There is nothing better than a city break. In the past we have featured the top places to stay in Salt Lake City, and now we turn our attention to the most famous city in the world: New York. The Big Apple is one of those places most people dream of one day living in. Unfortunately for most people, owning an apartment in New York is just that, a dream. Especially as Yoreevo report that since 1989 the price of a Manhattan apartment has increased by 100%. And they weren’t cheap to begin with. However, the good news is New York is home to some of the finest hotels in the country that are also located in prime central locations. If you’re looking to visit NYC soon but don’t know where to stay, here’s a list of the best lodgings you can choose from:
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This four-star hotel complements its pre-war architecture and captivating Georgian facade with plush amenities and well-appointed spaces. The art-deco rooms have a beautiful contrast of simplicity and luxury along with amenities like a television with Tivoli Bluetooth-enabled stereos, and a bathroom equipped with C.O. Bigelow products. Bigger rooms come with a terrace that offers unobstructed views of the Empire State Building. Time Out suggests that you shouldn’t pass up the chance to stop by the Small Jazz Club for some drinks and relaxing music, as it is one of the best intimate music venues in the whole city.
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Apart from a prime location in the center of Midtown Manhattan, the Library Hotel also has a wide range of amenities. But it’s not the breakfast buffet or the top-of-the-line facilities that make this boutique concept hotel extra special. It’s the property’s high-end rooms that contain a treasure trove of rare books and art. The property is also inspired by the Dewey Decimal System and is truly a book lover’s paradise. The hotel has a 14th floor terrace that transforms into a rooftop cocktail bar a few hours after dark. You can also enjoy elevated views of the New York Public Library from the property—perfect for when you’re relaxing.
Times Square EDITION
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It always pays to keep an eye out for new hotels in NYC and Times Square EDITION is the latest luxury hotel to hit New York. The 452-room hotel opens some time in March and promises to offer its guests only the very best in luxury accommodation. It’s set right in the heart of Times Square and will be the home of the neighborhood’s first Michelin-starred restaurant. To complete the set, it also has an entertainment venue called Paradise Club that will put on theatrical performances.
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If you’re looking for an even more luxurious property, the five-star Baccarat Hotel will be perfect for you. The property is so opulent that the walls are actually covered in silk and the lobby ceiling is one of the most impressive glass displays in the world. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool and a wide choice of spa treatments. It is in a prime location and is only a short walk away from the Museum of Modern Art.
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One of Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice awardees for 2018, The Chatwal will take your breath away the moment you set foot in the art-deco lobby. It’s conveniently located a few steps away from Broadway and some of the best destinations for entertainment, dining, and shopping. Bespoke amenities include a team of professional butlers, 24-hour in-room dining, and private bars. If you’re looking for a rich experience during your trip to NYC, The Chantal’s interior design and overall feel will take you back to a bygone era.