Elegance and intimacy in a massive historic hotel.
Kings and presidents have slept at this grand dowager, and the luxurious Old World atmosphere makes it easy to see why. The 553 rooms, which include 30 one- and two-bedroom suites, feature original or reproduction mahogany antiques and wrought-iron details throughout (there are modern amenities such as flat screen televisions, too). The Garden Court restaurant offers a breathtaking respite, with marble columns, crystal chandeliers and rich carpeting beneath a remarkable leaded-glass dome. Also notable: the 1909 Maxfield Parrish mural of "The Pied Piper of Hamlin" located in the Pied Piper Bar. The hotel offers a health spa, fitness center and sky-lit swimming pool. Conference and event spaces include a room that can accommodate more than 1,000 people.