This elegant hotel in midtown Manhattan is at the height of extravagance, even by New York standards. Originally founded by John Jacob Astor, this distinguished 238-room hotel has treated guests like Salvador Dalí (with his wife and pet ocelot) to the finest amenities since 1904, and it continues to do so today. Personalized experiences from restaurant reservations to theater shows are arranged by on-site assistants and the St. Regis’ signature 24-hour butler service ensures every request, no matter how big or small, is fulfilled to every guest’s satisfaction. There’s plenty to experience, even without stepping foot onto the city streets, like the majestic wood-paneled library, traditional afternoon tea in the stunning Astor Court dining room and the iconic mural in the King Cole Bar—best examined with a signature “Red Snapper” Bloody Mary in hand. From $995 per night
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