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Most Unforgettable New York City Stays

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, no place in the world can captivate, polarize, and mesmerize you as New York City does. In New York, all cultures blend, talent meets opportunity, and you always find whatever you need whenever you need it.

A timeless truth: New York is always a good idea

With direct flights from Palma De Mallorca Airport to Newark Liberty International three times per week, United Airlines makes it easy and delightful to escape to New York City for a city break. And no matter the reason, the season, or the budget, a trip to the Big Apple is always a good idea.

But with its constant energy and endless supply of sights, attractions, and activities, it is hard to decide where to go and where to stay on your next city break. If you are looking for an authentic experience and the perfect urban retreat in Manhattan, along with beautiful ambiance and design, superb service, and great amenities, but only have a couple of days on your hands, we are sharing below our favorite picks in ‘the city that never sleeps.’

Spotlight on Chelsea

Chelsea is New York City’s arts district attracting culture enthusiasts from all over the world, and home to hundreds of art galleries that showcase work from established and emerging artists. Set between Sixth Avenue to the east and the Hudson River to the west and extending for about 20 blocks from West 14th to 34th streets, the Chelsea neighborhood is home to some of the most remarkable cultural venues, hotels, and restaurants, including the 28-acre Chelsea Piers sports and entertainment complex, and the High Line, the elevated park filled with plantings and artwork.

Once an industrial area, now a vibrant, fascinating place to live and experience, The Chelsea neighborhood is an excellent base from which to visit some of the icons of New York.

Suite Life at The Moore

Imagine the allure of staying at a place that feels like home, where you can revel in the casual luxury of world-class design while immersing yourself in local culture. Intimate, stylish, and modern, Hotel The Moore pays homage to the history of the neighborhood and the site, which was the former residence of poet and scholar Clement Clarke Moore.

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“Elegance knows the importance of details”

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Perched at the vibrant intersection of 8th Avenue and West 22nd street, the Moore offers a unique blend of convenience, personalized service, and an intimate atmosphere. This 81-room boutique property, designed by Vanessa Guildford, may be cozy in size but is elegant, warm and welcoming. Guest rooms feature single queen beds with a clean, minimal style and functional design  to create a relaxing ambiance and offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC.

The hotel also features a lobby cafe and bar, a seasonal rooftop bar, laundry service, and a 24-hour fitness studio. Everywhere you go there is a free wireless connection, whether you are in your room, working in the lobby or enjoying a drink at the rooftop bar. Its strategic location allows you to efficiently navigate the city and access some of the best restaurants, shopping, and nightlife downtown New York has to offer.

The Moore is a bit of a little gem in the Big Apple: heavy on charm in an ideal location, yet with visitor-friendly rates. This is is a place you always want to come back to.

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Spotlight on the Theater District

Bounded by West 40th Street on the south, West 54th Street on the north, Sixth Avenue on the east, and Eighth Avenue on the west, the Theater District is an area and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theaters are located.  The area includes Times Square and is home to recording and television studios, record label offices, and theatrical agencies.

“Nothing is more New York than the Theater District”

Suite Life at the Civilian

Located on a quiet block on the edge of the Theatre District, Civilian is one of those places worth writing home about. The brainchild of David Rockwell, Civilian aims to bring the energy of Broadway indoors. It is an experiential property inspired by the New York soul and abuzz with creativity and innovation.

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The hotel is renowned for its seductive interior design and distinctive Retro-Luxury Touches.  With expansive views of Hudson Yards and the Theater District, the well-appointed guest rooms evoke the ambiance of theatre dressing rooms with a dramatic color palette, sumptuous fabrics, and curated artwork and amenities.

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They may be small — but hey, remember, you are in New York city— but boast unique features, including platform four-poster beds with drapery panels, custom pillows, and costume trunk-inspired closets. The common areas are filled with references to the theater, both abstract and literal. The Blue Room, in particular, is a treasure trove of Broadway references, offering an immersive experience.

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The Civilian West Side location is nothing short of amazing. With 41 theatres in the area and many restaurants and bars within walking distance, you may need help making a choice. On-site, Rosevale Kitchen & Cocktail Room on the second floor is a distinctive space where you can enjoy an elevated dining experience, while Starchild, the rooftop lounge, not only offers excellent drinks but also makes you want to take as many pictures as possible of the breathtaking aerial views.

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Photo Credit Nicholas Koenig for Rockwell

Last but not least, at Civilian you can customize your stay to your requirements. At a basic level, you’ll get a room, 4 p.m. check-in, and on-demand cleaning. The all-inclusive rate offers a hassle-free and comfortable stay, including daily breakfast, housekeeping, access to the TMPL Health Club, and early check-in. It’s the perfect way to ensure your needs are met during your New York adventure. And, whether you’re a seasoned theater-goer, a newcomer to the world of musicals and plays, or a discerning traveler looking for the authentic New York vibe, you can expect an out-of-the-ordinary experience.

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Spotlight on Fashion District

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Fashion District is one of New York City’s most storied neighborhoods and the epicenter of American fashion. It is arguably the most connected neighborhood in New York City, with quick access to 16 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, NJ Transit, New Jersey PATH, Metro North, and dozens of bus lines. 

Read also City Break in Manhattan

Suite Life at Refinery Hotel

Refinery Hotel occupies a striking 12-story neo-Gothic building dating back to 1912 and located only a short stroll from Bryant Park and the Empire State Building, Times Square, Grand Central Station or Rockefeller Center. The stylish and artistic decor reflects the building’s storied past as the former Colony Arcade Building, which once housed a 19th-century hat factory and a tearoom.

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Generously sized, the  197 guest rooms at Refinery Hotel feature industrial accents such as 12-foot ceilings and distressed hardwood floors. They are equipped with all modern amenities like free WiFi, Le Labo bath products, and a minibar stocked with gourmet foods and local Hudson whiskey.

Refinery exudes a warm and energetic atmosphere, with stunning spaces that blend old-world elegance with sophisticated contemporary design, like Winnie’s Jazz Bar and Club, where you can enjoy live jazz music and afternoon high tea, and the Refinery Rooftop, named America’s #1 Rooftop Bar & Hotel Bar for three consecutive years by USA Today, where you can soak in the views of the Empire State Building while enjoying lunch, brunch, dinner or a late-night cocktail.

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Take a bite of the Big Apple. To plan a bespoke trip to New York contact a travel designer. And stay tuned for more NYC tips.

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  • Enza Valiante Valentini

    A creative executive and digital strategist passionate about travel and quality, in love with Mallorca and the world at large. I hope that our website will inspire you to visit this beautiful island and help you make the most out of your travels.

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