This urban green space is located between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan, the fifth-largest park in the city and a National Historic Landscape. Immortalised on the small and big screen, it’s been the setting for iconic scenes for decades, ensuring visitors to the Big Apple flock to see and experience this unique park in person. Those who find the hectic pace and imposing skyscrapers a little overwhelming will love staying in a hotel perched on the peaceful parkland. Stretching 2.5 by 0.5 miles, you can lose yourself for hours or even days in this beautiful place.
JW Marriott Essex House New York
Like many of the city’s most notable buildings, this one dates back to the 1930s Art Deco era, and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Found at the southern end of Central Park, the Forbes recommended establishment rises 44 storeys, housing 426 bedrooms, 101 suites and 147 condos. All have plush bedding, marble bathrooms and minibars. Interiors are grand with huge glittering chandelier-lit ballrooms, sassy firelit lounges and chic monochrome bedrooms. Enjoy fine dining with a late-night menu, room service and treatments at the PRIMP spa. There’s a shop onsite, free daily newspapers and pets are welcome.
The Mark Hotel
Join the ranks of Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Gigi Hadid, Gisele, Kendall Jenner and the Beckhams when you stay at The Mark. The glamorous 16-storey property is situated on East 77th Street at Madison Avenue. Ebony, sycamore, and nickel furnishings, Italian linens by Quagliotti and marble bathrooms punctuate its 141 classic bedrooms. Foodies will love celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten (a great place to star spot) and the mood-lit Chi-Chi restaurant and bar. And the stylish address caters well to families; Maclaren pushchairs, toys and goodies are provided, with “Woof Woof Kits” for canine guests.