As your Luxury Travel Consultants, we continue our ‘We LOVE New York’ tour in fashionable Midtown Manhattan. Here among the world class shopping, designer boutiques, restaurants and cafes, Central Park and the MoMA, we explore the ultimate in five-star accommodations with panache and style. From the most expensive real estate on Billionaire Row to Mid Central Park, let WIT be your tour guides to some of New York City’s most coveted addresses.
First is Park Hyatt located directly across from Carnegie Hall and one block away from Central Park. This hotel is the global flagship of the Park Hyatt brand, and boasts 211 luxurious guest rooms including 93 premier suites on the first 25 floors of the 90-story skyscraper. The Park Hyatt guest rooms are huge and noted as among the “largest entry-room size of any luxury hotel in New York City”. On the 25th floor, the hotel features a sun-drenched three-story indoor pool with underwater speakers piping in a custom soundtrack from their illustrious neighbor, Carnegie Hall. Staying at the Park Hyatt, you are steps from Mid-Central Park’s six-acre Conservatory Garden which includes manicured French, English, and Italian inspired plantings, plus a magnificent Gilded Age gateway that once fronted the Vanderbilt Mansion on Fifth Avenue. Let WIT plan a curated tour with the Central Park Conservancy’s docents, who can plan a tour that highlights everything from children’s sculptures and beginning birding to fall foliage and art in the park—even a Hounds Hike dog walk!
The Langham New York
Centrally located on Fifth Avenue, The Langham New York is located near Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park, the Theater District and more. It is the perfect location to explore the best of well-groomed New York while languishing in the hotel’s legendary service that exceeds expectations of even the most seasoned traveler. The Langham boasts 234 contemporary and extra-large guest rooms and suites, many offering stunning views of the neighboring Empire State Building and NYC skyline. While at the Langham, don’t miss the culinary delights at Michelin-starred restaurant Ai Fiori, which has also been included in Esquire Magazine’s List of Best New Restaurants in America. Additionally, New York Post critic Steve Cuozzo labeled the signature dish Astice (lobster with pasta) the “greatest dish in the world.” Ai Fiori also ranks among Zagat’s Best Italian in NYC, and the Forbes Travel Guide awarded it four stars. It’s a must!
Four Seasons Hotel
Located on Billionaire’s Row, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, is Four Seasons Hotel New York. A true example of modern art-deco architecture, this I.M. Pei-design is set between Park and Madison Avenues, with convenient access to Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Central Park. All of the 368 suites offer sophisticated and contemporary style while serving up a swanky landing pad from where you can explore the city. WIT is delighted to curate a guided shopping spree along Madison Avenue, home to some of the most extravagant shops in the entire world. Take your time as you peruse iconic shops like Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Donna Karan New York, Fred Leighton, Georg Jensen, and Barney’s New York, just to name a few. WIT is able to set up appointments and private showings at some of the city’s best shops just outside the hotel’s doors. Talk about being effortlessly chic!
The Whitby Hotel
The Whitby Hotel, located on 5th and West 56th is set amid neighboring restaurants, art galleries, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This boutique hotel offers up 86 individually designed rooms and suites, all with award-winning contemporary English style. This hotel is unique and exciting to see as all of the rooms are one-of-a-kind in color schemes boasting floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Big Apple skyline. With style and design as your current focal point, from here let WIT arrange a professional art historian to provide a guided tour of the masterworks of MoMA’s collection, the Museum’s architecture, and current exhibitions. Afterwards, you can enjoy the French-New American cuisine at two Michelin-starred, The Modern, inside the MoMA. Founded by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, The Modern’s unexpectedly playful dishes highlight exceptional seasonal ingredients in three different culinary experiences: a seasonal prix fixe menu in The Modern, overlooking MoMA's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden; an à la carte menu in the more casual Bar Room; and a truly custom tasting menu in the heart of the kitchen at The Kitchen Table. We love booking our clients at The Kitchen Table as it offers a front-row seat in the restaurant’s kitchen for up to four guests. From this exclusive perch, you can experience the hustle and bustle of The Modern’s world-class kitchen while your menu is prepared before your eyes.
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.
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