The Four Seasons Hotel New York may not have the history or Gilded Age glamour of some of its midtown neighbors, having opened in 1993, but it is the tallest hotel in the city and with its location on East 57th Street, it offers easy access to all parts of Manhattan and beyond. The serene and luxurious I.M. Pei-designed interiors can help soothe your stress away, especially if you’re visiting a loved one with heart problems. The hotel’s landmark restaurant, L’Atelier has earned a Michelin star – and the hotel’s penthouse suite is one of the most expensive in the world. The Four Seasons is definitely the hotel for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Columbus Circle Glitz
Hong Kong-based hoteliers Jardine Matheson Group have opened the Mandarin Oriental New York at Columbus Circle. Like the Four Seasons, the Mandarin Oriental is a more recent arrival to the New York luxury hotel scene. Both venues are highly regarded for their design and service. The Mandarin Oriental’s rooms and suites all have views of Central Park and the Hudson River, and the Columbus Circle location puts all the city’s delights at your doorstep. Having amenities within easy walking distance is a key asset, especially if you have a cardiac patient in your party. And for those who just want to remain within the confines of the hotel, the Mandarin Oriental also boasts one of New York City’s best health spas.
Just off Madison Avenue on East 31st Street, the Hotel Chandler is an increasingly popular boutique hotel. Boasting a rich history that comes with being a century-old New York institution, the Chandler has been revamped and is now managed by the Triumph Hotel Group while maintaining its Beaux Arts Gilded Age charm. The Chandler has a dedicated concierge, private dining room, health club, and library. The hotel has developed a reputation as a quiet, tranquil oasis in the heart of bustling Manhattan. As a result, Hotel Chandler has received recognition as one of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” – and is the only hotel in the Flatiron district to receive such distinction.
Midtown “je ne sais quoi”
The Sofitel Group has been developing and operating some of the world’s finest hotels since 1964. Their midtown Manhattan location opened its doors in on West 44th Street in the year 2000, and has established itself as one of the finest properties in the city. Within the hotel, you can experience some of the best French fine dining in New York, as the hotel combines the best of French and American service and traditions. The hotel’s famed concierge desk can assist with any and all requests, particularly if you are hosting or transporting a cardiac patient. Be sure to brush up on your French before checking in, as you will be greeted by a cheerful “bonjour!” But don’t worry, the staff are all bilingual and speak English, too.
Clubby and Exclusive
The Iroquois Hotel at West 44th Street is nestled among New York City’s most exclusive private clubs. You don’t need to be a member to stay at the Iroquois, but you will definitely feel like a star while visiting. The Iroquois is also part of the Triumph Group of hotels and an extensive service offering is their hallmark. Dine in the award-winning restaurant, or unwind in the well-appointed health club and sauna. Have a chat with the concierge about the hottest ticket in town, or just get pampered by the Iroquois’ attentive staff. Like its sister hotel the Chandler, the Iroquois has also received the Small Luxury Hotels of the World honors.