Top 5 New Hotels in New York City
Our Top 5 new hotels to stay in New York City.
By: Dan Allen
The hotel’s restaurant, Parker & Quinn, serves hearty American fare in a nostalgic bistro setting, while the 3,500-square-foot Refinery Rooftop offers breath-stopping views of the surrounding city; the Empire State Building, Times Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and Penn Station are all located within a phenomenal 5-block radius of the hotel.
Beyond the lavender velvet curtains is Grape & Vine Bar, a speakeasy-esque lounge serving artisanal American fare. Upstairs, the 113 jewel-toned rooms have further Deco touches like ebony furniture and rotary-dial phones. Thanks to the building's height, most rooms (while on the small side) have unobstructed views, which, looking southward, offer great glimpses of Lower Manhattan's new Freedom Tower.
Viceroy's 240 guest rooms have an upper-deck, ship-cabin feel, with rich woods, soft leather and metal accents. Every room has a balcony, terrace or floor-to-ceiling windows for views of Central Park. Looking for a bite to eat? Next to the dazzling Viceroy lobby try Kingside. This contemporary restaurant is a co-production of celeb chef Marc Murphy and nightlife experts The Gerber Group. Head upstairs to The Roof to see what other amazing cocktails this culinary pairing offers guests.
With a sprawling lobby that's part lounge, part library and part bar, The Marlton is located in a hip and busy block of downtown's 8th Street, in Greenwich Village. Guests at the old Marlton Hotel included notable celebrities such as Lillian Gish, Jack Kerouac and Julie Andrews, making any stay here a fascinating look into NYC’s rich cultural past as well.
These aren’t the rooms of starving artists; amenities featured include DUX beds, Evolve wireless environment controllers and direct-dial buttons to Bergdorf Goodman's personal shopping service. Go ahead and splurge! In 2014, guests will be able to reserve the 3-floor Penthouse Suite, with its own 1200-square-foot balcony overlooking Central Park.
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