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Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Ritz-Carlton Central Park

Photo: Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton

50 Central Park S.
New York, NY, 10019, United States
TEL: (212) 308-9100
TEL: (800) 241-3333

The sight (and, it must be said, smell) of carriage horses greets you as you enter this 33-story, limestone-fronted building on the southern edge of Central Park. Transformed from the St. Moritz Hotel in 2002, it has a laid-back, town house feel (tasseled damask curtains, fringed armchairs) and is known for its beyond-the-call-of-duty service. The multilingual staff—which includes bath butlers, a tech butler (for troubleshooting laptop issues), a gemologist, and an award-winning concierge team—will loan you (or your dog) a Burberry trench coat if it's raining, and come evening, the chauffeured house Bentley is at your disposal. The 259 rooms and suites, done up in taupe and pale rose tones, come with damask curtains and seven pillow choices; bathrooms are outfitted with deep soaking tubs and Etro amenities. Potted palms and original Samuel Halpert paintings of New York adorn the Star Lounge, and a traditional bistro meal at Auden Bistro & Bar, the hotel's new Laurent Tourondel restaurant, is a must.

Room to Book: One of the 83 park-facing rooms, each of which comes with a telescope and bird-watching guide.

Doubles from $685.

Insider Tip:

You won't know the hotel's full charm until you have an over-the-counter chat with legendary bartender Norman Bukofzer, who works nights Monday through Friday at the Star Lounge.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 259

Number of Suites: 47

Year Opened: 2002



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