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With its eclectic art scene, vibrant nightlife, cosmopolitan dining, and world famous landmarks; it’s no wonder New York captures the imagination of over 40 million visitors every year.

Out of all the attractions on offer, few are as recognizable as New York’s 843-acre patch of green, Central Park.

The most filmed location in the world, Central Park’s lush landscape and backdrop of towering skyscrapers looks surreal to the throng of tourists that flock to the Big Apple every year- and yes, the locals love it too.

Filled with waterfalls, a zoo, a fantasy castle built in the 18th century, and acres of land to just relax and sunbathe, visiting the park is bucket list material for anyone traveling to the city.

However, if you’re only passing by, New York’s frantic pace and 10,000 distractions mean you’re unlikely to really have time to enjoy what it has to offer.

Unless, you’re within walking distance of it, of course.

The streets surrounding the park are prime real estate, and some of New York’s best luxury hotels can be found here, including, the excellent Four Seasons Hotel New York.

This iconic inner city hotel has been turning heads ever since it opened in 1993, and after a 120 million dollar renovation completed in 2016, it’s never looked better.

If you’re planning a trip to New York, and are still trying to decide where to stay, we’ve got five reasons for you to make this Four Seasons Hotel your new home away from home… (and yes, there’s more to it than Central Park).

The views

Four Seasons Hotel New York

The Four Seasons Hotel New York is the tallest hotel in the Big Apple. Set at a towering 208 meters over the city, the views from this luxury hotel are second to none, with rooms offering breathtaking vistas over Central Park, Billionaire’s Row, East River, the Atlantic Ocean and the Empire State building among others. If you want to witness all the majesty of New York every time you look out the window, there’s no better viewing spot.

The looks

Four Seasons Hotel New York - Lobby

The only hotel in the Western Hemisphere designed by legendary Chinese architect I.M Pei ( Le Louvre, Miho Musuem, and the Bank of China Tower also find themselves on his resume ), the Four Seasons Hotel New York is a building of rare class and distinction, unique to the city. The honey-colored “Le Louvre” limestone you’ll find on the hotel’s interiors and exteriors is the same you’ll find in I.M Pei’s expansion of Le Louvre museum, and its grandiose lobby is New York’s power and panache made manifest.

Ty Penthouse Suite

Four Seasons Hotel New York - TY warner Penthouse Library

Speaking of panache, the Four Seasons Hotel New York’ most opulent room, the Ty Penthouse Suite, has it in spades.

Staying here will most likely cost you over $40,000 a night, but anyone who’s experienced this eyrie of luxury on the hotel’s 52nd floor- about 500 feet over Manhattan- will say that it’s worth the splurge.

Designed by I.M Pei in collaboration with Peter Marino and hotel owner Ty Warner, the Penthouse suite makes a claim for being one of the best in the world thanks to oversized floor-to-ceiling windows with 360 views of Manhattan’s skyline, walls inlaid with mother of pearl, cathedral ceilings, a well-stocked library complete with a grand piano and LaLanne chandelier and other wallet emptying flourishes. If you’re only after the best, the Ty Warner is it.

Ty Bar

The Four Seasons Hotel New York - Ty Bar

New York’s favorite place for power lunches and wannabe Don Drapers, the Four Season’ Ty Bar is the perfect example of Art Deco design for the modern age done right. The bar’s bespoke cocktails and selection of high end whiskies and classic mixes are second to none in the city. Premier whiskies and bourbons- including one made exclusively for the bar by Hudson Bourbon- bolster an exceptional drinks menu and mark it as one of New York’s leading watering holes.

Location, location, location

Four Seasons Hotel New York - Location

Right in Midtown and tucked between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, the Four Seasons’ excellent location makes it one of the best HQ’s from which to explore New York. From here, you’re only a stone’s throw away from Fifth Avenue and Central Park, but just removed enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of Times Square. For culture buffs, the city’s Museum Mile is only a short 10-minute drive away from the hotel.

And there you have it, 5 reasons to visit the Four Seasons Hotel New York, but in truth, there’s many more reasons to book a stay at this exceptional property. If you’d like more information or would like to book a stay, get in touch with us, and we’ll be more than happy to help you or answer your requests.


About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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