If there’s a city which knows how to do luxury, it’s New York. With such a plethora of upmarket accommodation options available to travellers, it can be a struggle to decide where to stay – there are just too many great places to choose from! But help is at hand. To help you pick that perfect luxury hotel for your dream stay in New York, check out this list of the top ten New York luxury hotels.
The Sherry Netherland
As soon as you step into the Sherry Netherland, you will be enchanted by the grand opulence. And it’s not just us that thinks that – this hotel was included on Conde Nast’s Gold List just last year. Situated in a fantastic location just across from Central Park’s main entrance, the Sherry Netherland is a big favourite for those looking for five-star accommodation, including politicians and business leaders. The guest rooms are decorated to the highest standard, feature high ceilings and marble bathrooms, and you’ll receive Belgian chocolates and a bouquet of flowers on arrival.
The Greenwich Hotel
Well-known all over town for its sumptuous elegance, the Greenwich Hotel has 88 rooms and suites to choose from, all of them individually designed and decorated. Influences are taken from all over the world; all the beds are Duxiana from Sweden, the bathrooms feature either hand laid Moroccan tile or Italian Carrara marble, and there are unique furnishings in each room, from hand-made Tibetan silk rugs to English leather sofas. The hotel also boasts an exclusive spa, pool, gym and a comfortable drawing room where you can relax.
Possibly the hotel with the most prestigious address in the whole of New York, a stay at the Four Seasons will put you at the heart of all the action. Just a few short steps away from Madison Avenue, the Four Seasons is a great choice if you’re planning on taking advantage of the amazing shopping opportunities the city has to offer – that’s if your room or suite doesn’t tempt you to stay there all day! As well as the absolutely stunning rooms, you can enjoy the beautiful Art Deco lobby with the onyx ceiling, the state-of-the-art gym, the on-site spa offering a multitude of treatments, and a vast array of delicious culinary options.
With its stunning facade, you’ll be impressed just by the exterior when you arrive at the Baccarat Hotel. Then when you step inside, you’ll be so amazed by the luxurious interiors that you won’t want to leave at the end of your stay. The rooms and suites seem to sparkle due to their white decoration, and despite their quaint appearance they come equipped with all the latest mod-cons. To add to the luxury, each reservation comes with a personal host who will attend to your every need. You can also enjoy the on-site French restaurant, indoor pool, spa and wellness centre, and concierge services.
Crosby Street Hotel
You can’t get much more beautiful than a cobbled street, which is one reason why the Crosby Street Hotel makes a great place to stay in New York. Located in the vibrant SoHo neighbourhood, this hotel continues this vibrancy inside, with guest rooms and communal areas designed by Kit Kemp in a fresh and contemporary style. As well as your room, there are also a number of guest areas where you can unwind after a hard day’s shopping or sightseeing, including the sumptuous drawing-room, the leafy Crosby Terrace, and the unique sculpture garden. The Crosby Street Hotel is also well-known for its afternoon teas, so make sure you partake during your stay.
If you’re looking to splash out on a luxurious suite during your stay in New York, then you should definitely consider the Ritz-Carlton. This hotel has a number of beautiful suites which will feel like a home from home. However, if your budget doesn’t stretch quite that far, there are also four room types which offer the same level of luxury, just on a smaller scale. The Ritz-Carlton takes its inspiration from townhouse chic which is evident all throughout the building. When you get hungry, there’s the contemporary restaurant Contour on-site where you can grab a bite to eat and a classic cocktail, plus there are a fantastic spa and movement studio for you to enjoy.
For those who love their designer brands, The Plaza is a great option. Located right on Fifth Avenue, guests have perfect access to stores such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s also in the ideal spot to reach top attractions like Central Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Carnegie Hall, making it the best place to enjoy everything New York has to offer. The Plaza is also famous for its timeless rooms, inspired by Louis XV-era French décor, and is also the first hotel in the world to be able to boast gold-plated Sherle Wagner-designed sinks and fixtures in every guest room and suite. There’s also many top-class restaurants and bars on-site, including the world-famous Rose Club, the sophisticated Champagne Bar, and the Plaza Food Hall with its wide variety of international cuisine.
Part of the Marriott chain, this five-star boutique hotel oozes elegance and charm. It won the 2018 Conde Nast’s Traveller Readers Choice Award for number one hotel in New York and it’s not hard to see why. Located in Midtown Manhattan, this gorgeous property offers luxury rooms and suites including features such as garden terraces, rooftop decks, personal butler service, and distinctive décor, fabulous dining in the Lambs Club and Restaurant, and an oasis of calm in the on-site spa. Every little detail has been accounted for, providing guests with one of the most luxurious hotel stays they could wish for.
Located at the top of the Time Warner Centre, the one thing you will notice about the Mandarin Oriental is the epic panoramic views over New York City. If you choose to stay here, you’ll be in good company; some of the world’s most famous stars have stayed here, including Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. With their rooms and suites all tastefully decorated with hints of Oriental influence, you can be guaranteed of a wonderful stay. Elsewhere in the hotel, you can indulge in a massage in the on-site spa which also boasts a tea room, sample some excellent dishes at Restaurant Asiate, and kick back with a cocktail in the hotel’s speakeasy-style bar, the Office NYC.
St. Regis New York
Another New York Marriott favourite, the St. Regis New York is one of the longest established New York hotels, opening over a century ago. Everything has been carefully considered and designed to the smallest detail, from the spacious guest rooms equipped with minibars, refrigerators, flat-screen cable TVs and seating areas, to the beautiful rooftop ballroom. While the on-site gym, restaurants, beauty salon and florists offer everything guests need for their stay, the St. Regis New York isn’t just a big hit with tourists; it also boasts a number of meeting rooms, making it a popular choice for business travellers.