.com

HÔTEL PLAZA ATHÉNÉE

Following a multi-million-dollar renovation completed in 2010, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée has restyled itself as a luxury boutique hotel offering the intimacy and charm expected of smaller European properties.

The concierge service reflects this, catering to guests’ every need, even arranging picnics in Central Park. Located on the Upper East Side, one block away from Central Park, this hotel is ideal for exploring some of New York’s greatest attractions, yet surrounded by refined townhouses on a tree-lined residential street, it retains a relaxing and quiet atmosphere.

TOP SUITE PENTHOUSE SUITE

Why we love it: Hosting past guests such as Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis and Paul McCartney, this duplex suite is sure to draw a new crop of celebrities. In its larger configuration, the suite boasts two bedrooms, three marble bathrooms and a living room on the 16th and 17th floors of the hotel. There’s also a glass enclosed atrium terrace and an outdoor balcony that wraps around half the length of the hotel.

  • Square footage: 1,972
  • Nightly rate: $6,250

Bernard Lackner, General Manager

+1 212 734 9100

37 East 64th Street at Madison Avenue

www.plaza-athenee.com

THE PENINSULA NEW YORK

Right on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, this century-old grand landmark building can’t be missed.

Inside, you’ll encounter nothing but luxury and sophistication throughout the hotel – staff at The Peninsula famously cater to guests’ every need, from dog walking to gift buying. Salon de Ning, the hotel’s rooftop bar, is one of the finest of its kind in Manhattan with a backdrop of famous Fifth Avenue.

TOP SUITE THE PENINSULA SUITE

Why we love it: Located on the 19th floor overlooking Fifth Avenue and 54th Street, this two-bedroom suite feels like the ultimate Manhattan penthouse apartment — replete with Jacuzzi, grand piano and a tenseat dining room table. The suite is packed with luxurious amenities, including Fili D’oro linens, Davi bath amenities and a Bose sound system. Of course, the hotel’s famed porters are always on hand to assist guests with every request.

  • Square footage: 3,300
  • Nightly rate: $16,000

Robert Rechtermann, General Manager

+1 212 956 2888

750 5th Avenue at 55th Street

www.peninsula.com/newyork

LANGHAM PLACE, NEW YORK

The Setai Fifth Avenue

One of the tallest building in New York City, this hotel challenges its rival five-star hotels in terms of luxury, style and service.

Opened on November 1, 2010 in a skyscraper to rival others in New York City’s skyline, The Langham Hotel, formerlyThe Setai, boasts some of the most spacious rooms in Manhattan. Its restaurants, bars and spa are so new that they are still being explored by New York’s finest.

TOP SUITE ROCH BOBOIS PENTHOUSE

Why we love it: Each suite has floor-to-ceiling windows looking directly onto the Empire State Building. Outfitted with custom-designed furniture and meticulously chosen fixtures and amenities, the suites boast Duxiana beds, Pratesi linens and a marble-clad bath. Guests enjoy access to a personal assistant well versed in navigating the city.

  • Square footage: 1,905
  • Nightly rate: $6,800