World-class travel: the best luxury hotels in New York

View from 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York | Source: Luxury Travel Expert

New York City is known worldwide as one of the best melting pots of art, music, fashion and architecture. And true to its global popularity, in 2018 the city recorded its ninth consecutive annual record of around 65.2 million tourists.

From the Empire State Building, Central Park and Times Square to Broadway theater productions, museums and sports stadiums, New York has famous attractions for everyone to enjoy.

And for “the city that never sleeps”, there is certainly no shortage of sumptuous hotels to sleep during your travels. A plethora of luxury hotels in New York provide the perfect base from which to explore the world-class city.

So if the “Big Apple” is your next travel destination, here’s a rundown of the best luxury hotels in New York.

oriental mandarin

The Mandarin Oriental is a luxury staple around the world and its New York hotel features stunning city views and views of the Hudson River surrounded by Manhattan’s iconic attractions.

Located across from Central Park, bordering Columbus Circle, the 5-star property offers a range of luxury suites that are the perfect home-away-from-home. Many include floor-to-ceiling windows, private living rooms, a chef’s kitchen, and two bathrooms as well as lavish hotel amenities such as on-site restaurants, an indoor pool, and a large spa.

A suite with a view of Central Park starts at around AU$3,200 a night and goes up to over AU$50,000 for the upscale 5000 suite.

The St. Regis New York

If any hotel can truly be called timeless, it’s the St. Regis New York. This historic 5-star hotel is one of the city’s most alluring residences with a rich heritage and upscale amenities. Inside, you are greeted by a timeless elegance that extends across the opulent open spaces and sumptuous suites.

Choose to stay in one of the designer suites such as the Dior Suite, the Milano Suite or the Bentley Suite and enjoy private living rooms with magnificent views of Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 55th Street. The New York landmark also features a royal rooftop ballroom, world-class butler service, the famous King Cole Bar and signature restaurant Astor Court.

A grand suite with butler service and street views costs around AU$6,400 per night.

The peninsula

Showcasing all the glitz and glamor of the classic Manhattan lifestyle, this historic luxury hotel sits in the heart of New York’s shopping, entertainment and cultural district.

As the recipient of several world-renowned accolades, including thirteen consecutive years of AAA Five Diamond Award, guests can expect the highest level of luxurious comfort and impeccable service. The interior features Italian Renaissance Revival architecture, and amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, and rooftop cocktail bar, Salon de Ning.

A deluxe suite overlooking Fifth Avenue costs around AU$6,800 a night.

Crosby Street Hotel

Nestled in bustling SoHo on a quiet cobblestone street, this modern hotel features 86 guest rooms and suites spread over 11 floors with interior styling exuding contemporary luxury.

Find sophisticated rooms with sleek high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows outfitted with smart TVs and Bose sound systems, plus amenities like the Crosby Bar and Terrace, a private garden, guest lounge, multiple private events and meetings, a luxurious 99-seat screening room and a fully equipped gym.

The 66 square meter Deluxe Suite with Street View costs around AU$6,250 per night.

THE Times Square EDITION

The epitome of modern luxury, this 5-star hotel is just 300 meters from Times Square and 800 meters from New York’s famous Restaurant Row.

A range of luxurious suites cater to all travelers, from families to solo business travelers, and plenty of amenity upgrades are available, such as private balconies, extra living space, and Times Square views . The luxury New York hotel also features a fitness center, performance hall, terrace and outdoor garden, and six unique dining experiences developed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.

A Premier Family Suite costs over AU$2,200 per night and the 121 square meter Penthouse Suite starts at around AU$14,000.

The brand

This lavish hotel with an impressive clientele offers the pinnacle of luxury in New York after being named the number one hotel in the United States of 2020 by Travel and Leisure.

Inside, the beautiful interior is designed by Jacques Grange with delicate decor filled with marble, art objects, furniture and fixtures, all specially designed for the hotel by renowned artists and craftsmen. It’s a five-minute walk from Central Park and close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or if you want to explore the hotel’s amenities, you’ll find Frederic Fekkai’s hair salon, a fitness center, and a hotel restaurant. Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

The Madison King Room for two people costs over AU$1,700 per night.

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