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The St. Regis Hotel New York

A refined hotel on Fifth Avenue

The St. Regis Hotel New York

2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
+1 212-753-4500

The New York Times called the 18-story St. Regis a "palace" and a "skyscraper" when it opened in 1904. The interior is indeed refined: stucco, tapestries, crystal candelabrums, a library with 3,000 leather-bound books, and furniture in the style of Louis XV (a benchmark of luxury in the best sense). Bon vivants will appreciate the high ceilings, silk walls, and plush beds. The atmosphere is very European with a touch of Fifth Avenue.

The hotel is famous for its service. You'll have a personal butler who can make the impossible possible. One popular service: The butler can unpack your bags and pack them again before your departure (speaking of impossible). Isn't that wonderful? Even staunch minimalists will tolerate the crystal and marble for such service. The rooms — even standard rooms — are designed with complete aesthetic pleasure in mind, and the suites are named accordingly: the Tiffany Suite, the Dior Suite, etc.

King Cole, the local bar, became famous in 1934 when guests first tasted a cocktail called the "Red Snapper," which was later renamed "Bloody Mary."

Key info: The hotel underwent a complete, $90 million renovation in 2013, which included adding a new gym and spa on the 19th floor.

Rooms start at $675 per night.

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