New York is known for it's glitz and glamour when it comes to everything from shopping to broadway shows. If you wish to take in all these fantastic sites than guaranteed you will need a place to crash at the end of the day in order to get ready for the next days events. This list of hotels also falls into the glitz and glamour of the big apple because they are the most expensive places to stay in New York. Not only do they have top notch service and breath-taking rooms, but they cost a pretty penny as well.
10 The Waldorf Towers (from $635 per night)
One of the oldest names in the hotel business, the Waldorf knows how to make its guests feel welcome. Guest rooms averages 250 square feet with a queen bed, high-speed Internet, and a flat screen TV. There’s also triple sheet bedding and a marble bath or shower. Some rooms have kitchens for those who prefer to dine privately. The Waldorf Suites, which can be one to five rooms, configurable, come with a private entrance on 50th Street and have a dedicated concierge. Maid service is twice daily with nightly turn-down.
9 The Langham Place Hotel (from $639 per night)
Formerly known as the Setai Fifth Avenue, the Langham is a hotel of contemporary design. This design is carried over to their 157 guest rooms and 57 suites. Room designs include Italian-style closet, built-in safe, a mini-bar and refreshment center, a 32" flat screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker and bathtub. Rooms overlooking the Empire State Building are always in demand. Those with discerning taste can go to the Ai Fiori restaurant for traditional European cuisine with a twist.
8 Hotel Plaza Athenee (from $646 per night)
Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the Hotel Plaza Athenee now has suites and rooms mirroring European townhouse décor and taste. All 142 rooms have wireless Internet connection and satellite TV that also caters to various foreign channels. DVD players are available in select rooms. Always family-friendly, large families can opt for connecting rooms which must be booked in advance. Children also have the option to go for “Children’s Afternoon Tea”. Children’s Yoga parties can also be planned. The hotel also has Le Trianon, a versatile banquet and meeting space that can be used for wedding receptions, business meetings or other purposes. Events coordinators will always be at hand to assist guests.
7 Crosby Street Hotel (from $678 per night)
This 11-storey, 86-room hotel at 79 Crosby Street is perhaps the only hotel with its own Film Club and a cinema for film enthusiasts. Its Film Club is actually a club in name only as guests are free to enjoy movies shown at the Screening Room every weekend. The Crosby Street Hotel also has a private garden and a guest drawing room for those seeking quiet. Bedrooms have high ceilings, full length windows, Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and iPod players while the Crosby Suites located in the ninth, tenth and eleventh floors have individually designed living rooms.
6 The Peninsula (from $744 per night)
Established in a 23-story 1905 landmark building, The Peninsula has 185 guest rooms and 54 suites, all designed to accommodate the needs of guests whether they are there for business, leisure or other purposes. Each room has French linen, goose down duvets, a flat screen TV, marble bathrooms and the Peninsula signature bathtub TV, remote controlled of course. It’s location is at 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street which puts it close to museums, shopping centers and Broadway. But there is really no need to leave the hotel if you want a spa. The Peninsula Spa is just on top of the hotel. Guests can enjoy a Continental breakfast buffet in the Gotham Lounge as the hotel’s fine dining restaurant has yet to reopen this fall with a new concept.
5 Trump International Hotel & Tower (from $745 per night)
Built by Donald Trump himself, this hotel is part of the Trump Hotel Collection. The hotel prides itself in offering personalized services including, valet indoor parking, nanny services and even personal assistance and shopping. Those who are on business need not feel neglected. Aside from a full-service business center, the hotel can provide laptop computers and personalized stationery and business cards upon request. You can also avail of on-site staff should you need any. After business, guests can visit the heated indoor pool or go to the Trump Spa and health club. Wireless Internet service, overnight laundry and dry cleaning are also available. Pets are welcome.
4 The Ritz-Carlton Central Park (from $764 per night)
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park hotel is close to Broadway, the Rockefeller Center, the Lincoln Center and the Fifth Avenue shopping center. The hotel lives up to its Ritz-Carlton tradition with luxurious guest rooms and spacious suites designed to evoke the comforts of home. Guests are even offered feathered duvets and a choice of seven different types of pillows. Avid bird watchers who want to observe the fauna of Central Park, and also those who just want a better look at the city, can use the telescopes in the park view rooms.
3 Four Seasons (from $765 per night)
With 52 floors, the Four Seasons, located along East 57th Street, is the tallest five-star hotel in the city and treats guests to breathtaking views of both Central Park and the New York skyline. Each of the hotel’s 368 sizeable rooms and suites feature handcrafted furniture, marble bathrooms and a bedside remote control that parts the drapes for a better view of the Big Apple.
The hotel also has a world-class spa, a 24-hour gym, lounges and a well-known restaurant called The Garden. It has varied facilities for families on leisure or singles guests on business.
2 Mandarin Oriental (from $814 per night)
One of the best places to go to for a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple, the Mandarin Oriental along Columbus Circle at 60th Street has rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River, Central Park and the New York skyline. Located on top of the Time Warner Center, the Mandarin has 198 guest rooms and 46 suites with the most modest at 800 square feet while others at 2,000 square feet. The hotel’s spa features a stunning view of the Hudson River. No need to leave the building, their bars and restaurants offer some of the best fusion cuisine in Manhattan.
1 The St. Regis (from $823 per night)
When the St. Regis opened in 1904, or at least the hotel where the St. Regis is now, rooms were at $5 per night. Now you can’t get a room for less than $800 a night. Located on East 55th Street, each of the hotel’s 164 guest rooms and 65 suites have custom-made furnishings, carved crown moldings and wainscoting and marble baths. Only the finest Waterford Crystal is used. Guests may also see some of the Louis XV's furniture imported from France when the hotel first opened. Hotel staff provide complimentary ironing upon arrival while guests receive fresh fruits or sweets for the duration of their stay.
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