Gazing out at the skyline from the 22nd floor of the Sun Terrace, atop The Peninsula New York, brings the whole city into focus. The quiet, luxurious oasis is the perfect place to sit outside on a warm summer day, enjoy a drink, and survey the skyscrapers.
This experience is one of the joys of summertime in New York—and The Peninsula New York is helping to make it even better with a variety of offerings and activities. The 235-room hotel, which has been a Fifth Avenue mainstay for more than three decades, continues to offer its guests a variety of top-flight amenities and specialized programming that sets it apart from the crowd.
Here’s what you can expect at the property this summer and in the months to come.
While The Peninsula New York’s Fifth Avenue location puts it within easy striking distance of world-class museums, you don’t have to leave the property to see amazing art. The hotel—which has had a longstanding commitment to art—has launched an art exhibition of its own. Titled Home, it honors the ideas of home, identity, and community, and includes curated works on display around the hotel by artists Catherine Opie, Ashley Bickerton, and Heidi Bucher, among others.
In the Gotham Lounge, for example, you’ll find a large-scale, cone-shaped chandelier made up of hundreds of small, colorful, acrylic figures by Korean artist Do Ho Suh. And across from the front desk in the lobby, you can peruse inventive pieces by Puerto Rican artist Angel Otero, who paints onto large glass plates and then scrapes it off to create layered works.
Pampering Spa Treatments
After a day of exploring the city, there’s nothing quite like winding down with a decadent spa treatment. The Peninsula Hotels in New York, Chicago, and Beverly Hills recently debuted a partnership with Subtle Energies, an Australia-based wellness brand that creates therapeutic spa treatments based on Ayurveda principles. It’s the company’s first foray into the American market—and with the launch, the spa menu has added 12 new treatments, including therapeutic massages, rejuvenating facials, and cleansing body scrubs.
Epic Rooftop Views
The hotel’s Sun Terrace—an extension of the spa—is the perfect place to take in the beauty of summer, especially for guests looking to celebrate a special occasion. In the evenings, the space is available for private dinners or events, with meals served on a rustic dining table set right in the middle of an herb garden. The best part? The six-course menu highlights ingredients grown right in the garden next to where you’re sitting.
The hotel’s other option for rooftop lovers, of course, is Salon de Ning Rooftop Bar and Terrace. And to honor the summer, the bar is mixing up five new cocktails, including the High-Roller Derby (Maker’s Mark Bourbon, grapefruit juice, green Chartreuse, and agave syrup) and the 5th Negroni—a take on the classic, made with mezcal instead of gin.
Pair these refreshing drinks with new menu items like black pepper-crusted tuna tataki, shrimp cocktail, and a delicious chocolate mousse, and you have all the makings of an unforgettable summer night. (And come fall, Salon de Ning will add two large-scale domes on the West Terrace and two smaller igloos on the East Terrace. Guests can stay cozy and warm in the colder months while enjoying private events, as well as food and drinks.)
Explore all the options for summertime fun and book your stay at The Peninsula New York.