The luxurious Park Hyatt New York opened its huge custom-made bronze double doors on August 19 as the brand’s flagship hotel. Situated in the center of bustling Midtown Manhattan (at 57th between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue), it is a welcome addition to the city, serving as a chic home away from home.
Upon entering the main level in the gallery lobby, you will be greeted by an iPad-carrying host from the property’s guest relations team. Once the host asks your name, you’ll be whisked away to your room for the check-in process. But before you leave, be sure to pay attention to German artist Sigmar Polke’s Siberian Meteorites. Valued at $5 million, this stunning piece, along with some 350 works commissioned from the Museum of Modern Art, provides a museum-like experience right inside the hotel.
Every inch of the hotel is filled with pure style thanks to first-rate interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg. Expect to see a variety of architectural screens (including champagne-colored ones in a signature hexagonal pattern as well as the etched screens found on the mirror in each elevator or on the frosted doors of the shower and water closet); hand-woven custom carpeting in watery light blue and tan hues; and oversized storage trunks with bold hardware located in rooms.
Areas such as The Living Room provide an outlet for you to enjoy a glass of champagne or dry-aged grass-fed beef sliders, salt-brined turkey club sandwiches and other small plates, while a corner like The Study proves the perfect place for reading The New York Times. Sebastien Archambault (of D.C.’s Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt Washington) sits at the helm of the hotel’s American grill, The Back Room at One57. The restaurant offers seasonal plates such as warm lobster salad complemented by summer vegetables to hearty staples like 28-day aged steaks and sweets such as the cookie selection (chocolate honey marshmallow, pistachio whoopie pie, double chocolate cookie, pignoli and linzer) prepared by pastry chef Scott Cioe.
Other highlights at the 210-room property include complimentary bottled water (pay attention to cityscape details on the bottle’s clear plastic wrapping), the 65-foot indoor swimming pool located on the 25th floor (a soothing soundtrack from Carnegie Hall can be heard underwater) and services at Spa Nalai (a word taken from Manhattan’s Lenape tribe, which translates to “serenity”), such as its 180-minute signature “Earthing,” where your body will be placed on a heated sand quartz bed for the ultimate scrub, wrap and massage.
With all of this and so much more to experience at Park Hyatt New York, it’s worth planning a trip to the city ahead of time so you can take advantage of the luxury hotel’s Advanced Purchase package. This offer saves you 10 percent off the daily rate when you book seven days in advance.