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The Sherry-Netherland, New York, USA
When this traditional hotel oozing old school charm opened in 1927 it was in the world's largest apartment building, with no fewer than 38 floors. Boasting a coveted Fifth Avenue address near Central Park, each corner of the hotel underlines history and old world character. There are a number of private apartments here, whose residents share the hotel's facilities. It has a great restaurant, fashioned after Harry's Bar in Venice (hotel guests receive a discount), and there's a gym, barbers and hair salon. Guest rooms and suites are spacious and classically decorated and furnished, adorned with antique furniture. The elegant lobby boasts splendid Renaissance-style frescoes, and the white-gloved lift attendants remind you you're staying somewhere particularly grand.
The hotel's a stone's throw from Central Park.
A good central location in midtown Manhattan, you're a 10-minute walk from the Museum of Modern Art and Times Square.
By plane: flights from London, Manchester or Edinburgh to New York take 7 hours. It's 50-minutes' drive from JFK airport. Parking costs $85 per day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
The hotel attracts generally an older clientele - both business people and leisure travellers stay here - and there's a fair number of residents. The walnut-lined lifts, complete with white-gloved attendants, make you feel you're in a 1940s B movie. They come from the Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue that was demolished during construction of the hotel.
Service & Facilities
The service was impeccable.
- Fitness centre
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Room 405 (Park View Suite) is traditional, spacious with cream walls and flocked wallpaper, antique furniture and augmented by traditional pictures. We loved the 1920s and 1930s feel some rooms conjure up.
Interior Room, City View Room, Park View Room, Interior Suite, City View Suite, Park View Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, daily newspaper and fresh flowers, free water and sodas, Louis Sherry chocolates, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
There's a 20% discount at the restaurant for hotel guests. We recommend the expertly-prepared Manhattan at the bar at the Harry Cipriani.
Harry Cipriani: restaurant and bar, Venetian cuisine and signature cocktails. Dishes include Veal Milanese, Filet Mignon alla Rossini and grilled Branzino. All-day dining, open daily.