Stylish Luxury Hotels Opening in New York

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From midtown’s landmark hotels to downtown’s chic boutiques, Manhattan has long been the epicenter of luxury travel. This fall, visitors to the Big Apple have even more reasons to check in, thanks to a range of new hotels offering innovative amenities and stylish accommodations. In the city that never sleeps, these newcomers are reason enough to stay the night.

Following two years of renovations, the former Buckingham Hotel will reopen in October as the Quin (from $450 per night). Situated two blocks from Central Park and a short walk from the Museum of Modern Art, Fifth Avenue shopping and Carnegie Hall, the hotel—with 208 rooms and 28 suites—draws from the Buckingham’s past as a city escape for musicians and artists. The hotel’s most famous former guest, the American painter Georgia O’Keeffe, is honored with an eponymous specialty suite featuring earthy tones. In the lobby, the details are thoroughly modern, and leather-wrapped columns, handblown glass chandeliers, and gold-leafed ceilings add touches of sophistication. For access to the city’s top experiences, guests can rely on Quin Attaché, the hotel’s concierge team, which provides everything from premier seating at New York Fashion Week to sold-out tickets to the U.S. Open.

Opening in October near Columbus Circle, the Viceroy New York (from $559 per night) will be an uptown hotel with a sleek downtown style. The work of the New York–based designers Roman and Williams, the hotel’s bespoke interiors will feature details such as Paonazzo marble, exotic woods, and figured stone.

In the 241 rooms, guests will find custom furnishings, Sferra linens, and floor-to-ceiling windows (many with views of Central Park), while on the rooftop lounge they’ll enjoy innovative cocktails on an ipe deck and walnut-and-leather sofas. At street level, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Kingside, will be helmed by Scott Berger and the celebrity chef Marc Murphy…

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