New York City is the most inspiring place in the world. Also known as the Big Apple, this city is bursting with culture, art, luxury and a cosmopolitan lifestyle that will make you see things in a different way – the experience of a lifetime. If you’re planning your next visit to New York, then you must check our luxury guide – from private clubs to museums and luxury hotels, we got you covered. We wish you a good journey!
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Luxury Hotels and Restaurants
A few steps from Central Park and Madison Avenue, the Four Seasons New York is a hymn to luxury and that means breathtaking city views, a fine dining restaurant and a sensational modern-deco atmosphere. Designed by I. M. Pei, the Four Seasons New York is described as one of the best hotels in the world.
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The Mandarin Oriental offers the ultimate in service, comfort and style – and that’s probably all you need. Enjoy the glittering Manhattan skyline, a sensory experience at the Asiate with its modern American cuisine or the impeccably designed rooms that offer an unbeatable blend of luxury and refinement. Truly stunning.
Embodying the true spirit of New York’s lifestyle, the Ritz-Carlton in Central Park offers the charm of a sophisticated private home in the heart of the city. With marvelous rooms and suites, 5-star amenities, a La Prairie Spa, Club Lounge and four dining options, enliven the senses with a personalized hotel experience like you’ve never imagined before.
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Located in Midtown across from Carnegie Hall and a block from Central Park, Park Hyatt opened in 2014 and has been a hospitality landmark through the years. Its gorgeous rooms were designed by Yabu Pushelberg and its distinctive ribbon facade architecture was envisioned by Christian doe Portzamparc. Do you need more reasons?
Showrooms and Stores
Covet New York
The staging project between Tessler Developments and Covet House makes The Mansion, at 172 Madison Avenue, the most coveted address for design lovers and professionals in the Big Apple. Covet NYC is fully decorated with a curated selection of furniture, lighting and accessories from the best European luxury brands. The inauguration will be on November 11.
DDC Minotti is the leading source of contemporary furniture design. They can offer an exceptional variety of home and contract furniture, lighting and accessories, ranging in style from classic modern to the most cutting-edge designs in their showrooms – the most notorious ever.
Droog is a conceptual design company that focuses on matters that affect society and its people. Major collaborations include the New Original project, the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Sex in New York and the CACAU Cultural Centre in São Tomé. By the way, Droog has the most inventive, colorful and whimsical furniture collections when it comes to interior design.
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Recently opened, the Lladró showroom in New York is empowered by unique, one of a kind, fine art pieces. There, you will be able to have a look at the most iconic handcrafted porcelain sculptures combined with Boca do Lobo’s luxury furniture. Some things were made to be special and this showroom is one of those.
Museums and Art Galleries
MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, is like a temple for diverse cultural, artistic, social and political perspectives. Celebrating creativity and openness, MoMA is visited by millions of people due to its provoking and contemporary art, which makes it an obligatory stop if you’re around. Don’t miss it!
Metropolitan Museum of Art
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With over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art lives in three iconic sites in New York City – the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Breuer and the Met Cloisters. Founded in 1870, it reveals both new ideas and unexpected connections through several exhibitions and events.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City is continuously expanding its collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and contemporary art, featuring special exhibitions throughout the year. If you’re an art-driven person, this is the perfect place for you to be. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
New Museum of Contemporary Art
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Celebrating 40 years of existence, the New Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA – a seven-story, eight-level structure. Inside, you will find the most inspiring forms of contemporary art through exhibitions, performances, installations and publications.
The Playboy Club
Evoking the spirit of the iconic Mansion, the Playboy Club itself features four distinct environments that unveil unique experiences as you access the passages within. The iconic Playboy Bunnies will remain at the center of every moment, serving artisanal cocktails and world-class culinary creations. In addition, the decor is amazing.
The Metropolitan Club
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The Metropolitan Club is a private social club in Manhattan. It was founded in 1891, by names like J. P. Morgan, James A. Roosevelt and John Lambert Cadwalader, among others. It brings out the true spirit of a social club, where cellular phones and laptops are prohibited. There’s also a dress code you must strictly follow.
The Soho House
The Soho House is a converted warehouse in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District with 44 bedrooms of varying sizes, Drawing Room, Club Bar, Library, Pantry Bar, Restaurant, 44-seat Screening Room, a rooftop with a swimming pool and a Cowshed spa. Lifestyle gets a new meaning here and you are more than invited to experience it with your own senses.
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Kelly Wearstler is one of our favorite interior designers ever. She has a unique approach and her signature style is all about vivid colors, rich textures and sleek lines. She makes your space breathe like no other and she is synonym with luxury, modern decor and a fearless desire for exclusivity.
Peter Marino‘s designs can be usually characterized by emphasized materiality, texture, scale light and the constant dialogue between interior and exterior. He is widely known for his residential and retail interior designs for the most iconic names in the fashion and art worlds. Extravagant and delicate in equal doses.
Honored numerous times as one of the Architectural Digest’s AD 100 and included in Elle Decor A-List, he is well known for its luxury and glamour interiors. His work has been featured in Vogue, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Veranda and Architectural Digest. Miles Redd is a pioneer of playful mélanges of high and low, invigorated with whimsical splashes of color and modern gestures.
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Incorporating found pieces of both high and low provenance, furniture (often of his design) and fine artwork, each of Mark Cunningham’s projects is completely unique – each is an individual expression of his clients’ lives and lifestyles. Arranged with a photographic sense of composition, his spaces feature a robust yet carefully curated mix of furnishings and objects.
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