Issue 7: New York

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      Elegant and luxurious without being too old-fashioned, The Surrey is a smartly located hotel steps from Museum Mile, Central Park and all the glittery shops of 5th and Madison Avenues. With a rooftop garden that boasts one of the best views in town, modern design, attentive staffers and great food—Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud is downstairs, and does room service—this is a fine choice for a splurge. Bonus: It’s dog-friendly.

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        Consummate New Yorker Robert De Niro owns this charming Tribeca gem. Neither showy nor noisy—hard to come by in a hotel here—it has tons of well-appointed rooms, some of which include big bathtubs for soaking in after a day roaming the city, or views of the sparkling Hudson River. The best part of the Greenwich is its in-house restaurant, Andrew Carmellini’s Locanda Verde, where you can expect incredible housemade pastas and the sweetest service. If you can’t secure a table at the popular spot, order Locanda room service or dine on the secret, leafy hotel patio.

        The foyer of The Chatwal. Photographs by William Hereford
        A comfortable couch.
        The secluded pool at The Chatwal.
        Outside the hotel.
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          Sexy and fun, the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort boasts a rooftop pool and bar, proximity to great shopping and restaurants, and breathtaking views. (Look for the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building!) This is not the sort of place you’d put up your parents; rooms have bold color schemes like purple and white. Pro tip: Spring for a room with a sweet little Juliet balcony, all the better to enjoy the sights and sounds of NYC.

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            Ideal for those visiting to see shows on Broadway or do business, the Sanctuary manages to be modern and stylish without being overly trendy. The rooftop bar and restaurant, Haven, is tented and heated, so if you’re here in winter, you can still enjoy the vistas while sipping a hot toddy. Its location off Times Square means buzzy street-level noise, so request a room at a higher level; the solicitous staff tends to be very helpful on that front.

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              Hotel on Rivington represented a major shift in the Lower East Side when it opened in 2005. Its glass façade, ultramodern design aesthetic and chic bars and restaurants draw the young, chic set. Shopping in the neighborhood, whether at a little designer boutique or a vintage shop, is trendy and fabulous. Make time to visit Viktor and Spoils, the in-house Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. In addition to its interesting mescal and tequilas list, the churros—fried dough served with three types of dips including chocolate—are delicious.