Each year, millions of Angelenos trek nearly 3,000 miles across the city to experience the hustle and bustle of New York City. Without a doubt, Manhattan is exciting. In addition to being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, it’s also an epicenter for luxury, culture and entertainment. Here, Haute Living breaks down the best way to take a bite out of the Big Apple during a long weekend away in The City That Never Sleeps.
Delta is bringing luxury to Los Angeles residents traveling to New York City with its new LAX to LUX initiative. The high-end journey begins at the new Delta One priority check in the newly renovated Terminal 5, where you’ll check in at a one-of-a-kind reception desk crafted from a retired DC-9 jet. Once through security, head to the airline’s swanky, enhanced new Sky Club, where you’ll experience a plethora of food and drink options, including a full-service bar with complimentary wine and beer, expanded seating and new luxury showers. Once on board, you’ll be able to relax in style. Expect to experience fine dining, 180-degree, flat-seat beds and some great in-flight entertainment. Delta One’s cuisine is curated by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Chiarello and Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson; ask for an on-board wine pairing and you won’t be disappointed. The culinary team can also provide customized options from kosher cuisine to gluten-free eats to vegan options. Get ready for bed with your Tumi amenity kit, filled with Malin & Goetz beauty items, before stretching out on the Westin Heavenly in-flight bedding, of which includes a plush, oversized white comforter and hypoallergenic, down alternative pillows. Once you’re nice and cozy, make sure to put on your noise-cancelling headphones and check out the Delta Artist Spotlight: a monthly, in-flight music discovery platform featuring music and video content from artists like Sam Smith, Banks and Charlie Puth. The airline also offers its signature Delta Studio: onboard entertainment options which include the latest movies, live satellite TV, HBO, SHOWTIME, games and thousands of songs which can be enjoyed via in-flight streaming on seat-back screens or overhead screens. Upon departing New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, you’ll relax at the brand’s flagship Delta Sky Club at the newly revived Terminal 4. On a sunny day, head outdoors to soak up the sunshine at The Sky Deck, a stylish al fresco terrace designed in partnership with Thom Filicia and Architectural Digest. Here, you’ll enjoy 24,000 square feet of space to work, play and relax with six shower suites, a relaxation room and a private VIP room.