NY Design Agenda is going to show you our selection of the TOP 10 Designed Hotels in the city that never sleeps. Which one is your favorite one?
Embracing its early-20th-century Beaux-Arts glamour with near-perfect aplomb, this hotel doesn’t hold back on luxury trimmings, all in muted shades of camel and beige. Don’t expect postcard-worthy views, though—except, perhaps, of the building’s twin, the St. Regis, directly across the Avenue.
This luxury spot opened in 2013, boasting Art Deco–style interiors in cool neutral tones that were inspired by the dressing rooms in nearby Carnegie Hall. A customized scent wafts through the WestHouse’s public spaces, and guests can dine with stellar views of the city at rooftop lounge the Terrace.
Rooms at this hotel are so well-appointed and spacious that few who check-in (and agree to the price tag) ever complain. Floor-to-ceiling windows command spectacular Central Park views). It’s a toss-up… be coddled in an aerie of Asian elegance, or venture forth to mix with us regular folk over dinner at Asíte or shopping at Williams-Sonoma or Hugo Boss?
Andaz 5th Avenue
Opened in 2010, the former department store blends contemporary design with elements of prewar industrial New York, such as exposed-pipe ceilings and sash windows. The brand has obviously hit upon a formula of cozy minimalism with a hint of sexy finesse.
A relative newcomer (it opened in late 2013), The Quin has quickly become known for its luxurious, well-appointed rooms. King-sized Duxiana beds are the norm, and each room is equipped with Fresh beauty products, Sferra linens, and iPads that can be used to control the temperature, check-out times, and more.
The fact that Madonna once spent nearly a year living in one of the suites at this sumptuous boutique hotel should give you an idea of its caliber. An Art Deco exterior gives way to spacious, European-inspired rooms decorated with one-of-a-kind antiques and gold curtains, plus authentic wood-burning fireplaces.
This hotel has spacious rooms filled with natural light, supple surfaces, and natural materials. All rooms and suites have walnut wardrobes, bedside tables, and trim; wondrously comfortable Duxiana beds; and deep soaking tubs. Another 57 apartment suites have full stainless-steel kitchens. Space is the real luxury, as always, in Manhattan. Rooms start at a generous-for–New York 400-square-feet.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
Each apartment-style room has a sophisticated color palette of gray, aubergine, ivory, and caramel, with Schonbek crystal chandeliers over dining table, rosewood, mahogany, maple, and walnut finishes. Kitchens have top-of-the-line appliances, and at evening turndown, water is served in Rogaska glasses. Move over, Old School: Trump has trumped us.
The lobby’s Art Deco-inspired black-and-gray palette is echoed in generously sized guest rooms with Duxiana beds and oversized bathrooms. This is an excellent find in a city notorious for cramped quarters.