Hotel at a Glance: ONE UN New York
Praised in the press for their warmth and friendliness, ONE UN New York’s staff are accustomed to catering to visiting dignitaries who often stay here. The decor is fittingly chic for such clientele, thanks to a recent multimillion-dollar renovation. Windows in guest rooms supply views of the Manhattan skyline, from the Chrysler Building to the World Trade Center site.
- Seasonal bites and drinks: Head to the onsite lounge for a fried-oyster taco and a jasmine-and-peach martini.
- Breakfast café: Start your day with internationally inspired dishes and illy-brand coffee.
- In-room luxuries: Superior guest rooms feature coffeemakers, WiFi, and 40-inch high-definition TVs.
- Full health club: 24-hour fitness center with lap pool and indoor tennis court
Manhattan’s Midtown East: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue
Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center—home to the iconic outdoor ice-skating rink, the Today show, and Saturday Night Live—and Grand Central Terminal, the world’s sixth-most-visited tourist attraction. Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.
A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the heart of Central Park Zoo.
Another New York landmark towers over Madison Avenue, opposite Rockefeller Center and the 24-foot-tall Atlas statue out front. The late 19th-century neo-Gothic St. Patrick’s Cathedral occupies an entire city block and holds Mass more than 2,400 times every year.