In keeping with The Luxury Channel’s exploration of New York’s classic hotels, Antonia Peck checks in at one of its best.
Piers Morgan and his wife, Celia Walden, were photographed at the Four Seasons in Manhattan for Tatler in an article entitled, The Comeback King. They posed in the lift and their suite on the 48th floor (with incredible views including the Empire State building, majestic in the background). The message being – come to New York, stay at the Four Seasons and you’ve made it.
The Four Season’s brand power shows little signs of waning. Stars attract stars and this hotel chain is not only a leading but trusted destination for the rich, famous and international glitterati. From Marilyn Monroe to Henry Kissinger, as well as the above-mentioned new host of CNN’s evening interview slot, the Four Seasons New York has enticed and lavished them all. Need we mention that the suitably monikered ‘Brangenlina’ are also huge fans of the Four Seasons brand.
It’s not hard to see why. The 52-floor, limestone building was designed by I.M. Pei, an uncompromising visionary who also designed the Louvre’s world famous glass pyramids. The average size of a room is 600 square feet (the size of a two bed apartment) and the marble bathrooms have large baths that run hot in 60 seconds. Add to this a walk-in wardrobe, high ceilings and tall curtains you control from the comfort of your bed, and you are clearly on to a winner. Other perks include the infinitely knowledgeable concierge who knows exactly how to get you a table at the latest haunts – which, in New York, changes every week. Additional details such as an exceptional laundry service and good business facilities help keep guests looking and feeling smart, prepared and ready to take on the world.
The Four Seasons is perfectly located in the centre of Manhattan for shopping trips and business meetings, with taxis whizzing by at all times. Meanwhile, the hotel breakfast sets guests up for the day with inventive fruit juices, eggs with asparagus, and delicious pancakes. Arriving back to your hotel room feels like an occasion and a treat. You will be reluctant to leave this most hospitable of hotels. Book now for the ultimate New York experience.