New York luxury hotels | The Plaza

The Plaza is perfectly located at the southeast corner of Central Park, and its recent $400 million renovation has created a stunning five star luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan. The old 59th Street entrance is now reserved exclusively for apartment owners. Hotel guests enter on the Fifth Avenue side of the building (as do patrons of the Palm Court restaurant and the Oak Bar). The public spaces of the hotel are impressive, and the Palm Court has a beautifully reconstructed stained glass ceiling, a feature of the original property that was removed by a previous owner.

Room selection is critical at the Plaza. A room with a lot of natural light is highly desirable because the gilded furnishings look overdone in artificial light, so do work with a luxury travel consultant when booking the Plaza New York. You will want to be blocked into a room with full-length windows and a view preferably to the east (Fifth Avenue) or the north (Central Park). In the summer months — when the sun is high in the sky — courtyard view rooms have plenty of natural light.

For discounted rates and special amenities including a Full American breakfast for two in the Palm Court and a $100 F&B credit, book your room at the Plaza New York through a Virtuoso luxury travel consultant.

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