A contemporary art collection and one-of-a-kind amenities are among the reasons this Midtown Manhattan hotel meets our “AFAR Recommended” standards. Here’s a closer look at what to expect.
Located along what’s been dubbed Billionaire’s Row, Park Hyatt New York occupies the first 25 floors of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc’s One57 skyscraper—one of midtown’s newest landmarks. The fine design aesthetic carries over to the hotel’s interiors, which suggest a tony Manhattan home, as designed by Canadian firm Yabu Pushelberg. The color scheme of soothing neutrals and dark purples and blues puts you at ease, as do the inspiring views. The hotel’s staff is ready with a warm welcome and equipped with iPads to help field any requests.
While New York beckons with countless museums to explore, restaurants to savor, and shops to browse, there’s much to see within the Park Hyatt itself. The hotel features a 351-piece art collection spread throughout the public and private spaces. Ten pieces were specifically designed for the hotel, and its newest acquisition is the Swarm XI light art sculpture from Random International.
The Living Room overlooks Carnegie Hall and offers cocktails and small plates perfect for a pre-theater meal.
Park Hyatt New York works with New York institutions like Carnegie Hall, the Central Park Conservancy, and Barneys New York to create enhanced experiences for guests. One example can be found at the gym and pool, where a custom-created soundtrack by Carnegie Hall plays in the halls and around its stunning lap pool.
After a few nights of the Park Hyatt New York treatment, you may be tempted to extend your stay—surely, the everyday hustle can wait a little longer.
Neighborhood vibe: Across the street from Carnegie Hall and a short walk from Central Park and Columbus Circle, this luxury hotel on 57th Street is in the thick of a busy commercial and cultural district, near theaters, Fifth Avenue’s shops, and the Museum of Modern Art. An increasing number of quality dining options are available nearby, including Wayfarer and Kingside. Easy access to several subway lines, whether you want to get to Soho, Brooklyn, or the Upper West Side, is an added convenience.
Accommodations: 118 rooms, 92 suites; nightly rates from $795. Our favorite? The Park Terrace Suite for its big outdoor terrace and expansive views. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Spa and gym details: The fitness center is open 24 hours. Spa Nalai includes a three-story aerie on the 25th floor complete with six treatment suites, a steam room, hydrotherapy hot tub, and indoor swimming pool with underwater speakers playing an exclusive soundtrack from neighboring Carnegie Hall.
Who's it for: Art lovers with an affinity for luxury travel. Guests can learn about the hotel's extensive art collection and gain access to private galleries by contacting the in-house art concierge. Plus: Business travelers seeking style and amenities.