By LL Editorial Staff
2009-04-14When it comes to finding a luxe hotel room in the New York City it seems as if the sky is the limit. Just to make a life a little easier, we have narrowed down the choices to what we believe to be the best of the best.
Actor Robert DeNiro and his partners have launched a newly-built, small luxury hotel in the heart of TriBeCa. The 88-room Greenwich Hotel feels more like a residence rather than an inn with its minimalist appeal and wide range of cultural influences. Glide across oak floors, slumber in Dux beds, lounge in ample-size soaking tubs and avail yourself to the intimate library area. The 13 suites, some with saunas and other with working fireplaces, are considered capsules of luxury.
A pair of duplex suites have been conceived as artist ateliers with both containing soaring 30-foot skylights, chef’s kitchens, two master bedrooms and an equal number of baths, stone fireplaces, and offices with separate entrances. When expanded, these stylish abodes house five bedrooms for those traveling with an entourage. The top floor of the Greenwich houses a 2,500 square foot penthouse replete with two master bedrooms a full gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry, a sky-lit dining retreat and media complex plus expansive views.
Trump International Hotel & Towers
When it comes to luxury The Donald certainly knows how to please. No where is this more evident than within the confines of the majestic Trump International Hotel & Towers, a member of Leading Hotels of the World and showcased in Travel + Lesiure’s “T+L 500” list. Stretching s 52-stories above Columbus Circle, the hotel features 167 luxurious guest rooms and suites with no expense spared.
Imagine waking up with floor-to-ceiling views of the city or Central Park, pulling on a plush robe and strolling into the cozy European-style kitchen for a cup of coffee, or retreating to the marble bathroom for a morning soak in the tub. Living rooms, found behind the doors of plush suites, are designed for entertaining with a bank of expansive windows, conversation areas, and a dedicated workspace for brokering deals.
The St. Regis New York
There are some places you must experience once in your lifetime and The St. Regis New York is one of them. Situated in the heart of midtown Manhattan and overlooking a fabulous stretch of tony Fifth Avenue, this urban landmark was built in 1904 in the Beaux Arts fashion by the legendary Astor family. Rooms and suites are cloaked in silk wall coverings and antique furnishings with remarkable attention to detail found in the carved crown molding, wainscoting and sleek marble baths.
The crème de la crème of this classic retreat is the Presidential Suite recently redesigned by celebrated interior artist Richard Mishaan. The marble foyer segues to the jewel-toned dining area with seating for eight, a fully-equipped kitchen with a separate entrance for housekeeping and catering staff, and a walnut-paneled library. Further exploration reveals a trio of bedrooms, four bathrooms and a single powder room as well as breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
AKA Central Park
Located just a block from Central Park and within steps of New York’s best shopping is AKA Central Park. The flagship property of the innovative AKA brand of luxury, extended-stay hotel residences this urban destination is the antidote to ordinary. You will discover a collection of studios plus one and two-bedroom suites to suit your every need. Think minimalist and modern with entry foyers cloaked in cool Oriental St. Laurent stone flooring, eye-popping accents such as deep-purple sofas and crimson-colored rugs, gourmet kitchens with sleek stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, mosaic stone flooring and Emperador Costa stone walls.
The hotel’s crowning abode is the 17th floor penthouse with wraparound balconies housing exterior living spaces including a dining area that seats six and a fully-functioning wood fireplace. The loft-like interiors are also remarkable with frosted glass wall dividers, a chartreuse-hued chair thoughtfully angled towards a steel-grey sofa.