The Ritz-Carlton New York


Address: 50 Central Park South , New York , US
Phone: 212 308 9100

The Ritz-Carlton is hardly in need of introduction, what with locations all over the world. Margaret Zakarian agrees with the privileged masses that a night at the Ritz is simply an outstanding hotel experience, especially when it comes with a view of Central Park. “There may not be a more special location,” she says. Even if you don’t snag one of the coveted suites, though, you’re room will still have a Sony flat-screen, a DVD player, and sumptuously plush linens. The hotel is also surprisingly pet friendly. Four-legged friends are less common in the hotel spa, La Prairie (the first of this Swiss favorite found stateside). After a massage there, sip on a cocktail made by Norman Bukofzer, the legendary New York bartender, in the Star Lounge. Zakarian promises it’s all you need to feel more “pulled together, even if the reality is something a bit more frazzled.”