The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

A classic Midtown pick reawakens
VERIFIED LUXURY
Originally the site of the landmark St. Moritz Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park offers some of the city’s most luxurious and elegant accommodations. The 33-story Emery Roth building features 253 rooms (including 47 suites) and a majestic art-filled lobby.

Expect a sleek new look with hints of old New York scattered throughout — think a neutral color palette with dark wood molding, plush club-like chairs and chic marble tables. And even though it’s located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at the corner of Central Park South and Sixth Avenue, the hotel feels notably intimate and private, ideal for leisure travelers who seek a chic escape from the bustle.
 
The luxurious and thoughtful amenities set this Five-Star hotel apart from other New York hotels — from the Asprey’s Purple Rain toiletries in the bathroom to the locally inspired honor bar — and its recently refreshed guest rooms and La Prairie Spa provide a serene respite from the bustling Big Apple just outside your door. 
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Our Inspector's Highlights
  • 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.
  • Even the smallest guest rooms here feel stately and luxurious, outfitted with mahogany furniture, fashionable photographs and large windows.
  • 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 suit your tastes.
  • 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 second floor La Prairie Spa is an indulgent treat at this New York hotel. After pounding the pavement, the signature caviar luxury massage and facial have never felt so good.
  • The second-floor Club Lounge has transformed into a sophisticated space defined by dark-wood paneling, a vibrant green-and-beige color scheme, Carrera marble accents and a completely re-envisioned culinary and beverage menu.
Things to Know
  • Although the New York hotel doesn’t have a swimming pool, on the second floor you’ll find a great gym and an even nicer spa from Swiss skincare company La Prairie.
  • Catching your flight or meeting your dinner date couldn’t be easier with The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park’s complimentary house car. The Mercedes Maybach is available on a first-come, first-served basis through the concierge.
  • Those used to the Central Park hotel's old look will be pleasantly surprised at the property's transformation. Rather than a classic ambiance, the sleek stay now boasts a contemporary vibe, more akin to a chic city-center pied-a-terre. 
The Rooms
  • Here, rooms feature king-sized beds with stately carved-wood headboards; your bed will face a mahogany wood console holding your LG flat-screen television, mini-bar and glassware, and assorted shelving.
  • Guest room décor emulates the city and its famed park just outside your door: think creamy ecru hues with pops of blush (echoing NYC's skyline at sunset), custom carpeting inlaid with a Matisse sketch, cloud-inspired wallpaper and framed photographs that serve as a nod to New York's status as a fashion capital. 
  • Standard guest rooms feature an oversized armchair and side table, which are helpful should you opt not to sit on the bed while reading one of the coffee table books.
  • The spacious bathrooms all feature glassed-in, slate gray marble walk-in showers; deep soaking tubs; and separate water closets. Thoughtfully placed toiletries from Asprey’s Purple Water line can be found throughout.
  • The best city views can be found from The Ritz-Carlton's 42 suites and five Specialty Suites, ranging from the Manhattan-facing Avenue View category to the greenery-filled vista of the Premier Park View accommodations. Two Legendary Suites, fresh additions to the hotel's collection, provide equally appealing indoor sights with specially commissioned photography from renowned NYC-based artists. 
The Restaurants
  • All-day dining venue Auden Bistro & Bar offers new American cuisine that champions simple, local and sustainable fare, with offerings like steak frites and a warming capon and vegetable stew.
  • Afternoon tea is a staple at the Ritz-Carlton. In addition to a cuppa, you’ll get finger sandwiches filled with the likes of smoked salmon and cream cheese or egg and pear, plus sweet and savory scones and petits fours, and, for just 10 dollars more, a glass of bubbly.
  • A narrow bar connects Auden to the hotel’s Star Lounge where you’ll be able to enjoy classic tipples.
  • Star Lounge serves up a light menu of soups, sandwiches and flatbreads for lunch and dinner. Unique offerings include grilled lemongrass shrimp, smoked duck Reuben sliders and the sushi flatbread.
Amenities
24-hour room service
Bar
House car
Pet friendly
Restaurants
Spa
Getting There
50 Central Park South, New York, New York 10019
TEL212-308-9100
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
LGA (20-35 min)   JFK (28-50 min)   EWR (28-45 min)  
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