Indulge in an adrenaline fueled holiday experience like no other, complete with cocktails, cuisine, culture, and slick turn-down service in the Big Apple

by ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE

ROOM REQUEST:
From artsy interiors to exquisite skyline views, two hot new hotels bring a welcome injection of class and jazz to your city escape.

PENDRY MANHATTAN WEST
The newly opened Pendry, with its cool rippling wave facade, is the swank base for your city sojourn. The relaxed California-inspired suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the New York City skyline. $600+ per night, pendry.com

MODERNHAUS SOHO
Imagined by celebrated interior designer Melissa Bowers to pay homage to the Bauhaus movement, these airy home-like accommodations in SoHo are a true treat for art lovers. Michelin starred dining is on site. $400+ per night, modernhaushotel.com

SEASON’S EATINGS:
Whether an aperitif served against the splendor of the city or Caribbean cuisine to ring in the New Year, feast upon our cherry-picked gastro-trips for a cracking good time.

Hand & Stone SPREAD

INTERSECT BY LEXUS
Count down to the final hours of 2021 with Caribbean inspired cuisine, courtesy of Compère Lapin by chef Nina Compton, the latest restaurant in-residence at the newly launched Intersect by Lexus, an Instagram-worthy space that embraces the ethos of the Lexus luxury lifestyle. Savor signature dishes like juicy pork belly with pickled mango or striped bass Escovitch, followed by a decadent doberge cake served with buttermilk sorbet. intersect-nyc.com

BAR VANDY, LE PAVILLION, ONE VANDERBILT
At Bar Vandy, an exotic spirits emporium located across from the newly constructed Vanderbilt Plaza Grand Central Terminal, the smooth cocktails match the suited city slickers that frequent the bar. With a mammoth handblown glass chandelier over your head, sweeping views of the iconic Chrysler building in your peripherals, and a glass of Vandy’s blended scotch in hand, you’ll feel like a Hollywood kingpin. lepavillonnyc.com

Indulge in an adrenaline fueled holiday experience like no other, complete with cocktails, cuisine, culture, and slick turn-down service in the Big AppleIndulge in two unique sensorial experiences that’ll each have you floating on top of the world.

SPA DE LA MER, BACCARAT HOTEL
Imagine being smothered in one of the world’s most furiously expensive and luxurious skincare products. Not a bad way to spend the holiday, eh? Spa de La Mer at Baccarat Hotel pampers guests with stellar facials using the best of La Mer, all within the tranquil setting of a marbled oasis, bathed in ambient light and sounds inspired by the sea. baccarathotels.com

AIR BY KENZO DIGITAL, SUMMIT ONE VANDERBILT
Explore this multi-level and multi-room art experience designed by Kenzo Digital, an artist famed for creating mind-bending physical spaces. With staggering skyscrapers all around, this matrix-like expanse in see-through glass is dubbed the city’s most immersive sky-high experience, set in Summit One Vanderbilt, the latest observatory in Midtown Manhattan. $39, summitov.com