Midtown Manhattan's artsy masterpiece
118 Rooms / 92 Suites
Escape the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan as you enter Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Park Hyatt New York’s oversized custom-made bronze double doors. The property, which opened in August 2014 on 57th Street between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue, serves as the brand’s flagship hotel. Occupying the first 25 floors of the 90-story One57 skyscraper, the hotel mesmerizes you with its beauty (keep your eyes peeled for architectural screens and hand-woven custom carpeting in watery light blue and tan hues) thanks to interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg.
Created to make you feel as if you are in your own home, the common areas of the hotel are named The Study (an ideal place for reading The New York Times) and The Living Room (a perfect setting to enjoy a glass of bubbly or dry-aged, grass-fed beef sliders). In these comfy spaces outfitted with muted tones, plush couches, fresh flowers like yellow calla lilies or green hydrangeas, and artwork such as Japanese artist Tetsuro Sawada’s plexiglass installation — an aggregation of nearly 1,000 pieces of glass — above the bar can be found.
Although all accommodations in the 210-room Park Hyatt New York hotel come with floor-to-ceiling windows, one of the best views of the city can be seen from the 25th floor when you’re in between laps or relaxing on a chaise lounge near the 65-foot indoor swimming pool. This area, which is covered in blue- and- gold-striped Alexis Azure stone, receives plenty of natural light in the daytime and stays lit at night with the help of a custom-made lantern-like chandelier.
Situated in the heart of Midtown, Park Hyatt New York is in an ideal location. Just a quick walk from Central Park and right across the street from Carnegie Hall, the hotel puts you in the center of New York City’s action. And with the theater district nearby, you can catch a Broadway show or venture over to Fifth Avenue to shop at high-end stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Henri Bendel.
For a fine-dining meal, Park Hyatt New York offers The Back Room at One57. Under the guidance of executive chef Sebastien Archambault (of D.C.’s Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington), the hotel’s 96-seat American grill serves breakfast (order the Belgian waffle with fresh minted strawberries and red currant honey), lunch (savor the gazpacho with avocado and crab or the crispy tomato fattoush) and dinner (try the 28-day, six-ounce petite filet with the trio of creamy spinach, mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms). Diners will appreciate the establishment’s end-grain flooring and light fixtures from Brooklyn’s own Lindsey Adelman. With more than 312 wines to choose from and a chef’s table located in the back of the restaurant, an intimate evening awaits.
And if you’re in the mood for a more laid-back setting, just grab a seat on one of the couches in The Living Room and enjoy tasty plates such as the mushroom flatbread, Russian nachos (potato chips topped with osetra caviar, cultured cream and eggs mimosa) or an artisanal cheese plate served alongside roasted almonds, local honey and bread crisps.
You will love the artwork that lines Park Hyatt New York’s walls. With some 350 pieces commissioned from the Museum of Modern Art (including Marc Swanson’s Night Sky or Sigmar Polke’s Siberian Meteorites), a museum-like experience is offered to all. Take a closer look at your room key card to see works from contemporary artist Matt Saunders and others. Additional hotel highlights include the etched screens found on the mirror in each elevator or the cityscape details seen on the clear plastic wrapping of Park Hyatt New York’s complimentary bottled water.