Coming to New York and not sure which hotel to book? Tired of the usual midtown choices?
From the palatial Mark hotel in the Upper East Side, to the Mexican transplant Americano hotel in Chelsea, here’s a guide to the latest, most exclusive hotels for your next trip to the city that never sleeps.
This Upper East Side institution with palatial décor inspired by a Jacques Grange mystery, is set in a calm neighborhood located only three minutes by foot from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum, putting you in the best spot for a perfect summer stroll. From the marble bathrooms to beds fit for a princess, you’ll feel completely pampered in this hotel, established in 1927, one of the most beautiful five-starred abodes in the city. The exclusive New York standard also holds the Jean-Georges restaurant where you can have a real New York City experience and possibly even dine with Woody Allen, known to be a regular.
The latest edition to the Mondrian family after Los Angeles and Miami, the Mondrian Soho is nestled in the center of this eponymous district. With Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast type décor, each room has an enchanting view of the skyline. Float above New York with a 360-degree view of the city.
Ask any New Yorker which hotel is the best, and they will say The Mercer without any hesitation. You’ll find this whimsical Soho hotel on the corner of Mercer and Prince Street, and across from the vintage burger haven Fanelli and some of the the best spots for shopping. Inside the unassuming building, snuggle into one of the spacious, ultra-cozy suites this discrete spot has to offer.
There’s nothing more fabulous than this collaboration between a prince of hotel cool from Ace Hotels, and a king of interior décor inspired by Histoire. French architect Jacques Garcia drew on memories of his first ever Parisian apartment when he created this 168-room hotel situated at the meeting point of the chicest areas in the city: Soho, Greenwich and Meatpacking. Making this spot even more trendy, the hotel has invited creaitve guests like the Be-pôles agency and the fashion and music house Kitsuné to work on a boutique set to open on the ground floor.
Andaz 5th Avenue
In Midtown across from Bryant Park and the New York Public Library, the Hyatt hotel group has opened a hotel under its Andaz Company, a younger but just as luxurious branch. Behind the old brick walls, you’ll find immense rooms with either a view of the Empire State Building or the lights of Time Square. With 21st century amenities, there’s no longer a reception, but helpful staff are at your service equipped with iPads, and a restaurant where you can meet hotel guests and chic New Yorkers for brunch.
Opened less than four years ago, this hotel run by the industry’s gold boy André Balazs, is already considered legendary. Hanging above the High Line, enjoy the fauna from day to night on the smoking terrace with a view of Diane Von Furstenberg’s shop and her exclusive club, the Boom Boom Room. In each room, there’s a notice warning guests that the hotel is in fact a giant glass box, so once night falls, the rooms have the potential to put on a suprprising show for passersby on the street. If you don’t completely understand what we mean, seeShame with Steve McQueen before making your reservation.
After taking over Mexico with their unparalleled hotels located on the sands of the Yucatan, beneath the hanging vines of Baja California and in the heart of Mexico City, the Grupo Habita has opened the Americano hotel in New York City, bringing together everything we love about Mexico under one roof. In a lush yet relaxed environment in the heart of Chelsea, you can dine at the hotel’s must-try authentic Mexican grill, or take a dip in the pool with the High Line as your backdrop.