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We LOVE New York.

Although the Statue of Liberty and Times Square are iconic landmarks of this amazing city, leafy, lovely Central Park is the true heart of the Big Apple. This massive green space stretches 51 blocks through the middle of Manhattan covering 843 acres. Central Park is full of attractions, from meadows to sprawling waters, gardens and unique bridges, music and performance centers, educational facilities, classical architecture and so much more for you to explore. Surrounding the park are some of the finest five-star hotels, shopping, cultural attractions and restaurants. Planning your next luxury vacation to New York, New York is a snap with these Luxury Travel Consultants, so let’s go to the “city that never sleeps”!

Baccarat Hotel New York

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Central Park’s most spectacular entrance is Grand Army Plaza at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, where a gold equestrian statue of General Sherman overlooks the square. A few blocks away is the stunning Baccarat Hotel New York located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on 53rd Street and 5th Avenue. This Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond luxury hotel is modeled on an elegant “Parisian hôtel particulier” and offers up 113 sumptuous hotel rooms and suites. The entire outside of the Baccarat Hotel is encased in a sparkling prism glass facade—crystal work that resonates the French crystal maker’s vision of elegance and artisanship. This beautiful property’s prestigious address offers access to the city’s finest shopping, dining and cultural venues. Located in the hotel is the Spa de la Mer, first of its kind in the United States by the exclusive, celeb endorsed skincare brand with truly custom treatments featuring Le Mer’s proprietary formulas based on bio-fermentation. We would be remiss if we didn’t recommend you visit MOMA which showcases examples of modern art from the late 19th Century until today. The MOMA’s architecture and galleries are truly a stunning work of art!

The Carlyle

hotel hall with orange couches and white flowers

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been a timeless classic since its debut in 1930. This landmark New York hotel is known for its refined style and old-world charm, providing a home away from home to the world's most discerning guests. Each of the 190 rooms and suites are individually and elegantly decorated with views of Central Park. We love the Carlyle’s residence rentals which range from single rooms to lavish penthouses and four-bedroom suites. Here you can find full kitchens, modern conveniences and hotel services for a family vacation or extended stays in the city. Superbly positioned on chic Madison Avenue, The Carlyle is surrounded by the galleries and designer boutiques of New York's exclusive Upper East Side. You are literally minutes from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, and the Frick, what is commonly referred to as Museum Mile. Head to Central Park to fall down a rabbit hole while you visit the iconic Alice in Wonderland bronze sculpture located at East 74th Street. Alice is surrounded by the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and a few of her other friends from the classic 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. WIT can arrange a visit to see Alice in Wonderland in a horse and carriage, on a bike, pedicab or walking tour. Upon your return, let us book you a time at the Sisley-Paris Spa, one of the most prestigious cosmetic brands built on phyto-cosmetology. Sisley offers effective, highly performing methods of treatment for all skin types. Before stepping out, go for a blowout, mani/pedi, and so much more at the exclusive Yves Durif Salon at The Carlyle. Featuring Celebrity Hairstylist Yves Durif, here you can receive a range of luxury pampering and primping seven days a week.

The Ritz-Carlton

hotel hallway with paintings on walls

Next we visit The Ritz-Carlton New York with a stellar location on the edge of Central Park. This Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel, was named World's Best Rooms by Forbes Travel Guide Verified List in 2019. The newly redesigned, 253 rooms and suites, including two newly built Legendary Suites, are classic whilst paying homage to the city and the inspiring Central Park. Broadway theatres, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller Center are all close by and allows WIT to curate the trip of your dreams in NYC.

Mandarin Oriental

hotel lap pool

For a prime location on the northwest arc of Columbus Circle in The Time Warner Center, we love Mandarin Oriental, New York. Overlooking Central Park and set amid landmark performance venues, such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, the Mandarin Oriental has direct access to the chic shops and restaurants at The Shops at Columbus Circle, and is steps from the world-class shopping of Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue. The 244 room Mandarin Oriental features floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Known for its extraordinary dining options, the hotel offers unforgettable food and cocktails at The Aviary NYC, an innovative bar; and The Office NYC, a speakeasy-style environment from chef Grant Achatz. You’ll love the 14,500-square-foot Spa at Mandarin Oriental. Their spa menu is Inspired by ancient traditions and personalized to your needs. Among the New York City series is their signature treatment: The Clearing Factor which is dedicated to restoring the body to a state of balance and vitality using a customized sequence of intensive clearing and detoxifying therapies. The perfect salve to a day spent in the hustle and bustle of New York!

WIT has very close relationships with these properties, so we can extend exclusive perks and special amenities to our clients.  Typically, you will receive complimentary breakfast for two daily, $100 or more resort credit to be utilized during your stay, room upgrade, either at the time of booking or arrival, and early check-in/late checkout, both subject to availability

At Well Inspired Travels, we love being luxury travel consultants and creating the ultimate experiences for you.  So, pack your digital bags and follow us as we uncover exceptional luxury and wellness focused vacations.  Check-in regularly for our top five-star travel ideas and tips, and as always, we continue to stay strong WIT you


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