New York visitors are spoiled for choice in their luxury hotel selection. The island of Manhattan is home to dozens of hotels, from hidden jewels to veritable palaces (some of which we can proudly call our partners), that deserve the luxury moniker. But hotels with a pedigree like the St. Regis New York are still hard to come by, even in such a worldly city as Manhattan. This five-diamond, Beaux-Arts building was designed by architect John Jacob Astor IV, one of the city’s Gilded Era elite, and built over a century ago. Considered a landmark, the St. Regis embodies the timelessness of New York glamour with its gilded molding, Waterford crystal chandeliers and parquet floors. Recently, EmpireCLS became the house limo service provider for this NYC legend’s guests.
Our white-glove, chauffeured ground transportation service is just one of the many amenities St. Regis guests have at their disposal. Each of the hotels’ 171 rooms and suites is a feast for the senses and a paragon of five-diamond service. Each room and suite was redesigned and renovated by design firm HDC in 2013, in keeping with the philosophy that “timeless is modern.” The result: Gorgeous interiors with carefully harmonized textures and accent colors for a sumptuous experience. St. Regis is now home to some of Gotham’s most stunning suites, which feature Old World touches combined with contemporary chic and the latest technologies. Each suite has an entirely customized layouts and aesthetics, from the Chinoiserie and East Asian furnishings of the Imperial Suite to the designer-inspired palette of the Dior Suite.
It goes without saying that along with spa-like baths and hi-definition entertainment, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service. However, it would almost be a crime not to dine at the St. Regis. This hotel is home of the famed King Cole Bar, so named for its Maxfield Parrish mural of the fabled king and his courtiers. This sophisticated cocktail lounge is the preferred place for Manhattan elite to sip the establishment’s signature drink, the Bloody Mary (yes, your brunch staple was invented here) and savor a meticulously prepared seasonal tasting menu. And from breakfast until the last after-dinner drink, guests who dine at the Astor Court can soak in the glamorous open-lounge atmosphere and feast on international cuisine by the fireplace.
It’s understandable that you’d never want to leave the St. Regis once you set foot inside. But we strongly recommend that you do some exploring during your stay. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the St. Regis is steps away from the MoMA and a short distance away from must-sees like the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Call, St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Met and Central Park. Our NYC executive limo service will be standing by to take you anywhere on the island, and back to the St. Regis New York for one more Bloody Mary.