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Park Lane New York

by Anne Roderique-Jones
Photo: Courtesy of the property
by Anne Roderique-Jones
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Park Lane New York, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has recently debuted a brand-new look that's absolutely stunning. The property, which is situated on Billionaire's Row along Central Park South, offers well-heeled travelers a new luxury option to the nearby Plaza Hotel. In fact, you'll have all the high-end amenities — sans the hordes of crowds. And, while the hotel feels like a secret now, that's sure to change. Keep reading for a first-look peek. 

What You Need to Know 

The Look of Park Lane New York

It's All in the Details

The Park Lane rises 47 stories high. Nearly half of the 610 rooms have incredible park-facing views, a big draw for guests. The historic building, which was originally designed in a post-war style, has since been gloriously restored by Yabu Pushelberg.

Peppered throughout the property, you'll find Central Park-inspired murals depicting carnival animals in Strawberry Fields created by NYC-based artists Chandler Noah and Diego Castano of En Viu. The art extends to the hotel's guest rooms, which have chic tiled bathrooms, plush sitting areas, and Bello Fine Linens (the robes are incredible, too). There's also a fitness center, plus plenty of places to gather – be it a conference or a wedding. The property's rooftop bar, Darling, offers the perfect perch for a pre- or post-dinner drink. 

The Vibe of Park Lane New York

The property is elegant and refined at every turn. Today, it's one of the most luxurious yet unstuffy hotel offerings in the city. The service is impeccable, and the surroundings offer a sophisticated setting but none of the pretension (or crowds!) of nearby properties. You'll feel equally comfortable in an evening gown or activewear. 

Who Will Love Park Lane New York

Couples looking for a romantic getaway – as well as groups, families, and business travelers in search of elegant escape and a central location – will enjoy a stay here the most. 

Who Might Not Love Park Lane New York

Those who prefer a small and quiet boutique experience might find the size and location of Park Lane New York to be a bit overwhelming. 

Best Amenity

NYC offers an overwhelming amount of dining options, but the Darling rooftop bar is among the crème de la crème. Perched on the 47th floor with endless, uninterrupted views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, it boasts being the only rooftop lounge on Billionaire Row. You can have a leisurely breakfast here while taking in the views, or watch the city light up at night while enjoying craft cocktails, small bites, and live DJ sets.

Money Matters

What's Included at Park Lane New York

The $45 nightly destination fee includes wifi, streaming entertainment, newspapers, luggage storage, 24-hour room service, clefs d’or concierge team, and access to the Peloton-equipped fitness center. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Park Lane New York

See above fees; valet parking is available for $65 per night. 

How to Get a Deal at Park Lane New York

Check the hotel's website for special deals and discounts. Offers, packages, and perks include dinner and drinks or bed and breakfast, among a handful of others. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood

Located on the southeastern section of Central Park South at 59th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, the hotel offers immediate access to Central Park. It's also within walking distance to Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Plus, the hotel's midtown locale puts you within close proximity to Times Square and the Theater District, as well as some of the finest dining options in all of New York City. 

Nearest Transportation to Park Lane New York

Park Lane New York is about a 20-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport or a 30-minute drive from JFK with no traffic. Both LaGuardia and JFK are accessible via public transportation, including the N, Q, R, F, A, C,1, B, and D trains. 

The Bottom Line

Park Lane New York is ideal for well-heeled travelers looking to indulge in luxurious digs directly across from Central Park. 

It's All in the Details