Travel Review: The Four Seasons Hotel New York

Lara Mansour   |   16 - 06 - 2019

Visit one of the world’s most sought after luxury hotels in the city that never sleeps.

 

Located close to New York’s most prestigious destinations you’ll find the Four Seasons Hotel New York. Situated between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue this hotel is the ultimate location for shoppers, tourists, theatre-goers and explorers who want to be in the heart of Manhattan.

 

The hotel is just a few feet away from Central Park and a short walking distance from Times Square, The Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, so the perfect destination for both first-time visitors to the city and regulars who like to be in the heart of what New York has to offer.

 

Designed by famed architect I.M Pei in collaboration with Frank Williams the hotel has an Art-deco inspired interior and elegant use of light to give a classical feel to this modern property. Construction of the hotel was completed in 1993 making it the tallest hotel in Manhattan at the time.

 

The custom design by I.M Pei includes 33-foot ceilings in public areas that were made using the same limestone used in the structure of the Louvre in Paris. The breath-taking spacious entrance hall is one of the most popular meeting places for New York’s most elegant residents.

 

 

Food and Dining 

 

When it comes to food and dining the Four Seasons New York is the place to be seen in the city. A meeting destination for some of Manhattan’s trendiest residents who choose from restaurants and bars that are the epitome of cool and of course if you prefer not to leave your room, the extensive in-room dining menu will have your favourite dishes delivered directly to the door of your suite.

 

Executive Chef Johnson, who is known for his experimental dishes and unique ways of using local ingredients says: “The thing for me is to focus the food to appeal to our guests while featuring the amazing ingredients our region has to offer. Standing out is the challenge, as there no other dining destination like New York.”

 

Executive Chef Johnson

 

The Garden offers breakfast and lunch in an enchanting setting. This relaxed restaurant overlooks the hotel’s towering Grand Lobby and is designed in the style of a mystical forest. Feel like you’re in the heart of the jungle as you dine below huge African Acacia trees while the sunshine blazes through huge glass windows. Some of the menu highlights include the Lemon Ricotta pancakes for breakfast and for dinner, the Seared Ahi Tuna Ribbons are a must try.

 

Elsewhere the sophisticated Ty Bar is the perfect meeting place for friends or colleagues. Continuing the stylish Art Deco setting of the main areas of the hotel, the TY Bar is inspired by the 1920s and 30s and takes you back to this magical era.

 

 

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes at The Garden

 

Room and Suites

 

At 52 storeys high the Four Seasons Hotel New York consists of 17 studios, 286 junior suites, 57 one and two bedroom suites and five speciality suites all with an at-home feel. The spacious rooms offer plenty of natural light, contemporary custom-furnishings and state of the art in-room technology. Many of the rooms have panoramic views across Central Park.

 

 

Speciality Suites 

 

The speciality suites are the largest accommodations in the property and are perfect for families or those looking for a longer stay (think long relaxing summer vacation in the city).

 

 

The most exclusive of all the suites is the Ty Warner Penthouse. This huge penthouse offers the highest standard of luxury and is the result of a seven-year collaboration between I.M. Pei, Peter Marino and the hotel’s visionary owner Ty Warner.

 

The Ty Warner Penthouse is an architectural masterpiece situated on the 52nd floor of the hotel. This suite is the most exclusive and expensive one-bedroom suite in North America and is the most sought after penthouse in the city. The mission was to create an experience that would raise the bar for even the most luxury conscious connoisseur and traveller.

 

 

With 360 degree views of the city, the Ty Warner Penthouse boasts four glass balconies offering the most exclusive views of Manhattan. With four carefully designed diagonal and four orthogonal views, a surreal and dreamy effect is created with a unique view of the city.

 

 

Inside the suite, there is incredible attention to detail, with artefacts and objects carefully sourced from all around the world, as far afield as China, France and Italy. French artisans Claude and Francois Xavier Lalanne created their artistry throughout, along with a team of internationally renowned artisans and craftspeople who collaborated to create a unique sensory experience. Cathedral ceilings and diamond skylights add to the grandeur of the suite.

 

It really is the grandest of locations. Throughout the space, you’ll find a living room, a 700 square-foot library, master bedroom and even a zen room. The latter offers guests a relaxing experience with a floor-to-ceiling waterfall and limestone floors. There’s also a powder room, dressing room and walk-in wardrobe. With the finest attention to detail, this suite is really the ultimate in luxury and is reserved only for the most elite of guests.

 

For more information visit fourseasons.com/newyork.

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