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The St. Regis New York offers some of the most luxurious and comfortable accommodations in Manhattan; you’re sure to feel like royalty during your stay at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. It might have something to do with the hotel’s experience, having hosted countless royal guests and celebrities since it opened in 1904. At about $795 to $895 a night for a stay in a regular guest room (prices vary according to season and advance booking notice), it’s a splurge, but one we think is well worth the price.
John Jacob Astor, the historic hotel’s original owner and developer, designed the New York hotel to feel as much like a home as possible, and guest rooms clearly exhibit that intent. Most of the guest rooms have a soft, gray, baby blue and white color scheme and are decorated with rich textures and silky, brocade fabrics that give the space a residential feel that feels exceptionally luxurious. During the 2014 renovations, guest rooms have also been updated to include marble tiled entryways, sumptuous fabrics and luxe leather details, custom furnishings and state of the art technologies.
However, the centerpiece of the guest room is the bed. In fact, it may be the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in. The mattress is a Serta pillow-top lined with Egyptian cotton sheets and topped with four king-sized, overstuffed feather pillows. We can’t quite figure out what magic the housekeeping staff works to plump up the white duvet, but it manages to fluff it about a foot high. When you climb in bed, you’ll feel as close to sleeping in a cloud as possible. Most beds also feature partial canopies that make you feel like a king or queen as soon as you rest your head down.
If you can’t find the television in your room, don’t be alarmed. Most rooms also feature a flat-screen TV that rises from a discreet panel at the foot of the bed with a press of a remote control ensuring you only have to see the TV only if you want to. And should you want to watch a movie, take advantage of the DVD player that also comes with your room. It’s just one of the many tech-savvy touches (along with free Wi-Fi and an in-room printer/copier) you’ll find in your room.
An extensive art program, with emphasis on New York City photography by Janet Arsdale and Hampton Hall has also been integrated into every guestroom and suite and every bathoom in the hotel was refurbished to create a spa like atmosphere.
All of the rooms feature additional seating areas, with a desk chair, couch and spacious work desk, all fashioned in a Louis XVI style. Closets and additional storage space with shelves and drawers throughout the space give you the freedom to fully unpack and kick back in the room as if it were your private Manhattan pied-à-terre.