Luxury HotSpots in NYC

Two weeks ago I told you about New Yorkers and their luxury. Today I would like to tell you about luxury hotspots in New York City. Where can you find these real big spenders? What are their favourite spots? As you probably know there are many luxury hotspots in NYC, that’s why I’ve made a selection.

Shopping on Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue starts at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and runs northwards through the heart of Midtown, along the eastern side of Central Park, where it terminates at the Harlem River at 142nd St. It’s consistently ranked among the most expensive shopping streets in the world.

Fifth Avenue is lined with luxury shops, especially between 49th St. and 60th St., this shopping district was ranked as having world’s most expensive retail spaces on a cost per square foot. Next to the department stores, outlets and flagship stores you can also find historical landmarks on Fifth Avenue, like; Washington Square Arc, Flatiron Building, Empire State Building, Public Library and St. Patricks Cathedral. Fifth Avenue is a great experience and fits to every taste and budget.

Discovering Gramercy Park
Gramercy Park is a neighborhood, on the eastside of the Flatiron Building that revolves around exclusivity. It’s a home to many celebrities so if you want to spot them in their natural habitat, this is the place to be. Gramercy Park is one of New York’s smallest neighborhoods, an air of luxury and history. The housing stock includes some historic row houses and larger co-op, but what gives the neighborhood its exclusivity is the Park.

This two-acre garden is the city’s only private park. Only the surrounding residents get a coveted key. They pay an annual fee, which starts at $7,500 a year, for the privilege and according to a New York Times article there are just 383 keys to the park. An apartment that includes a key starts at $3.2 million and belongs (for example) to Uma Thurman and many other celebrities, writers and politicians.

Walking in Gramercy Park and looking through the fence is all about luxury.

Visiting The Plaza
The Plaza Hotel is a century-old hotel across Central Park, on 768 5th Ave. Whether you’re looking for historic charm, luxury or celebrity party scenes you’ll find it in The Plaza, one of New York’s most luxurious hotels with a castle-like exterior and also famous of Home Alone.

Entering The Plaza makes you feel like a celebrity. At least, that’s how I felt last year at The Peter Stuyvesant Ball, in November 2014. The royal treatment, the fantastic diner and the elegant & royal interior will be forever in my memory.

If you don’t want to spend a lot of dollars for a room in The Plaza, but you’re ok by paying $18 for a cocktail and want to enjoy the high-end service, this hotel should definitely be a ‘must do’ on your list when visiting New York.

Dining at Babbo
Limos and cabs are waiting all day every day for their high-heeled clients. All visiting celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Italian restaurant Babbo, located on 110 Waverly Place in Greenwich Village. Babbo is the luxury hotspot of The Village for the rich and famous. It’s almost impossible to get a table at this high-end restaurant. After many tries I finally had the chance to experience their insanely delicious tasting menu. Want to have a try yourself? start calling now! It’s worth it.