New York Hotel special Anniversary query

Oct 5th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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New York Hotel special Anniversary query

On the last week of November will have 5 full days in NY for a special Wedding Anniversary. Have never been, so would like a fabulous central location. Willing to spend money but not throw it away . We appreciate any advice..one friend mentioned The Plaza .....?
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Oct 5th, 2009, 06:12 PM
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The recently renovated Plaza is a beautiful, grand, elegant hotel in a fantastic location.

If "old world" elegance, classic New York, is your cup o' tea, then the Plaza is the perfect choice.
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Oct 5th, 2009, 06:15 PM
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csb115 , can you quantify into dollars "Willing to spend money but not throw it away "?
Hotels in NYC can be $150 (through Priceline, not busy dates)
or closer to $1000.
Seriously.
Also, a little more about you--approximate age, (special anniversary could be 1 year--or 50), style of hotel, modern or classic. Will you be in NYC over Thanksgiving (some good deals) or right after when rates go way up?. All weekday or partly weekend?
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Oct 5th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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We are a "young" 55 celebrating 35 years together .Will spend up to 850ish a night and like both modern and classic..Enjoy a cocktail and music..Dates are Nov 25-Dec 1 [over a weekend]
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Oct 5th, 2009, 06:23 PM
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Mandarin Oriental. Great lobby for drinks with view. In the same building is Dizzy's Coca Cola for jazz. The NY Palace is another idea.
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Oct 5th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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Mandarin Oriental
Four Seasons
St. Regis
Carlyle
Plaza-Athenee
The Pierre
The Plaza

Not in that order but my favorite has always been St. Regis.
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Oct 5th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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That is a busy weekend with the Thanksgiving parade and the start of the holiday shopping.
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Oct 6th, 2009, 04:17 AM
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Check travelzoo.com. There was a NYC hotel listed for aprx $239 per night, West 44 Street.
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Oct 6th, 2009, 08:57 AM
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I hate to say it but you have picked avery busy and expensive time of year and %850 maynot get you the type of hotel you want unless you act quickly. The Plaza has some internet specials that are running about $900 per night incluidng taxes. I checked a couple of the other and they're running more in the range of $1100 per night including tax (about 18% in NYC).

I would go online now to see what you can find - make reservations and then decide which you would prefer - or you may be shut out of luxury in your price range.
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Oct 6th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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I would suggest the Library Hotel-we stayed there and just loved it-don't know if it will be available the dates you want.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 12:03 PM
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Thanks everyone. We got an excellent deal on a Rose Suite at the Plaza (on the Canadian Expedia site). Interestingly..the American site did not have the same price quote?? We saved $250 US a night. We will be sure having cocktails at the Mandarin, it looks to be in walking distance.Hmmm, now where to have that anniversary dinner...? Four Seasons, 21?

http://www.expedia.ca/Hotels?rfrr=-5...2009&ad=2&pg=0
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Oct 11th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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I'm not a big fan of the Four Seasons - I find the menu 'old' and extremely overpriced - it has always seemed more of a business crowd to me. There are much better restaurants in NY than 21. What type of food/atmosphere/budget are you interested in? When we celebrate our 30th this winter, I think we're starting at the Mandarin for cocktails too and heading elsewhere for dinner.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 12:59 PM
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And Judyrem already has a thread going on NY restaurants for a special anniversary. You might find it useful. Click on her name to find it.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 02:16 PM
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Agree with CPG that neither the Four Seasons or 21 are great enough. Here's the other thread referenced. http://www.fodors.com/community/unit...restaurant.cfm
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Oct 11th, 2009, 05:33 PM
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IMHO 21 is really a place for businessmen. The food is OK, but tends to be heavy, but the atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. And agree that Four Seasons is good but not very exciting.

If you give your budget and type of food/atmosphere (classic, romantic, trendy, pretty etc) people can make recos. For something in the same area Grenouille is charming and has great classic French.
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