THE GUIDE to NEW YORK
The Business Jet guide to New York
for luxury and business jet travelers.
Known worldwide as the city that never sleeps, this guide includes where to land, where to stay (we have even included the best of AirBNB New York), where to eat for breakfast, lunch dinner and some secret and small restaurants.
Should you require make-up, a tailor or dressmaker, the best cocktail in NYC, last-minute tickets, business centers or private locations to meet or relax in New York, check out the list below.
There is also insight into the cities FBO’s including distance and travel times from each New York FBO into the city. Helicopter take-off and landing spots (you may have your own): helicopter charters – or where to get your dress or suit cleaned, altered or buy a new one. Private lessons, tutors, And more. We have really tried to go to town what’s available and condense it as much as possible, so you can explore more if you wish: I’ll simply ask your company concierge, PA or travel provider.
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Travelling in New York
Business Jet travelers have a different set of requirements and this guide provide you those, and more. Some travelers won’t want to be seen in a back alley secret diner; whilst others will love the idea and experience, therefore everything is included here, for all tastes. Why not experience a different side of life to fine dining and hotel bars? But if you want that; its here too from favorites Murray’s Begels to a quick bite from 12 Chairs.
Safe travels and enjoy NYC,
WHERE TO LAND
When you fly into New York their are a number options ranging from the large international airports such as Newark and JFK, to some of the smaller national airports – either way you are not without options to land your business jet to reeach New York city and the outer suburbs.
Sheltair: The FBO is 11 miles, 30 minutes from downtown NYC by car.
Services: 24-hours; De-icing services; Excellent customer service; Superior ground support; First-class concierge; Complimentary interior cleaning; Catering; Crew cars; Shuttle services; Cafeteria/ vending area; Complimentary refreshments; Wireless Internet; Conference room; Pilots lounge.
Meridian – the FBO is the winner of the Pilots Choice Award 2018 and PRIOR ARRIVAL NOTICE IS RECOMMENDED.
Services: Jet A & Avgas Quick Turns, Complimentary GPU, Lav & Water Services, Vacuum, Hangar and ramp parking, Pilot Lounge, Sleep Room, Locker Room & Showers, Crew Cars, Home Theater, Executive Passenger Lounge, Conference Rooms, Gym, Rental car/Limo service on premises, Pilot Lunch Room & Vending Machines, Complimentary Coffee, Ice & Newspapers.
Jet Aviation – the FBO is only 12 miles away from New York City, Jet Aviation Teterboro, a proud member of the Air Elite Network, can make your travel to the city as easy as possible. Services are here 24/7 to accommodate every need of passengers and crew members within the five star service offerings
Services: 24 Hours for all services; Quick Turns; Complete Line Service; Domestic & International Handling; 5-story Executive Terminal; Business Center with Conference Room; Computer Workstations; Wireless Internet; Passenger & Crew Lounges; Courtesy Crew Transportation; Catering Coordination; Customs Office on site; Tier pricing for fuel; award-winning FBO (also an AVITAT); many other surprise amenities.
Newark Airport; KEWR
Signature Flight Support operated FBO in proximity of New York City. The FBO provides: 24 Hour Surveillance; Agricultural Clearance; Bottled Water; Business Center; Computers; Conference Room Conference Call Capable; Conference Room Large; Conference Room Video Conference Capable; Copier; Courtesy Crew Cars; Courtesy Crew Transportation; Crew Room; Customs and Immigration On-Site; DCA DASSP Location; Fax Machine; Fire Suppression System; Internet Access; Locked Storage Room; Passenger Lounge; Printer; Private Workstations; Rental Cars by National; Restrooms; Showers; Signature QuickTurn; Signature Status; Snooze Room; Teleconferencing; Vending Machines; VIP Suite; WiFi
Services: 100LL Line Service; Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (Prist); Jet A Line Service; Volume Discount; Aircraft Detailing 3rd Party; Aircraft Lubricants; Aircraft Parking; Aircraft Parking Long Term; Airstairs; Airstart Cart; Baggage Carts; Belt Loader; Catering 3rd Party; Catering Refrigeration; Concierge Services; Deicing/Anti-ice; Dishwashing; GPU KVA; GPU VDC; Heated Hangar; Helicopter Handling; Hotel Booking; Ice; International Trash Disposal; K Loader; Laundry Service – Off Site; Lavatory Service; Limousine Service; Overnight Hangar; Potable Water; Sports Charter Handling; Taxi Service; Transient Hangar Space; Transport Category Handling; Vacuum Cart; VIP/Head of State Handling; Water Service; Wheelchairs; 36,000 sq. ft. Hangar; 217,800 sq. ft. Ramp
Contact: +1 973 624 1660
John F Kennedy, KJFK
The Sheltair JFK FBO features a remodeled, state-of-the-art 3,100-square-foot executive terminal, providing you with all the comforts & amenities you want & expect. Our friendly & helpful staff will meet all of your trip’s needs upon arrival, departure & any time in between.
Services: De-icing services; Excellent customer service; Superior ground support; First-class concierge; Complimentary interior cleaning; Catering; Crew cars; Shuttle services; Complimentary refreshments; Wireless Internet; Conference room; Pilots lounge.
Long Island MacArthur, KISP
New York Jet is a full-service FBO, est. 1946, with unsurpassed customer service. They also offer a competitive 24 hr callout service 631-588-4800!
Services: JetA, large ramp area, Gov’t and AvFuel Contract Fuel, Vol. Discounts, NATA Safety 1st, gate ramp w/video security, quick turns, pilot’s lounge, cable TV, Wifi, concierge, comp. snacks, conf. room, 24 hr Customs w/notice, Cadillac crew cars w/GPS.
Sheltair FBO at MacArthur
Services: 24-hours; Deicing services; On premises US Customs; Excellent customer service; Superior ground support; First-class concierge; Complimentary interior cleaning; Catering; Crew cars; Shuttle services; Cafeteria/ vending area; Complimentary refreshments; Wireless Internet; Conference rooms; Flight planning/weather room; Pilots lounge.
Hawthorne FBO at MacArthur: Hawthorne market their facility as the largest private jet facility in Long Island.
Services: Fully-equipped maintenance department, Aircraft parking and hangarage, catering, lodging and ground transportation, Rental and crew cars, Computer flight planning and weather service, Passenger and Pilots lounges, WiFi, Conference room, After-hours fuel and emergency services.
New York Heliports:
Location: East 24th Street Heliport:
Atlantic located on Manhattan’s waterfront – on the East River at 34th street – Atlantic Aviation 6N5 is right in the heart of the bustling “capital of the world.”
Services: Pilot Lounge, Passenger Lounge, Large Screen TV, Crew Cars, Rental Cars, Wireless Internet, Flight Planning, Hotel/Limo Arrangements, Coffee/Ice/Papers, Lav Service, Quick Turns
Contact: (212) 889-2319
Location: West 30th Street: KRJA / Wall Street Heliport: KJRB
The West 30th Street Heliport has been continuously operated by Air Pegasus Heliport, Inc. since 1981, making it the longest continuously operated heliport in Manhattan. It is the only Manhattan heliport that is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and the only one in the tri-state area that makes fuel available all day, every day.
Contact: +1 (212) 563-4442
Location: Downtown Manhattan Heliport
The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is one of the most advanced heliports in the industry and provides the ultimate in user comfort and convenience. Saker JRB has ramp parking that accommodates helicopters up to 50,000 pounds. Its terminal offers a VIP lounge, flight operations, and general administrative office space
Location: Located at the foot of Wall Street above the Battery on Pier 6, on the East River north of the Staten Island Ferry and south of the South Street Seaport. Only minutes by helicopter from Kennedy, Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, and Teterboro Airports, makes it convenient for busy executives, leisure travelers, and sightseers who want to experience the sweeping views of the New York and New Jersey skyline from high above.
Services Offered: Fuel, VIP Lounge, Flight Operations, Ramp Parking, Office Space
PLACES TO STAY
The top 10 places to stay in New York City..
The hotel comprises an historic 1882-built Neo-Renaissance mansion and the 55-story Towers overlooking St Patrick’s Cathedral. There are five dining and drinking areas within, including Villard, with its exquisite gilt-walled Gold Room Bar
The hotel is stately like and is an historic landmark in Midtown Manhattan. Lotte New York Palace has long reigned as New York City’s most iconic and instantly recognizable hotel. A peerless address for business, a glamorous setting for society weddings, and a treasured retreat for family holidays, Lotte New York Palace is woven into the fabric of New York City.
Many say that the Lotte New York Palace in Midtown Manhattan stakes its claim as the city’s most iconic hotel. A Madison Avenue jewel that’s forever woven into the fabric on New York City, Lotte New York Palace is both landmark and luxury retreat, beloved by New Yorker’s and cherished by visitors.
The hotel also features as a scene-stealing backdrop for movies and television shows.
The hotels multilingual Les Clefs d’Or concierges, as well as the Guest Experience Team, are dedicated to your requirements during your stay. At your service around the clock, experienced team members can assist you with all manner of everyday arrangements, including transportation, dining reservations, to theater tickets, and curated, one-of-a-kind New York City experiences.
Lotte New York Palace is the quintessential NYC experience.
The hotel is now one of 29 Mandarin Oriental hotel’s worldwide. The Mandarin Oriental New York has 198 rooms, 46 suites, a pool, gym and standout spa and possibly the best-connected concierge in the Big Apple.
The location high up in the Time Warner building on the south western corner of Central Park it is particularly useful for upmarket visitors to Uptown New York. The prime boutiques of Fifth Avenue and art galleries and museums on the Upper East Side are an easy stroll away-should you wish to walk. The lifts are fast and whisk guests up from street level to the 35th floor Sky Lobby Reception from where full height windows provide wondrous views on the Hudson River and Central Park edged by some of Manhattan’s most iconic buildings.
The hotel is styled with paintings of New York and a neutral palette shot through with gold and purple accents combine Mandarin Oriental’s Asian pedigree with a true American aesthetic. The Mandarin is a hotel brand that understands style and yet it’s easy to feel the deep comfort of a home from home.
There are nine room categories from 400 square foot King Rooms on the 38th floor up to the 2,640 square feet Presidential Suite on the 53rd floor. Choose between views of Central Park, the Hudson River or the Manhattan skyline.
On the 35th floor the Sky Lobby is accompanied by the Asiate restaurant. You will also find the entrance to the award-winning Spa – a favorite with New Yorkers as well as hotel visitors.
The Spa has six treatment rooms, whilst yoga, private treatment suites and amethyst crystal steam rooms whisk you away to tranquility.
Linked to the Spa, on the 26th floor, is the 75 foot lap pool and a modern fitness center. Both facilities have been designed to be filled with light from the full height windows and take in the views over the Hudson River.
The main dining room ‘Asiate’ serving breakfast and a modern American lunch is on the 35th floor. Dinner is in a sleek room accompanied by a sculptural wall of 3,000 wine bottles at the entrance, and a dramatic tree-branch ceiling centerpiece. A front row table provides the finest bird’s eye view over the Central Park.
The Lobby Lounge offers light snacks and drinks while the MO Bar serves ‘creative cocktails” late into the night.
At the globally renowned restaurant, The Aviary NYC offers a very cool setting. They say it’s the go to place in NYC of the cocktail world. Inventive cocktails and small food plates complement the experience at the Aviary, as you take in the panoramic views of the city skyline, the 90-seat Aviary NYC offers a bar experience like no other.
Dreamed up by Chicago-based Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, the innovative restaurant features a glass-enclosed Drink Kitchen where cocktails are masterminded in sight of guests behind clouds of liquid nitrogen. Similar to the Chicago flagship, The Aviary NYC features unique glassware and an ever-evolving small food plate menu that is equally remarkable in terms of presentation.
Should you wish it there is an 8-course Kitchen Table featuring the best views of Central Park, Columbus Circle and the Drink Kitchen.
Once you leave the comforts of the hotel, shopping at Bloomingdales and along Fifth Avenue are just moments away. Or jogging, cycling or strolling in Central Park for a breather. Perhaps you may wish to tour the culture of Museum Mile on the Upper East Side.
Prime restaurants and delis are plentiful, and the Rockefeller Center and sports and entertainment venue Madison Square Gardens are both nearby.
Price: Rates start from $895 per room per night.
Details: Mandarin Oriental mandarinoriental.com/newyork +1 212 805 8800
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This area of the city offers some of the best dining, shopping and nightlife. Balthazar, Jack’s Wife Freda, Dominique Ansel, Bloomingdale’s downtown outpost, and City Winery are all close by.
Enter the canopied entrance of the ‘Dominick’ into a two-storey lobby. Greeting you is rich woodwork, natural stone, mid-century modern-inspired furniture and amazing lighting shining on the bronze, black and pewter. This speaks sophistication.
There are 391 rooms and suites that range from 420 to 2,000 square feet, including ten two-bedroom penthouses, most of which have uninterrupted views of the Manhattan skyline or the Hudson River through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Furnished by Fendi Casa, the rooms feature granite countertops, marble bathrooms and sleek leather-topped desks. Most of the deep soaking tubs have city views.
Those looking for private relaxation can reserve an private spa suite overnight with adjacent treatment rooms or en-suite saunas. The spa also offers hair and makeup services.
The signature restaurant Spring & Varick offers a twist on modern American cuisine. Designed by Lesly Bernard, the restaurant plays on Art Deco meets modern décor with local art on the walls. Using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, Executive chef John Creger serves playful and interactive dishes incorporating. Cocktail bar Mr. Jones is located on the lobby level and celebrates classic 1960’s Americana.
You’ll be joined by the likes of Neil Armstrong, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Located on the 7th floor Seasonal Bar d’Eau is an indoor/outdoor poolside rooftop bar with cocktails and light bites.
You can book a stay at ‘The Dominick’ via www.preferredhotels.com and on the Preferred Hotels & Resorts “PH” GDS chain code.
Situated just a short walk from Fifth Avenue and Broadway, The Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park is a stylish retreat from Manhattan’s bustling streets. Throughout the hotel classic furnishing and sumptuous decor create an atmosphere of timeless elegance. The luxurious guest rooms feature modern amenities, feather beds with the finest linen and designer toiletries.
Although the New York hotel doesn’t have a swimming pool, on the second floor you’ll find a great gym and an even nicer spa from Swiss skincare company La Prairie. The second floor La Prairie Spa is an indulgent treat at this New York hotel.
Featuring 259 guest rooms and suites all opulently furnished with fine bed linen. Spacious marble bathrooms with deep luxury baths, separate showers and complimentary Asprey toiletries. The spacious bathrooms all feature glassed-in, slate gray marble walk-in showers; deep soaking tubs; and separate water closets. Thoughtfully placed toiletries from Asprey’s Purple Water line found throughout.
The staff at the hotel are always one step ahead, from the bellman who offers to fill your ice bucket after bringing up your luggage to the concierge who tailors dining recommendations to suit your tastes.
Club access allows guests to enjoy the benefits of The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge. The lounge has a team of dedicated concierge staff.
The second-floor Club Lounge has transformed into a sophisticated space defined by dark-wood paneling, a vibrant green-and-beige color scheme, Carrera marble accents and a completely re-envisioned culinary and beverage menu.
All-day dining venue Auden Bistro & Bar offers new American cuisine that champions simple, local and sustainable fare, with offerings like steak frites and a warming capon and vegetable stew.
Afternoon tea is a staple at the Ritz-Carlton. In addition to a cup of coffee or tea, finger sandwiches are served filled with the likes of smoked salmon and cream cheese or egg and pear, plus sweet and savory scones and petits fours, and add a glass of champagne.
A narrow bar connects Auden to the hotel’s Star Lounge where you’ll be able to enjoy classic tipples from Norman Bukofzer who has tended bar at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park for many decades. Star Lounge serves up a light menu should you need it.
Should you wish to head out to a meeting it couldn’t be easier with The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park’s complimentary house car. The Lincoln Town Car is available on a first-come, first-served basis through the concierge.
The best city views can be found from The Ritz-Carlton’s 42 suites and five Specialty Suites, ranging from the Manhattan-facing Avenue View category to the greenery-filled vista of the Premier Park View accommodations. Two Legendary Suites, fresh additions to the hotel’s collection, provide equally appealing indoor sights with specially commissioned photography from renowned NYC-based artists.
Address: 50 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone: +1 212-308-9100
Rewards program: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/rewards
Enter to an unconventional layout where a concierge desk (rather than reception) stands just inside the front doors. Follow one of two halls leading to three front desk agents and a small reception area. Two-tone brown marble floors, buff textured walls, and a gold-leaf dome ceiling keep the design classically modern. With its sleek, low-slung furnishings and neutral palette, the interior of The Knickerbocker is the antithesis of the Beaux Arts façade.
In keeping with the hotel’s exterior looks of 1906, the interior a very fresh contemporary luxury look with modern amenities such as plush beds, down pillows, flatscreen Smart TVs.
Located in the middle of Times Square at 42nd and Broadway, sound-proofed windows and automated black-out drapes are morning-after necessities.
Charlie Palmer’s ‘The Knick’ is an elegant haven and like the hotel, far removed from the hoopla below. Pop in for a cocktail – make it a martini if you can – the famed drink was supposedly mixed here for the first time. At lunch or dinner, try appetizers like the fried chicken (heavily spiced with paprika), the steamed mussels or little gem Caesar salad (heavily dressed so request dressing on the side). The Knick burger – crafted from short rib and strip steak – doesn’t disappoint.
Breakfast options range from a continental buffet to an American breakfast buffet which includes eggs and bacon.
The Knick offers a fixed pre-theatre menu as well as 24-hour room service if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your room.
Jake’s @ The Knick coffee shop is adjacent to the lobby, and an excellent spot for a grab-and-go muffin and cup of Joe. For the view, head upstairs to the rooftop bar. St. Cloud delivers small plates as well as ceviche and raw bar specialties alongside contemporary cocktails.
Address: 6 Times Sq, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, United States
Phone: +1 855-865-6425
This location means that you do not have the chaos that’s associated with Times Square, yet you won’t be without a vibrant energy that continually endures in this area of NYC. Ballet or opera at the Lincoln Center is about a 10-minute stroll.
The timeless Art Deco entrance flashes back to 1930s New York, wow it’s a great feeling. This sophisticated lobby space feels almost palatial, with ceilings trimmed in gold, checkerboard stone floors, mammoth black-marble columns and a wide central hall that leads to the elevators and executive lounge. This is certainly the quintessential buzz of NYC. The neutral scheme of black, white, mahogany brown and creamy beige continues from the lobby and reception area through to the guestrooms.
It’s a large hotel, Essex House has more than 500 rooms. A massage, body wrap, facial or a steam session at PRIMP spa is in options, as is fitness session at the gym.
The junior suite offers 500-square-feet/45-square-meters, one king-size bed, and a queen-size sofa bed in living/sitting area with incredible views of Manhattan or quiet interior views and includes a king-size bed with luxury linens as well as a large, separate sitting area. The living area boasts a plush sofa that turns into a queen-size bed, should you need it. Connecting rooms are available from the hotel upon request.
The Manhattan Suite is more spacious at 600-square-feet/54-square-meters and are located on the 58th Street side of the hotel with spectacular views of New York City. Located on the upper-level floors, Manhattan Suites feature separate living rooms with plush sofas, coffee tables and flat-panel TVs. Bedrooms feature custom-designed furniture, deep red velvet- and honey-toned color schemes, a king-size bed, a separate living room with queen-size sofa bed and bathrooms featuring jewel-toned, amber-color glass vessel sinks with and plenty of countertop space.
The Park Deluxe Suite is gorgeous. No other suite in New York City defines luxury like the hotel’s Park Deluxe Suite. At 1,190-square-feet/107-square-meters the suite boasts sweeping Central Park views, this one-bedroom suite offers a separate, oversized living room with a spacious sitting area and queen-size sofa bed. The private bedroom features luxurious furnishings, a king-size bed and elegant marble bathroom.
In the Southgate Bar & Restaurant A roaring fireplace acts as a focal point. Situated on the ground floor overlooking Central Park, decorated in earthly tones, mirror effect lighting, the chic dining space pairs with attentive service and offers a combo of cosy lounge and bar seating. A impressive creative cocktail line-up is tempting.
American comfort food makes up the bulk of the dishes at Southgate: truffle deviled eggs, sliders and wings are plenty for an in-between-meal snack. Larger plates include a brisket burger, seasonal pasta, an Asian-inspired King salmon as well as the NY strip steak topped with whiskey butter, which sadly, the kitchen over salted. Breakfast here stays busy, especially on weekends.
Address: 160 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone: +1 212-247-0300
By 2020 the hotel will have undergone a complete $120 million facelift, featuring a red-velvet Ty Bar and magical new Garden café in which guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch.
The hotel’s palatial Gotham Suite, which—some 4,300 square feet—is a worthy second-best to the ultimate Ty Warner Penthouse. The three-bedroom suite spans the entirety of the hotel’s 50th floor, ensuring breathtaking views of landmarks like Central Park, Park Avenue, and the Empire State Building. The views are even better enjoyed from one of the suite’s four fully-landscaped terraces, located on each corner of the suite.
Each of the hotel’s 368 accommodations feature a monochrome aesthetic meant to be a serene escape from the sensory busyness of the city streets below. Subtly patterned bespoke fabrics, and artworks have been selected for each room to provide the ultimate escape in NYC.
On the 52nd floor, the 4,300-sq.-ft. (400-m²) Ty Warner Penthouse features one-of-a-kind furnishings and original works by international artists. A chauffeured Rolls-Royce; dedicated Guest Relations Manager; and massages are also at your disposal. This one-of-a-kind suite truly is the crown jewel in Manhattan’s ultimate luxury hotel. The Ty Warner Penthouse is a one-bedroom accommodation. Should a second bedroom be required, the suite’s private spa can be converted to a second bedroom, upon request. The Penthouse is described as an architectural and artistic masterpiece, portraying an experience unrivaled in luxury hotels.
The only luxury, all-suite hotel in Midtown Manhattan, The Conrad New York Midtown provides a generous amount of livable space, contemporary conveniences and a limited number of rooms per floor for an innately residential sense of privacy.
Its 54 stories stack alongside tightly-packed midtown high-rises and you expect the interiors to be equally cramped and frenetic. Instead, the hotel’s 564 suites are oases of spacious calm, larger than many NYC apartments.
Each one has a living room with a snooze-inducing leather rocking chair and a massive velour chaise. For workaholics, there’s WiFi, high speed internet and a comfortable dark wood desk. The rest of the suite is likewise minimalist and functional, with a rain shower in the pristine white bathroom and a comfy king-size bed behind French doors.
Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The London NYC is surrounded by the best of New York City. Fifth Avenue and Time Warner in reach, central park close by, and proximity to offices on the Avenue of the Americas.
Gordon Ramsey cooks up unique specialties in his eponymous restaurant, as well as in the more casual London Bar where diners choose from a daily selection of pricey, but tasty, small plates. The swordfish carpaccio and the quail topped with pate are especially recommended.
The owners, Hilton Conrad Luxury Resorts, have a fashionable and smart hotel on their hands.
Now part of Hilton’s Conrad brand, the hotel allows Hilton Honors members to collect and redeem points here.
Address: 151 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone: +1 212-307-5000
Web site: Conrad New York Midtown
Pride of place on the corner of Central Park and the Upper East Side, the hotel was designed by Schultze & Weaver and built during the 1920’s, opening its doors for the first time in 1930 as the classic New York five-star hotel.
Acquired by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces of India in 2005, and now a fully modern hotel following a $100 million renovation in 2007 with the Taj hotels touch – the company have done a wonderful job of decorating and furbishing this luxurious NYC hotel with their brand touch – as only a Taj hotel could.
The 189-room hotel is ideal for indulgence and relaxation. Premium rooms and suites provide magnificent views of Central Park, midtown Manhattan and the famed New York skyline.
For those landing into LaGuardia Airport the hotel is a mere 20 minutes away.
The service at the Five-Star hotel is wonderful. The staff address you by name, and you won’t even have to push a button in the elevator, as it is manned 24 hours a day.
The Five-Star hotel’s rooms are filled with traditional furnishings; beds come with a large white leather headboard, oversized blue decorative pillows and a gorgeous silk baby blue and gold throw.
Bathrooms feature Turkish marble and stocked with Etro’s fragrant Rajasthan products. The separate bathtub and walk-in glass-enclosed shower are luxurious.
Dining – experience that will delight every gastronome. The Pierre continues to be a pioneer in dining when it comes to both traditional and modern fare. The Perrine is the hotel’s sophisticated eatery, offering seasonally inspired fare and vintage Pierre classics. Indulge in seasonal French-American cuisine from executive chef Ashfer Biju’s that includes his simple and elegant dishes enhanced by vibrant ingredients and harmonious flavor pairings. From expertly prepared meat and seafood entrées to colorful composed vegetable dishes. There is an Eastern influence subtly incorporated throughout the hotels menu with dishes as you could imagine from an Indian hotel brand; such as the beautiful Malabar shrimp curry.
Head over to Two E Bar for an elegant and decadent tea service every afternoon with treats like ginger scones with Devonshire cream and Meyer lemon curd, mini lemon meringues, fruit tarts and coffee-rum opera cake with steaming pots of English breakfast and Earl Grey.
If you like a cocktail the menu features inventive libations while executive pastry chef Michael Mignano’s desserts are a nice delicate touch to The Pierre’s indulgent personality.
Should you bring your pet, housekeeping will prepare the room with a cozy dog bed and a selection of toys. There’s even a room service menu for pets, which includes things like Lassy’s Atlantic salmon with haricot verts and aromatic rice.
Address: 2 East 61st Street &, 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
Phone: +1 212-838-8000
Make no mistake this is a large hotel – there are some 704 rooms and suites.
First opening its doors to guests in 1926, and recently relaunched following a $180m (£135m) revamp, this hotel feels fresh but timelessly classic.
Funded by wealthy American family the Vanderbilts – the hotel was a once favorite for the movie stars and socialists of the time.
The artwork, according to the hotel, was chosen to reflect its 1920s legacy – vintage maps and Hudson landscapes adorn the walls.
Located between Park Avenue and Lexington, there’s everything from Grand Central to the Rockefeller Center, Central Park and shopping on Fifth Avenue within reach. Times Square is just a couple of blocks west of the hotel. With all the features one might expect of a New York grand dame: columns, elaborate ceilings and a beautiful marble staircase. Classic but totally fresh, to the Intercontinental Barclay embraces its glitzy past without feeling its in a time warp.
The staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the hotel in current guise – and its history. Request a tour and they are more than happy to show you around.
The rooms are decorated in early NYC 19th century landscapes, yet feature modern touches such as the 42 inch LED flat-screens and USB charger points. The bathrooms are beautiful, featuring a real vision in marble, with well-lit mirrors, brass fittings, are large beautiful enormous shower, and darling containers that hide away a year’s worth of toiletries.
The Presidential Suite is a 3,400 sq ft residency, with views of the Empire State feature a marble entrance hall, library, baby grand piano, and a private fitness room. Bill Clinton once stayed there when he first ran for the US Presidency in 1992. Writer Ernest Hemingway, Hollywood legend Bette Davis and Martin Luther King Jr. have also stayed. The hotel is a favorite with royalty, heads of state and the world’s rich when they come to town.
After a spot of pampering and you will be pleased to know that massage services are the Barclay’s supreme specialty. NOMI Beauty rules the wellness space at this hotel. Choose from a Swedish, deep tissue or targeted sports treatment. There’s also a 60-minute signature couples treatment if you are not alone. All treatments include collagen skincare masks and scalp massages for extra pampering.
Like a relaxing drink? The Barclay’s Gin Parlour is home to no less than 110 different varieties of Mother’s Ruin. If you love gin, you’re in the right place. The Signature is the Hive Cocktail – made from locally sourced honey – and is a firm guest favourite, along with a straight shot on the rocks for all the hardcore gin-lovers out there.
Breakfast is a plentiful buffet – with granola jars, eggs, seasonal fruits, continental meats – and of course donuts. Also served in the same location is lunch and dinner – with menus expertly crafted by chef Peter Betz.
There is a hotel Limousine and Town Car service should you need to get across town.
Address: 111 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017, USA
Phone: +1 212-755-5900
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Castle on the Hudson
Located only 20 minutes from NYC, Greystone Court is a magnificent Gothic mansion with stunning views of the Hudson River. Constructed in the early 1900’s, no expense has been spared on the modern renovation completed on the interior. This is a phenomenal and unique setting to stay when visiting New York.
Property fact: Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” music video was shot here.
A stay at this New York located castle costs $1745 per night
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WHERE TO EAT
The city that never sleep – food is an indentity for many locations around the world, and food says so much about the New York experience.
We share favourite recommendations and unique food locations for breakfast, lunch and dinner in New York city.
Clinton St. baking Co. – American restaurant especially known for its very popular weekend brunch & its pancakes.
Bubby’s – Renowned for its simple and fresh comfort food, Bubby’s is dedicated to defending the American table and its traditions
Maialino – Classic Roman-Italian soul food in an a casual but elegant setting. Servers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a famous weekend brunch.
Cafe’ Clunny – What makes Cafe Cluny extra special is its staff and the exceptional service that they provide.
Balthazar – With its own bakery Balthazar serves traditional French fare from breakfast through supper every day. Since 1997, Balthazar Bakery has created breads and pastries for customers
Cookshop – At the heart and soul of this restaurant lies the owners’ commitment to bringing an honest, seasonal dining option to New York City.
Lafeyette – Lafayette is an everyday grand café and bakery in ceremony of French cooking at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in downtown Manhattan
Cafe Mogador – Founded in 1983 in the East Village, Cafe Mogador was both an early pioneer in the NYC restaurant world and a downtown cultural hub. Today owned by the same family it serves expertly braised tagines and house-made bread, to an award-winning brunch.
Bluestone Lane Collective Cafe’ – Melbourne-inspired coffee place offering Australian-style espresso drinks & cafe fare all day.
Tompkins Square Bagels – Hand-rolled bagels, sandwiches, pastries & coffee offered in a hip, brick-walled space with seating
Joseph Leonard – check the web site out for a start! – this is an iconic place in New York to grab a bite to eat for breakfast
New American fare served from breakfast to late-night in a rustic space with just a few tables.
Locanda Verde – This bustling corner restaurant has been welcoming New Yorker’s morning, noon and night since 2009 with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, leisurely Italian spirit and heartfelt cooking.
Isola on Columbus – Isola on Columbus is a cornerstone in the New York community and has been recognized for its outstanding Italian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.
Tartine – French bistro basics & a Parisian vibe enliven this tiny BYO restaurant with sidewalk seating.
The Winslow – The Winslow is a U.K. inspired eatery and modern gin joint offering the East Village and Gramercy area a fresh take on the traditional public house
12 Chairs – American-Mideastern fare (including standout hummus) featured in a chill, rustic setting.
Extra Virgin – Extra Virgin is a neighborhood spot that attracts diners from all across the city. Located in New York City’s West Village, Extra Virgin is “a little gem of a restaurant… with cooking consistently good and the young staff, attractive and efficient” (The New York Times).
The Sound Bite – The Sound Bite is a new and unique eatery by Emmy award winning news anchor and celebrity chef Julian Phillips and his wife jazz vocalist Barbara King that combines the fusion of Cajun, Southern and Italian flavors in one of the worlds top food destinations, New York City.
Le Coucou – After taking Paris by storm, internationally acclaimed chef Daniel Rose returns home with Le Coucou. A gracious modern nod to fine European gastronomy.
The Polo Bar – The Polo Bar’s American cuisine is inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a crispy kale salad and crab cakes to a corned beef sandwich, steak, and the signature Polo Bar Burger, and Beef from Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Ranch.
Le Bernardin – Elite French restaurant offers chef Eric Ripert’s refined seafood, expert service & luxurious decor.
Agern – Located at Grand Central Terminal, tucked away between Vanderbilt Hall and the 42nd street southwestern passageway entrance, the 24 seat private dining room at the hands of Icelandic head chef Gunnar Gíslason and his team, features farmed and wild ingredients from the New York State region exposed to time-honored techniques, and flavors rooted in Nordic Cuisine.
Charlie Bird – Hip, bi-level spot featuring Italian-accented New American fare, wine & art featuring boomboxes.
Raouls – Classic bistro dating back to the 1970s with a bustling Parisian atmosphere & a serious French menu. George Clooney amongst others has dine here.
21 Club – Upscale former speakeasy serving classic American fare in an old New York setting. President Trump and silver screen stars dine here.
Jean-Georges – Sophisticated New French eatery boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park.
Russ & Daughters Cafe’ – Named one of ten best new restaurants in New York by The New York Times – this timeless spot is famous for its home-baked bagels and smoked salmon.
SECRET AND SMALL RESTAURANTS
La Esquina Brasserie and Tequila Bar
Manducatis, Long Island – Italian Restaurant
Bathtub Gin, Chelsea NY
Le Train Bleu, midtwon West
FP Patisserie, Upper East Side
SRO Speakeasy Pizzeria, Lower East Side
FIT FOR A KING:
Russ and Daughters
WHERE TO HANG OUT:
Le Bain at The Standard High Line
Azul on the Rooftop at Hotel Hugo
Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel
230 Fith Avenue
St.Cloud at Knickerbocker Hotel
LaPiscine at hotel Americano
Tiki Tabu at Sixty LES Hotel
Salon de Ning at The peninsula New York
Roof at Park South
Top of the Strand at The Strand Hotel
Best swimming pool
Cherry Hill Fountain
Music Box Theatre
Sunset at Rooftop Farm
Please Don’t Tell
City Bike NYC
AirBNB NY Experiences:
The Paris Theatre
TRANSPORT TO THE CITY:
Uber Premium: Download Uber app here and select category from options
A guide to Uber:
TRAVELLING WITH PETS?
It is advised to let the driver or concierge companies know beforehand so either you or the company can provide a blanket and any other preparations for safe transport of you and your pet(s).
Uber note: Please help drivers keep vehicles clean for all rides by bringing a crate or blanket to reduce the risk of damage or mess. Some drivers may keep a blanket in the trunk.
Quinissentially.com – NYC concierge services
American Express Travel –
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