The Four Seasons
57 East 57th Street
One of the city’s premiere luxury hotels, the Four Seasons in Midtown East Manhattan towers 52 stories, with views overlooking Central Park. Saturated with tradition, the hotel’s 368 rooms are sure to invoke nostalgia, even as they offer every modern luxury.
The Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Avenue
Both grandly traditional and very modern, this landmark boutique hotel overlooking Gramercy Park prides itself on providing guests with sophisticated pleasures. The furnishings are all custom handcrafted, and the hotel boasts a high-end rotating art collection that features artists like Andy Warhol and Jean Michel-Basquiat.
The Mark Hotel
25 East 77th Street
High French style and the ultramodern avant-garde collide in this landmark luxury hotel, designed by Jaques Grange, which has become a cultural hub over the course of the last century. Current technological comforts are a top concern, along with instilling am atmosphere of serenity.
The Marlton Hotel
5 West 8th Street
Cozy and refined, the Marlton Hotel is the ultimate cosmopolitan accommodation. The rooms are modest but elegant—crown molding and mirrors abound, adding a quality of airiness to the smaller spaces. And the hotel’s restaurant, Margaux, is a must-try local gem.
Park Hyatt One57
153 West 57th street
The global luxury hotel’s new flagship in Midtown Manhattan’s One57 skyscraper occupies the first 25 floors of the hotly anticipated 90-story building. The 210 ultra-modern rooms and suites have been designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Christian de Portzamparc and renowned interior-design studio Yabu Pushelberg.
Hotel Plaza Athenee
37 East 64th Street
This hotel’s Old World aesthetic makes it a perfect fit for the Upper East Side. Traditional amenities and services are complimentary, like a morning newspaper delivery or an overnight shoeshine.
St. Regis Hotel
2 East 55th Street
Decidedly glamorous, the suites in the St. Regis have seen a redesign, now featuring bold color schemes and textured fabric walls, with contemporary art and the most cutting-edge technological devices. Plus, the legendary King Cole Bar and Salon is now under the direction of renowned chef and restaurateur John DeLucie.
The Standard East
25 Cooper Square
This 21-story luxury high-rise in the East Village, with panoramic views of the city and floor-to-ceiling windows, is airy, modern and intimate. The garden is a local favorite.
Located in one of New York’s quickly developing boutique neighborhoods, The Bowery Hotel is a brightly lit, shabby-chic reprieve from the bustling city, with charming Art Deco accents. And Gemma, the hotel’s Italian restaurant, is sure to make anyone feel as if they’ve blinked and gone to Tuscany.
The Carlyle Hotel
35 East 76th Street
Named after the Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle, this Art Deco-styled hotel is one of the most famous in the city, synonymous with old school New York. Part luxury hotel and part residential, the suites feel like private Upper East Side apartments, and many of the world’s most famous people have called the Carlyle since it opened in 1930.
The Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich Street
Robert De Niro’s pet project, the hotel melds elements of classic New York with a modern aesthetic that is totally Tribeca. With the Moroccan tiles, Carrera marble and a bamboo spa, it feels like an exotic destination in and of itself.
The Lowell Hotel
28 East 63rd Street
Originally opened as an apartment hotel in the 1920’s, the Lowell’s fireplaces, terraces and kitchenettes continue to give the rooms their “home away from home” feel. Decorated by Michael S. Smith, who happens to be Obama’s designer of choice, the hotel is a study in sophistication.
The Mercer Hotel
147 Mercer Street
Sister hotel to the iconic Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, the Mercer is housed in a landmark Romanesque revival building in SoHo. With 75 guest rooms featuring huge windows and copious natural light, the Mercer was one of the first to offer a “taste of loft living.”
20 East 76th Street
This crisp, glamorous Upper East Side hotel echoes Coco Chanel, with leather quilted walls and monochromatic color schemes. Push paisley carpets and an exquisite roof garden on the 17th floor add to the immersive luxury.