Originally constructed as part of Baruch College in 1906, this property remerged as a swank Murray Hill hotel nearly 100 years later. The rich history still oozes from every corner thanks to a mezzanine library stocked with Gotham-centric tomes as well as exclusive black-and-white prints from the New York Historical Society. Rooms strike a balance between modern and classic with mirrored headboards and cherry wood accents—many with staggering views of the Chrysler Building. The hotel’s Japanese restaurant, O Ya, features an 18-course omakase tasting menu.
Here’s what staying at one of the best 4 star hotels in NYC means: you can spot a value, but don’t want to skimp on luxury. And easy-access to the best New York attractions can’t hurt. If you’re a rooftop garden lover, or just want to be within walking distance to the top art museums, these properties are here to serve it all to you (on a silver platter).
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