Top-notch personal service and some of the best views near Lincoln Center.
Donald Trump worked real estate magic when he purchased what was ranked one of the ten worst buildings in the nation, the old Gulf+Western on Columbus Circle. With the help of architect Philip Johnson, he had it stripped of its outer skin and re-clothed in glass and steel, turning it into a glitzy hotel-condo property. The most unique feature of the services offered here is the Trump Attaché, a valet assigned to each guest upon reservation to anticipate his or her every need and to record personal preferences for future visits. There are 176 guest rooms and 141 one-bedroom suites. Many have spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. All are decorated in subdued tones and furnished ultra comfortably with plush pieces including sofas and rugs. Depending on the room, amenities include Wi-Fi, huge plasma-screen TVs and kitchens equipped with gourmet cooking utensils. Cell phones and personal computers are available on request. The comprehensive 6,000-square-foot Fitness Center & Spa has a 55-foot lap pool and offers special supervised workouts in Central Park in addition to an extensive menu of body and beauty treatments. Need another reason to stay here? The cuisine of award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who oversees the kitchen of one of the country’s highest-rated restaurants, Jean-Georges. Nougatine, a comparably more laid back dining option within Jean-Georges, delivers grand views of Central Park and offers a glimpse into the restaurant's exhibition kitchen. The Mistral Terrace, featuring Nougatine fare, affords diners and guests al fresco dining when in season. It's also possible to secure an in-room chef to prepare and present a meal in a guest room kitchen --- for those looking for the ultimate in personal dining indulgence.