Few hotels in New York come with as much history as The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park.
Built in the early 20th century by prolific architect Emery Roth, the Ritz-Carlton (then, the Moritz Hotel) was designed to welcome the world’s glitterati who regularly waltzed through New York. If you want to add your name to the illustrious guest list, here’s five reasons to go there next time you’re in the Big Apple.
It’s just opposite Central Park
Calling Central Park The Ritz-Carlton New York’s backyard is no exaggeration. The hotel enjoys a unique location opposite Manhattan’s world-famous green patch, and since Park side rooms all come equipped with telescopes, there’s no better place to soak in the view.
The classic design and atmosphere
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is one of the best examples of Old World charm in the Big Apple. Built in 1911 by prolific architect Emery Roth, the building’s Art Deco atmosphere brings you back to the 30’s the minute you step inside. With its classical music, mood lighting, flickering candles and a signature scent inspired by Central Park, the hotel’s intimate lobby is an antidote to the heavy traffic on the outside that you can’t help falling in love with.
It’s got some of the most spacious rooms in the city
With it’s entry level room sized at a generous 425 SQ FT (40 SQM), and it’s largest suite at an apartment-sized 1980 SQ FT ( 184 SQ M)- more on that next- The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is the place to stay if space is a priority when choosing a hotel. In fact, in our Grand Collection, few hotels in New York can match the generous amount of real estate it offers.
The Royal Suite
Acres of space, classic designs and breathtaking views of Central Park whenever you look out the window, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park’s Royal Suite is the one to pick if you’re after a no holds barred hotel experience. The suite offers its guests 2 king bedrooms, 2 marble-clad bathrooms, a dining room which can seat up to eight, and a large foyer and living area to entertain guests. More apartment than hotel room, the Royal Suite is a splurge worth doing.
Norman Bukofzer’s artisanal cocktails at the Star Lounge
If The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park has a reputation for making the best martini in New York, it’s thanks to Norman Bukofzer. The barman is something of a local legend with over 47 years on the job and whenever you taste one of his concoctions, the experience shows. Served in the unashamedly old-school setting of the Star Lounge, settling down for one of Bukofzer’s drink is well worth your time, whether you’re booked into the hotel or not.