New York City is home to a multitude of hotels. From budget to extraordinary all the options are there. For those who prefer traveling in style NYC will not disappoint. The following Five Star hotels are three of the finest that New York has to offer.
A Hotel for Every Season
The I.M. Pei-designed Four Seasons Hotel is one of the most acclaimed luxury hotels in New York City and is popular with travelers from across the globe. It is an extremely child-friendly hotel and is therefore specifically popular amongst families traveling to the Big Apple.
Boasting 364 oversized guestrooms including 61 suites the room amenities are guaranteed to blow your mind. Only the best of the best in terms of luxury products, furnishings and fittings adorn these rooms. The spa at this luxurious hotel blends contemporary knowledge with ancient wisdom and will delight your senses while relaxing your body and mind.
As it is located close to some of New York’s greatest attractions, the Four Seasons Hotel is very well-liked amongst travelers interested in doing a bit of sightseeing during their trip. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Television and Radio and the Statue of Liberty are all accessible from the NYC hotel.
Dining at the L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, the hotel’s signature restaurant will prove to be one of the most memorable meals you’ll experience in New York City. Offering the perfect blend of Asian and French cuisine legendary chef Joël Robuchon’s meals are not to be missed. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual the Four Seasons 57 hotel restaurant offers up classic American dishes and is open for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and Sunday brunches.
A Taste of Asia
In the heart of Manhattan lies one on New York’s most acclaimed hotels – The Mandarin Oriental recipient of the prestigious Mobil Five-Star award for 2007.
Located on floors 35 to 54 of the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle this exquisite hotel is home to 248 luxurious rooms and suites which all reflect a melting pot of oriental and Manhattan living.
Every single one of the rooms boasts a spectacular view of central park and the views of the New York City skyline at night are simply breathtaking.
Another feature that attracts many of the hotel’s guests is the luxurious spa which is located on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental. Boasting amethyst crystal steam rooms, vitality pools, six multifunctional treatment rooms and relaxation lounges a day at this spa of “Ultimate Luxury” is a real treat. If you’re lucky enough to be spending some time at the Mandarin Oriental a Thai Yoga Massage is not to be missed.
Due to its prime location the Mandarin Oriental is located near to some of the best attractions in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park and the Rockefeller Center.
After a day of sightseeing there is nothing better than enjoying a sumptuous meal and at the Mandarin Oriental. Dining at this New York City hotel will delight all of your senses – sporting sublime views of Central Park Asiate on the 35th floor is renowned for its French and Japanese offerings, the more casual Lobby Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy a light meal and MObar is THE location for pre or post dinner drinks. This prestigious hotel is a favorite amongst travelers to NYC looking for a bit of Five Star luxury.
The 33-story Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is Mobil Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel comprises 260 guestrooms and suites. With captivating views of Central Park and all the trimmings you’d expect from a Five Star hotel it is a popular choice amongst travelers to the Big Apple especially amongst those who like to take their pets along. The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park is actually one of the few completely pet-friendly hotels in New York City.
The La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa is an absolute treat for guests looking for a bit of pampering. This luxurious spa boasts six treatment rooms, steam rooms, a wet room, and every beauty and relaxation treatment that you can think of. The jetlag therapy is a must for travelers coming in to this hotel after a long international flight.
This is the perfect hotel from which to explore Central Park and its surrounding attractions. Central Park boasts two skating rinks, a pool, zoo and wildlife center and is home to several concerts and art showings through out the year. There is always something going on in Central Park and a stroll through it will never disappoint.
For a delicious afternoon tea, a light meal or a couple of cocktails the Star Lounge is the place you’ll want to go. For something a bit more substantial sampling the menu created by acclaimed Chef Laurent Tourondel at the newly renovated BLT Market is a must.
While I’ve only featured three of New York’s luxurious Five Star hotels there is an endless array of options when it comes to luxury travel in the Big Apple. Some other notable Five Star hotels include the Four Seasons Hotel, Mercer Hotel, Peninsula Hotel New York, St. Regis Hotel and the Trump International Hotel & Tower.