This five-star flagship is awash in discreet luxury and is housed in an ultra-luxe condo skyscraper, where penthouses run north of $90 million. The hotel’s steely black street entrance resembles a bank more than a hotel; inside, a minimal-chic entry with 35-foot ceilings keeps it cool with gray stone, marble and artworks. For all the sleek style on the lower floors, you step off the elevator into a warm, wood-paneled hallway with a residential vibe. The guestrooms are spacious, starting at 500 square feet, with wood hues complimenting sleek modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Wrap up the day with a massage at the stunning 13,000-square-foot spa or a swim in the gorgeous 25th-floor lap pool.
Head uptown two blocks for the entrance to Central Park, with its 843 acres of grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Or go four blocks south for more than 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art.