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Sweet Suites: 10 Luxury Hotels in NYC with Power Penthouses and Prime Perks

Local writer Eva Leonard takes you through some of the top luxury hotels in NYC.

Entering a suite or penthouse in one of Manhattan’s luxury hotels makes me feel both sublimely cocooned from the crush and clamor of the streets and as though the entire world is at my feet. The indulgent amenities, premium pampering and sumptuous décor create a powerful elevation in mood that is often further enhanced by eye-popping views of the city and beyond that stretch for miles.

In a city where space is at a premium, Manhattan hotels make the most of it, especially when it comes to suites and penthouses, those often booked by celebrities, politicos and CEOs. Over-the-top creature comfort is the name of the game, from a private backyard at Crosby Street Hotel and a rooftop terrace at Roxy Hotel TriBeCa, to a two-story fireplace at The Royalton Park Avenue Hotel.

These perks pair nicely with the hotels’ exciting amenities. Whether they be sizzling hot celebrity chef restaurants, like Jonathan Waxman’s Jams restaurant at 1 Hotel Central Park, or in-house theaters showing cutting-edge films, like the screening room at the Roxy Hotel TriBeCa, you’ll find a way to treat yourself at these 10 luxury hotels in NYC.

A Luxury Hotel in NYC with an in-house BMW

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The Peninsula‘s stately circa 1905 neo-classical façade is a real head-turner and your first hint that this is no ordinary hotel. Guests staying in one of the Peninsula’s individually themed suites can motor around town in style in a chauffeured MINI Cooper S Clubman and stays in the hotel’s Peninsula Suite include round-trip airport transfers in the house BMW.

The Peninsula Suite houses six rooms decorated with plush furnishings, modern art and sculptures and a baby grand piano (should you have the urge to tickle the ivories). When you’re ready to be pampered further, book a luxurious treatment at the Peninsula Spa, like the pearl-infused mineral body mask, and spend some quality time in the spa’s indoor pool, sun terrace, and Asian Tea Lounge.

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BMW Rides

Round-trip airport transfers in the house BMW.

Peninsula Spa

Enjoy a pearl-infused mineral body mask.

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The Peninsula New York

Top rated
New York, 4 miles to 911 Memorial
9.2 Excellent (1868 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA

Have Afternoon Tea at this Posh Luxury Hotel in NYC

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Tucked away on a quiet SoHo side street, the Crosby Street Hotel is packed with whimsical modern art and comfy furnishings and serves a posh afternoon tea in the Crosby Bar daily, all day long. The hotel’s Meadow Suite features its own lush backyard garden and patio, a rarity for New York City hotels. All guest rooms have heated bathroom mirrors that don’t fog, and all suites have tubs.

The hotel also boasts a 99-seat screening room where they show movies on Sundays. Guests of the hotel can enjoy an honor bar as well as 24-hour butler service in the Drawing Room just off the lobby, which also opens onto a garden. Or, linger at the Crosby Bar with a plate of crispy calamari and a specialty cocktail, like the Eden, concocted with Tito’s vodka, St. Germain, pineapple, lemon, and mint.

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Afternoon Tea

Have an afternoon tea in the Crosby Bar.

Butler Service

Need something? Their 24-hour butler service is ready to help.

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Crosby Street Hotel

Top rated
New York, 1.1 miles to 911 Memorial
9.2 Excellent (454 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Wellness center / Spa
Gym
Hotel CTA

Take in the Views at this Luxury Hotel in NYC

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Steps from Columbus Circle on the Upper West Side, the Mandarin Oriental hotel houses a mega-suite—the 3,305-square-foot Suite 5000. It comes complete with a full-size chef’s kitchen for those traveling with a personal chef or who like to whip up their own culinary delights. There’s room for friends and family to feast in the dining room that seats 10 and showcases a sparkling Swarovski crystal wall installation.

The Mandarin Oriental’s 2640-square-foot Presidential Suite also oozes luxury, with a wood-paneled study and silk-lined walls. The suite comes with views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and the city skyline and is decked out with a permanent contemporary art collection and a master bathroom with a steam shower and a deep soaking tub.

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Mega Suite

The hotel comes with a 3,305-square-foot mega-suite.

Presidential Views

The Presidential Suite comes with views of Central Park, the Hudson River, and the city skyline.

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Mandarin Oriental, New York

Top rated
New York, 4.2 miles to 911 Memorial
8.9 Excellent (652 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA

An NYC Luxury Hotel with Roche Bobois Interiors

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The French interiors company, Roche Bobois, designed and furnished The Langham‘s suites (all of which have washers and dryers) to reflect the hotel’s proximity to the Fashion District, with sartorial touches like dining chairs that evoke bell-bottomed pants and desk chair legs crafted to resemble stiletto heels.

Perched on the 27th floor of the Langham hotel, the Roche Bobois Presidential Suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows present expansive Empire State Building views. The suite features Hermes amenities and is the only suite where guests can order room service from the hotel’s Michelin-starred Ai Fiori restaurant. Ai Fiori serves scrumptious modern Italian dishes, like spaghetti with blue crab, lemon, bottarga, and chilies.

After a long day, step off the elevator at the second floor to nestle into a seat at Bar Fiori and order one of the vintage cocktails, like the Vintage Hanky Panky, crafted from 1967 cynar, Piucinque gin, Dolin Rouge vermouth, and Carpano Antica vermouth.

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Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois designed and furnished the Langham’s suites.

Vintage Cocktails

Order a vintage cocktail at Bar Fiori on the second floor.

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Hotel The Langham New York Fifth Avenue

Top rated
New York, 3.1 miles to 911 Memorial
9.3 Excellent (3014 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA

Savour French-American Dining at this NYC Luxury Hotel

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One of Manhattan’s iconic grand dame hotels for nearly a century, The Pierre borders Central Park and the tony Upper East Side and is known, among other things, for the Renaissance-style Edward Melcarth murals in its Rotunda restaurant. The Pierre’s 39th-floor 1,980-square-foot Tata Presidential Suite comes complete with two bedrooms, living room, dining room, Murano glass chandeliers, and Turkish marble bathrooms.

Up the pleasure ante by tucking into French-American fare ranging from chicken pot pie to coq au vin and soaking up the views of Central Park at the hotel’s Perrine restaurant. The Pierre’s Two E Bar/Lounge serves classic afternoon tea during the day and small plates and cocktails like the Goodbye Cosmo, concocted with Ketel One vodka, Dubonnet Red, lemon juice and a candied orange, sometimes along with live jazz or cabaret at night.

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Tata Presidential Suite

The Tata Presidential Suite includes 1,980-square-feet of space on the 39th floor.

French-American Fare

Order up some chicken pot pie or coq au vin at Perrine, the hotel’s on-site restaurant.

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The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

Top rated
New York, 4.3 miles to 911 Memorial
9.0 Excellent (1893 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA

Warm Up at the Fireplace in this Luxury NYC Hotel

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In the Royalton Park Avenue‘s open, airy 2,000-square-foot Duplex Penthouse Suite, guests can warm up by the two-story Carrera marble fireplace and unwind in the steam shower and whirlpool tub in the suite’s private mini-spa. The furnished outdoor terrace invites lounging and dining in the heart of Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a sleek white spiral staircase, and cool modern furnishings create an upbeat vibe.

The Rooftop bar at Royalton Park Avenue serves up specialty cocktails, small plates like steak tacos and yellowfin tuna tartare and brunch, along with views of Park Avenue. Take the party outdoors to the Sundeck bar on the top level of the three-level rooftop or catch some rays and Empire State Building views at the hotel’s rooftop pool.

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Fireplace

Warm up at the two-story Carrera marble fireplace.

Rooftop Pool

Enjoy the view of the Empire State Building at the rooftop pool.

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Royalton Park Avenue

Top rated
New York, 2.7 miles to 911 Memorial
9.1 Excellent (5148 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA

A Nature-centric Suite at a Luxury Hotel in NYC

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The nature-centric 1 Hotel Central Park’s Greenhouse Suite more than embodies its name, outfitted with a living wall of plants and a deep-soaking copper tub. This eco-friendly hotel uses reclaimed wood throughout, and guest rooms have organic cotton sheets and mattresses.

At 1 Hotel Central Park’s Jams restaurant, James Beard Foundation-acclaimed chef Jonathan Waxman’s seasonal menu includes knockout dishes like roasted Long Island duck with pickled fennel and fugu persimmon relish with pink radicchio. Or, you can grab a seat at the buzzing bar and order up a local brew, like the punchy Ithaca Flower Power IPA.

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Greenhouse Suite

1 Hotel Central Park features a Greenhouse Suite with a wall of plants and used reclaimed, eco-friendly wood.

Jams

The on-site Jams restaurant is led by the James Beard Foundation recognized Chef Jonathan Waxman.

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1 Hotel Central Park

Top rated
New York, 4.1 miles to 911 Memorial
9.4 Excellent (3512 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Pets allowed
Gym
Restaurant
Hotel CTA

Understated Luxury at this NYC Hotel

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For those who like their luxury understated, NobleDen Hotel‘s King Penthouse has a private furnished wood and glass terrace that overlooks the streets of Little Italy. The modern earth-toned décor is accented with bright pops of color from the orange headboard and bed throw, and the floor-to-ceiling glass wall opens onto the terrace.

Although the hotel doesn’t offer a restaurant or bar, with the restaurants of Little Italy and Chinatown at your feet, the neighborhood is your dinner table. When you’re ready to explore the area, you’ll find that the hotel is also just a few blocks from two fascinating cultural institutions—the Museum of Chinese in America and the Tenement Museum.

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Right Around The Corner

NobleDEN is a short walk from the Museum of Chinese in America and the Tenement Museum.

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NobleDEN Hotel

Top rated
New York, 1 miles to 911 Memorial
9.1 Excellent (1843 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Pets allowed
Restaurant
Air conditioning
Hotel CTA

A Private Rooftop Terrace at the Roxy's Penthouse 8

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A rock star’s Valhalla in TriBeCa, the Roxy Hotel‘s Penthouse 8 has marble walls, a private rooftop terrace, a 60-inch plasma TV and a TEAC turntable with a selection of vinyl record albums. You can also channel your inner superstar and request Martin acoustic guitars to strum and a pet goldfish to keep you company.

The hotel’s Art Deco theatre is tucked away on the cellar level and shows foreign, independent and classic films. Sink into one of the leather sofas at Roxy Bar and order a classic Martini or take in the live jazz at the cool underground Django jazz club. If you’re in the mood for seafood, The Roxy’s Oyster Bar serves up fresh oysters, crab, lobster, and other succulent marine cuisines from the East Coast.

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"A Rock Star's Valhalla"

Roxy’s Penthouse 8 features marble walls, a private rooftop terrace, and a selection of vinyl records.

Live Jazz

Catch a show at the underground Django jazz club.

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The Roxy Hotel

Top rated
New York, 0.7 miles to 911 Memorial
8.7 Excellent (1720 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Gym
Hotel CTA

Champagne and High Tea at this Luxury NYC Hotel

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If you’re looking for a suite that sparkles and dazzles, Baccarat Hotel is your go-to. As the hotel’s name might suggest, crystal is front and center here. A 64-arm Baccarat crystal chandelier hangs in the Grand Salon, where afternoon high tea and a nightly Champagne presentation take place, and suites are outfitted with Baccarat chandeliers and stemware.

In the Baccarat two-bedroom suite, the Baccarat Bar is stocked with wines selected by the hotel’s sommelier. The suite’s dining room is set up with a separate entrance for staff and a butler’s pantry complete with treats from French bakery Maison Laduree, known for its world-class macarons.

After a hot stone massage at Spa de La Mer, slip into one of the daybeds by the heated indoor pool. When you’re well rested, head to the crimson-walled jewel box that is The Bar. Claim a seat at the 60-foot-long bar and sip a craft cocktail, like the L’Avant Garde, crafted with Casa Dragones tequila, Chartreuse, Cappelletti, orange bitters and activated coconut charcoal beneath twinkling Baccarat chandeliers.

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Chandelier

A 64-arm Baccarat crystal chandelier hangs in the Grand Salon.

Spa de la Mer

Dip into the heated indoor pool or get a hot stone massage.

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Baccarat Hotels & Residences New York

New York, 3.9 miles to 911 Memorial
9.1 Excellent (318 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Wellness center / Spa
Gym
Hotel CTA

Featured image courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental, New York