Stretching high above Fifth Avenue, the Peninsula is a glamorous, classic hotel. Formerly the Gotham Hotel (from 1905 through 1979), this building is at the heart of prestigious Midtown Manhattan with neighbors like the Museum of Modern Art and Rockefeller Center. It has a convenient location for Fifth Avenue shopping and exploring Central Park. The Peninsula is a favorite of New Yorkers for its rooftop bar, Salon de Ning, with its mesmerizing views of the city skyline. Rooms are polished and inviting, designed to resemble a luxurious New York City apartment. Kick off your stay with a classic cocktail in the Gotham Lounge, followed by a locally sourced meal at the elegant Clement Restaurant and Bar.
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Rising up above Fifth Avenue, the Peninsula occupies a central location a short stroll from Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art, and Rockefeller Center. This section of Midtown Manhattan is known for shopping, including the department stores along Fifth Avenue such as Saks Fifth Avenue. Several fashion flagships are nearby as well, including Tiffany's. For dining and drinking, many New York classics are worth a visit, including the King Cole Bar and the 21 Club. For a modern take on New York past, check out Bill's Food and Drink. Top of the Rock offers a memorable glimpse of Manhattan from above.
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Rooms: From $595. 239 rooms, 54 suites. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options:Clement Restaurant and Bar offers sophisticated dining in a white-tablecloth atmosphere with contemporary American fare such as lobster with Anson Mills grits. The Gotham Lounge, refurbished in fall 2014, is a more relaxed space for a cocktail. The iconic Salon de Ning is one of Manhattan's most beloved rooftop bars, serving small plates and signature cocktails with views of the city skyline. Spa and gym details: Located on the top three floors, the Peninsula Spa has 12 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, relaxation lounges for men and women, an Asian Tea lounge, an indoor pool, steam rooms, sauna, ice fountains, and a steam shower. The spacious fitness center offers group fitness classes and is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
Who's it for: Luxury travelers with classic taste. Business travelers seeking space, style, and a central location. Our favorite rooms: Rooms with interior courtyard views are especially quiet for light sleepers. The Grand Luxe rooms have oversized windows and skyline views. Dining Highlight: The Sunday Market Brunch at Clement is an indulgent affair with a Bloody Mary Bar, endless Champagne, Long Island oysters, fresh pastries, and a DJ.