Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan

If you’re looking for the best that money can buy, when you visit Manhattan you will most likely stay at one of the city’s exclusive five-star hotels. There are many upscale and impressive hotels spread throughout Manhattan, but only a small handful have earned a true five-star rating. These hotels have gone to great lengths to ensure that every possible amenity is provided to you, and from the moment you arrive you will be treated like nothing less than royalty.

The Pierre

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan
The Pierre New York 
2 E. 61st St. 
New York, NY 10065 
(212) 838-8000 
After a $100 million renovation in June of 2009, the Pierre hotel is sure to provide a pleasing and elegant experience during your stay. Large, spacious rooms and suites include every possible amenity, with beautiful views of Central Park. You can pamper yourself at either of the two salons, enjoy a first-class meal at Le Caprice, or meet clients in one of the available business presentation rooms.

The Plaza

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan
The Plaza Central Park South
5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019 
(212) 759-3000 
Since 1907, the Plaza hotel has been an iconic landmark in the middle of the most exciting and thriving area of Manhattan. You will find yourself in the middle of an impressive array of leisure and recreational choices from shopping to dancing, and everything in between. A recent $400 million renovation has increased the grandeur of this historic hotel and added countless visitor amenities while still retaining all of its old-world elegance. Suites at the Plaza are the largest in the entire city, and offer the best available modern technology to ensure your stay is satisfying.

Ritz-Carlton, Central Park

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan
The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park
50 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
(212) 308-9100
The Ritz-Carlton in Central Park will tend to your every want and need. Situated in the center of the city’s most upscale and lavish retail section, the hotel is within easy walking distance of Manhattan’s many posh and unique shops and boutiques. While in the hotel, you will enjoy spacious suites that feel like a second home. A world-renowned chef provides savory meals at the BLT Market Restaurant, and the award-winning spa will pamper you.

The Peninsula

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan
The Peninsula New York
700 5th Ave. 
New York, NY 10019 
(212) 956-2888 
Since 1988, the Peninsula has been the premier hotel for guests visiting Midtown Manhattan. It sits on 5th Avenue and is within walking distance of Rockefeller Center, several theaters, and endless cultural and shopping experiences. Several different dining experiences await you at the hotel’s three different restaurants and lounges, while a rooftop spa is available to relax and revitalize you. An indoor swimming pool and modern fitness center offer you even more opportunities for fun and relaxation while you experience the best Manhattan has to offer.

St. Regis

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan
The St. Regis New York 
2 E. 55th St. at 5th Avenue 
New York, NY 10022 
(212) 753-4500 
The St. Regis hotel has earned countless awards for its superior service and unsurpassed guest experience. Situated in Midtown Manhattan, the St. Regis is within easy walking distance to the city’s most renowned retail shops and entertainment centers like Rockefeller Center. You will enjoy round-the-clock butler service and concierge assistance while you stay in suites filled with custom-made furnishings and silk wall coverings. Conduct business any time of day at the hotel’s penthouse business center, and enjoy the support services and secretarial assistance of the hotel’s Executive Meeting Specialist.

Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park

Five Star Hotels in Manhattan
Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park
2 West St. 
New York, NY 10004 
(212) 344-0800 
The Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park, situated on the southwestern tip of Lower Manhattan, offers you a grand view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. A recent $10 million upgrade to the hotel’s suites added the most modern technology and amenities to the already-lavish rooms, and even included powerful telescopes for viewing the harbor in more stunning detail. The hotel is within easy walking distance to several of downtown’s upscale shopping and dining experiences, as well as cultural and historical sites like the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

Article originally published by USA Today (2/10/2010)

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