One of the most luxurious hotels in the Big Apple is the Park Hyatt New York City.
Just across the street from the Russian Tea House and Carnegie Hall, the tower’s location on West 57th street is just blocks away from Central Park and Columbus Circle. Quick connections from Newark via the Lincoln Tunnel or the Queensboro bridge for LaGuardia or JFK make it perfect for stays long and short. It’s also one of the easiest-to-find hotels due to its iconic structure and prominent location in Central Park South.
The all-glass structure offers stunning views of the city and glimpses of Central Park. A rarity for New York City hotels, the property features not only a pool and jacuzzi, but also a spa. The pool is located high above West 57th street with a massive vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows that bring beautiful sunlight even in the dead of winter.
My daughter loved taking Audrey Hepburn themed photos on the marble floors and natural light of the hotel’s lobby.
The property is home to a variety of rooms and suites some of which include outdoor space, a rarity in the largest city in the US. For this particular stay, I had been upgraded to one of the hotel’s bedroom suites with a separate living room, guest bathroom, bedroom, and incredible bathroom.
What I loved about this suite was the feel it gave of a small New York apartment. The desk was waiting for me to start a novel, the walk-through closet where I’d get dressed for a fancy dinner and a show. It felt like a residence and that’s perhaps the Park Hyatt’s greatest trick.
A guest bathroom greets clients as they enter the from the hotel hallway. This half bathroom is not equipped with a bidet toilet seat (more on that shortly) but does offer separation and privacy for those who may be visiting guests-in-residence without entering the private space of the master bathroom. This is one of my favorite features of true five-star properties.
Past the entrance and the guest bathroom, the living room welcomes guests with a large bar cabinet, couch, seating area with flat-screen TV, and a desk at the window overlooking the park. There was plenty of room for my family of three including my young daughter (make sure to enter the age of children at the time of stay.)
The bedroom suite was spacious and offered the same beautiful view of the towering New York skyline. Entrances to the room are both near the door and the windows with a flow through design. A chair at the window is perfect for contemplation or removing uncomfortable shoes.
The bed offers high threadcount linens, a fluffy duvet, and excellent rest. Light and room controls are available at the bedside including the raising and lowering of the shades.
Slippers were set out for us at turn down service nightly adding to the level of detail, comfort, and charm of this five-star New York hotel. The personalized touches that extended to my name appearing on the TV, a welcome note, and a special gift for my daughter all added to my experience.
One of the greatest highlights of this hotel is the amazing master bathroom. From the bedroom, it flows through to the bathroom via a large closet, storage on either side. Terry cloth robes, a shoe bag (service offered daily), laundry bag, and additional forgotten items for guests. A safe for valuables with a digital lock set to the guest’s prescribed code is also in the closet.
When entering the bathroom, to the left a large soaking tub with bath salts awaits those with the luxury of time to enjoy it. The inimitable Le Labo toiletries are at every sink, in the shower, and at the bathtub. The Le Labo mini bottles of shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner are reason enough to visit the Park Hyatt; full-sized bottles sold a few blocks away run in the hundreds of dollars.
At the back of the bathroom are two stalls with closed doors. To the left is a large walk-in shower with ample room and an overhead rain showerhead and wand. To the right is a closed-door water closet, the seat features a top-end bidet seat with every functionality one could want, and a few surprises.
A double vanity opposite the bathtub gives everyone plenty of time to get ready in their own space without occupying the restroom exclusively.
Hyatt Privé Benefits
Suite upgrades (like the one pictured here) are confirmable within 48 hours of booking if space is available; if not Privé guests remain eligible for space available upgrades upon check-in. Likewise, early check-in and late check-out are offered if as space allows on the day.
Breakfast in the hotel restaurant daily for two guests is a distinguished experience with lobster claw omelets and fluffy french toast with strawberries among a full range of options.
Privé also provides a $100 on-site credit that can be used for anything charged to the room including cocktails, meals, room service, and spa treatments.
The invite-only Hyatt Privé is only available to a select group of qualified agencies and Scott & Thomas is proud to be a part of the program. Guests cannot book Privé stays without such an agent, but please reach out today to speak to our knowledgable staff about booking your next Hyatt Privé stay.