Only in a city teeming with skyscrapers, do you find a lobby high enough to induce vertigo. As you exit the elevator and enter the 35th-floor lobby of this beyond opulent hotel, the ethereal glass centerpiece “Crystal Cranes,” by sculptor Chihuly Dale, makes you feel like you just might be airborne. You’ll want to linger a while to admire the bird’s-eye view of Columbus Circle and Central Park through floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the elegant Lobby Lounge while sipping a classic holiday cocktail like the cinnamon cranberry whiskey sour. If you still haven’t managed to unwind, indulge in some of the Asian-themed treatments at the hotel’s world-class spa where you can enjoy the same formidable skyline views. Since this hotel sits on top of the Time Warner Center, you can shop till you drop and then dine at some of NYC’s finest restaurants like PerSe and Masa.
This tree-lined, affluent, and residential neighborhood between Central Park and the Hudson River, book-ended by Lincoln Center and Columbia University, is still known as Manhattan’s cultural and intellectual mecca. At a hotel stay here, you just might encounter some of NYC’s cultural elite—from famous musicians to visiting professors. Not to mention you are in proximity to some of the best Manhattan restaurants and New York attractions.
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