Five Best Hotels in New York

Buzzing with excitement, New York is the ideal place to venture for a weekend or longer. Best done in style, here are five of the best hotels to see the city from.

Four Seasons New York

Simple elegance abounds throughout the Four Season Hotel New York offering a calm base from which to explore a busy city. Nestled between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, close to the southern tip of Central Park, the hotel is walking distance from the likes of bank-busting Prada and Tiffany’s on the city’s exclusive Fifth Avenue. For a memorable meal, book a table at the hotels fine-dining option L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon where you can pick from a nightly tasting menu if you can’t decide what to have from the a la carte.

New York Palace Hotel

Part of the Dorchester collection, the New York Palace Hotel can be found looking lovely in Midtown Manhattan. Soaring over Madison Avenue, the 55-story tower is close-by the bustling boutiques of Fifth Avenue, the theatres on Broadway and the Top of the Rock observation deck high up on the roof of the Rockefeller Center. Top tip is to make use of the hotel’s complimentary house car service. Available on a first come, first served basis for drop offs within a 20-block radius of the hotel, it’s a great find in a city that’s best seen from overground rather than underground.

Trump SoHo Hotel

Launching out of the city skyline like a rocket, the Trump SoHo Hotel not only offers a place to lay your head for the night but also has some of the best wow factor views over the Manhattan skyline. Situated on Spring Street, where the eclectic SoHo meets the vibrant TriBeCa and West Village, this luxury hotel in New York is situated in a great spot from which to discover New York’s finest. With 391 guest rooms. 46-story’s, a deluxe spa and a pool decked bar, this is a definite trump card.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Synonymous with luxury, the Mandarin Oriental brand is a sure fire winner in the luxury hotel stakes and their New York offering is no different. Gazing out over Central Park and the city panorama, this 5-star hotel is on the money when it comes to location. Perched atop of the Time Warner Center at the southwest tip of Central Park it is literally a step across the road for anyone looking for green New York. For shopaholics, Fifth Avenue is a ten-minute meander and the bright lights of Broadway and neon vista of Times Square are a simple stroll. The hotels restaurant Asiate offers mouth-watering views over a spot of dinner.

Gramercy Park

This bohemian offering on Lexington Avenue combines rich opulence with extravagance and eccentricity making New York luxury hotel The Gramercy Park an exciting and unique place to stay. Striking canvases decorate the walls whilst Moroccan tiles, hand-woven rugs, and hand-carved Italian fireplaces sit surprisingly comfortably alongside lush red velvet textures. Once the place for bohemian high society to mingle, Humphrey Bogart was married here and others simply came to stay. Each room is different with its own unique layout, colour palette and distinctive collection of art. For drinks with a difference, sip on a Cosmo at The Rose Bar and Jade Bar under candlelight. Carrie would be proud.