A hotel with an unbeatable location serves Uptown New York in style
Words by THE C MAGAZINE EDITORS
Just a stroll from the hottest restaurants, the best boutiques and the most preeminent arts venues in the city, Park Lane New York has reemerged from its head-to-toe restoration as one of the finest hotels in all of Manhattan.
Smack in the middle between the Upper East and Upper West sides, with The Polo Bar, Lincoln Center and Madison Avenue only a short walk away, all 47 stories of this historic Central Park South building, created by Emery Roth & Sons in the post-war style, have been reimagined by the celebrated design studio Yabu Pushelberg.
With more than 600 rooms and suites, half of which have oversized windows overlooking the park, the hotel takes elements of the past and roots them in the present—something of a design refrain. For example, the building’s original chandeliers, sconces and fixtures were repurposed and incorporated into the new design. Leafy murals, meanwhile, are something of a signature throughout, paying homage to Central Park’s abundant plant life. The hotel’s most jaw-dropping accommodation is the Belvedere Suite, a two-bedroom penthouse on the 45th floor.
Two floors up is the only rooftop bar on Central Park South, Darling—a plush and verdant inside-outside oasis with views all the way to Midtown. Signature drinks include the Park Lane Margarita and the Darling Unlimited, made with Grey Goose, spiced pear, ginger and lemon. Menu highlights include the seafood tower, the caviar grilled cheese and the Wagyu katsu sando. Among the hotel’s other dining options, Harry’s New York Bar serves up burgers and champagne, while the Paris-inspired Rose Lane is perfect for meetings over morning coffee.
So whether Bergdorf’s is your thing or Broadway is your jam, this hotel is unbeatable for taking a bite of the Big Apple.
December 13, 2022.
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