The cheapest in the lavish hotels in Manhattan will still set you back nearly $1000. New York City’s Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton Central Park are the most expensive city resorts in the U.S., according to a recent report from Luxury-Hotels.com.
While the list was certainly dominated by the Big Apple, rates will certainly be impacted by increasing competition. “More and more luxury resorts are being constructed in Manhattan…and there are more luxury Airbnb apartments and that places pressure on the luxury market,” said Daniel Derger, who oversaw the poll.
For the poll, Luxury-Hotels analyzed rates for a double room for a one or two-day stay in October in cities with more than 500,000 people. Mondays and Tuesdays were excluded from bookings.
October tends to be the most expensive month for luxury hotel bookings, thanks in part to business travel, based on Derger’s report.
Here are the most expensive city resorts in the U.S.:
1. Mandarin Oriental, New York City
Lowest Rate: $995
The hotel has 198 rooms and 46 of those are suites coming in at 2,640 square feet. For guests seeking to eat breakfast before they go out for the day, many options are available, such as grapefruit slices and $21 toast.
2. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Lowest Rate: $995
Guests of the Ritz Carlton looking to wind down after a busy day sip a cocktail that is $20 or may partake in the Star Lounge’s Afternoon Tea for $65.
3. Baccarat Hotel & Residences, New York City
Lowest Rate: $990
Whilst remaining in the Baccarat it’s not necessary to hail a cab. The midtown hotel has a chauffeured vintage CitroënDS that takes guests around town (provided that they remain within 15 blocks of the hotel).
4. The St. Regis, New York City
Lowest rate: $945
The St. Regis offers guests a free garment pressing whenever they arrive and new fruit or candy are sent to their room every day.
5. The Plaza Hotel, New York City
Lowest rate: $893
The Plaza’s Legacy Suite Experience, which begins at $1,745 per night, offers guests perks such as personal airport pickup and drop off, a dedicated reservations line, as well as, stationary and business cards. And here’s how serious the hotel takes guests’ privacy: It does not let flash or professional photography in the lobby.