The newest addition to Manhattan's luxury hotel scene may come with a host of amenities and a beautifully designed suite, but it's the views that make this property really stand out. And while it may seem as though new over-the-top accommodations are hitting the New York market with regular cadence, the allure of Park Hyatt's suite is that it's quintessentially New York. Nowhere else in the city will you be treated to a view that leaves Central Park at your feet.
Located on Billionares' Row on 57th Street, the hotel's newest offering showcases not only unobstructed Central Park views, but 360-degree views of the rest of the city from any room, thanks to the 11-foot floor-to-ceiling windows.
But guests don't have to wait until they get to the room to be wowed. Private helicopter transportation to and from any of New York's four regional airports—Newark, JFK, LaGuardia, and Teterboro—is a part of the package. And when they arrive to the hotel, they'll be greeted at reception before being escorted to their suite via a private elevator bank.
Once guests have settled in, they have a personal butler and private chef on call and can opt for either a 60-minute massage or facial to recuperate from any jetlag. There's also a wine refrigerator and bar that's completely complimentary—stocked with wines and spirits of the guests' liking, of course. And the spa, on the 25th floor, has a eucalyptus steam room and swimming pool in case you're still in need of relaxation.
Inside, the Jeffrey Beers International designed suite is a blend of neutral hues and earth tones, highlighted by pops of metallic accents. A mix of contemporary art decorates the walls from the likes of James Nares, Mariah Robertson, and Andisheh Avini. The 4,200 square-foot-space features over $7,000 worth of curated books from publisher Assouline, selected with the guests' preferences in mind. And that's not the only feature that's customizable. Guests have the option of choosing between Le Labo, Lanvin, and Hermès bath products, their favorite flowers to decorate the suite, and can even choose the firmness of their pillows and mattresses. Plus, a walk-in closet styled by Nordstrom allows guests to shop from the comfort of their room.
The hotel, which opened in August 2014, specializes in catering to the unique needs of its high profile clientele, recognizing the importance of customizing the experience as much as possible. But one request they couldn't fill? None of their rooms offered unimpeded views of the park—until now.
"There's a misconception when guests check into our hotel that since we're located a block away from the park that all of the rooms will have that view, but they're obstructed by the beautiful skyline," said Patricia Galas, Director of Marketing & Communications for Park Hyatt NY. "This is the first time we've been able to offer a dead-on, unobstructed view of the park."
Until the debut of this suite, the hotel only occupied the first 25 floors of the tower that they share with luxury condominium residents. To offer their guests the postcard-worthy view, they transformed a 59th floor three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment into a marquee suite, aptly named Manhattan Sky Suite.
Their aim was not to create another overdone suite marketed by gimmicks but to curate a stately space that highlighted the best of New York while providing the finest service available. All of the details, from the professionalism of the staff to the delicious food and the stylized furnishings to that unbeatable view, evoke a classic and timeless feel of luxury.
"There are three things that set this suite apart from other luxury hotels in the city," said Galas. "The five-star, award-winning service, it's the highest suite overlooking Central Park, and all of the inclusions you get with the suite—including the helicopter experience, which is really a wow factor."
The Manhattan Skyline Suite officially opened for reservations on November 6 and goes for $50,000 a night with a seven night minimum. The experience, including the helicopter ride and the suite, can comfortably accommodate up to six guests.