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Ritz Carlton vs the Four Seasons: Choose the right New York hotel for you

New York. It’s one of the most exciting, fast moving and money churning cities in the world. No wonder then, that it’s also one of the most visited.

In 2016 alone, the city hit a record high of 60 million tourists visiting its sights and attractions. For those of you who want to join the crowds, finding a well-located hotel, is crucial.

In New York, finding a spot by Central Park offers you the best of both worlds – i.e., a relaxing 483-acre park and a location that’s only a stone’s throw from the city’s major attractions.

The area around the park is prime real estate with many of the city’s top hotels set up around the area. But, if you’re only looking for the best it ultimately boils down to the ultimate face-off: the Ritz Carlton vs. the Four Seasons.

 

Location:

The Four Seasons Hotel New York

 
Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons

Minutes from:

Landmarks and points of interest: Central Park, The Halston House, Trump Tower, Grand Army Plaza, Bonhams, Citibank, State Bank of India, First Republic Bank, HSBC.

Dining and Bar options: Marea, Le Bernardin, Gabriel Kreuther

More information available on our app’s city guide.

 

Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park

 
Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons
 

Landmarks and points of interest: Central Park, Ascot Chang,Mitsosa Luggage, Caesar’s Plaza, Capital One Bank, Signature Bank, Riflessi,Davidoff of Geneva

Dining and Bar options: Marea, Le Bernardin, Gabriel Kreuther

More information available on our app’s city guide.

 

The Ritz- Carlton is literally opposite Central Park. So, if you want to be able to make the most of New York’s iconic patch of green on your spare time, this is the place to be. The shops of Fifth Avenue are only short stroll away, so is the Time Warner Center, Broadway and Carnegie Hall.

 

Rooms

 

Four Seasons Hotel New York

Studio 57

 
Ritz -Carlton vs Four Seasons :  Four Seasons Hotel New York - Studio 57

Ritz-Carlton vs the Four Seasons : Studio 57

Ideal for: Anyone who wants those Hollywood-esque views of New York whenever they look out the window.

Occupancy : 2 adults ( or 2 adults with 1 infant)

Size: 300 sq.ft (27m2)

View Over: Billionaire’s Row, Hudson River, Central Park

Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons

Killer views over Central Park, the Hudson River and Billionaire’s Row characterize The Four Seasons New York, entry level room, the Studio 57. At 300 sq.ft, it’s a tad smaller than the Ritz Carlton’s entry level room, but stellar amenities – and views – more than make up for it.

 

Park Avenue Junior Suite

 
Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons - Park Avenue Junior Suite

Ritz Carlton vs the Four Seasons – Park Avenue Junior Suite

 

Ideal for:Anyone who wants to feel like a billion bucks every time they look out the window.

Occupancy:3 adults (or two adults and one child)

Size: 500 sq.ft. (46.45 m2)

Views over: City views, the East River and Atlantic Ocean

It’s hard to physically see billions of dollars right in front of you, but New York’s Billionaire’s Row, is a worthy metaphor. This collection of ultra-luxury skyscrapers includes the One-57, Central Park Tower, the Tower Verre, and many other buildings packed to the rafters with business moguls and celebrities. Few landmarks – if the collection of skyscrapers can be seen as such – represent the American dream better, and the Park Avenue Junior Suite, offers you one of the best views over it.

 

Central Park Suite with Terrace

 
Four Seasons Hotel New York - Terrace suite

Ritz Carlton vs the Four Seasons

Ideal for: Al-fresco dining amid the skyscrapers of New York.

Occupancy:3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child<

Size: 700 sq.ft. (65.03 m2)

Views over: Central Park and Hudson River

 

The one to pick to make the most of New York’s long summer days. The Central Park Suite with Terrace is a luxury nest that brings you eye to eye with the peaks of Billionaire’s row, and is the most exclusive and panoramic al fresco spots in the city. Each Central Park Suite with Terrace comes with a separate living room, landscaped walkout terrace and custom furnishings.

 

Ty Warner Penthouse

 
Four Seasons Hotel New York - TY warner Penthouse Library

Ritz Carlton vs the Four Seasons – Ty Warner Penthouse

Ideal for: Anyone after one of the best suite’s in New York.

Occupancy:2 adults and one child

Size: 4,300 sq.ft. (399.48 m2)

Views over: 360 degree views of the city

 

Perched 500 feet above Manhattan and with 360° views over New York you’d only expect in the movies, the Ty Warner Penthouse sets the standard for decadence in a city that’s no stranger to it. But views alone don’t justify a price tag that can be easily go upwards of $40,000. The Ty Warner Penthouse is home to a four-foot chandelier made of glass and fiber optics which hovers right above your dining table, a well stocked library with a Bosendorfer grand piano, private butler service, and a chromotherapy tub in the master bathroom. If you’re after the ultimate suite experience in New York, this gem comes with our highest recommendations.

 

Ritz Carlton New York Central Park

 

Deluxe Guest Room

 
Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons  Ritz Carlton Deluxe Room

Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons- Ritz Carlton Deluxe Room

 

Ideal for: Anyone after a very spacious and ultra luxurious entry level room

Occupancy:2 adults and one child

Size: 425 sq.ft. (40 sqm)

Views over: Interior

The ace in the hole of the Ritz Carlton’s entry level room, is how spacious it is. Other than the Park Hyatt New York, no other hotel in our Grand Collections offers this much real estate. And, if you’re looking for a hotel by Central Park, you’ll struggle to find much larger for the price. Other than space, the Deluxe Guest Rooms delivers the Ritz Carlton New York’s classic designs with aplomb with soothing beige tones contrasted by the deep walnut of the television cabinet and desk. If you absolutely need views over Central Park however, you might want to upgrade to the Park View Room or Deluxe Park View Room.
 

Deluxe Park View Room

 
Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons Ritz Carlton Deluxe Room

Ritz Carlton vs The Four Seasons- Ritz Carlton Deluxe Room

 

Ideal for: Anyone after a very spacious and ultra luxurious entry level room

Occupancy:2 adults and one child

Size: 425 sq.ft. (40 sqm)

Views over:

If you don’t want to splurge on a suite but still want to make the most of the incredible Central Park views the Ritz Carlton offers, then the Deluxe Park view room, is the perfect compromise. Located opposite Central park and equipped with a brass telescope to help you drink in all the sites, this spacious room of 450 sq ft delivers a unique sense of place while in New York.

 

Deluxe Park View Suite

 
Ritz Carlton vs Four Seasons:  The Deluxe Park View Suite
 

Deluxe Park View Suite

 

Ideal for: Anyone after the best views over Central Park and plenty of space from which to enjoy it all.

Occupancy: up to 4 adults

Size: 850 sq.ft. (79 sqm)

Views over: Central Park

The Deluxe Park view suite is, as it’s name aptly suggests, the suite version of the Park View room. Though what’s outside the window remains the same, everything on the inside, is improved. Extras, include two bathrooms and a separate living and sitting area to relax in after a day out in the city.

 

The Royal Suite

 
Ritz Cartlon vs the Four Seasons - Royal Suite

Ritz Carlton vs the Four Seasons – Royal Suite

 

Ideal for: Anyone who wants the best classic suite designs in New York.

Occupancy: up to 4 adults

Size: 1980 sq.ft. (184 sqm)

Views over: Central Park

 

A symbol of New York’s class and panache, the Royal Suite is one of the Big Apple’s most iconic and opulent suites. The hotel’s largest suite offers 1980 Sq ft ( 184 sqm) of space to its guests complete with an 8 seat dining room, two bedrooms and two full marble bathrooms and incredible views over Central Park.

 

Roundup

 

Unless you’re willing to splurge on the Four Season’ speciality suites, room sizes, are where the Ritz Carlton has the Canadian hotel chain beat. Coming in at a minimum of 89 SQ FT and with Central Park literally opposite, the views over New York’s iconic patch of green are second to none.

However, if you’re hankering for more variety, the Four Seasons eye watering height grants you a bird’s eye view over New York from whichever room you choose. The Hudson, Billionaire’s Row, Central Park, and snippets of New Yorkan life are right there to be soaked in every time you look out of those grandiose floor to ceiling windows.

Restaurant wise, both hotels don’t spoil with options offering you two – one bar and one restaurant – to choose from. It’s not exactly wanderlust inducing, but it’s in-line with most New York hotels. Here, it’s a case of quality of quantity and even if both hotels deliver on the former in spades, the Four Seasons Ty Bar’s undeniable star factor will draw you in. As always, you can’t go wrong with any of these hotels, and a Ritz Carlton vs the Four Seasons situation ultimately boils down to personal choice. If you’d like more information, before making your decision, just get in touch with us, and we’ll be more than happy to help.


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