It's all about the park views here, though the above-and-beyond service, accommodating to a fault, makes this renowned property popular with celebs and other demanding guests. Service aside, the competition among properties near Central Park's south side is fierce, and although the Ritz isn't the foremost of the bunch, it does offer the typical high-end hotel perks, like fancy bath products and luxe linens (here, they're exclusively made 700-thread-count) and one that's
not so standard: a telescope for viewing park wildlife. The gym is small, however, as is La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Auden Bistro and Bar has comfortable leather chairs and a local, seasonal menu both in the kitchen and behind the bar.