New York City (which has been described some as the 'cultural capital of the modern world') is America's most densely populated metropolis and one of the most popular spots for USA Holidays. It boasts one of the world's most distinctive urban skylines, which is perfect for the kind of luxury holidays offered by providers such as Hayes and Jarvis.
As so if you are around, you may as well get ‘a room with a view’ with all the amenities. And so, we've picked out five very well positioned and catered for hotels dotted about various neighbourhoods of the 'Big Apple' for you...
Notable View: The Empire State Building
Fun facts: The outdoor swimming pool has a fantastic view of the Empire State Building as seen from underneath
At 20 stories tall, boasting 249 rooms, an onsite gym, and all the trimmings of high-class Park Avenue living, The Gansevoort earns its place at number 1 in our sophisticated set of spots to stay. It's located in an almost perfect place for visitors looking to take in the ambiance of New York's most famous spots and attractions, including New York City Library, Times Square, the Theatre District and The Empire State building.
Notable View: Downtown Manhattan
Fun facts: The place was one of John F. Kennedy's favourites and a regular haunt. He came here to celebrate after Marilyn Monroe sung him happy birthday
A place for “Kings, queens, presidents, celebrities”, this is a fact well reflected in the design and the considerable price tag at The Carlyle. Truly a classic, the hotel dates back to 1930 and is situated on a piece of prime real estate in the prestigious Madison Avenue and 75th Street area. There are few places more premium than here.
Notable View: Central Park
Fun facts: Recognisable as the set for Eddie Murphy's 2011 comedy Tower Heist. For a price, the sous-chef from the Jean Georges restaurant will prepare you a meal in your own kitchenette.
Most of everybody recognises Donald Trump, a man who epitomises the glitz and glamour of high class New York City lifestyle. The Trump International Hotel reflects its charismatic owner, and has the same high quality standards that everything in the Trump brand is keen to be known by. So think concierges, personal assistants, corner suites with breathtaking views over Central Park. And not forgetting some painstaking attention to detail on the interior design (to which we can thank The Donald's daughter, Ivanka).
Notable View: Little Italy and Chinatown
Fun facts: There are three types of dressing gowns available in the room, including one for your dog. The lobby is full of books from the non-profit charity Housing Works, which are on sale, with all proceeds going to the charity.
There are few places in NYC as hip as the East Village, and few places as strategically placed in the East Village as The Standard. In its previous incarnation, The Standard was known as the Cooper Square Hotel, and today it stands 21 stories tall, with its modern glass and steel architecture making for a conspicuous sight in the mostly low rise ambiance of the area.
Notable View: Brooklyn Bridge looking into Manhattan across the river and The Statue of Liberty
Fun facts: Getting quesadillas and a burger via room service here will cost you about $70. Staff are usually super helpful, providing maps of the area, information on the subway, and personal tips on the best places to eat.
Marriot are known for excellent service and their Brooklyn Bridge location is no exception. A very popular spot for business types charging to and fro from the financial district (about five minutes by cab), Manhattan itself is a mere 10 minute subway ride away and the Brooklyn Heights within strolling distance.