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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park: Upscale elegance at its finest

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park: Upscale elegance at its finest

Located on the corner of Central Park South and Sixth Avenue, New York's Ritz Carlton Central Park has the look and feel of a hotel that's been there for a very long time. In fact, it's only been there since 2002, but from 1930 to 1999 it was home to the famed Hotel St. Moritz. It's got good bones, as they say, and today the 33 story, 259 room, brown sandstone-clad edifice is home to one of the most elegant, upscale, and, well, ritzy hotels I've ever had the pleasure of staying in.

The hotel's lobby has a cream and gold color scheme accented with plenty of rich wood furnishings and original paintings. The...