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New York: Top 3 Classic Hotels

While we already have a list for New York dining and tourist attractions, it’s about time we discuss New York lodging. If you’re looking to stay at a hotel that boasts of great interior, a haunting history, and a great location, then maybe you could check out the list below of classic New York hotels that you might find interesting! We all know, where you lay your head also makes an impact on your trip so hold off on checking out that New York car rental list and review this first.

Below is a list of 5 classic New York hotels you may either check-in at or just come in to visit to enthral at.



The Chatwal New York

Formerly known as the Lambs Club, the first ever American professional theatre organization, this building was assigned to be re-designed by hotelier Sant Chatwal to Thierry Despont, who is also responsible for the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty and the interiors of the Getty Museum. The result of Despont’s creation is a magnificent hotel that’s considered to be one of the most glamorous hotels in the city. The interiors are adorned with murals, posters, and memorabilia of the hotel’s beginnings in the theatre and its roots in classic New York.

The Pierre

Located at 61st Street at 5th Ave., this classic and ultimately posh hotel is as expensive as it looks. But don’t let that discourage you, considered as a landmark hotel since the 1930’s; The Pierre became part of the 2005 Indian Taj Resorts, Hotels, and Palaces so you know that it’s definitely worth it. With still a touch of old school to it, original fireplaces and elevator operators are still around. The rooms are surprisingly simple compared to the Grand Ballroom and the Rotunda. If you’re wondering where the influences are that got the hotel in the Indian Taj list, well if you look closely, you’ll see that the hotel is clad with modern Indian art, the bedspreads are made of silk, and the bathrooms are built on Turkish marbles.

The Plaza

It should be named The Palace in reality though. This 1907 French-Renaissance style condotel was reopened last 2008 after a $400 million renovation fee. In the renovation, 152 units were changed into private condo units while the rest are still lushly Louis-XV inspired hotel rooms complete with the butlers-with-white-gloves service. If that’s not enough, even while you do your business in the bathroom, you’ll definitely still feel like royalty as you marvel at the gold furnishings and the hanging chandelier on the ceiling, meanwhile, the sinks are fitted with 24-carat gold and mosaic baths. The Oak Bar, Oak Room, and the Palm Court Restaurant are also places within the hotel that are also considered as landmarks so make sure to take a peek when you have time.