There are Some Amazing New Hotels Cropping up in Midtown Manhattan
The Baccarat has company. Other new upscale hotels have recently been settling in midtown, which is in the midst of a real estate and restaurant boom.
Stay at the just-opened Knickerbocker (doubles from $625, pictured above) to be in Times Square. The 330 cocoon-like guest rooms and standout restaurant from Charlie Palmer are the antidote to the intensity outside.
For all of its over-the-top features—not least the 90-floor tower that it anchors on West 57th Street—the nearly year-old Park Hyatt New York (doubles from $795) is supremely comfortable, with an intimate bar and 210 spacious rooms designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
Eco and refined aren’t mutually exclusive; they just need careful consideration to support one another. At Barry Sternlicht’s other new property, 1 Hotel Central Park (doubles from $525), opening at the end of the month, that means offering free rides in a house Tesla and bringing back Jams, Jonathan Waxman’s pioneering restaurant.