The Big Apple – home to the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Grand Central Station, Times Square, and the Broadway Theater, New York is the city that never sleeps. Suiting the grandeur and charm of this sprawling metropolis are the most expensive hotels in New York City.
For an unparalleled experience and comfort, I suggest a stay at one of these luxury hotels.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
Sheer luxury towering 82 stories high, the extravagant Four Seasons Hotel in Lower Manhattan is rightly one of the most expensive hotels in NYC downtown.
The hotel has a towering grand lobby with marble floors, pillars, and high vaulted ceilings. The rooms on the higher floors look out at Central Park and the Hudson River. For dining, the choices include Ty Lounge (for Korean-enthused dishes) and The Garden Restaurant (classic American dishes).
It also features a wellness floor with a steam room and sauna, a fitness center, and a 75-foot heated lap pool.
The jewel in the crown is the 4,300 square feet Ty Warner Penthouse suite featuring a private spa treatment room, ultra-luxurious interiors, about four cantilevered glass balconies, and a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to explore NYC.
Ritz Carlton New York
Another luxury hotel that’s rightfully earned its place on this list, the Ritz-Carlton hotel is located right next to Central Park in midtown Manhattan. It’s just a stone’s throw away from Radio City Music Hall and Fifth Avenue.
Its two-bedroom Royal Suite on the 22nd floor is its most expensive and boasts Carrara marble bathrooms, plush linens, limited edition artwork, and personal butler service.
There are 259 other luxurious rooms with deep tubs, beautiful linen, marbled interiors, and designer furniture.
There’s also a fitness center, a steam room, and a luxury spa making it worth every penny. The Auden Bistro & Bar has some delicious cuisines for you to try.
Park Hyatt New York
The 90-storied One57 skyscraper across the street from Carnegie Hall has Park Hyatt occupying 25 floors, one of the most notable hotels in New York City.
The hotel exudes a neutral and soothing atmosphere with a rotating art collection and striking interior architectural design.
Exuding an upper-east side apartment vibe is Park Hyatt’s zenith of luxury – its 2,000 square feet large Presidential Suite. A butler’s kitchen, a wet bar, and lots of original artwork make this one-bedroom suite worth its cost.
And then, there’s the splendid 25th-floor spa, complete with a eucalyptus steam room, an indoor saltwater swimming pool, an oversized hot tub, and a 24-hour gym overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
Sheer luxury in the middle of the city!
Mandarin Oriental New York
Mandarin Oriental New York, located atop the Time Warner Center and overlooking the Hudson River, also has magnificent views of Central Park and is one of the more popular luxury hotels.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the 244 luxury rooms and suites make for splendid views.
Apart from the apparent Oriental charm of this luxurious hotel, the stars of this property are the exceptional 75-foot lap pool overlooking the Hudson and the 14,500 square foot Five Star Mandarin Oriental Spa.
This Columbus Circle hotel’s most luxurious stay is the 3,000 square feet, three-bedroom Suite 5000 on the 50th floor. The suite’s highlights are a media center with a collection of New York-based films, a sound system with an NYC-themed playlist, and a record collection curated by Academy Records.
The in-house restaurant Asiate has a ceiling decorated like glimmering tree branches – a sight to behold.
St Regis New York
Blending old-world charm and magnificence with contemporary brilliance, St Regis New York is one of Manhattan’s most alluring luxury hotels.
This five-star hotel’s rich, aesthetically decorated rooms and suites have rich blue accents, silk hangings, and modern technologies (like Bose speakers). The hotel’s elegant public spaces include a regal rooftop ballroom with mesmerizing Manhattan views.
Located on 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, near The Peninsula New York, the hotel’s most expensive suite is the Presidential Suite. A sprawling three-bedroom suite, looking like the private home of a globe-trotting collector, complete with a library, 24/7 butler service, and complimentary breakfast for two.
For an exceptional dining experience, visit the Astor Court at the hotel, and for some amazing custom-made cocktails, there’s no better place than the in-house King Cole Bar (home to the nation’s first Bloody Mary).
What would a list of the most expensive hotels in New York be without a French luxury brand hotel?
With 15,000 pieces of the brand’s crystal as chandeliers in the lobby, glassware, and fresh red roses, the magnificent Baccarat Hotel is possibly the oldest hotel brand on this list. The rooms have an evident French touch with the interiors and decor.
The two expensive suites at this hotel are the Harcourt Two Bedroom and The Baccarat Suite, with insanely comfortable living and dining areas and stunning marble-infused bathrooms. The en-suite bar with Ruinart champagne is truly marvelous.
Indulge in the ultimate afternoon tea experience and an impressive menu of French-inspired cuisine at the two on-site restaurants. For the ultimate pampering, visit the Spa De La Mer, and get one of their rejuvenating treatments.
The Mark Hotel
True luxury is at the most expensive hotel in New York – The Mark Hotel, which is also among the most expensive hotels in the world.
The 12,000 square feet Mark Penthouse, USA’s largest suite, occupies the top two floors and includes five bedrooms, two bars, a library, a conservatory, and a 2,500-square-foot rooftop terrace. There’s also dedicated butler service and sailboat cruises around New York Harbour.
The Mark Restaurant – a three-time Michelin-starred eatery, has delectable cuisine. And with a beauty salon and fitness center, guests who love pampering and indulgence needn’t even step out of the hotel.
It takes luxury to a new level with decadent and scrumptious Laudurée sweet treats and chauffeured rides in a McLaren.
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New York hotels are some of the best luxury hotels in the world, and rightly so, with the city being an icon of class, elegance, and sophistication. Everyone deserves an occasional indulgence with a stay at a luxurious hotel for the experience of a lifetime.
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