Le Parker Meridien
One of the more stylish places to stay in New York that doesn’t skimp on fun or polish, this classic, 731-room urban retreat hits its marks from the lobby (atrium and painted columns included) to the Presidential Suite. Everything is deliberate and deluxe – from its elevators featuring classic TV loops to the modern flourishes of its guest rooms and suites. There’s an exceptional concierge service called “New York Smart Aleck” that provides plenty of insider tips and access for visitors. Three very different restaurants – breakfast haven Norma’s, the greasy spoon Burger Joint (see Snack), and posh French bistro Seppi’s – tend to your deepest gastronomic desires. Its expansive fitness center, Gravity, offers an impressive rooftop pool, racquetball and basketball courts, and top-of-the-line conditioning equipment. Bedrooms come with high concept plank beds, Aeron chairs, expansive workstations, spacious showers, and all the electronics you’ll need.