Where else can you catch Sarah Jessica Parker off screen, find Rupert Sanderson showing off his latest collection or sip Long Island Iced Teas while you absorb the non-stop, frenetic pulse of the Big Apple? Simply pulling up to the monumental Langham feels like you've arrived on the set of a Hollywood classic.
Fancy splashing out? Check in to the Residence Suite - luxury in the extreme, complete with mindblowing views of Manhattan. Standard rooms are equally impressive, showcasing the work of some of the city's coolest artists and decked out with vast marble bathrooms. Spend your evenings enjoying some classic New York jazz in the hotel's Measure lounge - Cosmopolitan in hand. The Fifth Avenue location is the perfect launch pad for those seeking out a culture fix among the concrete corridors of the city, before jetting off on that relaxing Caribbean adventure.
WOW FACTOR Rooms are blessed with a dizzying view of the Empire State Building - thanks to the largest and what have to be the widest hotel windows in the city.
FLIGHT TIME 6hrs from the UK
GO A double room costs from £270 www.newyork.langhamplacehotels.com