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700 Fifth Ave., nr. 55th St. (Midtown West)
New York, NY
(1) 212-956-2888 | www.peninsula.com
FOODFives - contemporary American; The Gotham Lounge - afternoon tea; Salon de Ning - stylish rooftop lounge serving light bites; 24-hour room service
DRINKSalon de Ning - 1930s Shanghai-themed rooftop lounge; Bar at Fives - piano bar popular with business set; The Gotham Lounge - afternoon tea and cocktail lounge
ROOMSPlush, elegant contemporary design in neutral colors; marble baths; oversized work desks with fax/printer/copiers and personal phone lines
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 695
YEAR OPENED1998 (renovated in 2010)
# OF ROOMS239 - 185 rooms, 54 suites
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMYes - including pool with city views; open 5:30am-9:30pm
SPAYes - The Peninsula Spa by ESPA
SUBWAY5th Ave.-53rd St. (E, M); 57th St. (F); 5th Ave.-59th St. (N, Q, R); 7th Ave. (B, D, E)
Just across the street from the gilded opulence of the St. Regis’s Beaux-Arts façade is The Peninsula New York, housed in the restrained, stately premises of the 1905 Gotham Hotel. Much of the building’s original marble-and-mahogany grandeur has been restored, though recent renovations added an Asian-inspired rooftop lounge that seeks to transport guests to 1930s Shanghai rather than turn-of-the-century NYC. While the rooftop nightlife scene and fabulous ESPA spa have started to bring in well-connected young professionals, the classic Peninsula dignified-yet-pampering service and facilities ensure a largely mature, sophisticated class of guest.
GO HERE WITH
Colleagues; significant other; parents; kids; friends
WHY WE LIKE IT
Classic Peninsula service, classic Peninsula luxury…and a spa that is positively divine. We could quite happily while away our NYC days being massaged, steamed, and beautified in the rooftop ESPA spa, only popping out occasionally for a splash in the pool or a sexy cocktail at Salon de Ning. But if we must head out, it’s good to know the designer retail mecca that is Fifth Avenue is only steps away.
AMENITY WE LOVE
The gorgeous spa by ESPA.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Not all rooms have iPod hookups.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Peninsula recently finished its latest round of refurbishments in 2010–if possible, try to book one of the updated guest rooms. Personal trainers are available in the fitness center. There is copious meeting and event space on site. 24-hour valet service available. The Peninsula is extremely child friendly, with kid-centered perks including child-sized robes and slippers, kid-friendly bubble bath, a kids’ room service menu, a library of children’s books and DVDs, complimentary cribs, and bottle warmers and sterilizers.
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