From the moment you
enter the revolving doors into the imposing lobby - all sweeping
marble staircases, brass handrails and mosaic-tile floors - you
could have landed in Breakfast At Tiffany's or Sex And
As well as being richly
atmospheric, this Madison Avenue hotel - built in 1904 in the Beaux
Arts style - has you bang in the centre of the Midtown district of
Manhattan, just a few blocks from the Empire State Building,
Madison Square Garden and Fifth Avenue.
But this is one hotel
in which you'll want to linger, thanks to the recent refurb by
David Rockwell, which has brought this hotel up to scratch on
modern luxury; the Broadway Diva Suite is a symphony of sumptuous
animal print and gold detailing.
WOW FACTOR Looking up
in the lobby at the 30ft Tiffany-style domed skylight, and
realising that, yes, you are in New York.
FLIGHT TIME: 8
GO Double rooms cost from £233, B&B www.carltonhotelny.com while British Airways www.ba.com return
flights start at £503.
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