The Best Luxury Hotels in New York City

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

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

And for ‘the city that never sleeps there’s certainly no shortage of sumptuous hotels to get some slumber while on your travels. A plethora of luxury hotels in New York makes the perfect base from which to explore the world-class city.

So if the ‘Big Apple’ is your next travel destination, here’s a look at the best luxury hotels in New York.

Mandarin Oriental

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

Sitting opposite Central Park on the edge of Columbus Circle, the 5-star establishment features 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 dual bathrooms as well as opulent hotel facilities such as in-house restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and a large spa.

A Central Park View Suite starts from around A$3,200 a night and up to over A$50,000 for the top-of-the-range Suite 5000.

Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental

The St. Regis New York

If any hotel can truly be called timeless, it might just be the St. Regis New York. The historic 5-star hotel is one of the city’s most alluring residences with a rich heritage and high-end facilities. Inside you’re greeted by a timeless elegance that spans the opulent open spaces and the sumptuous suites.

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

A Grand Suite with butler service and street view costs around A$6,400 per night.

The St. Regis New York
The St. Regis New York

The Peninsula

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

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

A Deluxe Suite with Fifth Avenue views costs around A$6,800 a night.

The Peninsula
The Peninsula

Crosby Street Hotel

Nestled in SoHo’s vibrant neighbourhood on a quiet cobbled street, this modern hotel features 86 bedrooms and suites spread over 11 floors with an interior style exuding contemporary luxury.

Find sophisticated rooms with elegant high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that feature smart TVs, and Bose sound systems as well as amenities including the Crosby Bar and Terrace, a private garden, guest drawing room, several private events and meeting rooms, a luxurious 99 seat screening room and fully equipped gym.

The 66 square metre Deluxe Suite with street views costs around A$6,250 per night.

Crosby Street Hotel
Crosby Street Hotel

The Times Square EDITION

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

A range of luxurious suites cater to all travellers from families to solo business guests and there’s a slew of amenity upgrades available such as private balconies, extra living space and views of Times Square. The luxury New York hotel also has a fitness centre, performance venue, terrace and outdoor garden and six unique dining experiences developed by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser.

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

The Times Square Edition
The Times Square Edition

The Mark

This lavish hotel which boasts an impressive clientele offers the height of luxury in New York having been named the number one hotel in the US in 2020 by Travel and Leisure.

Inside the beautiful interior is designed by Jacques Grange featuring a delicate decor filled with marble, objets d’art, furniture and lighting fixtures all specially crafted for the hotel by renowned artists and artisans. It’s a five-minute walk from Central Park and nearby the Metropolitan Museum of Art or if you want to explore the hotel’s amenities, there’s the Frédéric Fekkai hair salon, a fitness centre and a restaurant by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

The Madison King Room that sleeps two costs over A$1,700 per night.

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