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THE BEST HOTELS OF NEW YORK

BY MAXIMILLIEN de LAFAYETTE

The Carlyle

Madison Avenue at 76th Street
New York, NY
U.S. Reservations: 904-288-0036

A landmark of the Manhattan skyline, the 35-story hotel overlooking Central Park is among the city's finest, providing a home away from home to the world's elite. With rooms reminiscent of an elegant private residence, a discreet and seasoned staff, and world-class dining and entertainment, the hotel is synonymous with privilege – a secret shared by the hotel’s long history of prominent guests from world affairs, business, society, the arts and entertainment.Some accommodations feature private terraces, grand pianos, and spectacular views of the city's skyline.

 

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The Restaurant... Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this gracious, elegant room, furnished with pillow-sprinkled banquets, Fortuny fabric covered walls, and engravings by Redoute, is the perfect setting for delightful French cuisine and discreet service.

The Gallery...Adjoining The Restaurant, The Gallery is a comfortable spot, fashioned in an exquisite Turkish style, for drinks, light fare and afternoon tea. Breakfast 7-11:00 a.m., Lunch Noon-3:00 p.m., Dinner 6-11:00 p.m.

Daily Rates: Standard Room - $495. Superior Room - $585. Deluxe Room - $685. Premier Room - $825. Standard Suite - $900. Superior Suite - $1100. Deluxe Suite - $1250. Carlyle Suite - $1900. Two-Bedroom Suite - $1600-$3825. Tower Suite - $3000-$3200. Rates in US Dollars are per room, per night for two people and are subject to applicable taxes.

 

 

RATING ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10

GUEST SERVICE: 9. FOOD: 8. CONCIERGE: 9 DECOR: 9. ROOMS: 10. BATHROOMS: 10. AMBIANCE: 10. PERSONNEL: 10.

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