The Top 10 New Resorts for 2003: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

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Need a ride through midtown Manhattan? Your Bentley awaits—part of the Ritz’s complimentary limo service. Did a storm hit you by surprise? Burberry raincoats are on loan. Is your dog traveling with you? A pet program offers gold-plated ID tags, quilted travel mats, and trench coats to match your own.

Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue’s shops, boutiques, and cultural attractions, the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park raises five-star luxury to new heights. Throughout your stay, your personal ambassador ensures your wishes are met and your expectations exceeded. The chief concierge can arrange anything your heart desires, from diamonds in a bathrobe pocket to surprise your sweetheart (he has actually done this) to birthday parties at FAO Schwarz and private helicopter tours, while also offering advice on and priority access to the city’s popular attractions and best-kept secrets.

However, you may opt not to leave the hotel once you’ve learned of Atelier, one of New York’s most elite new restaurants, or La Prairie spa, renowned for its antiaging treatments.

Park-view suites offer bird-watching books, telescopes, and top-of-the line entertainment systems. A technology butler is on call to rescue business travelers in distress. Each of the two presidential suites boasts a flat-screen TV that swivels to point in whatever direction you move, a stereo that switches on with the snap of a finger, and two flat-screen TVs in the bathroom.

CONCIERGE
Suites from $1,395 to $12,000 per room, per night.
Contact 800.241.3333 www.ritzcarlton.com

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