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

The Carlyle – Upper East Side Hotels

The Carlyle is a luxury hotel located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A timeless classic, this Rosewood Hotel has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side overlooking Central Park, it is a true New York City landmark — a showcase of great art, a purveyor of privacy and a sanctuary of luxury and refined taste. Guests feel truly ensconced in the elegant residential atmosphere of this unparalleled New York City luxury hotel.

Features and Amenities

With just 188 rooms and suites distributed among the hotel’s 60 residential apartments, The Carlyle offers the exclusive ambiance of an Upper East Side pied-à-terre. The Carlyle owes its refined interior style to an inimitable roster of designers, including past greats Dorothy Draper and Mark Hampton to present-day stars Thierry Despont and Alexandra Champalimaud. Recent updates to the hotel’s accommodations uphold The Carlyle’s venerable design heritage while adding a touch of contemporary panache to this Manhattan legend.

Spending one’s stay in New York City at The Carlyle is an experience like no other. The Manhattan legend, situated on the Upper East Side near Central Park, is an exemplar of refined luxury. All rooms at the Carlyle range in size and feature either king, queen or double beds for guests. All are individually decorated highlighting the hotel’s original hardwood floors, custom fabrics and original Audubon prints with Piranese and Kips artwork adorning the walls.

Superior Tower Room
Designed by the celebrated interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud, the queen-bedded Superior Tower Rooms are 300 square feet and feature uninterrupted vistas of the Manhattan skyline. Individually designed, each room utilizes elements which exude a modern flair while preserving The Carlyle’s storied past with fine antiques, exquisite wool carpeting and luxurious fabrics. Superior Tower Rooms are located on the 23rd through 33rd floors.

Deluxe Room
Individually decorated and handsomely appointed, Deluxe Rooms offer approximately 475 square feet of living space with views of either Madison Avenue or 76th Street. Featuring a king bed or two twin beds, a large entrance foyer, spacious closets and a comfortable seating area, this accommodation is ideal for guests staying longer in the city. Deluxe Rooms are located on the 3rd through 27th floors.

Premier Room
The Premier Rooms, at 500 sq. feet, feature a king bed, gracious foyer, generous closet space, comfortable seating area, views of Madison Avenue and four fixture bathroom with an oversized stall shower and soaking tub. Rooms are tastefully appointed with classic furnishings and Art Deco touches which highlight the hotel’s original hardwood floors, custom fabrics and unique artwork. Premier Rooms are located on the 4th through 12th floors.

At The Carlyle, exceptional service and upscale amenities gracefully complete guests’ Upper East Side experience. The stay at this legendary Manhattan hotel is to experience life’s finest rewards. Guests enjoy round the clock concierge service, valet & secretarial service, twice-daily maid service, 24-hour in-room dining service, white-gloved elevator operator, 24-hour security and more.

The Carlyle is pet friendly. There is a $50 per night fee. Canine guests (under 25 lbs.) enjoy: dog beds and bowls; pet snacks and Fiji water; and dog walking service. In-house boutiques at this Manhattan luxury hotel include the Kenneth Rendell Gallery, H.M. Luther antiques, Helly Nahmad art gallery, florist L’Olivier, and Yves Delorme linens, as well as designer boutique Vera Wang and Edith Weber Fine Antique Jewelry. The Carlyle is the exclusive U.S. source for Rubinacci neckties. Both the classic seven-fold tie and the signature Carlyle tie are available for purchase at the concierge desk. The Carlyle Galleries, facing the hotel on Madison Avenue, boasts a collection of art and antique show rooms. Guests also relax and rejuvenate at the Sense® Spa with high-tech fitness center & Yves Durif salon.

The Carlyle Restaurant

A long-time favorite among prominent East Side neighbors and socialites, The Carlyle Restaurant, designed in the English manor house style by the late Mark Hampton, marries luxury with intimacy. Patrons feel at home at once, ready to devote their full attention to a seasonally motivated menu. Dishes feature the finest regional American ingredients with French influences. The larger of the restaurant’s two intimately lit rooms features plush chintz-covered banquettes, Aubusson rugs and mirrored alcoves, set off by a dramatic six-foot-tall floral arrangement. Just off the main room, a smaller dining room shimmers in Fortuny silk. Throughout, English hunting scenes by Fores, as well as engravings by Redoute and Liliacae, complete the country house ambiance.


The Carlyle’s Upper East Side neighborhood, Manhattan’s legendary Gold Coast, offers a wealth of museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, galleries, theaters such as the Lincoln Center, and upscale shopping within easy walking distance of the hotel. Of course, the ultimate New York City walk is through Central Park, naturally lovely in any season and just one block away. For New York City attractions and cultural venues further afield, guests are encouraged to ask our knowledgeable concierges for tips, directions, transportation options and ticket availability. The hotel stands one block from Central Park’s Mid-Park, where landmarks include the Shakespeare Garden, Bethesda Terrace and the Marionette Theatre. The Carlyle’s Upper East Side locale, at Madison Avenue at 76th Street, places one near the Whitney and the Frick, as well as New York City’s Museum Mile – where you’ll find the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Museum of the City of New York and more. In addition to art museums, the Upper East Side boasts a variety of well-regarded galleries selling fine art and antiques.

In addition to the Carlyle Galleries, directly opposite the hotel on Madison Avenue, nearby galleries include Allan Stone Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Knoedler & Company, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries and Zwirner & Wirth. The hotel is just a short cab ride away from the sights and sounds of Broadway; if you’re looking to head downtown, the 6 train is right outside your doorstep to take you to all of Lower Manhattan’s neighborhoods.