In a nutshell: This luxury hotel – nestled down a quiet street barely 10 minutes’ walk from Times Square – oozes old-fashioned glamour yet boasts all the modern touches you could ask for Price point £££ The neighbourhood Read more 5 New York hotels for art lovers At 130 W 44th Street, the Chatwal seems absurdly ideal for anyone looking to enjoy all that New York has to offer. Broadway is literally right on your doorstep, and the famous Madison Square Garden, where the Grammys took place this year, is barely a five minute walk. Hop in a cab and you’ll be at Central Park in 10 minutes; another 10 and you’ll arrive at the Metropolitan Museum. The look The Chatwal prides itself on its elegance and subtle charm, so expect plenty of leather-bound everything along with plush carpets, marble-clad bathrooms and a gorgeous art deco lobby. The lobby is the epitome of old-school glamour (The Chatwal New York) A floor-to-ceiling 18th-century stone … [Read more...] about The Chatwal New York hotel review: Finding tranquillity five minutes from Times Square
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8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
With almost two dollars to the pound, there's never been a better time to visit the US. STAY Next spring the historic and muchloved The Plaza hotel reopens after a $350 million makeover. As well as 152 rooms there will be 182 apartments for sale, ranging from $6-$36 million. Midtown's Hotel Mela is a sophisticated newcomer in the university and theatre district with an Italian feel; artwork pays homage to New York past and present. (120 West 44th St, 001 877 452 6352, www.hotelmela.com, doubles from $249). Check out the art and the hype at Ianwww.gramercyparkhotel.com; doubles from $495).EAT The Modern at MoMa is actually two restaurants in one — a formal dining room and a buzzy bar area that's popular at lunch. The views of the museum's sculpture garden are almost as impressive as Gabriel Kreuther's French-American food (9 West 53rd St, 001 212 333 1220, www.themodernnyc.com). Indulge your sweet tooth at new dessert-only diner, Room 4 Dessert (17 Cleveland Place, 001 212 941 … [Read more...] about 25 things to do in NYC before Christmas