From hotels with a rich heritage that have attracted A-listers for many decades, and starred in movies, to lavish boutique properties with industrial chic and city cool, New York City has the hotel for you. Here are 10 of our top picks for your next luxury New York City stay.
Ace Hotel Brooklyn
The Ace Hotel Brooklyn opened its doors in 2021 in the Boerum Hill area, playing a role in the area’s transition from edgy to cool. Interiors are a blend of industrial chic and sustainable elegance, with curated art featuring textiles and fibre from 20 local artists. Rooms range from the Small to the Ace Suite, with some featuring record players and guitars. Gather in the ambient and welcoming Lobby, with trendy cocktails, take advantage of the excellent work space by the garden, and take advantage of the excellent restaurant and bakery, As You Are.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
This boutique property is nestled in Brooklyn Bridge Park and has been thoughtfully crafted with reclaimed woods, industrial steel, and with many sustainable measures. The impeccable rooms and suites featuring custom organic mattresses and sustainably sourced linens with many offering views over the Park, the Brooklyn Bridge or the East River towards Manhattan. Dining options feature farm-to-plate dishes from the finest purveyors, which you can enjoy at Taste, Osprey, Neighbors, Harriet’s Lounge or Harriet’s Rooftop, which has astonishing views to Manhattan. We love that there is a Farmstand in the lobby, featuring fresh seasonal fruits that are imperfect in appearance but perfect in taste.
The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
With its golden crown gleaming in the Manhattan skyline, The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue, emanates sophistication from every elegant corner. Rooms range from Superior Rooms up to the magnificent Empire State Presidential Suite, which has floor-to-ceiling windows offering wonderful views of the Empire State Building. With its Fifth Avenue location, close to five neighbourhoods, the Concierge can assist with recommendations on what to see and do depending on your tastes. Don’t miss dining at The Langham’s Ai Fiori, or for an elevated experience, arrange a private dinner at the Gallery.
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
The US flagship of the prestigious Taj Hotels group, The Pierre is a New York celebrity in its own right, thanks to its rich history and grandeur. Since opening on the Upper East Side in 1930, The Pierre has welcomed many fashion icons and stars of the silver screen including Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand and Yves Saint Laurent. Overlooking Central Park, the 189 guestrooms are warm and inviting with luscious fabrics. The Pierre’s Perrine Restaurant is the place for a delectable dinner fit for a queen, while Two E Bar & Lounge add to the New York flair.
Aman New York
Set on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, Aman New York is an urban sanctuary in the heart of Manhattan’s Midtown and has given new life to the historic Crown Building, bringing the harmonious designs of the East to the splendour of this architectural wonder. The Aman’s Suites and Signature Suites are among the largest in the city, while guests can now choose to stay in one of the one-to-three-bedroom Aman Residences, which have a personal butler to ensure a seamless stay. Arya and Nama offer divine dining on the 14th floor, and the Aman Spa is pampering perfection with three floors dedicated to wellness and longevity.
The Beekman is a masterpiece that seamlessly blends historic elegance with contemporary allure in the heart of Lower Manhattan. Set within a meticulously restored 19th-century building, its remarkable nine-story atrium ensures rays of beautiful light that strike every feature in the reawakened landmark building. Bespoke vintage features accent every room and hallway, with the ultimate accommodations being the Turret Penthouse East and Turret Penthouse West. These turrets offer a stunning private rooftop terrace and the lofted master bedroom is in a tower that overlooks downtown.
The Peninsula New York
Ideally located on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan, The Peninsula New York is in the heart of the city’s most prestigious shopping, entertainment and cultural district. The hotel is within walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, excellent restaurants, historic museums and exciting Broadway theatres, but make sure you leave time to enjoy the legendary Peninsula service and the amenities the hotel provides. Dine in Clement Restaurant, have a cocktail and enjoy the views at the Salon de Ning rooftop bar, and check out the wellness and sustainability program, ‘Life Lived Best’ which ensures guests can pursue their fitness, mindfulness and nutritional goals within its opulent walls.
The Crosby Street
The Crosby Street Hotel, on a cobblestone street in SoHo, epitomises urban luxury. Designed by Kit Kemp, this stylish boutique hotel showcases eclectic artwork and contemporary furnishings. The property offers an intimate escape with 86 rooms and suites spanning 11 floors. Guests can enjoy The Crosby Bar, a secluded leafy garden, a welcoming drawing room and a well-appointed gym, creating a perfect blend of sophistication and comfort. With its prime SoHo location, the Crosby Street Hotel is a haven for those seeking an artful and fashionable retreat in the heart of Manhattan.
Equinox Hotel New York
The Hudson Yards location of the exquisite Equinox Hotel New York is perfect for guests who love to rest and play as hard as they work. Its luxury rooms and suites are ideal for celebrating, recharging or even getting your work done. When the time comes to sleep, they have created the ultimate sleep chamber: dark, quiet, and cool. If retaining your fitness routine is important, you’ll be so impressed with the Equinox Fitness Club, which will motivate and inspire, as well as with Pilates. We love the 25-metre indoor pool and the outdoor pool and terrace with crazy views to The Vessel. The Equinox is also adjacent to the quintessential favourite, The High Line.
The Whythe Hotel in Williamsburg is staunchly Brooklyn, housed in a converted 1901 cooperage factory. The Whythe preserved as much of the original beauty and craftsmanship as possible – including the exposed brick walls and steel beams –when lovingly transforming the property into a boutique hotel. The 70 thoughtfully designed rooms range from the Studio King Rooms featuring industrial chic and high ceilings, to the Penthouse Loft, which is the largest room with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the Manhattan skyline. Dine in Le Crocodile Restaurant and have a drink in the French-style Bar Blondeau.