A stylish addition to an area thin on unstuffy accommodation, the Surrey, in a solid pre-war Beaux Arts building given a $60 million overhaul, pitches at both traditionalists and the trend-driven. Flanked by top chef Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud and his chic cocktail destination, Bar Pleiades, it’s also a strong lure for gastronomes on a spree (Boulud’s restaurant also supplies the room service). Those seeking a pampering break will appreciate the new Cornelia Spa, and guests can lounge on the 17th-floor roof garden (open Apr-Sept). The coolly elegant limestone and marble lobby showcases contemporary art by American Conceptualist Jenny Holzer and South African William Kentridge. Rooms are dressed in a refined palette of cream, gray and beige, with luxurious white marble bathrooms featuring products by Italian perfumer Laura Tonatto. But the centerpiece is undoubtedly the incredibly comfortable DUX by Duxiana bed, swathed in luxurious Sferra linens. Coupled with the hotel’s quiet location, it practically guarantees your best sleep ever.
|Venue name:||The Surrey|
20 E 76th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||$495–$699 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|