With hundreds of luxurious hotels lining the streets of New York City, finding the perfect five-star hotel can often be overwhelming. Depending on one’s personal preference, visitors can choose from an array of new and trendy, boutique hotels, star-studded hotspots, or indulge themselves in the refined elegance of some of the city’s most time-honored luxury hotels. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite New York hotels, each considered to be nothing less than a local city landmark.
The Waldorf Astoria
Located in mid-town Manhattan, The Waldorf Astoria is as opulent as it is steeped in tradition. The 42-story Art Deco hotel has been world renowned for more than a century, drawing the likes of royal dignitaries since 1893. The Waldorf Astoria and the adjoining Waldorf Towers feature 1,416 guestrooms and suites, each boasting original Art Deco motifs. Hotel amenities include a diverse selection of dining options, a world-class Guerlain Spa, salon, and fitness center, as well as one of the area’s most comprehensive concierge teams. In fact, rumor has it, that the Waldorf Astoria was the first hotel in the world to offer room service.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NYC
Rising 54 stories high above Manhattan, the Mandarin Oriental achieves the perfect balance of both modern and oriental design elements. Each of the 248 guestrooms and suites offer sweeping panoramas of the city, including breathtaking views of the neighboring Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Over the years, the Mandarin Oriental has earned its fair share of awards and accolades from many of the world’s leading travel authorities. With both a Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Award under its belt, the hotel has continuously ranked high among Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Traveler, and Spa Finder.
When it comes to opulence, not many hotels compare to the legendary New York Plaza. The Plaza has served as a timeless landmark since it was first founded back in 1907. Having undergone a $400 million renovation in 2008, The Plaza maintains its original luster yet is proud to offer even more modern day luxuries. The tradition of Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court combined with the newer Oak Room, Rose Club and the Tranquility Garden, make the Plaza a favorite among discerning travelers. The Plaza features 282 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, which just so happen to offer the largest square footage of any luxury property in New York.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Designed by acclaimed architect I.M. Pei, the Four Seasons Hotel New York offers 52 stories of pure elegance. The hotel offers 368 oversized guestrooms, a full-service spa, and not to mention the award-winning cuisine of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. With luxurious accommodations and exceptional service, it comes as no surprise that the Four Seasons Hotel New York has both a Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Award.
St. Regis Hotel, New York
Located in the heart of Manhattan, the St. Regis Hotel, New York is known for its superior standards of service. The Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond-awarded hotel offers 182 well-appointed guestrooms and 74 incredibly lavish suites, 24-hour butler service, as well as Adour, a signature restaurant by internationally acclaimed chef, Alain Ducasse.
While these are just some of our favorite hotels in New York City, there are plenty more worth checking out. Find more New York Best Hotels now.
For JustLuxe Christina Stewart