New York is the luxury capital of the world.  With its diverse culture, plethora of arts and bustling fashion scene, it is the best place in the world to live. Destination Luxury has compiled a list of the top hotels in New York where the most fashionable Manhattan sophisticates live, work and play. 

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14. The Plaza Hotel

Striking the balance between its storied past and limitless future, The Plaza is the ultimate New York City luxury lifestyle destination – an iconic urban resort with a new and contemporary spirit. While traditions remain, such as the opulent grandeur of the Beaux Arts décor, exciting new offerings at this legendary hotel include the elegant Champagne Bar, the stylish Rose Club, and The Plaza Food Hall.

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13. Royalton 

 This dark sexy hotel is one of the most seductive in New York City. Stylish and modern living rooms attract the Manhattan’s most sophisticated…and don’t forget to have a cocktail in the lounge.

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12. Palace Hotel

 Experience the royal treatment at the New York Palace, a landmark luxury hotel with an ideal Midtown setting. This Madison Avenue hotel is comprised of the 19th-century Villard Mansion, built for financier Henry Villard, and a modern, 55-story tower overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Fashionable Fifth Avenue is just 1 block west. Treat yourself to the latest designer looks from Saks Fifth Avenue, just steps away. If you’re traveling with your “princess,” visit the American Girl Place, a 5-minute walk, then take in magical views from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, Midtown’s crown jewel.

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11. Hotel Plaza Athenee 

Surrounded by elegant town houses on a quiet street off Madison Avenue, the Hôtel Plaza Athénée exudes European sophistication and has been a home to the discriminating traveler for over two decades. In 2010, the hotel unveiled new guestrooms, including four top luxury suites, a spa and an enlarged fitness center. Accommodations provide the feel of a New York townhouse and many suites have terraces with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Arabelle restaurant and sultry Bar Seine are popular with hotel guests as well as the discerning Manhattanite.

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10. The St. Regis New York

Featuring dramatically renovated and redesigned guestrooms, suites, and public spaces along with the debut of the new King Cole Bar & Salon under renowned New York chef and restaurateur, John DeLucie, The St. Regis New York has unveiled a bold new era of glamour at Manhattan’s best address.

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9. Gramercy Park Hotel 

This landmark New York Hotel, located in the heart of the City, has been home to creative minds and distinguished guests for nearly a century. The Hotel is a modern take on a traditional grand New York Hotel, with its custom-designed, handcrafted furnishings and rotating collection of 20th century Artwork, including masterpieces from Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Every room in this New York Hotel features unique Luxury Amenities — imported Italian linens, exquisite Artwork and luxurious beauty products.

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8. Pierre Taj Hotel

The Pierre, New York, A Taj Hotel occupies a choice corner right on Central Park,where Midtown’s upscale shopping merges into the residential elegance of the Upper East Side. One of the city’s original grande dame properties, the hotel is managed by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and offers a stunning blend of old-world glamour and contemporary innovation.

The Grand Ballroom, one of New York’s eminent wedding spots, has a restored trompe l’oeil ceiling and historic rotunda, while other public spaces boast a more modern sensibility, like the Art Deco inspired Two E Bar/Lounge created by designers Alexandra Champalimaud and Edwarth Melcarth.

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7. Langham Place, 5th Ave 

For the discerning traveller, Langham Place Hotel, Fifth Avenue in New York delivers an engaging blend of modern luxury and urban sophistication. Located in Midtown Manhattan near Times Square and Grand Central Station, Langham Place, Fifth Avenue stands at the crossroads of art, fashion and design.

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6. Four Seasons New York

Step through a gleaming entryway into a soaring Midtown East luxury hotel lobby steeped in grand tradition, highlighted with art deco lamps and a backlit onyx ceiling. After experiencing the exhilarating whirlwind that is NYC, return to the serenity of Four Seasons and its spectacular views of Central Park.

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5. Peninsula

The elegant 23-story corner building enchants with its ornamented windows and rusticated base.  Arrivals enter at the ground-floor foyer. The lobby is up a grand stairway under a looming chandelier and coffered ceilings. Reception works with studied professionalism and you feel as though you have truly arrived – you certainly have as you are at one of Manhattan’s finest and smack in the center of it all at 55th and Fifth.

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4. Soho Grand

If you like hotels that are interior as crystal looking with ultimate luxury, this is the place you have to visit. On summer season, you will enjoy the coolness and glamour of interior just like The Frozen film. Countless art galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants are walking distance from this iconic Manhattan location. The hotel’s rooms are filled with luxe amenities and the latest technologies. The venue is a centered around New York City as the glam weekend getaway.  

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3. The Mark Hotel

Enjoy the good life at the Mark hotel. This boutique hotel marries with French elegance and contemporary New York styles. With all the modern conveniences and contemporary design, basque in nature at its finest. The Mark restaurant serves European fare made with ingredients fresh from the market. Have some taste of French styles and elegance here in New York City.

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2. The Carlyle Hotel

Be thrilled by the view at The Carlyle Hotel! This hotel is ongoingly filled with a concentration of royalty, heads of state and celebrities. They make a point of ensuring you are comfortable at all times. All the while, you will found yourself half listening and half gasping with glamour and modernized styles. With a great view of New York City, exposing one of the most beautiful city views in United States, it’s difficult to top on our list.

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1. Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York

Unless of course, you are the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. This tops it off as number 1 on our list. No reasons to explain. No question anymore. What are you waiting for? Just be there with your carriers. Mandarin Oriental Hotel is definitely on the top of hotel lists you want to go! You will feel how fast time flies while staying at this hotel in New York City. With the lavish and futuristic look, it’s no wonder why Mandarin Oriental tops our list.

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