Park Hyatt New York
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc lent his genius to this staggering 210-room property, which towers over midtown Manhattan’s Billionaires' Row. Upon entering the ground level, guests are immediately whisked up to the lobby on floor three, where a stylish, gray-marble-clad “Living Room” lounge shares space with an intimate bar overlooking 57th Street. Until the new restaurant concept, Bevy, opens this spring, all meals are taken in the living room—and the elegant menu goes beyond your typical hotel dining to include dishes like grilled squid stuffed with arugula and hemp seeds, Montauk tuna bowl, lobster bisque with American caviar, caramelized cauliflower, and perfectly bite-sized pumpkin maple or mulled wine éclairs for dessert. (While they’re noshing on delicious chicken fingers and fries, kids are encouraged to get off their devices with the “Feed Your Mind” program, where they can choose a Phaidon children’s book to read as one of their courses.) Upstairs, the Yabu-Pushelberg designed accommodations feel elegant and spacious—a standard room starts at 484 square feet. Design touches such as soothing gray-and-silver-toned plush carpets and stone bathroom floors are off set by dark wood doors and floor-to-ceiling windows. But the hotel’s piece de resistance is Spa Nalai, a welcoming aerie on the 25th floor complete with a 65-foot pool. (Under the water, you’ll hear a Carnegie Hall soundtrack pumped through the speakers.) Each of the six treatment suites come with their own steam shower and separate dressing room for maximum privacy, and the well-trained therapists will listen to guests' needs and customize their massage or facial accordingly.