Life moves fast in Manhattan, and there are always new hotels and restaurants to visit. The only way to make the most of the city is to be in the know, so here’s our pick of the three most interesting places to stay and dine right now.
THE HIGH LIFE
The Park Hyatt New York will, promises Katherine Melchior Ray, vice president of luxury brands for Hyatt, “redefine the standard for luxury in New York City.” It occupies the first 25 floors of the new One57 skyscraper, and design firm Yabu Pushelberg took inspiration from the finest Upper East Side homes to create the tasteful interiors, filled with a collection of gallery-worthy artworks.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME
Fifth Avenue hotel The Pierre has introduced the Private Residential Stay “pied-à-terre” concept, which allows guests to rent one of its 140 rooms or 49 suites for as long as they need, bridging the gap between hotel and apartment lease. “Guests immediately feel as though The Pierre is their ‘home away from home,’ as they are greeted by our hotel staff upon their return and wake up to find every need met,” says general manager Heiko Kuenstle.
David Waltuck – of Chanterelle fame – is back on Manhattan’s culinary map with the opening of élan. Waltuck’s new Gramercy Park outpost offers dishes like soy-and-sake cured beef or grilled seafood sausage with sauerkraut and Colorado lamb loin with marjoram and moussaka, and has a bar area with temporary art installations by the likes of Chuck Close.