2 E 61st St, New York City, NY, United States, 10021
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Romance
Expert review of The Pierre
This property on Fifth Avenue was in danger of the fate of some its grand dame counterparts; after years of not being renovated the hotel felt fusty and overpriced. But thanks to an injection of a cool $100 million from India’s Taj property group, it has upped its game significantly and reopened last summer with 140 new rooms and a destination restaurant.
A perfect perch alongside Fifth Avenue right next to Central Park and close to shopping magnets like FAO Schwartz, Barney's and Tiffany & Co.
Kitted out with Turkish marble baths, flat screen televisions, Bose iPod docks and gargantuan comfy king size beds, the guest rooms have a great new style but some bemoan the lack of "soul". I think it depends on whether you like formality.
Quite grand with lots of upholstered sofas and an English drawing room feel.
One of the hotel's centerpieces is an outpost of London’s Le Caprice restaurant. I haven’t been yet but friends have enjoyed the power lunch scene and dishes like a delicious smoked haddock and poached quail egg tart and prime New York strip steak - although it’s probably best to dine there if you are in town on an expense account.
A lovely Jiva spa.
So far service has been what you would expect from a five star hotel but again some bemoan the lack of soul.
European royalty, Fortune 500 execs, older celebs.
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- 2 E 61st St, New York City, NY, United States, 10021
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Pets Allowed
- Upper East Side