An icon with Central Park for a front yard
The Pierre has two things going for it: a world-renowned name and fantastic location. If a high-profile name and bygone service standards are important, know that this classic beauty maintains the white-glove paradigm that’s virtually extinct in even the best international hotels. It’s also the luxury hotel for people who want a Central Park setting. The Pierre may be New York City’s best example of old-world sophistication. The 189 rooms and suites in this Taj Hotel are the epitome of elegance, with high ceilings, materials like silks and leather, sumptuous furniture, artwork selected by an art consultant and hand-carved carpets. Accommodations also incorporate thoroughly modern details such as flat-panel televisions, Bose Home Theatre systems and iPod docking stations.