Learn all about the The St. Regis in New York City!
New York City has a plethora of activities and sights to see starting with the Empire State Building to Times Square and Central Park. That’s why it’s one of the most visited places in the United States. If you’re planning a little getaway to the Big Apple then keep reading this post where we review The St. Regis.
If you want to hear about other hotel options, you can check out our guide to the best luxurious hotels in New York here.
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This hotel is designed in an elegant style that combines glamour and sophistication. The Beaux-Arts building of The St. Regis stands out with its luxurious canopy and scarlet carpet at the entrance. Guests are immediately greeted with marble, crystal chandeliers, gilded crown moldings, intricate metalwork and trompe l’oeil ceilings.
The hotel consists of 238 rooms and suites that embody old-world glamour with a timeless, modern twist. Each guestroom features Waterford chandeliers, elegant crown moldings, striped fabric walls, gold-accented furniture, large-format photography art, vibrant fabrics, gorgeous beveled mirrors and a personal St. Regis butler at your service.
The Grand Luxe room features bold blue tones, custom furnishings and a Bose sound system. To couple with an elegant room is the Italian marble bath, with separate rain shower and bath, offered double sinks, plush robes and luxurious Laboratoire Remède toiletries.
On the hotel’s 19th floor lies the state-of-the-art St. Regis Athletic Club. This facility is open for complimentary, 24-hour access for all guests with ARTIS equipment by Technogym. Private instruction in yoga, Pilates and weight training are available upon request.
Curated books from John Jacob Astor IV’s original collection – housed behind glass at the hotel for over a century – are available to guests on Kindle devices. The digital library comes stocked with a selection of popular titles, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Guests also have the option to take around the hotel’s complimentary Bentley courtesy car, on a first-come, first-served basis, to travel anywhere within a 10-mile radius.
Food & Drink
The St. Regis’s signature restaurant, Astor Court, is an elegantly designed open-style lounge that features modern interpretations of traditional dishes and locally-sourced ingredients. The decadent breakfast includes items like the decadent Astor Benedict with seven eggs, Maine lobster, jumbo lump crab, and caviar.
The upscale King Cole Bar is a city icon offering signature cocktails as well as canapés. It is rumored that the Bloody Mary (aka Red Snapper) was first make at this hotel. New York’s trendiest scenesters can be found at the bar during cocktail hour.
A luxury hotel comes with quality service. The staff at The St. Regis is sure to make your stay feel first-class. There is a white-gloved butler available to tend to guest needs around-the-clock, a feature of all rooms regardless of category. They fetched beverages, pressed garments and shined our shoes. Butlers can also assist with packing and unpacking luggage.
The on-site concierge was is helpful and deals with things such as acquiring museum tickets and making restaurant reservations.
Located in Midtown East on 55th Street, the St. Regis New York is right next to Fifth Avenue and its famed shops. Central Park is four blocks away, and the MOMA, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and the Theatre District are all within walking distance.
Address: 2 East 55th Street x 5th Avenue
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Because Ritz-Carlton hotels are a Marriott brand, you can register for Marriott Bonvoy to earn a free stay at The Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park.
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Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
This card does carry a $125 annual fee. (See Rates & Fees)
For the high price tag, it is no wonder that the St. Regis is considered to be one of the best luxury hotels in New York City. The St. Regis is designed in a regal style with opulent decor and an exceptional staff to match.