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Kensington Feb 27th, 2005 11:19 AM

Luxe Hotel to Say Goodbye New York
I've been a Manhattan resident for the past year, but due to business commitments, I will relocate to another city in two months. To say an "appropriate" goodbye to New York, I wanted to spend my last night at a hotel and relax before the long flight. Since I'll be traveling alone, a normal, non-suite guestroom would be fine. I have narrowed down to the following choices:

- Four Seasons (Superior Rm)
- St. Regis (Deluxe Rm)
- Ritz-Carlton Central Park (Deluxe Rm)
- Mandarin Oriental (Grand Deluxe Rm)
- Peninsula (Grand Deluxe Rm)
- Trump Int'l (Deluxe Rm)
- The Pierre (Superior Rm)

I left out Mark, Carlyle and Mercer b/c I want to be close to Central Park.

What would you choose?

babs001 Feb 27th, 2005 11:31 AM

I like St Regis as a personal favorite.

TxTravelPro Feb 27th, 2005 12:08 PM

I too, L-O-V-E the St Regis.

LilMsFoodie Feb 27th, 2005 12:30 PM

Mandarin Oriental

Scarlett Feb 27th, 2005 03:42 PM

St Regis or the Pierre :)
Congratulations on your move. My sympathies to your leaving NYC :)

nytraveler Feb 27th, 2005 05:05 PM

Mandarin Oriental. Hope your move from NYC is not permanent.

lisettemac Feb 27th, 2005 05:32 PM

I'd either take the St. Regis or the Pierre. They say "old new york" and luxury to me. Of course, the Mark and the Carlyle are probably closer to the Park than the St. Regis, but whatever.

andrews98682 Feb 28th, 2005 12:22 AM

What about the Waldorf or Plaza?

mclaurie Feb 28th, 2005 03:25 AM

Gee Kensington, I think so much depends on personal taste and what you plan to do for the evening besides sleep in the room. If you like modern and are interested in eating in Asiate or one of the other Time Warner restaurants, stay at the Mandarin. If you prefer old world elegance, pick one of the more traditional hotels. Are you into swimming? There are only 2 on your list (I think) that have pools. (Mandarin & Peninsula).

GoTravel Feb 28th, 2005 05:21 AM

In this order:

St. Regis
The Pierre (it is also Four Seasons)

Intrepid1 Feb 28th, 2005 06:03 AM

I thought the Carlyle was right across from Central Park?????????

mclaurie Feb 28th, 2005 06:08 AM

The Carlyle and the Mark are on the upper east side (77 st) and Madison ave., a block from the park.

Kensington Feb 28th, 2005 06:40 AM

Wow, such enthusiastic replies! Based on the comments thus far, I suppose I should choose between St. Regis and Mandarin. I have been to the public areas for both, but have heard that rooms at the Mandarin are quite small. How about rooms at the St. Regis? Thoughts?

I don't enjoy the Upper East Side as much as Central Park South... I stayed at the Stanhope once and felt that it was a bit inconvenient. That's why I ruled out Carlyle and Mark, two outstanding properties.

eliztrav Mar 1st, 2005 06:44 AM

I had a smallish room at the St. Regis, but they are not all small. Just ask....

cebubelle Mar 1st, 2005 07:00 AM

For a gorgeous view of Central Park, I'd recommend the Manadrin Oriental in the Time Warner center as your best bet.

mel1 Mar 30th, 2006 03:51 PM

Pierre starts renovations in July 2006

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