Take in the unparalleled skyline of New York as you enjoy the best hospitality the city has to offer in these lavish hotels in the Big Apple.
New York City does luxury like nowhere else—and the hotels in the city are proof of that. From historic icons like The Plaza to newly minted ones such as the Luma Hotel in Times Square, luxury hotels in the Big Apple are destinations in their own right. Here are some luxury hotels you shouldn’t miss:
The Plaza Hotel
No other hotel can claim the fame that surrounds the Plaza Hotel. Located in Midtown Manhattan, it has stood as the classic hotel of NYC for more than a hundred years. In fact, it has been a National Historic Landmark since 1986. The crown jewel of the luxurious hotel, however, is its Palm Court tearoom, which has featured in countless films and novels including The Great Gatsby. The three-bedroom Royal Suite in the Plaza Hotel can cost around $40,000 a night—with 24 karat gold fixtures and a chef’s kitchen. With rooms as large as suburban homes and amenities tailored to your needs, renting a room is an experience more than a stay.
The Mandarin Oriental
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Located on the cusp of the Upper West Side, the Mandarin Oriental is an Asian-inspired luxury hotel on the 35th to 54th floors of the Time Warner Center. The awe-inspiring views alone put it on this list. The 3,300-square-foot Suite 5000 costs $36,000 a night, and the amenities will leave you wanting for nothing else. Recently, these amenities also include courtside Knicks seats and private museum tours.
The Mark Hotel
This iconic Upper East Side Hotel, built in 1927, is known for being the go-to gathering site of celebrities before the Met Ball. While the amenities at the luxury hotel include a 70-foot sailboat available to charter, what sets it apart is its penthouse suite. In fact, at $75,000, the Penthouse at The Mark is the most expensive hotel room in the US. CNBC even calculated that winning the record $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot last year could afford you only 9,169 nights in the suite. The Mega Millions jackpot is one of the biggest in the world, with Lottoland reporting that the prize money is often around $350-$500 million. Yet despite the high figures, when taxes are taken into account the “average” winner could only stay for a few thousand nights. Still, occupying the 16th and 17th floor is truly a befitting stay for any newly minted millionaires.
Lotte New York Palace
The gold standard of hotels in the 80s, Lotte New York Palace is the hotel of choice among diplomats and heads of states visiting the city. The Towers, which has its own lobby, hosts the Champagne and Jewel suites where these celebrities and dignitaries stay. It can cost around $25,000 a night in one of their twin room penthouses. Amenities in these rooms include a waterfall spa, multiple living rooms, and your own butler. Booking the Jewel suite even comes with a complimentary Martin Katz diamond microband ring. What’s truly iconic, however, is the hotel’s Gold Room—a gold painted cocktail bar which serves the most extravagant guests in the city.