I don’t know about you, but there is something unmistakably grand about staying in a luxury hotel in New York City. The city of big lights, big building, and big style all seem just a little more magical when indulging in an epic hotel to stay in. Even if you’re not a rock star or celebrity, why not pretend for the weekend?!

There is no shortage of luxury hotel properties in New York City! They are located in every part of the city, from midtown to the Financial District, to Lower Manhattan and the Upper East and West Sides. No matter which part of the city travellers want to stay in, there will be a luxurious property within close proximity. The following list comprises a few of the many, many sumptuous hotels:

Four Seasons New York

This I.M. Pei designed hotel is located a few blocks from Central Park and in the middle of one of the best areas to shop for designer brands in the world! The classic and elegant hotel rooms, with separate dressing areas, are some of the most spacious in town, many with dazzling views of Central Park and the spectacular skyline of the city. Two of New York’s most acclaimed restaurants are located in the hotel. It offers guests a serene oasis in which to relax and unwind in an otherwise chaotic city!

The New York Palace

The recently remodeled Palace hotel has almost 1,000 guest rooms and suites, including accommodations in the prominent Tower. The world class boutiques of Fifth and Madison Avenues are within easy walking distance. The rooms offer all the luxury fittings of home, with elegant furnishings and too many amenities to mention. There is on-site dining, a fitness centre and spa, state-of-the art meeting facilities, and an unbeatable location.

Ritz Carlton New York Central Park

This lavish hotel boasts 259 well-appointed, classically decorated guest rooms and suites. There is also a club floor for travellers who seek a little more luxury and intimacy. The lounge offers five meals and light snacks throughout the day. With its spectacular location directly across the street from Central Park, this hotel is located at one of the most celebrated addresses in the world!

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Located in the Time Warner Centre at Columbus and Central Park Avenue, this contemporary hotel shows hints of Oriental-design flair! The guest rooms feature state-of-the-art technology, including a home theatre sound system and laptop connections to the in-room LCD television. There is a spa, fitness centre, and 75-foot lap pool. With views from the floor to ceiling windows of the Hudson River, Central Park, and the Manhattan skyline, this sophisticated hotel redefines luxury.

The Plaza New York

Featured in movies and books, this legendary hotel is over a century old and exudes elegance and luxury. Having undergone a complete overhaul in 2009, it balances a strong connection with its storied past and unlimited potential for its future! The striking decor heralds images of times past, while maintaining a definite modern vibe. Rooms marry old world charm and opulence with the latest technology. There are onsite, upscale boutiques at the shopping arcade, while access to renowned stores and boutiques are within a few minutes walk!

Hotel Plaza Athenee New York

Nestled among the picturesque townhouses on the fashionable Upper East Side, is this charming and luxurious hotel. Visitors will feel like they have left the city when they return to this location on a quiet, tree-lined street. Central Park, Madison Avenue, Museum Mile, and the shops of Fifth Avenue are just a short stroll away. There are just 114 guestrooms and suites, some with outdoor balconies! The legendary service is what defines this five-star hotel.

Langham Place Fifth Avenue

Located at Fifth Avenue and 37th Street, this contemporary hotel is in close proximity to Grand Central Station, the Lower Manhattan business and financial districts, and the intersection of design, art, and fashion in the Upper East Side locale. Newly constructed in 2010, it boasts a blend of luxurious fittings with understated sophistication. Travellers who appreciate spacious rooms fitted with fine linens and sophisticated furnishings will love this vibrant, well located hotel.

Westin New York Times Square

This hotel gives visitors a chance to rejuvenate themselves with its luxurious and cosmopolitan facilities. At 45-stories tall and featuring a multi-coloured glass skin, the landmark property is exhilarating to behold. The chic guestrooms boast all the modern amenities travellers expect, a place where they can restore their energy and soothe the senses. Atrium Club access is available for guests in specified rooms. It is located in the heart of the Theatre District and adjacent to the 200,000 square foot E-walk entertainment/retail complex.

Gramercy Park Hotel

When it comes to luxury, the Gramercy Park Hotel, with its one-of-a-kind furnishings, artwork, sculptures and designs, pampers guests. Its coveted location at Lexington Avenue and 21st Street is adjacent to the city’s only private park. Beautifully appointed rooms are generous in size, each with a unique layout and vivid colour palettes inspired by the Renaissance painter, Raphael. Eclectic works of art, in the rooms and public areas, are professionally curated.

The Peninsula New York

Ideally located in mid-town at the intersection of 55th Street and Fifth Avenue, in the heart of some of the world’s best shopping, this prestigious retreat was designed with the needs of executive travellers in mind. The 1905 Beaux Arts building retains many of its original architectural features while being infused with all the upscale amenities and conveniences visitors expect. Recently refurbished rooms are classically decorated with an abundance of modern accents.

The Park Hyatt New York

The newly constructed, luxurious and sophisticated hotel boasts large, exquisite rooms, a state-of-the-art spa, fully-equipped fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. Designed by renowned architect Christian de Portzamparc, the hotel features many museum-quality pieces of art, a top-notch restaurant and an amazing location across the street from Carnegie Hall, two blocks from Central Park and in the middle of world class shopping.

Don’t let choosing the right hotel in New York City become a daunting task! Consider which part of town you want to stay in and whether you want a new, contemporary hotel or a classic hotel that successfully marries old world charm with modern amenities. Luxury is at your fingertips.

When was the last time you truly vacationed in style?