Midtown, New York City
The Peninsula New York
Fifth Avenue Finery
What it is
A Beaux Arts darling with a rooftop terrace overlooking neighboring Central Park.
What it isn't
Clean-lined modernism. Bank on gilded flourishes, ornate carved ceilings and marble at every turn.
What we think
It’s tough to feel like you “made it” in New York—hometown of Bloomberg, Murdoch, and a certain American President. But walking in to the lofty lobby of the Peninsula New York gives you a taste for that intergalactic level of success, even if you’re only spending the night. The 235 rooms are swathed in sumptuous neutrals and marble bathrooms; the restaurants include Salon de Ning, where you can sip a Lychee Maria vodka cocktail on a 23rd-floor terrace with Master-of-the-Universe views. The spa and fitness center is so top-notch that well-heeled Manhattanites purchase memberships there to be able to duck in at their leisure. There’s an ice fountain, steam room, sauna and a pool enclosed by glass walls.
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The rooms feel like your dream Manhattan pied-à-terre, but thanks to the signature Peninsula touches (white gloves, a welcome by name), the service feels like Hong Kong.
They say cocktails are stronger at altitude, but they’re nearly James Bond-level lethal from the 2,700-square-foot Sun Terrace, which wraps around the hotel rooftop and serves a falcon’s-eye-view along with your tipple of choice.
Restaurants & Bars
Clement - continental cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients from the Northeast
Gotham Lounge - cocktail lounge serving light fareSalon de Ning - rooftop cocktail lounge serving cocktails and light fare
In Midtown Manhattan at 55th and 5th Avenue, just a few blocks from Carnegie Hall, MoMA and Bergdorf’s. LaGuardia is the closest airport, 10 miles away.