The Sherry is a stately part of the New York landscape so it may come as a surprise to learn that it's essentially a tall, luxurious apartment building that also has 50 hotel rooms and suites. With a marble-lined lobby, crystal chandeliers, and wall friezes from the Vanderbilt mansion, the historic glamour is undeniable. The luxurious suites—reached via elevator operated by a white-gloved attendant—have separate living and dining areas. Many rooms have decorative fireplaces,
antiques, and glorious marble baths. You can use the private hotel entrance to access Harry Cipriani's—come for lunch and you'll get some of the best people-watching in town.
Dec 8, 2006
The beauty of this hotel rivials that of any in midtown, including The Chrysler Building. It's location is the best, at the foot of Central Park. Much of the building is made up of residences, very exclusive. The lobby was modeled after the Vatican Library and features sculptured panels savaged from the old Vanderbilt mansion. Elevators are hand painted and are manned by attendants. We booked a suite; enormous, with elegant funishings,fireplace (non-working),
large bedroom with a wonderful bed and linens, big closets, beautiful marble bath, 2 plasma tvs, a modern small kitchen tucked away, with ice maker and sodas and waters compimentary, along with a wonderful continental breakfast delivered each morning. Unbelievable. Plus the staff; all great; professional and friendly, so happy to accommodate your request (I asked about a cd player, one was brought up 10 minutes later). I could go on, but you get the idea. Generally, the Sherry can be pricy (what in NYC isn't), but treat yourself, you'll feel like royalty.