Travellers visit New York in overwhelming numbers throughout the year and new hotels keep mushrooming to keep pace. Here, we present top three new hotels. Come, take your pick.
From artistic villas to atrium-style bungalows, and imaginative towers to renovated ancient court-buildings, the year 2015 has gifted New York some of the greatest and latest in next-generation accommodation. Cropping up in one of the world’s most well known destination, here are three high-end hotels, which seem to have reinvented and redefined luxury.
The Knickerbocker Hotel
The colourful Times Square region of USA hit the news again with the reincarnation of “The Knickerbocker Hotel”. Nestled behind the stylish 16-storeyed facade of the Beaux Arts building, the meticulously renovated classic Beaux-Art façade interiors of this 5-Star hotel reflect sleek style. There are 330 modern guestrooms including 31 suites, in-room salon services from celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, a rooftop cocktail bar, stylish cigar lounge and a sophisticated fitness centre. Celebrity chef Charlie Palmer manages its iconic American restaurant and bar.
The Baccarat Hotel
Baccarat, the legendary French crystal company has lent its name and fame to this classically elegant Parisian 114-room hotel. It sprawls across the lower floors of a 50-storeyed skyscraper in Manhattan designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The mica-covered domed ceiling and pleated-silk walls with soft lighting showcase the impressive work done by the Paris-based designer duo, Gilles & Boissier. Maison Francis Kurkdjian is responsible for decorating the bathrooms. As far as leisure facilities go, an outstanding highlight is the La Mer Spa. The hotel’s inventive culinary offerings are spearheaded by chef Shea Gallante of Michelin fame and Director Charles Masson.
The New York Edition
The expansion of US-based hotelier, Ian Schrager’s Edition Group continues with “The New York Edition”, being scheduled to open in April. The property will also be the company’s fourth innovation in what it’s calling a ‘global collection’. The 355-room hotel will provide guests with awe-inspiring views of the Madison Avenue and the city’s iconic Madison Square Park. David Rockwell designed interiors reflect the warmth of a private home; while the mosaic, marbled floors add a royal touch. The complex is a monstrosity. It will include a 2,900 square foot restaurant on the second floor, 2,100 square feet of event and meeting space, a 1,650 square foot modern fitness centre and spa located on the 39th floor, and an intimate lobby bar.