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Staying at The St. Regis New York is as close to being at home as you’ll get at a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel — that was the original owner’s vision and it still rings true today. John Jacob Astor IV, a wealthy New York socialite, opened the hotel in 1904 as a main competitor to luxury hotels in Europe and insisted on residential amenities and opulent, but comfortable décor. We’ve rounded up a list of the best five amenities at the hotel:
1. The white glove, black-tailed personal butler service sets this New York hotel apart. Your butler can fulfill a range of requests round-the-clock sent through the paging system in your room or a handy app that connects to your butler’s handheld device. Every morning your butler serves you coffee and tea, arranges wake-up calls and can bring you room service, helps you run an errand, stocks your room with toys and games for children or organizes a cocktail party for you and your friends. No request is too large or too small.
2. Sit back and relax with a bedside control panel that operates everything in the guest room with the push of a button. You barely have to lift a finger to control the room temperature, lights, alarm clock, telephone, housekeeping and privacy lights and butler paging.
3. The St. Regis New York’s gym is open 24 hours and perfect for a cardio or weight-training workout. Choose from treadmills, ellipticals, a StairMaster, free weights and Swiss balls, as well as personal training options. When you’re done, hit the locker room and relax in the steam room. Chilled towels, water and fresh fruits are all available, free of charge.
4. The beds at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel are among the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in. King-sized, overstuffed feather pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets adorn a plush Serta pillow-top mattress in each room. The down duvet seems a foot high — you’ll feel like you’re sleeping in the clouds when you climb into your fluffy bed.