7 Incomparable New York Hotel Rooms

By LL Editorial Staff


The Sherry-Netherland

The Sherry-Netherland Interior

When it comes to Central Park hotels, The Sherry-Netherland is a timeless treasure with each stay viewed as an expression of privilege since 1927, and the saying “I’m at The Sherry” has been a favorite idiom of the elite for decades. Crowned by an elaborate Gothic minaret, hints of drama are not exclusive to the hotel’s exteriors.

Inside, there is plenty of suspense being unveiled behind the guest room doors. Large windows frame the magnificent city views with each room illuminated by sunlight. Furnishings are elegant and traditional with walls graced in muted tones coupled with flashes of color throughout. Expect a bedroom with a lovely two-poster bed and an immaculate, full-service kitchen. Some rooms have decorative fireplaces and original murals, while others boast lavish marble-tiled baths. State-of-the-art technology and entertainment is discreetly placed in armoires or custom cabinetry, yet easily accessible when needed.

Jumeirah Essex House

Jumeirah Essex House Interior

Located between Central Park and the ballyhoo of Broadway is the Jumeirah Essex House, a quintessential New York City landmark built in 1931. The hotel is marriage of classic and contemporary, stylish and elegant paying homage to the glamour of the Art Deco era.

On the heels of a $90-million refurbishment, guests are ushered to newly redesigned rooms, including a collection of Central Park Suites. With more than 750 square feet of space—larger than most New York City flats—the new and comfortable suites are a mix of streamline and stunning. Custom-designed furniture is cloaked in of deep red velvet fabric with walls coated in a rich and warm honey-tone. Plump sofas flank the living room where the latest literary magazines are displayed atop a glass coffee table. Flat screen televisions and a perfectly positioned telescope provide added entertainment in the city that never sleeps. The bedroom houses stylish cabinetry units with leather-wrapped handles that add extra warmth.

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel Exterior

Nothing quite defines New York City like a stay at The Plaza Hotel. Having just emerged from a recent $400-million transformation, the legendary hotel embraces a new contemporary spirit while remaining true to its traditional opulence and Beaux Arts grandeur. Guest rooms and suites, inspired by the Louis XV style of French décor, are formal in design and beckon guests to explore beyond the thresholds.

Rooms are adorned with furnishings that emphasize curved lines and delicate colors with richly-veined marble and exotic wood inlays, mother-of-pearl accents and indulgent amenities. Bathrooms are designed to promote relaxation, which is achieved through a graceful inlaid “earth stone” floral wall mosaic that magically captures and brings indoors the tranquil beauty of the Central Park landscape. The Plaza has the distinction of being the first hotel in the world to have 24-carat, gold-plated Sherle Wagner-designed sinks and fixtures in every guest room and suite. It is obvious that no detail—large or small—has been overlooked.

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