New York Metropolis accommodations for each kind of traveller


There are more than 700 hotels in New York City, so the options are quite literally endless. From party hotspots to over-the-top luxury to sustainable sanctuaries, you can find it all in the city that never sleeps. The perfect hotel for any given trip depends on who you’re with and what you’re doing, but here are seven top picks for all different types of travellers.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

For hip environmentalists

Sustainability is at the core of every design decision at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, a natural extension of the Brooklyn Bridge Park with incredible views of the iconic structure from Harriet’s outdoor rooftop bar and plunge pool. An 8m green wall and farmstand with free fruit greets guests in the lobby and there are plants in every guest room, along with reclaimed wood furniture, filtered water stations and floor-to-ceiling windows letting in plenty of natural light. The organic ethos extends to the in-room bath amenities and products used at its Bamford Wellness Spa too. Eco-friendly has never looked so chic.

What’s nearby: Walk along Water Street for gorgeous views and treats from local favourites like Butler for coffee and pastries, Oddfellows for ice cream and Gair for craft cocktails.

Baccarat Hotel 

For fancy foodies

All 114 guest rooms and suites at Baccarat Hotel are generously sized for the Big Apple. Naturally, the custom-designed Baccarat red enamel mini bar is a highlight, as well as Baccarat crystal stemware that elevate your in-room drinking experience. There’s even a “champagne” button on the telephone handset to request your favourite vintage in signature Baccarat flutes. Alsatian Michelin-starred chef Gabriel Kreuther oversees the hotel’s food and beverage, and the hotel is also home to the first La Mer spa in the United States.

What’s nearby: A couple blocks away is Rockefeller Plaza, which has a slew of great restaurants that have opened in the last couple of years, from Tipsy Baker by Café D’Avignon to NARO for elegant Korean cuisine by the same power couple behind Atomix, the best restaurant in North America in 2023 according to World’s 50 Best.

Baccarat suite living room. Photo: Baccarat Hotel

Smyth Tribeca

For savvy sophisticates

Smyth Tribeca is an unassuming favourite among Hollywood stars, especially during the Tribeca Film Festival. Jessica Alba, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ed Westwick have all been spotted on the property. The 100-room boutique hotel is in a hip part of town but feels quiet and residential, a peaceful oasis tucked away amidst cobblestone streets. Rooms are comfortable, with floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized marble bathrooms and views of lower Manhattan. There’s even complimentary movie theater-style popcorn in the lobby.

What’s nearby: Some of the best fine dining in the city is within walking distance, including Michelin-starred restaurants like l’abeille, Jungsik, Atera and New York’s most exclusive new omakase counter – Sushi Ichimura.

The Times Square EDITION

For theatre buffs

This Yabu Pushelberg-designed hotel includes 452 guest rooms in New York City’s entertainment district, plus 26 suites with outdoor terraces overlooking Times Square. Catching an evening Broadway show? Head to The Times Square EDITION’s terrace and lushly landscaped outdoor gardens for a pre-theatre prix-fixe menu by chef John Fraser prior heading out. Alternatively, stop by Paradise Club to catch eclectic acts ranging from cabaret, theatre and circus acts to illusionists, opera, live gospel and aerial performances.

What’s nearby: Just around the corner from the hotel is TKTS Times Square, the best place to get last-minute Broadway tickets, including same-day performances at up to half off full price.

The lush Terrace and Outdoor Gardens, located within The Times Square EDITION. Photo: Nikolas Koenig

Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

For modern business travellers

Historically, most business travellers have stayed in Midtown, but the new Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad offers a more vibrant, modern alternative with all of the luxurious trappings you’d expect from the brand, including an excellent club lounge and surprisingly personalised service for a hotel with 219 guest rooms, 31 suites and 14 penthouse residences. Entertain clients at José Andrés’ Mediterranean ground-floor restaurant Zaytinya, or over a drink and breathtaking city views at Nubeluz rooftop cocktail bar. Décor here is floral and feminine, inspired by the hotel’s location in New York’s flower district. Business travellers will appreciate the Cadillac Lyriq house car, which is available to take hotel guests within a 2-mile radius.

What’s nearby: Incredible deals on designer clothing from brands like Maison Margiela and Fleur du Mal at 260 Sample Sale’s flagship store.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad lobby has floral motifs and a plush jungle vibe. Photo: The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad

Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York

For Parisian princesses

Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York is the first United States outpost of France’s family-run Groupe Barrière, with 65 residential-style rooms and 29 suites by designer Martin Brudnizki. The hotel blends modern industrialism with Art Deco motifs and a dash of pink everywhere. Patrons of the hotel in Paris will recognise the brand’s signature scent, and the brasserie menu that chef Pierre Gagnaire oversees at Fouquet’s, with classics like escargot, foie gras and sole meunière. The gilded Cannes cinema room is used for film premieres and special screenings, and the hotel aims to become a hub for French culture in New York.

Don’t miss: The hotel’s new sprawling rooftop space, Le Vaux, is inspired by the French gardens of Vaux-Le-Vicomte and Versailles and open daily, exclusively to hotel guests.

The living area of the hotel’s prestige junior suite. Photo: Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York

TWA Hotel

For aviation enthusiasts

The only on-airport hotel at New York’s JFK International Airport, TWA Hotel pays homage to air travel’s glory days. It celebrates Trans World Airlines’ history as one of the largest airlines in the United States by restoring TWA’s 1962 Flight Center into a 512-room hotel with views of JFK’s runways. Museum exhibits detail the history of aviation and Mid-Century Modern design movement. Sip retro cocktails with vintage swizzle sticks in the sunken lounge, or play a wall-to-wall version of Twister in the Twister Room.

Don’t miss: The 930m2  fitness centre is perhaps the world’s largest hotel gym, open 24 hours a day so you can get your sweat on before you board your flight. There’s a yoga studio, 14 Peloton bikes, boxing classes, personal training and more.

TWA’s Executive King Suite with a historic view. Photo: TWA Hotel

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