Located in midtown Manhattan, overlooking Central Park, the St Regis NYC treats guests to the luxurious elegance associated with the lifestyle of its founder, John Jacob Astor. Weddings at the St Regis are unforgettable experiences. All guests, whether vacationing or attending a business meeting or a wedding, will appreciate the comfort and quality provided by the St Regis and its staff. For vacationers and business guests, its location in midtown Manhattan places it within walking distance of many destinations. This review should provide all the details about the facilities and amenities that you need to know to plan your stay at the St Regis NYC.
Accommodation type: 5-star hotel
No. of Rooms & Suites: 171 rooms and 67 suites
Pricing: Starts from $581 for guest rooms and $1,125 for suites, and, just as when the first Astor hotel opened in 1904, reserve a suite and get the second night for $4.
High season: There is a one-week period in every month except March and August that is considered a peak period for the St Regis NYC.
Nearest airport: LaGuardia Airport – 12 miles from the hotel
Suitable for: Vacations, destination weddings, and business meetings.
- Forbes Five Star Hotel
- AAA Five Diamond Hotel
- King Cole Bar was named Best Bar in the 2014 Virtuoso’s Best of the Best Awards
- King Cole Bar gained the title of the Best Bar of 2014 by CNN Money
The St Regis NYC, founded by John Jacob Astor, opened its doors in 1904. It was the first St Regis hotel focused on luxury and elegance. The King Cole Bar became a welcome addition in 1932. That was because a Maxfield Parrish painting of Old King Cole, owned by Astor, moved from the Knickerbocker Hotel to the St Regis. The hotel was recently renovated but still retains its original glamor.
The list of famous people who have resided at the hotel includes Salvador Dali, Marlene Dietrich, William Paley, and Alfred Hitchcock. In addition, John Lennon is among many celebrities who have been temporary guests at the hotel in the past.
The St Regis NYC offers a selection of rooms to choose from: Superior guest rooms, Deluxe guest rooms, Grand Luxe guest rooms, and 67 Suites in 13 different styles.
For dining or cocktails, the Astor Court St Regis and the King Cole Bar provide an elegant and sophisticated experience. The King Cole Bar is one of the several locales suggested as the home of the Bloody Mary. The story is that in 1934 (one year after the end of prohibition), the St Regis bartender, Fernand Petiot, created a drink that he named the Red Snapper. However, it was subsequently called a Bloody Mary. The hotel also has in-room dining with a “mini-butler bites” menu just for kids.
For weddings and business meetings, the St Regis New York Hotel has 16 venues. The largest is 4,300 square feet and accommodates 250 guests. For a true St Regis NYC wedding, a specialist will help plan the decor, flowers, and the menu. In addition, they will see that everything meets the high-quality standards that you can expect from the Saint Regis. The experienced event planners apply the same care and detail to ensure that business meetings meet the St Regis’ high-quality standards.
Also, the St Regis has a concierge service, a business center, an athletic club, and a Bentley available by reservation for transportation within a ten block radius.
Upon arrival, guests receive butler-served tea or coffee, pressing of up to two items per guest, a shoe shine, unpacking service, and a welcome fruit basket. Room amenities include 24-hour butler service, daily wake-up calls, daily tea or coffee service, refrigerator, fully stocked bar, a flat screen television, a Bose sound system and a safe.
In addition, they have an iron and ironing board, an in-room telephone, hairdryer, bathrobe, toiletries, packing service, and high-speed internet service. For kids, the concierge service can provide books, toys, and video games. However, they can also access laptops through the business center.
The hotel’s address is 55th Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Three airports serve the New York City area: LaGuardia Airport (LGA), which is 12 miles from the hotel, the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), 16 miles from the hotel and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey, also 16 miles from the hotel. Getting around NYC can be tricky with the traffic, so allow yourself plenty of travel time. Your transportation choices in NYC are walking, the MTA subway and buses, or taxis.
Main Attractions around the St Regis NYC Hotel
Manhattan, located on Manhattan Island, is the smallest and most densely populated borough in NYC and is more densely populated than any city in the United States. As the administrative, financial, and cultural center of NYC, it is what most people envision when they think of NYC. It contains most of the skyscrapers, Central Park (.3 mile), the United Nations, Wall Street, and Chinatown. Upper Manhattan is divided into the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Harlem.
Other Attractions in Manhattan
- Tavern on the Green at Central Park West and 67th Street
- The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) – 11 W 53rd Street (.3 miles)
- The Radio City Music Hall in the Rockefeller Center – 1260 Ave of the Americas (.5 miles)
- Carnegie Hall – 881 7th Ave (.5 miles)
- The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (1.1 miles)
- Bryant Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets (1.1 miles)
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 5th Avenue (2 miles)
- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – 1071 5th Avenue (2.3 miles)
- The 911 Memorial and Museum – 180 Greenwich Street
- The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island can be reached by ferries departing from Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
- The Garment District is located between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, from 34th to 42nd Streets.
- Greenwich Village
- Park Avenue, which among the most expensive streets in NYC.
- Fifth Avenue Shopping
- Macy’s Herald Square
- Broadway.com for a list of shows and a place to buy tickets.
- Times Square
The St Regis NYC deserves its 5-star rating. Guests experience luxurious accommodations and excellent service provided by an experienced, caring staff. With its location in midtown Manhattan, its proximity to so many popular sites makes getting places quick and easy. If you are visiting New York for business or pleasure, staying at the St Regis will enhance your experience. However, ou can also enjoy the bustling beauty of NYC by staying at the more modern-looking Conrad Hotel. If you have any questions or have been to the hotel and would like to share your experience, please add your questions or comments.