On a beautiful leafy block, much of New York's most pricey real estate is located on the blocks around this hotel and for the monied class this neighborhood is one of the tops for its proximity to Central Park, the designer shops that line Madison Avenue, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
One of my colleagues from Conde Nast Traveler recently stayed there and she came back with absolutely rave reviews saying that French interior designer’s Jacques Granges understated but uber comfortable rooms were brillant (with swish Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, black granite private bars, big soaking tubs, and mirrored flat screen televisions).
Beautiful eclectic public areas perfect for a quiet chat, cocktail or afternoon tea.
Eating and drinking
A new restaurant by Jean Georges is a great addition to the neighborhood.
A lovely big gym and hair salon by impresario Frederic Fekkai.
Efficient, professional and warm - befitting a five star. At the helm is James Sherwin, one of the city’s most famous hotel General Managers who I got to know when he was at the Carlyle. The man really seems to be able to fulfill any legal request asked of him. There is even a free shuttle down to Wall Street for the CEOs who make this their second home.
Who stays there
Honeymooners with money, CEOs, families with cash and class.
Look for their 3 for the price of 2 night specials.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons