The Roosevelt Hotel
To get a true sense of the brand of luxury the Roosevelt Hotel has exemplified since opening in 1924, guests needn't venture past the lobby, where the gilded molding and columns, domed ceiling, Tiffany crystal chandelier, rich draperies, and balconies suggest a confident, dignified air. In fact, the landmark hotel located between Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues even has a Hollywood pedigree—it's appeared in feature films like Wall Street, The French Connection, Maid in Manhattan, and 1408. When renovations finish by February 2012, the rooms will feature new carpet, fixtures, and furniture while keeping the historical feel. The hotel also caters to business travelers, by providing high-speed Internet, spacious wooden desks, and ergonomic chairs.