Since 1926, this discreet but opulent hotel has attracted luminaries from legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz (whose grand piano resides in the premier suite) to (a discreetly unnamed) modern superstar who stayed for three months preparing to go on tour. You may bump into one on the way from your antique-appointed room to the complimentary wine and cheese served every weekday evening in the sedate second-floor lounge, or in the exclusive Monkey Bar , Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s restaurant that shares the building. Ask reception to reserve a table and your chances of eating among the power set rise from zilch to good—a few tables are set aside for guests every night. Rooms: 100.
|Venue name:||Hotel Elysée||Contact:|
60 E 54th St
|Cross street:||between Madison and Park Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||$224–$589 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|