Hautels: New York’s Chicest Places to Stay

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Plaza Athenée

The Hotel Plaza Athenée combines European grandeur with the intimacy and charm of a luxury boutique hotel, creating a home for sophisticated travelers from around the world for more than two decades. Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, one block from Central Park and within short distance to museums like the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, and the Frick Collection, the Plaza Athenee rests on a quiet, tree-lined street in this exclusive residential neighborhood and shopping district.

In 2010, the hotel completed a multi-million dollar renovation that included a selection of new guestrooms and suits, the addition of four premier luxury suites, a spacious fitness center, and the addition of a new spa. The hotel’s 142 guestrooms and suites have been individually designed to reflect a sumptuous, European townhouse décor. Many suites feature glass-enclosed atriums and outdoor balconies with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Opened in May 2010, The Plaza Athenée Spa features four Asian-themed private treatment suites offering hotel guests the latest in wellness therapies by Valmont and Babor. Also within the Plaza Athenee are Arabelle Restaurant and the sultry Bar Seine, both popular spots for hotel guests as well as the discerning Manhattanite. Known for its personalized and attentive service in a luxurious, relaxed setting, the Plaza Athenée continuously anticipates and exceeds the high expectations of its guests.

37 East 64th Street, 212.734.9100; www.plaza-athenee.com

Trump International Hotel & Tower New York

With spring readily approaching, we all feel that innate urge to rush outdoors and embrace the newly warmed sunshine with open arms. Of course, where better to appreciate the new season in New York City than in Central Park? Famed for its lush and spacious outdoor greens, Central Park offers us city-dwellers a convenient retreat from the malaise of another urban winter. But, there is often a fleeting sense of satisfaction knowing that you must return home after enjoying a day relaxing in the park, enjoying the many outdoor activities available, like boating, biking and walking tours. The question, then, is: why not extend the enjoyment? The Trump International Hotel & Tower would like you to do just that. Located directly across from Central Park, Trump makes their guests feel as though it is their own personal space. This year, make your spring memorable with a special chance to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime ceremony, and treat yourself royally.

1 Central Park West, 212.299.1000; www.trumpintl.com

The Surrey

Spring cleaning has become a yearly ritual in our lives, when every year we don a pair of rubber cleaning gloves, fill the mop bucket, and get to work removing the detritus of another winter. But, while we are so vigilant to clean, organize, and maintain our homes each spring, we often neglect that our bodies could also use a yearly “spring cleaning.” Well, The Spa at The Surrey has introduced an exclusive new package that aims to do just that. Partnering with New York City’s popular health and lifestyle company Organic Avenue, The Spa at The Surrey offers guests a chance to detoxify and heal their bodies with the “LOVE” Cleanse and Revitalization package. Taking its name from Organic Avenue’s motto (Live. Organic. Vegan. Experience.), this package pairs their signature 3-day juice cleanse (a choice of LOVEfast, LOVEeasy, or LOVEdeep) with The Surrey’s luxurious amenities to provide a truly relaxing and personal experience. Also included in the package are two 60-minute detoxifying treatments (facial, massage, or scrub), and a choice of one private yoga or Pilates class.

Beginning now through December 31, guests can enjoy this revitalizing package for $574 per night with a minimum three night stay, or guests may select the day option for a one-time rate of $750. Be launched into spring this year with a body cleanse that will have you feeling free and clear.

20 East 76th Street, 212.288.3700; www.thesurrey.com

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