One of the city’s most iconic hotels, The St. Regis New York is a designated New York City landmark with a history that dates back to 1904. Socialite John Jacob Astor IV, the original owner, envisioned the hotel as a lavish retreat with residential flair. Today, you’ll find that the newly renovated St. Regis New York is still laced with original brass detailing and marble staircases throughout the Midtown Manhattan hotel, evoking the grand old days of luxury travel.
Rooms have high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, silk wall coverings, and Louis XVI antiques—along with easy-to-use bedside consoles for controlling lighting, audio, and climate, and huge flat-screen TVs that rise via remote control from the foot of your bed.
If you require the best, the St. Regis delivers; the “designer suites” are outfitted in one-of-a-kind style by Dior, Tiffany, and Bentley and have fabulous views. Dine in the legendary King Cole Bar, a dimlylit institution with famously playful Maxfield Parrish murals, and keep your eye out for historic touches throughout the property, like an original mail chute in the lobby.
The grand, century-old St. Regis is known for its extraordinary service — rivaled only by that of the Plaza — but the hotel has many other outstanding features, including 229 elegant rooms with great amenities, a world-class spa, and a great location on Fifth Avenue. While it lacks the pool and Central Park views of the Mandarin Oriental, some will find that a famed Bloody Mary at the King Cole Bar more than compensates.
St. Regis, New York
2 E 55th St
New York, New York 10022
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