New York City is the largest urban economy in the United States, home to a powerful financial industry, media conglomerates and numerous emerging companies and startups, making it a top destination for business travelers. If you have a project or meeting in New York City, you have a wealth of hotels awaiting your arrival. Check with your travel management company to see if you’re allowed to stay in one of these stylish hotels with spectacular views, décor and high-end dining.
1. Hotel 50 Bowery
The Hotel 50 Bowery is a boutique hotel location on Manhattan’s oldest street near multiple subway lines, making it easy to zip around the city for meetings. The property features a contemporary atmosphere with original artwork plastered in the open spaces of the hotel as well as the rooms and suites. The gem of the building is the 21st Floor Rooftop Bar, which truly captures the essence of New York with great views, creative menus and high-touch service. Enjoy sumptuous dishes from Asian-centric Rice & Gold, which sits on the main floor of the hotel and offers perfect views of Manhattan from both its indoor and outdoor spaces. Gaze at the city’s incredible skyline, host a meeting like no other in The Gallery, and enjoy a drink at Green Lady, Hotel 50’s late night entertainment spot.
2. The Peninsula New York
Two words: Fifth Avenue. You don’t come to New York City to get away from it all; you come to be in the middle of it all. The Peninsula occupies fantastically central real estate so you can get to the right buildings without spending much time in that infamous NYC traffic. The Beaux-Art architectural features and grand lobby staircase wow you from the start, and the recently renovated rooms don’t disappoint. In the heart of Midtown, the historic Peninsula is an appealing blend of modern and timeless; and it is, hands down, simply one of the best hotels NYC has to offer.
3. Andaz Wall Street
The Andaz Wall Street wants to turn you into a New Yorker, if only for a short while. They’ve packed the hotel with local everything to help you feel at home in your new city. The coffee is local, the produce in the restaurant is local, the cocktails at the bar are inspired by the local area—even the art is, you guessed it, local. And just like the city right outside its doors, Andaz Wall Street is hip, vibrant and stylish. It’s big living in the Big Apple with the residential-style rooms at Andaz Wall Street. Starting at 345 square feet—among the largest in the city—the rooms and suites have high ceilings and tall windows that look out over the streets of Lower Manhattan. The spaces also include contemporary details like textured walls, oak floors, bleached wood accents and a complimentary mini-bar with healthy beverages and snacks.
4. Grand Hyatt New York
When in New York City, there is no better way to make your trip go from good to grand than a stay at the Grand Hyatt New York. It’s literally connected to the infamous Grand Central Station Terminal - there is no greater way to the truly be in the core of the Big Apple. What makes your stay grand? Let's start with the accommodations: over 1,000 oversized sleeping rooms outfitted with comfortable furnishings and modern décor. Then there's the dining: the hotel is home to a restaurant, trendy lounge, and a 24-hour grab-and-go market, perfect for grabbing a snack and drink before getting to work. The Grand Hyatt also has 60,000+ square feet of open space, fit for cosmopolitan New York City events or intimate business meetings, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. For a luxurious stay in an ever-iconic city, the Grand Hyatt is truly a wonderful choice for you.
5. Hotel Plaza Athénée New York
At the Plaza Athénée New York, this boutique slice of history glows with vintage charm that feels deliciously out of place and out of time in the commotion of New York City. Located in an upscale residential area, the Plaza Athénée delivers big-city style juxtaposed against classic European undertones. Though the building dates back to the 1920s, the 143 guestrooms and suites were recently renovated with show-stopping features like terraces, glass-enclosed atriums, and deep soaking tubs. The Plaza Athénée’s stylish but unpretentious pedigree draws locals and travelers alike to its standout amenities. Bar Seine serves afternoon tea and evening cocktails and the Zagat-acclaimed Arabelle Restaurant blends a trendy atmosphere with first-class seasonal dishes. Even the breakfast menus are inventive. Stay traditional with an American breakfast, or go exotic with the Chinese breakfast, which comes with chicken congee and an assortment of steamed dumplings and buns. Hotel Plaza Athénée is an unconventional interpretation of Upper East Side luxury with accommodations that blend both past and present!
6. Andaz 5th Avenue
The idea at Andaz 5th Avenue is uncomplicated but personal service which begins the moment you arrive. When you walk through the doors, you don’t line up in front of a giant desk with dozens of other people. After you’re greeted, you can sip on a welcome drink in the lounge (which takes the place of an impersonal lobby) while you’re checked in or go straight to your room and check in via handheld device. This laid-back, “as you like it” approach is refreshing when visiting go-go-go New York. The 184 loft-style rooms and suites start at a generous 322 square feet and boast 12-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the hotel’s landscaped courtyard and NYC sights. The feeling is very “pre-war apartment,” but the amenities are oh-so-modern and include travertine marble bathrooms with walk-in rain showers and porcelain foot baths. Opt for one of the 42 deluxe suites if you want a private balcony or landscaped terrace.
7. Park Hyatt New York
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live alongside millionaires, then this is your chance. The hotel shares a high-rise building with multi-million-dollar penthouses in the heart of “Billionaire’s Row,” an area of ultra-luxurious residences along 57th Street near Central Park. The guest accommodations are as modern as they are spacious, and we love the attention to detail—the natural stone floors, the handpicked artwork, the custom furnishings, the fine Italian linens, the floor-to-ceiling windows. While visiting the City that Never Sleeps, you’ll especially love the blackout curtains and the remote-controlled lighting and drapes, ensuring a sound sleep regardless of what is happening on the streets below. A sleek and fashion-forward hotel, the Park Hyatt New York is a premier location to explore all that the Big Apple has to offer!
8. Sofitel New York
With the modern amenities you’d expect in a chic NYC hotel, the Sofitel blends elegant French design with an incredible downtown location, right near Manhattan's most celebrated attractions. This elegant 30-story midtown Manhattan hotel evokes a contemporary statement in limestone and glass just a stone’s throw from Fifth Avenue. The 2500-square-foot Grand Ballroom seats up to 200 and is flooded with natural light through stunning two and a half story windows. Onsite catering featuring exceptional contemporary French cuisine takes any event beyond the ordinary. Gaby Brasserie Françoise offers an incredible blend of classic French cuisine in a glamorous Art Deco setting. A fitness center, full-time concierge, complimentary Wi-Fi and an all-American breakfast are just a few of the other amenities offered to guests. Whether working or relaxing, Sofitel is a place of encounter - a sophisticated haven for business or pleasure in New York.
9. The Beekman
At The Beekman, old world glamour meets modern luxury in this centerpiece of Manhattan’s most dynamic and historical downtown neighborhood. You've heard of "location, location, location" - but at The Beekman, it's more like "amenities, amenities, amenities." The Beekman pulls out all the stops for its guests. There's the Les Clefs D'Or Concierge Service; the courtesy luxury Lexus house car, available upon request; the dual-level fitness center, featuring Peloton studio spin bikes; valet parking; and the daily complimentary newspaper. And it only gets better in the rooms, showcasing luxurious Sferra linens and exclusive D.S. & Durga bath amenities. For dining options, The Beekman also has plenty to offer. Helmed by famous Chef Tom Colicchio, both the Temple Court Restaurant and the Bar Room offer only the best dishes using the freshest ingredients, and the Augustine, by Keith McNally, is a Brassiere-style restaurant that offers lighter French fare. 24-hour in-room dining is also available from Temple Court. It’s all here—destination dining, welcoming lounges, hidden cozy corners, and staff eager to exceed your expectations.
10. Lotte New York Palace Hotel
The main attraction here is the location, complete with eye-popping views of Midtown Manhattan landmarks. But the attention to detail is a close runner-up. Whether it’s complimentary exercise clothing or unpacking services, you really do feel like a royal guest. With 909 rooms and suites, the Lotte New York Palace Hotel is certainly palatial in size. But it somehow manages to feel intimate thanks to the discreet, friendly staff. The hotel’s best-kept secret is Rarities, a private lounge with pre-Raphaelite paintings and rare liquors; and be sure to check out Trouble’s Trust, a tongue-in-cheek bar named for former owner Leona Helmsley’s dog. The heart of the hotel is The Towers, a 176-room hotel-within-a-hotel that takes luxury to new heights. But the Palace’s public spaces are as intriguing as its accommodations. Lotte New York Palace is a can't-miss combination of spacious rooms and ideal NYC location!
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