Planning a summer getaway this year? Then don’t overlook New York.
Though France, Italy and the other usual suspects (i.e: anything with a beach or a vaguely Mediterranean vibe) are high on travelers wish lists during the summer months, nothing quite beats the thrill and excitement of discovering the Big Apple.
Catch a Broadway musical, visit the MoMA, stare at the Statue of Liberty, walk in Central Park or grab a slice of pizza… you get it, there’s lots to see and there’s lots to do, and with the 4th of July coming soon, you can add concerts and fireworks displays to that list.
But even if you just want to stay in and relax, New York is a great option.
The city is home to some of the best hotels in the world and a great number of them offer you exceptional views of the skyline right out your window. Choose the right property for your luxury getaway and you could be staring at the 4th of July fireworks from behind the floor to ceiling windows of your hotel room with a glass of bubbly in hand. Pure bliss.
Park Hyatt New York
Music aficionados love the fact that the Park Hyatt New York is just opposite Carnegie Hall. Music from the prestigious concert venue is played through the underwater speakers of the hotel’s pool so you can appreciate it all on your morning dip. But the true wow factor, are the incredible views of the Manhattan Skyline from the floor to ceiling windows of the hotel’s Ambassador Suite.
The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel
The Rosewood’s philosophy is embodied by the Carlyle. With its central location in the Upper East Side, stone’s throw distance from Central Park and the iconic Bemelmans Bar, few hotels have the sense of place that this icon has. Another of the hotel’s drawing cards, are the Carlyle Suites. With living spaces of up to 1000 sq.ft, views on 76th street or Madison Avenue, kitchens and in some cases grand piano’s; the suites invite you to open the curtains, soak in the views and relax in complete comfort.
Mandarin Oriental New York
The Mandarin Oriental New York is an eyrie of luxury amid the skyscrapers of the Big Apple. Set in the upper floors of the Time Warner Center, the hotel offers incredible views over the Hudson River, Central Park and New York’s glittering skyline. In our opinion, the two bedroom central park west suite, with its views over Manhattan and Central Park offers one of the best viewing experiences at the hotel.
Trump Soho New York
The Trump Soho New York is right at the heart of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhood and offers great views over the Empire State Building and Hudson River. Guests of the exceptionally well designed Penthouse Suite (shown below) will enjoy the view on the inside as much as that on the outside.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Even in New York, it’s hard to find a hotel as elegant as the Four Seasons. This Manhattan property flirts with perfection and is attuned to suit the needs of the most demanding luxury traveler, leaving even the most jaded, with a renewed sense of wonder. Treat yourself to one of the suite’s with views over Central Park and you’re guaranteed one of the best hotel experiences that money can buy.
Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park
The Ritz Carlton New York feels like a private home in the middle of the city. The level of service you’ll experience here is one of the best in the industry and the hotel’s relatively small size ensures an intimate atmosphere. As the hotel is adjacent to Central Park, booking any category of its Park view suites guarantees a wow factor every time you open the curtains.