An opulent Central Park hotel

140 Rooms / 49 Suites

The Pierre, a New York classic, continues to impress after a long, glamorous history. The 1930s Georgian-style building is a mix of old and new: The first floor accommodates a stylish lounge, Two E Bar, which serves afternoon tea by day, classic cocktails until midnight and light bites with both. Gorgeous hand-painted murals from the hotel’s twentieth-century beginnings are still laced throughout the hotel (even in the fitness center), now sharing space with Indian artwork, some of which hails from the Taj flagship in Mumbai.

Guestrooms include spacious bathrooms (with separate tub and shower) and retain the same elegant, traditional décor that longtime guests have come to expect over the years. Rooms are dressed in a soothing palette of ivory and taupe with touches of coral and soft blue. Dark wood furnishings and plush beds with tufted headboards and rich fabrics lend themselves well to a mood of repose. A variety of large suites have kitchens, and dining rooms, and some have large terraces with views of Central Park.

The most important thing that has remained constant throughout the hotel’s varied tenure? Brides still dream of being married inside the ornate Grand Ballroom, which boasts hand-painted silver and gold ceilings and enough space to seat 1,500 guests.