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The beating heart of the Big Apple is home to world-class museums, stylish restaurants and bespoke, independent boutiques. New York may be ever-changing, but Manhattan’s position as the chicest neighbourhood remains untouched. Embark on SATC shopping sprees and nights fuelled by cosmopolitans in some of the glitziest spots across New York.

To Stay

The Jane

A New York City landmark, this West Village institution has a boatload of history (you’ll soon understand the pun). Back in the early 20th century, The Jane Hotel functioned as a lodging for sailors passing through the city and, famously, housed the survivors of the Titanic when they arrived in New York. Now the trendy hotel is more famous for its Ballroom, the ground floor bar-lounge-club that attracts a regular crowd of good-looking Europeans and New Yorkers. But don’t expect the rooms to be as glamourous as the bar! The Jane Hotel is a cost-conscious option for those who prefer a chic hostel experience. While the living quarters may be TINY, the location is amazing, the prices are fair and you’re guaranteed entry into one of the city’s best night spots.

The Mark Hotel

Truly the crème de la crème of New York’s high-end hotels, words can’t describe the level of luxury you’ll experience at The Mark – but we’ll try. Located on the Upper East Side in a historic 1927 building, the hotel was designed by Jacques Grange, whose roster of clients include Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Caroline, Princess of Monaco. Monochrome and art deco accents run throughout the hotel; from the lobby, restaurant and bar, to the rooms and suites, creating an atmosphere of a palatial – yet modern – Manhattan townhouse.

The Greenwich Hotel

It’s a well known fact that the Greenwich Hotel is the place to stay for celebrities passing through the Big Apple. Unsurprising, of course, when Robert De Niro is the owner. On any given evening, it’s not uncommon to see the paparazzi loitering outside the hotel’s inconspicuous entryway, waiting to catch a glimpse of an Oscar winner or world-famous director. That said, the TriBeCa hotel is a far cry from your typical see-and-be-seen establishment. Defined by its laidback elegance, first-rate service and phenomenal spa, the Greenwich offers plenty of reasons to stay that go far beyond star-spotting. We’ll warn you that for all these reasons, staying at The Greenwich is expensive.

The NoMad Hotel

Named for its location, The NoMad Hotel is situated in the up-and-coming neighbourhood north of Madison Square Park, making it an ideal homebase for someone looking to explore both uptown and downtown Manhattan. That said, this hotel hosts some of New York’s finest spaces to drink and dine (a beautiful and airy atrium, a small romantic fireplace corner, a cosy library bar) so you might never leave. More old-school than modern, we love the NoMad for its plush decór and opulent ambience.

Crosby Street Hotel

Situated on a quiet street in SoHo, the understated glamour of the Crosby Street Hotel is probably the reason it consistently attracts celebrities and tastemakers. We love the stylish, airy communal areas, which include an eclectic drawing room with a fireplace and a leafy, sculpture garden with wrought iron chairs and tables that’s so calm you’ll find yourself questioning whether you’re still in New York. The hotel is run by the Firmdale group (owners of the Charlotte Street Hotel and Knightsbridge Hotel in London) so you’ll notice little hints of Britain throughout.

The Pod Hotel

Looking to do New York on a budget? The Pod is one of New York’s most cost-conscious hotels. Imagine an upscale hostel from the future, and you’ll get an idea of what Pod is about. Claiming to do away with ‘the excessive and the unnecessary’, The Pod streamlines rooms and amenities down to exactly what tech-savvy travellers on the go require. Yes, the ‘pod’-like rooms are as small as they sound, but they’re sleek, modern and kitted out with all your technological needs – and there’s plenty of fun to be had in the communal areas. In the city that never sleeps, how much time are you going to be spending in your room anyway?

The Mercer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotel in a more happening location than The Mercer. Nestled in the heart of SoHo, guests of the hotel have the very best of downtown drinking, eating and shopping on their doorstep. And for those coming to New York for a little retail therapy, we really need to emphasise the latter. Located at the corner of Mercer and Prince, the hotel is within a stone’s throw of the city’s hottest boutiques and contemporary designers.

Public

When Ian Schrager is attached to a hotel, two words come to mind: modern opulence. After all, this is the man behind hotels including The Delano in Miami, The Edition in New York, and The Sanderson in London. With his latest outpost, Public Hotel in the Lower East Side, Schrager continues the theme, but with a mission to bring luxury to the masses. You’ll find the same eye-catching aesthetic (ivied walls and neon gold escalators at the entrance give you a taste of what’s to come), but certain amenities have been pared back to allow for a more economic price tag (rooms start at $150 per night). Luckily, Schrager hasn’t skimped out on food or entertainment; on location, you’ll find two Jean Georges dining options, as well as a rooftop bar and multi-purpose events space that hosts regular live music performances, art shows and parties.

ARLO

The Arlo Hotel in Soho is another great option for chic travel on a budget, with rates starting at just $99 per night. While rooms are compact, the boutique hotel’s restaurant, coffee shop and various workspaces provide a number of options for unwinding. What’s more, the proximity to New York neighbourhoods like the West Village, Soho and Tribeca mean you won’t want to spend much time inside anyway (it’s for this reason that we prefer the downtown outpost to the one further north in Nomad).

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    231 Hudson Street
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ARLO

Public

The Mercer

The Pod Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

The NoMad Hotel

The Greenwich Hotel

The Mark Hotel

The Jane Hotel

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