St. Regis New York
Built in 1904 and still gleaming, this Beaux-Arts beauty is a well-polished monument to old New York. The lobby, restored to its turn of the 20th century glamour, is a model of old-school opulence, with eight hand-painted trompe l’oeil ceiling murals, Corinthian-capped pilasters, and a king’s ransom in marble and gold trim. In the dark-wood, paneled Cognac Room, you can sip fine whiskey or create bespoke Thornwillow stationary; and the mahogany King Cole Bar boasts a colorful legacy as the birthplace of the original Red Snapper, or Bloody Mary, and a favorite of iconic patrons including Salvador Dali. The newly renovated guestrooms and expansive suites feature Italian marble baths, silk wall fabrics, and Bose sound systems—and each room comes with its own 24-hour butler.