New York is one of the world’s great cities for luxury hotels. Most of these properties are major luxury brands housed in historic buildings, but last fall the city’s newest five-star hotel debuted in a brand-new skyscraper on West 57th Street in a neighborhood that is quickly becoming known for its new wave of very tall buildings.Entertainment
The Park Hyatt New York, the brand’s first hotel in the city, is located at 153 West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, diagonally across from Carnegie Hall and just two blocks south of Central Park. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, the property features 210 guestrooms, including 92 suites designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Guestrooms are among the largest in the city, starting at 525 square feet, and decorated with a residential feel and innovative modern art.
The hotel itself is part of a 90-story mixed-use tower that features 94 Thomas Juul-Hansen designed luxury spaces with views of Central Park and the New York skyline, though the hotel is housed only in the first 25 floors and only a few rooms have partial park views. Even before it opened, however, the property was designated as “one to watch” by Virtuoso travel