New York luxury hotels | The Lowell

I recently made a hotel site inspection of seven New York luxury hotels and will be posting brief reviews of those properties. This first review is of the Lowell Hotel New York.

Don't be put off by the postage-stamp lobby right off of East 63rd Street in Manhattan's Upper East Side. I loved everything else about the Lowell, from the residential feel of its guestrooms to the genuine warmth and personal attention provided guests at this boutique hotel. I was upgraded to a Junior Suite on one of the floors recently decorated by interior decorator Michael Smith. The room is large by New York standards and extremely attractive with muted earth tones of tan, gold, and brown.

Renovated rooms feature dark hardwood floors with oriental rugs. My marble bathroom was large with double sinks, a tub (with its own small flat screen television to match the large wall mounted set in the bedroom), and an immense shower. Being on the south east corner of the building, the room was flooded with natural light. Other perks? Bulgari amenities, free internet, a live potted orchid in the bedroom, and an orchid in a vase on the bathroom vanity. Families will appreciate the spacious one and two bedroom suites, and for a real treat, book the Penthouse suite.

Guests booking through a Virtuoso luxury travel consultant also receive a daily Continental breakfast for two, upgrade on arrival subject to availability, and a welcome amenity of a bottle red or white wine and a fruit basket.

Lowell Hotel New York (search here on Google)

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