If we had to name our "home away from home" in NYC, it would be the Park Hyatt New York. Nothing quite beats the energy of Manhattan, which is why staying in Park Hyatt New York's Midtown residence is a must. With Central Park just steps from our door, Chris and I can sneak away for a midday jog. When I'm seeking a little retail therapy, I can walk to the incredible boutiques on 5th Avenue. And if we're in the mood to take in some of the world's most talented musicians (When are we not?), we can stroll over to Carnegie Hall. Aside from its unbeatable location, Park Hyatt NYC has mastered the art of luxurious hospitality while providing the intimacy of home.
Upon entering our suite, we were immediately drawn to the panoramic view of Midtown Manhattan's 57th Street and Carnegie Hall through the floor to ceiling glass walls. It was as if we were floating above New York City. Artwork from local artists hung from the walls of our 1,000 square foot city view suite--an impressive amount of space for even the tallest guests! Close attention to detail was paid to every amenity, from the Rivolta Carmignani bedroom linens to the heated bathroom floors and luxurious Le Labo bath products. To ensure guests can get out the door in a New York minute come morning, a Nespresso machine is provided in every suite, as well as a complimentary two-garment pressing service--a luxury perfect for business travelers, such as ourselves.
While visiting various cities and countries for our business, it's vital for both Chris and I to be able to maintain our fitness routines while away from the comfort of our own gym and favored equipment, so we were pleased to find the 1,800 square foot fitness center was the home of multiple Peloton bikes, a fitness MIRROR, and Technogym cardio equipment--all of which you can access 24 hours a day.
Of course we wouldn't be true wellness travel experts if we didn't do our due diligence and experience everything the Spa Nalai had to offer at the Park Hyatt NYC, so Chris and I booked one of their spacious couples spa treatment rooms for an afternoon of tranquility. We were treated to a glorious couples massage, from which we added cupping, warm stones, and manual lymph drainage to our experience. As Chris relaxed in the lounge afterward while taking in the 25th floor views, I enjoyed the fire and ice facial, a glycolic treatment created to resurface and polish the skin for a youthful, polished glow.
The Living Room is an upscale, modern lounge where guests can enjoy a fresh vegetable or green juice in the morning, delicious local fare for lunch, or a romantic dinner overlooking the city lights. Chris and I appreciated the day-to-night offerings as our schedule was full of back-to-back meetings and therefore did not allow for us to venture out into the city for a meal. I chose their Spa breakfast consisting of a kale and mushroom egg white frittata, baby greens, quinoa, flax seed and tomato salad, mixed berries, and cottage cheese, while Chris enjoyed steel cut oatmeal with blueberries. After a long day of networking, we made our way back for dinner, where I ordered the brown rice vegetable bowl with grilled salmon, while Chris dined on their tuna tartare appetizer, followed by the grilled skuna bay salmon. With their ability and willingness to cater to any dietary need, you can rest assured The Living Room will make staying on track with your personal wellness regime a seamless process while traveling.
Park Hyatt NYC has solidified their place in the luxury travel space, but in case we haven't convinced you yet, their exclusive Manhattan Sky Suite will do the trick. This jaw-dropping 4,200 square foot penthouse in the clouds offers guests the highest hotel view of Central Park (reason enough to reserve your stay--trust us, we toured it)! Boasting three bedrooms and three and a half baths, guests staying here are provided a private chef and butler, helicopter transportation to and from the airport, and a hand- selected master closet styled by Nordstrom, among many other offerings. Guests can reserve their stay in the phenomenal Manhattan Sky Suite for fifty thousand dollars per night.
We're confident the wonderful staff at Park Hyatt NYC will be getting to know us well as we look forward to returning as soon as time allows!