Hotels in New York
The 80-year old island staple, where Charles Lindbergh once visited, gave its 107 rooms a multimillion dollar overhaul in 2009. The property has a scaled-down replica of the town’s famous lighthouse, not to mention three pools, four tennis courts, a spa, and a marina.
When design partners Ian Schrager and Julian Schnabel unveiled their reimagined, ultraswanky Gramercy Park Hotel in winter 2006, it brought modern glamour back to this 1925-era property.
The Muse Hotel, located in New York’s Theater District, has an almost whimsical feel.
Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Omni Berkshire Place is one block from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and two blocks from New York’s iconic Rockefeller Plaza.
Andre Balazs has made frugality fun at this whimsical Times Square address.
Family-owned and operated since 1869, the 251-room Mohonk Mountain House resembles a Victorian castle—albeit one known for its daily outdoor activities.
Units at this gray-shingled northeastern beach cottage come with their own kitchens for staging private wine-and-cheese wind-downs.
This inn’s breakfast has made a name for itself as one of Long Island’s most indulgent; don’t leave without sampling the lobster frittatas and crayfish and andouille étouffe omelettes.
In a landmark building on the Upper East Side, The Mark has been reimagined by French designer Jacques Grange as a soigné retreat. The striking black-and-white, Op Art lobby announces this is no longer a frumpy enclave for ladies who lunch.
The highlight of this animal farm is Apple, the potbellied pig whose bristly coat is an almost meditative pleasure to pet and who may very well try to eat you (in a good-natured piggy way). Human accommodations are entirely unpretentious, with rooms facing out to the distant peaks.