THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2019.
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 2019. A Manhattan institution since 1931, this Hilton-owned legend is surprisingly elegant considering that, at times, the lobby is choked with gawking tourists, business executives and travelers who honeymooned here more than 40 years ago. The staff works valiantly to keep things moving along, and it shows: service is admirably smooth. Enhancing the personalized atmosphere, the 1,232 rooms (including 197 suites) vary considerably, with some resembling large closets and others ballrooms with Texas-size marble bathrooms. Towers executive accommodations (as opposed to the historic accommodations) provide added amenities, including a lounge with complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres.
Art Deco styling is showcased at legendary Peacock Alley, serving creative New American fare as well as one of the city's top Sunday brunches. In addition, the Bull & Bear offers hearty steaks and chops, and La Chine presents refined Chinese cuisine prepared with French influences. For indulgence, the on-site Guerlain Spa is a haven of pampering, while the excellent fitness center is open round the clock. The hotel's 60,000 square feet of event space includes a ballroom with four-story-high ceilings; it is coveted for both elegant conferences and weddings. Given its stellar reputation and longevity, it's no wonder this hotel is an official New York City landmark.