Most travelers are happy when they arrive in their hotel room and are welcomed with a few chocolates, fresh fruit or some complimentary hotel branded water bottles on their night stand. Guests visiting the Big Apple are able to choose from a number of luxury hotels each offering unique amenities exclusive to hotel guests. These luxury hotels are upping the stakes when it comes to amenities, becoming quite creative in trying to draw customers and have them be repeated guests. For those traveling to New York and looking for something a little extra from their hotel during their stay, below find some of the over-the-top and unique amenities offered in the city.
Located a stone’s throw away from Central Park in a beautiful 1927 landmark building, The Mark Hotel is housed at the corner of Madison Avenue and 77th Street. Along with 106 Rooms, 50 Suites and one Penthouse, some of the featured amenities and services at the hotel include: the Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, Frederic Fekkai Salon at The Mark, 24-hour check-in and 24-hour shopping at Bergdorf Goodman. Along with these other bespoke amenities, guests are able to enjoy a list of perks, including a sail around the New York Harbor on the Mark Sailboat. On your sail from Tribeca’s North Cove Marina to New York’s vibrant harbor to the South, sailors will enjoy a truly luxurious experience inclusive of canapés created by hotel’s resident chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten along with selections ranging from Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV bubbles to a Brooklyn Lager microbrew. Pricing is available upon request and is available for private charter for hotel guests. To reserve a place contact: (212) 744 4300.
Baccarat Hotel New York features 114 guest rooms and suites and glamorous second-story lobby salons and bar. Located across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and centrally in between Rockefeller Center and Central Park, guests can enjoy amenities like an indoor pool, a variety of afternoon tea presentations including a vegan option, the first Spa de La Mer in the country, and a chauffeured joy ride anywhere within 15 blocks of the hotel in the property’s house car. One unique amenity is available to all is the CHAMPAGNE button. In every guest room, there is a button on the bedside phone labeled CHAMPAGNE and when pressed, your request for your favorite champagne is delivered to your room, complete with Baccarat crystal flutes. Premier suite guests staying at The Prestige, Harcourt and Baccarat, can request a complimentary en-suite hair blow out daily from 5 to 7 pm from a stylist at a nearby salon. And last, but certainly not least, those who reserve the Baccarat Suite receive a complimentary Baccarat Crystal Decanter departure gift (retail value of $795).
The Quin, is located on the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue and offers guests 208 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms, including 28 suites. Guests can indulge at The Wayfarer, a classic American grille, and enjoy a number of luxe services and amenities including the Quin’s new “MoMA Inside the Gallery” experience. Guests booking the Inside the Gallery Experience (starting rate $799/night) enjoy two-night accommodations in a guest room or suite, a private museum tour guided by a MoMA art historian (before or after public hours for up to 10 guests) and a $100 gift card to the MoMA Design Store or Cafe 2. Home to the world’s greatest collection of modern and contemporary art, The Museum of Modern Art houses acclaimed masterpieces and unique exhibitions. This offer allows for Quin hotel guests to be among the first to experience special exhibitions and enjoy access to the museum without the crowds.
Located in the heart of Battery Park City, Conrad New York is Lower Manhattan’s only all-suite luxury hotel. Guests are welcomed into the 463 all-suite property into a soaring 15-story atrium highlighted by a dramatic blue and purple Sol LeWitt painting, Loopy Doopy, rising 13 stories high. In collaboration with Westfield World Trade Center, Conrad New York has curated the all-inclusive Shopper Escape package (prices start at $479). For an immersive experience in the latest luxury and fashion of New York City, guests will enjoy a one night’s stay in a luxuriously appointed Deluxe Suite and a $200 Westfield World Trade Center gift card. The package also includes an exclusive gift box turn-down amenity in suite (valued at $500) and a tour of the Oculus and exclusive Westfield Concierge services.
Loews Regency New York Hotel has partnered with Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina and Hampton Jitney to create Martinis & Montauk a limited edition, uniquely New York experience now available for travel for the 2018 summer season. Available from May 1-August 30, 2018, this the Classic package includes suite accommodations at the Loews Regency, transportation via Hampton Jitney to spend two nights at Montauk Yacht Club and soak in the Summer sun. For those wanting to add a little something to the trip, the Deluxe package also allows for the two nights at Montauk Yacht Club to be booked first prior to your stay at the Loews Regency. The Martinis and Montauk package starts at $1,299 and can be booked here.
The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, lies in the heart of the Theater District on 44th street, with 76 guest rooms and suites. The boutique hideaway, boasts specialty themed suites with exquisite spacious outdoor terraces—a rarity in the heart of Manhattan. The Chatwal rolls out the red carpet for theater buffs through an exclusive partnership with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical with their “Beautiful Broadway” package ($850). Those who book a two-night stay will receive two tickets to the Tony-awarded show, as well as a private behind-the-scenes tour of Stephen Sondheim Theater, the first LEED-certified Broadway theater. The package also includes a three-course pre-theater dinner at the storied The Lambs Club.
The Whitby, which opened February 2017, is the second New York hotel (Firmdale Hotels consist of 10 hotels in London and New York) from Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels. Situated in Midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street near 5th Avenue. Featuring 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites, each with floor to ceiling windows, there is also: The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, Drawing Room, private outdoor terrace, fully equipped gym, as well as three beautifully designed private event rooms. Their state-of-the-art cinema, has 130 comfortable leather seats, the most advanced Dolby Atmos technology in sound and projection and the latest digital capabilities including 3D. Perfect for film screenings, corporate presentations and live performances, on Sunday the hotel operates a “Film Club” which allows hotel guests and members of the public to choose from brunch, a three-course lunch or Afternoon Tea and the movie of the week for $55.
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the St. Regis Hotel is a Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond hotel which offers 16 types of rooms and suites with all guests having access to childcare services, a newly renovated fitness center, the Astor Library, a fully serviceable electric car charging station, unique amen the signature 24-hour butler service and more. The St. Regis New York offers bibliophiles rare (and free) access to the Astor Library, which include curated titles from John Jacob Astor IV’s original collection. Through bespoke collaborations over the years, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Bentley Motors have developed a strong relationship leading to The St. Regis New York boasting an in-house custom Bentley Beluga (Black) Mulsanne which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for all guests for transport within a 10-block radius of the hotel.
The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel offers truly luxurious signature amenities including: complimentary Jaguar house car, on-site 24-hour valet and hand-laundry services, one-hour on site pressing service and in-room spa treatments available by request. The only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond property on Manhattan’s Upper East Sideoffers all guests staying in its 140 guest rooms and 49 suites complimentary use of a 2017 Jaguar XJ and complimentary parking for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. Guests who book a Grand Suite enjoy complimentary full American breakfast at Perrine or through 24-hour room service, complimentary pressing of five garments upon arrival, complimentary juices and soft drinks from the minibar and a direct private phone number to the Concierge Team reserved only for Grand Suite guests. Along with these offerings, The Pierre’s robust food and beverage program features afternoon tea, cocktails and live music at Two E Lounge, seasonally inspired fare at signature restaurant Perrine and indulgent cuisine in the iconic Rotunda.
Park Hyatt New York is the global flagship hotel of the Park Hyatt brand, located across from Carnegie Hall and within walking distance to Central Park. Situated in One57, the hotel features 210 luxurious guest rooms and 92 suites, which allow guests to enjoy Spa Nalai, a 24/7 fitness center, indoor lap swimming pool and gourmet culinary offerings and curated cocktails in The Living Room. Exclusive to the hotel, the Park Hyatt New York partnered with lifestyle brand goop to launch an exclusive Bath Butler Service featuring their newly launched Bath Soaks on March 1, 2018. The Bath Butler service ($100 add) includes a butler-drawn bath, selection of a 24 oz. goop Bath Soak (G.Nite for sleep, G.Tox for detox or The Martini) and beverage pairing during turn-down.
Located in Midtown Manhattan between Bryant Park and the Empire State Building, Langham Place, New York boasts 234 guest rooms and suites, which are some of the largest in the city. Along with a multi-million-dollar permanent art collection featuring the works of Alex Katz, the hotel features a full-service spa and fitness center, Chuan Body + Soul and Ai Fiori, a Michelin-starred restaurant from Michael White’s Altamarea Group. Exclusive to the Presidential Suite by Roche Bobois, guests will be able to enjoy all the benefits of dining at Ai Fiori in their suite dining room – which seats eight – as well as access to a private chef service from the Ai Fiori culinary team, and a mini-bar and pantry curated by Chef Michael White himself. On the highest floor of the hotel, dine on flatware by Christofle, and china and glassware by L’Objet and receive a gift from Roche Bobois at departure or complimentary spa treatments.