New York Palace
Situated behind a gated courtyard and an arched colonnade, the New York Palace is a luxury hotel located directly across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Featured prominently on Gossip Girls, the hotel combines the Renaissance-style Villard Mansion—built in 1882 for financier Henry Villard—with a modern 55-story tower of dark glass and aluminum. The two-story lobby connects the buildings with grand staircases. In addition to the 813 rooms and 86 suites, all of which have huge picture windows, the hotel contains a spa, a fitness center overlooking the cathedral, and the Michelin two-starred Gilt restaurant.