Warwick New York, Midtown
From the shimmering gold chandeliers of the lobby, to the signs above the lifts that flash ‘this car up’, the authentic gold mail chute and the soft leather furnishings of the bar, the Warwick New York hotel exudes a sense of old Hollywood glamour in Midtown Manhattan. Having played host to celebrities including Elvis Presley, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn and The Beatles, this iconic hotel is also among Manhattan’s most historic. Its fantastic location puts you just a few blocks from Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Modern Art, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park and the famous shops of Fifth Avenue. Greeted by the friendly doormen, as you step into the lobby through the revolving doors, the nostalgic atmosphere of classic New York follows you in from the street.
Commissioned by William Randolph Hearst in 1926 for his mistress, the famous actress Marion Davies, a touch of classic luxury is evident throughout the hotel, with an homage to the star found on each level opposite the lifts. Combining a sense of the vintage with a contemporary twist, the hotel’s breakfast restaurant, Murals on 54th, serves delicious modern American cuisine. Named for the patron, Randolph’s Bar & Lounge is the place to be as night falls. With leather furnishings and rich wooden panelling, the inspired American fare served here is complemented by the timeless and sophisticated atmosphere, making it a great place to relax after a day of exploration. Be sure not to miss out on the restaurant’s great range of appetisers, with the delicious lobster rolls and calamari a couple of favourites. Once you’ve indulged on the hotel’s offerings, you won’t have to go far to savour some spectacular local cuisine, with nearby highlights including the Asian/American fare served at Rue 57 and superb Italian at bistro milano.
If a quiet retreat is what you’re seeking, the sound of the city streets can’t be heard from the hotel’s comfortable rooms and suites, while the neutral palette of champagne and pistachio adds to the sense of tranquillity. For a little more indulgence, the suites offer a comfortable living area that epitomises classic American luxury. If you’re after a room with a view, opt for one of the 6 Avenue Premier Plus Rooms that boast superb views of the Thanksgiving Day parade.