Answers from Our Experts (1)
You’ll find plenty to love about The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, but here’s what we think are the best things about the hotel:
1.Location. If you’re looking for a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, you can’t beat the Central Park South address that’s also just minutes from premier shopping on Fifth Avenue, a host of Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurants, and Broadway theaters.
2. Comfortable rooms. New York City hotel rooms aren’t known for being exceptionally spacious, but even the smallest guest rooms here feel stately and luxurious, outfitted with gilded and mahogany furniture.
3. Friendly service. The staff at the hotel is always one step ahead of you, from the bellman who offers to fill your ice bucket after bringing up your luggage to the concierge who tailors dining recommendations to the valet who offers you a bottle of water for your taxi ride back to the airport.
4. Star Lounge cocktails. You won’t find saketinis or esoteric fusion drinks at this hotel bar, but rather a selection of classic favorites, including great versions of a cosmopolitan and a dirty martini. The Star Lounge’s timeless cocktails are expertly made by Norman Bukofzer, who’s overseen the hotel’s bar program for more than 30 years.
5. Old-world charm. Edith Wharton’s New York is alive and kicking at this hotel. The property harkens back to the era when all staff wore white gloves and those horse-drawn carriages across the street weren’t just romantic gimmicks, but the primary mode of transportation.