Occupying the first 25 floors of a towering Midtown Manhattan skyscraper, this luxury property is the flagship of the global Park Hyatt brand. The feel is high-end sophistication, evident in everything from the handsome décor to the contemporary art collection to the top-notch service--only thing is, it's super expensive.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Views from the rooms are a bit disappointing, but there are nice vistas of the city and Central Park from the fitness center, pool, and spa (which has treatment rooms with outdoor terraces).
Among the largest in New York City, rooms and suites at the Park Hyatt are luxuriously fitted with natural stone flooring, fine Italian linens, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites have large living spaces and residential style.
Several complimentary services are available, including shoeshine and up to two items pressed per stay.
Neutral-toned bathrooms are generous in size and include spacious vanities with dual sinks. Some rooms have a rainfall shower, while others also have a deep soaking tub.
The contemporary lobby is a sleek space with marble floors and walls, and a striking spiral staircase.
The indoor pool is located next to the fitness center on the 25th floor. An underwater soundtrack is provided by nearby cultural landmark, Carnegie Hall. The on-site spa has six treatment rooms plus a eucalyptus steam room, hot tub, and hydrotherapy pool.
The Living Room is a lounge inspired by glamorous New York City apartments; cocktails and light bites are served in this space. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Bevy, serves grilled meat and fish in two intimate dining rooms.
Located on 57th Street near 7th Avenue, this hotel is conveniently close to the southern flank of Central Park. Other midtown attractions including the theater district and Radio City Music Hall are within an easy walk. Subway access is nearby with the N, Q, R, and W trains at 57th Street and the E, B, and D trains at 53rd Street/7th Avenue. Taxis and Uber are regularly available, but traffic congestion is a common problem in this neighborhood.
One of the neighborhood’s most elegant settings for a night on the town is Marea (5-minute walk), a restaurant from Chef Michael White specializing in seafood and pasta. The diverse menu at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill (6-minute walk) includes sushi, tempura dishes, and grilled meats. For a no-fuss meal at any time of day, slide into a booth at Brooklyn Diner (2-minute walk). From morning omelets to afternoon pastrami sandwiches, this diner satisfies.
Located high above Columbus Circle, MO bar (8-minute walk) within the Mandarin Oriental hotel is a scenic spot to raise a glass. Jazz fans will want to check out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (7-minute walk), a dimly lit jazz club with great cocktails.
WHY WE LIKE IT
In a city of small hotel rooms, the sheer space of the rooms here is a breath of fresh air. We love the indoor pool with a Carnegie Hall soundtrack, the spa treatment rooms with terraces, and the bathrooms with big soaking tubs. Memorable extras include the striking contemporary art collection and thoughtful freebies like complimentary shoeshine.