Conde Nast Gold List 2012 Honors NYC Hotels

Comparable to the Oscars to the hospitality industry, Conde Nast has announced their Gold List 2012: The World’s Best Places to Stay.  On this prestigious list are a number of luxurious New York City Hotels:

The Carlyle

Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park


Four Seasons


The Peninsula


Trump International Hotel & Tower


St. Regis


Mandarin Oriental


Andaz Wall Street


The Plaza

St. Regis Hotel – Midtown Hotels

The St. Regis is one of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan. Overlooking the world-famous Fifth Avenue, and ideally located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this original 1904 Beaux-Arts classic landmark is at the foremost address. As the first St. Regis, the legendary Astor family premiered a timeless legacy, today featuring the signature 24-hour St. Regis Butler Service, an on-site florist, the historic King Cole Bar and the critically acclaimed Adour Alain Ducasse, a new restaurant.

Features and Amenities

The 164 guest rooms and 65 suites feature the elegance of custom-made furnishings, including silk wall coverings and antiques that personalize spacious accommodations. A king bed and large writing desk are the focus of the guestrooms at the St. Regis. The high Edwardian elegance of the original interior was honored in the most recent renovation, which employed world-renowned designers to bring updated elegance to these classic rooms. All rooms feature marble baths with separate shower and bath, custom-made furnishings and silk wall coverings. All guests enjoy full access to our fitness center and spa as well as the services of the 24-hour English-style butlers.

Rooms feature stereo CD players, flat screen TVs, MP3 players, feather down comforters, Pratesi bed linens, feather pillows, foam pillows, Egyptian cotton sheets, Remede bath amenities, terry cloth bathrobes, weight scales, bathroom telephones, double sinks, hairdryers, alarm clocks and radios, dual line speakerphones, refrigerators and fully stocked mini-bars. You’ll also find incredible 12-foot ceilings, connecting rooms upon request, writing desks, double-paned windows, chandeliers, rollaway beds upon request, sitting areas in larger rooms, floor to ceiling windows, in-room safes and packing/unpacking service. The hotel also features numerous suites, each more decadent than the rest.

The St. Regis New York guest experiences exceptional service and enjoys distinctive amenities that include: Maitre d’Etages on duty to provide personal service at any hour, complimentary garment pressing upon arrival, fresh fruit or candy delivered daily, and unlimited use of the on-site private health club.

There are two restaurants at the St. Regis – Astor Court and Ardor. Astor Court serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and Sunday brunch. The menu offers international dishes such as sheepsmilk ricotta ravioli with fava beans or tuna tartare and American fare like buffalo steak tartare with quail eggs and grilled New York sirloin. Porthault linens, Limoges china and Waterford crystal set the tone for an elegant dining experience. Ardour is the newer restaurant of the two, and features an incredible wine bar. Chef Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs and the only one to have owned and operated three signature restaurants each honored with three Michelin stars. Ducasse has developed unparalleled expertise over the past 25 years in the art of good living and eating, evidenced by his receipt of the world’s most prestigious culinary awards.

Location

The St. Regis is located right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, on 55th Street and 5th Avenue. Midtown east stretches from 42nd Street north to 59th, and East of Fifth Avenue to the East River. The area is populated with some of New York’s most iconic landmarks. While walking along 42nd Street and Park Avenue a visit to Grand Central Station is certainly in order, for Grand Central is one of the most stunning railroad stations in America. Walk in to admire its stunning brass clock, the exquisite staircases, and the unique celestial ceiling, its light bluish-green background filled with well-known constellations dotted with tiny lights. The St. Regis sits on upper Fifth Avenue, which might as well be called its very own gold coast – it’s proliferated with big department stores and luxury boutiques. Everywhere from H&M to Tiffany & Co., Prada to Louis Vuitton can be found here. Restaurants abound, and Central Park isn’t far away. Midtown East is an ideal neighborhood to spend your stay in New York, as the area is full of attractions and iconic landmarks.