Only a few steps from Times Square, the Sofitel New York offers Art Deco style, luxurious surroundings and attentive, European service. I spent a long weekend enjoying the hotel’s central location, delicious room service (it’s a French hotel, after all) and stylish suite accommodations.
I spent a few days in one of their Luxury Suites, the Sofitel has 398 rooms, of which 47 are suites. The design is modern Art Deco and works well in the Manhattan location. Both the bedroom and the living room had large windows, with great views of the New York City skyscrapers. The Sofitel’s Prestige Terrace Suites feature private, outdoor terraces, something truly rare to find in Manhattan luxury hotels. Outside the suite, the stylish lobby made it more like coming home to my luxury apartments. Here’s a video tour of my suite.
To get to New York, I flew JetBlue’s Mint service, which is their premium, transcontinental service. A bit better than First Class on American Airlines, I really enjoyed the experience, especially when I had my own, private mini-suite. There are ten rows in the Mint cabin and four of them are private, mini-suites. Food and service were both excellent, watch my Mint video review here.