Where to Stay in New York City this Fall

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Luxury travel advisors share the hottest hotels to stay at in NYC 
by VERGE Staff | Vacation Spot | Saturday, November 3, 2018 

If you enjoy vacationing during the off-season, then a trip to “The Big Apple” may be the perfect destination. Lavish vacations are not limited to the Caribbean. According to expert travel advisors from Protravel International, there’s no better time to visit New York City than fall and winter when new shows, exhibitions and special events offer world-class experiences for any discerning traveler. 

 "There's no place like New York in the fall and winter and a stay at a unique hotel with lots of character adds to the enjoyment of the trip." 

- Becky Powell, Protravel  International  President 


"Our luxury travel advisors have their fingers on the pulse of the best hotels around the world," says Protravel International President Becky Powell. "At Protravel, we pride ourselves on not only having unparalleled product knowledge for our clients, but in having deep relationships with the hotels and restaurants we recommend, which translates to added value and personalized care for our discerning clientele."

Advisors at Protravel International have developed a list of top New York hotels, each a part of its Protravel SELECT network which allows Protravel advisors to offer complimentary amenities such as room upgrades, breakfast included, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, Wi-Fi and food and beverage credits at hotel restaurants, to name a few.

Powell adds, "Protravel's three New York City area offices include some of the most respected luxury travel advisors in the country, which you can imagine translates to deep expertise in and first-hand knowledge of the many great hotels in Manhattan."

The following are seven New York City hotel recommendations from Protravel advisors that are all a part of the Protravel SELECT network:

1. Baccarat Hotel – 
The Baccarat brings back the design couture of the roaring '20s with sparkling touches everywhere you look. The location, right on 53rd Street, is a quick taxi ride away from some of the city's most beloved tourist landmarks. Its restaurants (Grand Salon and the Bar) feature delicious French delicacies and prohibition-era style cocktails.

The staff of the luxurious 144-room hotel cater to guests' every whim. Not only do they receive privileged amenities at the property, the hotel's vintage city car can take them around in style up to 15 miles from the hotel. The Spa, which is world renowned for its skincare, offers unique treatments including facials and detoxifying massages, and is the only hotel in the U.S. to offer a Spa De La Mer, one of the most exclusive spas in the world.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, basic Wi-Fi and $100 spa credit per stay.

2. The Beekman –
At The Beekman, old world glamour meets modern luxury downtown with destination dining by two of New York's famous restauranteurs. Both Temple Court Restaurant and the Bar Room are helmed by famous Chef Tom Colicchio, and the Augustine, by Keith McNally, is a Brasserie-style restaurant that offers lighter French fare. The hotel pulls out all the stops for its guests with its Les Clefs d'Or Concierge Service, as well as a courtesy luxury Lexus house car, available upon request, dual-level fitness center and valet parking. And 24-hour in-room dining is also available from Temple Court upon request.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast; early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, basic Wi-Fi, $50 food and beverage credit and $50 minibar credit during your stay.

3. Mr. C Seaport –
Just opened this summer, this new hotel in the recently refurbished Seaport District, Mr. C Seaport is the first hotel in New York by the famed Cipriani family. Housed in a historic warehouse building at the seaport, the property is sleek and modern with marble and brass accents throughout. Guests are greeted with a Bellini at reception, the classic cocktail created by the owners' relative, Giuseppe Cipriani, in 1948 at Harry's in Venice. Custom bicycles are available to borrow, or guests can travel by complimentary Lincoln Navigator within a 20-block radius of the hotel. Premium suites offer panoramic views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, basic Wi-Fi, 10% off at the bar, and a $75 hotel credit during your stay.

4. Park Hyatt New York –
Set within a high-rise building along "Billionaire's Row," an area of ultra-luxurious residences along 57th Street near Central Park, the Park Hyatt meets this level of luxury with its generous approach to high-end amenities. Guest accommodations are as modern as they are spacious, and guests love the attention to detail—the natural stone floors, the handpicked artwork, the custom furnishings, the fine Italian linens, the floor-to-ceiling windows. While visiting the City that Never Sleeps, guests especially appreciate the blackout curtains and the remote-controlled lighting and drapes, ensuring a sound sleep regardless of what is happening on the streets below.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, basic Wi-Fi, and a $100 hotel incidentals credit per stay.

5. The Peninsula New York -
In the heart of Midtown, the historic Peninsula, with its appealing blend of modern and timeless, is simply one of the best hotels NYC has to offer. Its Beaux-Arts architectural features and grand lobby staircase wow guests from the start, and the recently renovated rooms don't disappoint either. The hotel went all-out on the spa, which was recently named the #1 Hotel Spa by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. It's a 35,000-square-foot, tri-level gem that includes a glass-enclosed pool. The hotel's lineup of elegant yet hip lounges is also a good bet.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, basic Wi-Fi, $100 food and beverage credit.

6. The Surrey –
Built in 1926, The Surrey once housed luminaries like Bette Davis and John F. Kennedy. Today its 157 salons and 32 suites ooze classic character and charm. Rooms include details such as hand-painted wardrobes, fireplaces, private terraces and soaking tubs. For the best views, opt for a room on one of the higher floors, and for stepped-up opulence, the Grand Deluxe Salons are spacious and very well-appointed. Also of note is the hotel's English garden, reserved exclusively for guests, and its restaurant, Café Boulud, which boasts award-winning cuisine and an 800-bottle wine program.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, basic Wi-Fi, $100 hotel credit during your stay.

7. The Whitby Hotel –
The Whitby abides by the philosophy that no request is too large and no detail is too small in order to provide a uniquely welcoming luxury environment. Owners Tim and Kit Kemp are intimately involved in the execution of the hotel to provide thoughtfully designed spaces, facilities, and amenities unlike anywhere else in New York City. Kit's whimsical and critically acclaimed interior design throughout the hotel and its restaurants make it truly a standout. An onsite concierge team offers unrivaled insights into some of the city's famous attractions and most well-kept secrets to ensure a true New York experience.

Protravel Perks: Complimentary continental breakfast, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, upgrade upon availability, high-speed Wi-Fi, a box of Rik Rak chocolates.

"These one-of-a-kind properties each reflect what's special about Manhattan," said Powell. "There's no place like New York in the fall and winter and a stay at a unique hotel with lots of character adds to the enjoyment of the trip."

Travelers booking these hotels through a Protravel advisor are privy to complimentary amenities and other benefits available only to Protravel clients. Find a Protravel advisor at: ProtravelInc.com.

Source courtesy of Protravel International. Photo credit: Saloni Agarwal / Getty Images

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