scorecardI stayed at New York City's top-rated hotel, which charges up to $35,000 per night and has an iconic cocktail bar that was featured in 'Gossip Girl.' Here's what it was like.
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I stayed at New York City's top-rated hotel, which charges up to $35,000 per night and has an iconic cocktail bar that was featured in 'Gossip Girl.' Here's what it was like.

Katie Warren   

I stayed at New York City's top-rated hotel, which charges up to $35,000 per night and has an iconic cocktail bar that was featured in 'Gossip Girl.' Here's what it was like.
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The best hotel in New York City is the St. Regis, an iconic 116-year-old luxury hotel right off Fifth Avenue, according to US News & World Report.

The ranking is based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings, and user ratings, and then sorted by hotel class and average TripAdvisor ratings. According to the publication, the St. Regis earned the top spot thanks to its "high level of customer service" and "perfect combination of old-world glamour and modern conveniences."

Opened in 1904, the hotel was built by businessman, real-estate developer, and investor John Jacob Astor, who was one of the wealthiest and most high-profile people to die in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

The St. Regis New York is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, which bought the hotel for $310 million in 2019. The hotel is still operated by Marriott.

The hotel's iconic cocktail lounge, King Cole Bar, has hosted famous guests including Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon. Artist Salvador Dali lived at the St. Regis for months at a time.

I recently spent a night at the St. Regis to figure out why it's the best hotel in New York City. Here's what it was like.




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