Nothing is quite as magical as spending the holidays in New York City. Here are our picks for the top stays in the city.
THE PLAZA HOTEL – Classic Luxury
Want to experience the glamour and comfort of a metropolitan residence while visiting NYC? Look no further than the Legacy Suites, the newest addition to the Plaza Hotel. Designed to be evocative of an Upper East Side residence, each of the 29 newly renovated top tier suites feature contemporary décor that is elegant and timeless complemented by views that reflect the heart of New York.
Experience personal pre-arrival concierge, top VIP status, fresh flowers, white glove butler service, in residence business cards and dedicated reservations line and direct VIP connection to the Concierge Desk from the suite. This is likely to be a vacation you won’t soon forget. Rates start at $1,495 USD per night
TIP: Stay through New Year’s. The hotel hosts a grand celebration in The Palm Court, guests will receive cocktails and passed hors d’oeurves upon arrival, followed by a grand buffet, dancing and champagne toast on the dance floor at midnight. Dessert immediately follows. With a live band for entertainment and Black Tie attire, this is the quintessential New York City, New Year’s Eve experience.
Fifth Ave at Central Park South, New York. Visit theplazany.com
THE SURREY HOTEL – Modern Boutique
Once a long-term residence to Bette Davis and JFK, the Surrey Hotel is nestled in an exclusive Upper East Side neighborhood, with easy access to Madison Ave’s legendary selection of boutiques, restaurants and Central Park. Those looking for modern and chic accommodations may select from the hotel’s 189 salons, including 34 suites, the Penthouse or Presidential suite, all decorated by renowned designer, Lauren Rottet.
This season the hotel offers the Holiday Wish List package. Whether it’s a gourmet meal at Cafe Boulud, a revitalizing treatment at Cornelia Spa, or a day of designer shopping on Madison Avenue, all your holiday wishes can come true. The hotel has partnered with Barneys New York to provide an extra special surprise. Reservations booked through New Year’s Eve, will receive a $200 gift certificate to enjoy at Barneys*. The Surrey’s complimentary house car is available Monday-Friday for drop-off at Barneys New York.
TIP: The Surrey features an Art Expert in Residence program, with art historian extraordinaire—Natasha Schlesinger, founder of the award winning ArtMuse, which has curated tailored, exceptional, and approachable art experiences around art of all periods: from classical to modern, figurative to abstract, sculpture, drawings, photography, and everything in between— throughout the city. It promises to be a true delight for eyes, hearts and minds! While you’re there be sure to contact the Surrey’s Les Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge to coordinate the perfectly curated art tour with Natasha!
For reservations call 212-905-1477, be sure to use promo code: BARNEY.
The Surrey, 20 East 76th Street, New York | www.thesurrey.com