When one visits New York the location of your hotel is absolutely key. You don’t want somewhere too far from the prime parts of the city, but also not too congested with foot traffic. The Archer Hotel New York, fits this bill. Close enough to Madison Square Garden and a major train stop, but positioned on a fairly non-congested block in Midtown. Recently renovated, the 22-floor Archer Hotel is quite the charmer. The tiled floor and warm surroundings welcome guests as they make their way up to their rooms. One thing to note the rooms are much smaller than you would think BUT a cozy small. The ceiling to floor windows give you uninhibited views of Midtown (guests are able to book and Empire State Building view if they so choose). Rooms are equipped with the most comfortable mattresses that welcome you to completely sprawl out on (or cuddle with that special someone). Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your room for a morning caffeine fix? Have no fear, all rooms have a Nespresso machine at your disposal. Some of the rooms have exposed brick and soft earthy features that add to the relaxing ambience of the hotel. Most of the neighborhood is littered with tourist-trap restaurants, so a fancy dinner with style is just what the doctor ordered. The newly opened Charlie Palmer steak house in the hotel lobby, is a breath of fresh air compared to traditional steak houses. The well light restaurant is surrounded in navy blue and cream finishings with modern artwork on the walls a
Housed in a stunning converted Beaux-arts building, the NoMad Hotel combines modern sensibility with the hotel’s historic architectural magic. Designed by Jacques Garcia, the interior’s sumptuous aesthetic was inspired by the Parisian flat he grew up in. The grand lobby mirrors its grandeur with bohemian rooms swathed in rich dark wood, cabernet-red velveteen chairs and a library with a whimsical spiral staircase. The lobby bar serves up some of the best craft cocktails in all of New York City and the critically acclaimed restaurant is a must visit. Helmed by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, the eatery is situated in a glass atrium with a lavish menu featuring dishes like an epic roast chicken served with black truffle, foie gras and brioche. The rooms feel like a Parisian pied-à-terre with hand-picked art, custom-designed furnishings, French writing desks and hardwood floors made from reclaimed maple.
If you’ve made it past the hubbub at street level and escaped into W New York – Times Square’s lobby, you’re in for a treat: When you first enter, you'll be encased in glass with calming water running all around you. Then, you’ll reach the elevators and head upstairs to reception, where you’ll find concierge, a bar decked out with a massive Pop Art-style mural and a dance/live music area towards the back, complete with a rotating DJ booth shaped like the New Year’s ball outside nearby. The hotel boasts 509 luxurious rooms (43 suites), a beautiful fitness center and three in-house restaurants to choose from, including Blue Fin, Dos Caminos and Izi. W New York – Times Square has the advantage of holding not one, not two, but three restaurants, each with a distinct feel. You can dress up and head to Blue Fin for seafood, stay casual for modern Mexican fare at Dos Caminos or find a happy medium at trendy 26-seat Izi for sushi, raw bar offerings, remixed tuna poke bowls and an extensive Japanese whisky menu (if you ask nicely, a server at Izi might offer to give you a demonstration on how whisky flavors can change with the addition of cold or hot water). For the ultimate hotel experience, book the W’s Extreme Wow Suite for gorgeous views of Times Square (perfect for a New Year’s celebration). It comes complete with amenities like a circle-shaped bed with stunning city views, two large bathrooms, a conference/meeting area, a living room, three flat screen televisions, rain-style
If you’re looking for a luxurious modern hotel in the heart of NYC look no further than the New York EDITION. Located right across the street from Madison Square Park and steps away from the Flatiron building, the EDITION is situated within the historic Metropolitan Life Insurance building. With such a rich history and an exceptionally traditional New York background, your stay (no matter how short) will leaving a last impression. Cozy and modern are the words that come to mind when entering your room. Furnishings are simplistic, but fill up the entire room. With natural colors (greens, whites, and browns), guests are able to relax quite quickly once getting settled. All rooms are outfitted with Smart TVs, so don’t worry - you are able to pick up right where you left on your Stranger Things binge. Guests are also able to book in-room spa services if you feel like a day of pampering while you work from your hotel room. With everything at your fingertips it’s hard to remember that the vast city of New York is right outside. Some of the best lounges in the world reside in Gotham. So it’s no surprise that one resides in the EDITION. The Lobby Bar, is well known for being one of the few bars with fireplaces (perfect for escaping New York winters) where guests can enjoy decadent cocktails after a full day exploring Manhattan. Wrap yourself in the faux fur blankets through the bar while enjoying the speciality cocktails, with name such as the Stiff Welcome and Your Next Ex. But if
The funky boutique hotel group’s New York City base is conveniently situated a 10-minute walk from Madison Square Garden, yet set away from the chaos of Penn Station. The renovated 20th century office building in Midtown Manhattan has a historic past that is manifested throughout the Ace’s retro-modern design. The lobby is a cultural hub, with rows of long wood tables and plush leather couches overflowing with freelancers on their laptops during the day and travelers imbibing on housemade martinis during the evenings. The lobby is swathed in hand-picked art, as are the rooms, which are spacious and outfitted with vintage-inspired furnishings. The hotel’s dining options are inspiring and must tries, especially the April Bloomfield-helmed Breslin Bar and Dining Room. On site is also a popular hipster hangout, Stumptown coffee, which serves up artisanal concoctions and a trendy oyster bar with killer cocktails. New York’s very own Opening Ceremony also has a post in the hotel, and carries unique designer garb at a high-end price tag.
Nothing says a quintessential stay (or staycation) in NYC like a night at the Lotte New York Palace. One of the most renowned hotels within the tri-state area, a night of luxury in this reinvented Madison Ave gem is favored upon, if you can swing it. Built in what was the formerly known as the Villard Mansion, this historic hotel breaths the upper crest of New York society. As you walk to the front doors of this grand hotel and through the picturesque courtyard, guests are awash in the traditional elegance of decor reminiscent of the early 1900s. Lush carpets and gold filigree fixtures greet you as you walk soundless across the marble lobby to check in and make your way to your hotel room. While this hotel does have the bones of the past, all of the rooms have been placed in the future. Guests are greeted with the classical music the moment they walk into their room, with a personalized greeting scrolling on the flat screen television. Marble countertops and walnut furnishings line the walls of the spacious room; with views that look out onto the the city skyline (note: if you stay during the holiday season you have a spectacular view of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree). When you find the time to sink into your lavish hotel bed you just might never leave it again. Each of the rooms have been outfitted with a control panel installed on the bedside table. Guests are able to control the room temperature, lights, curtains, television, and the ‘Do Not Disturb’ all from their cozy
Every New Yorker fantasizes of a few things when it comes to the perfect apartment; rent controlled and perfect views. Ink48, a Kimpton Hotel, delivers on the perfect views to the T. Located on the edges of Hell’s Kitchen, right on the Hudson River waterfront, you will find views that are to die for. The thing to know about a Kimpton Hotel(s) chain, is that they coined the term “boutique hotel”. They believe personalization and getting to know each of their guests is the key to making a spectacular stay. Specifically at Ink48, the pride themselves on catering to the “bleisure” crowd (business + leisure). Rooms and conference spaces have recently be renovated that allow you to connect and socialize with ease. Guest rooms have been stylized with a New York runway apartment in mind, with large windows that allow you to take in Midtown Manhattan views from the comfort of your King size bed (which you will be melting into). Rooms are designed with a simplistic elegance. White washed walls and earthy tones with pops of color make the rooms stand out with sophistication. When you get the motivation to leave your room, head down to Ink48’s restaurant PRINT. This farm-to-table restaurant has delectable bites that will leave you wanting more. Start off the grilled quail (with fig truffle sauce and sauteed romaine), for your entree the red snapper is what dreams are made of. Served with a butternut squash puree, swiss chard, and toasted pumpkin seeds all bathed in a citrus sauce which
Sleek, sophisticated and sexy: Viceroy New York has all the makings to delight couples searching for a romantic hideout, entertain a group of bachelors or accommodate a company traveling for a business trip. The second you step inside the midcentury-inspired lobby, adorned with elegant Paonazzo marble, sleek, camel-colored leather seating and shiny, brass-topped cocktail tables, it’s apparent you’re about to embark upon an evening of luxury. The cozy guestrooms, boasting custom iroko-wood cabinets encompassing the bed, offer plenty of storage without sacrificing space. Housed inside a tambour door, you’ll find an Illy espresso maker and mini bar. In case you’re in the mood to unwind by listening to some tunes, there’s a Beats by Dr. Dre Beatbox Portable sound system on the nightstand for use. The hotel’s gym—located on the basement level of the built-from-scratch skyscraper—is modest, but offers all the necessary Kinesis and yoga equipment, as well as cardio machines (treadmill and elliptical) necessary to get a decent workout. But be warned: The second you collapse on the heavenly-soft king-size bed inside a deluxe guestroom, your previous plan to wake up early for a morning sweat-sesh will be doomed. (Your intentions are good; The Viceroy’s beds are just better.) However, you will be grateful for the aforementioned fitness center after indulging in a decadent meal offered at the hotel’s eatery, Kingside. (FYI: The restaurant’s aesthetic is 1950s diner meets 1920s art-deco
With so many historic hotels in the Midtown East 'hood, it’s hard to pick just one to stay in. Nestled between Lexington and 3rd Aves, The Kimberly Hotel should make your list. This boutique hotel specifically caters to the business peeps of the world, but with world class amenities and the prime location, it’s something you just can’t beat. One of the best things about the Kimberly is that this particular hotel is known for all the rooms being luxury suites. A rare thing in the city of Manhattan, but the Kimberly pulls it off. While the ornate decor (when you get to your room, there is a beyond-awesome bronze door knocker of an eagle) may not be everyone’s style, the luxury has been experienced by Hollywood and political royalty (Presidents Reagan and Carter are previous guests). When climbing into bed (you do legit have to climb or jump for how high the bed is raised) you are wrapped in a cocoon of soft cotton comforters and feather down pillows. And when you wake up to take on the city, make sure to take your morning caffeine out on you private terrace and take in the Manhattan skyline. While NYC does have some of the best restaurants around, some of those are right within your reach. The Kimberly offers 3 spectacular options for its guests: Bistango for Italian cuisine, Upstairs for drinks with a view, and the Empire Steakhouse for an old school meal. Bistango, located in the back corner of the hotel lobby, has delicious entrees for either romantic dinner or a homey f
During a stay at the Beekman Hotel, you’ll keep returning to one thing: it’s breathtaking nine-story Victorian atrium capped by an exquisite pyramidal skylight. Not only are most of the hotel’s 287 rooms located off of balconies surrounding it, but the mental image of that exquisitely renovated centerpiece will never be far from your mind. It surely ranks as one of the Financial District’s most stunning hidden architectural treasures. The building that is now the Beekman Hotel was originally built in 1881, and was one of Manhattan’s very first skyscrapers. Neglected for years, it was beautifully restored by Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects to its former glory, and opened as The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, in September, 2016. Don’t get the wrong impression, however. A stay here feels nothing like a weekend trapped in a staid museum. Even though the attention to historic detail extends to the rooms, many of which boast original antiques, the hotel is also chock full of contemporary art and surreal motifs that assure you that this seriously impressive building isn’t taking itself too seriously. On top of that, the two buzzy restaurants located in the hotel draw a chic crowd that keeps the common areas buzzing. On any night of the week, you can expect packed rooms at both Fowler & Wells and Augustine (get the whisky burger). Luckily, the concierge can assist you with getting reservations at both. After a lively dinner, relax with a nightcap next door at The Bar Room. It’s