Dream Downtown introduces an exciting and imaginative new concept in full-service luxury travel, as the flagship property and newest addition to the already impressive Vikram Chatwal Hotel portfolio. Situated between the thriving Meatpacking District and charming Chelsea neighborhood, Dream Downtown represents an expert pairing of chic-cool influences with modern elegance.
John Jacob Astor IV’s Beaux Arts jewel has been an anchor of refinement on 5th Avenue since 1904. The 229 rooms here all serve guests looking to sleep near corporate headquarters, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and the Museum of Modern Art. Make sure to stop by the King Cole Bar and order a Blood Mary—the cocktail was invented here in 1934.
Luxury travelers with more contemporary taste can’t go wrong with the Mandarin Oriental, which since 2003 has towered over Columbus Circle and offered unbeatable panoramic views of Central Park and the city beyond it. The spa is arguably the best in the city, and the Mandarin’s 248 guest rooms and suites sit atop a sterlin collection of New York’s top restaurants—Per Se, Masa, A Voce—in the Time Warner Center.
I.M. Pei designed this 52-story, five-star monument to luxury and limitless hospitality. The Four Seasons is right in the thick of the midtown hustle and bustle yet seems miles removed from it as it soars above 57th Street and offers views of Central Park and the midtown skyline. The panoramas are especially impressive from the 4,300-square-foot Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, which at $42,000 a night is the third most expensive hotel suite in the world.