Good Housekeeping Names Loews Regency New York Hotel Top Luxury Hotel in NYC
BY CHARLOTTE EGGLESTON-JOHNSTONE
New York has a reputation as being one of the world’s most expensive cities ─ and it knows how to do luxury well. The city’s five-star hotels are like something straight out of a movie, with celebrities often checking-in to get a slice of that refined Big Apple experience. While you might not be plumping for the Penthouse Suite, our pick of the best luxury hotels in New York takes you through grand dames with the kind of old world service you only get in this city, along with boutique style lodgings like The Whitby Hotel (a lesson in seriously plush interior design) and funkier hangouts like The William Vale, whose luxury offerings include the largest hotel pool in New York and a 22nd-floor terrace with unique views of the skyline. Resplendent spaces with marble-chequered floors and trompe l'oeil murals can be found at The Pierre Hotel ─ which also has an old school lift attendant ─ while The Beekman drips in chintz. On the other end of the scale, the New York EDITION is sleek and sultry. There’s a luxury pied a terre for everyone in New York, see below for more places to stay.
With elegant Art Deco-era interiors and a posh Park Avenue postcode, the Loews Regency New York Hotel has drawn celebrities, business and leisure guests for years ─ famous faces include Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Spike Lee. It suits people looking for a stylish base while they explore New York ─ or to simply relax with room service in the comfy accommodations. If you don’t feel like heading out to Midtown and the Upper East Side, there’s a choice of dining spots at the hotel; go to the famous Regency Bar for classic American bites. There's also a good coffee shop plus salon where you can get your hair done or opt for a spa treatment.