Manhattan’s Upper East Side used to be called ‘the Silk Stocking District’ because of its well-heeled residents, and today it remains one of the most affluent and discreet neighbourhoods in New York as well as being perhaps the most expensive real estate in the entire United States. With 5th Avenue and Central Park on the doorstep, guests who stay at the the Plaza Athenee Hotel are in the heart of quintessential old-world New York. A few steps away you will find an array of the city’s most famous institutions, from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Whitney Museum to The Guggenheim, The Colony Club to the Carnegie Mansion, and our favourite oasis in the district, the Plaza Athenee Hotel, is in perfect keeping with such august company—old-world luxury tucked away in a discreet tree-lined side street between a row of elegant townhouses just a block away from Central Park.
Old-world luxury it may be, but there is one factor which defines a stay at the Plaza Athenee Hotel: the service is as good as it gets. For more than two decades the hotel has ensured that the emphasis on providing personalised and attentive service remains stubbornly undiminished. It is no surprise that the number of returning guests is sky-high—this is a way of life that makes a guest feel more than a little bit special, and our Members can enjoy this, one of the world’s great hotels, at an advantageous rate.
And why not? After all, there is much to look forward to after a hard day exploring the sights and sounds of Manhattan. The Arabelle restaurant, together with the intimate Bar Seine, are regular haunts for discerning Manhattanites, particularly for the weekend brunch!
Upstairs, the spacious guestrooms reflect a classic European feel with French furnishings, Italian linens and Portuguese marble bathrooms stocked with Penhaligon toiletries. There is no shortage of in-room entertainment either, with 300-channel plasma televisions, iPod docking stations, DVD players and WiFi throughout.
After the hustle of Manhattan there is always the retreat of the Plaza Athenee spa to enjoy. It features skin care products by Swiss-based Valmont and boasts four private Asian themed treatment suites, each with its own marble bathroom and steam shower.
The Plaza Athenee is your perfect luxury hideaway in New York. Feel special in one of the world’s greatest cities.
International Hotel: Members receive special rates at this five-star Manhattan hotel. To check all rates and availability, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960 or follow the link below.