New York City the Private Jet Travel hub is known by many names
– capital of the world, city that never sleeps, make it here make it anywhere, city so nice they named it “Twice – New York, New York” – and thus there are myriad of suggestions for where to eat, stay and shop. But after your luxury private jet charter flight to NYC, you deserve to sleep like royalty in the best suite in all of Manhattan and dine in the hottest spot…at the best table. So we’ve distilled the top five things that you need to know for your next trip to New York City, courtesy of Star Jets International.
Most Luxurious Hotel Suite
Baccarat – famous for its French crystal and ruby red branding – opened Baccarat Hotel and Residences in mid-2015. The property has 117 guestrooms and suites but there is only one option in our book. While there are several luxurious suites, the one to book is The Baccarat Suite.
Aside from a sound sleep fit for French royalty under cashmere and Mascioni linens, you’ll be treated to a white glove staff, who have a separate entrance and butler’s pantry and are available to serve you in your private dining room. And sip your sommelier-selected wines from signature Baccarat crystal flutes.
The hotel is located on West 53rd Street, the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It’s just steps away from the Museum of Modern Art where you can see Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and six blocks down from Central Park.
If you’re truly wooed by your stay and simply can’t make it to check it, there’s hope: Baccarat has residences too.
Hardest to Get Table
The Polo Bar – as in Mr. Lauren and his clean cut American prepster line transformed into an upscale food and beverage locale. His classic Americana style manifests his values of family and the equestrian lifestyle. Not to mention a wait-worthy cocktail.
Once you score one of the cognac brown banquets, accented with traditional tartan pillows, order Ralph’s corned beef sandwich. It’s first on the sandwich menu for a reason. The classic favorite is indulgent, delicious, and a favorite of Mr. Lauren himself. His other favorites are easy to spot, just look for his name, like on the Ralph’s coffee ice cream.
Not so easy to spot though, is a table. Dinner reservations are some arguably the toughest to get in the city.
Tip: Once you do score a reservation, be sure to consider Polo Bar’s dress code suggestions before leaving your hotel room.
Exclusive Experience Money CAN Buy
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon Hamilton. Hamilton tells the story of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. The song and dance was award worthy with 12 Tonys won in 2016. This tied it with The Producers for most Tonys won by a Broadway musical.
While the story is priceless, the performance comes with a price tag. Tickets are perpetually sold out. But with the right funds, tickets are always attainable.
Not only is Hamilton award winning, you’d be seeing just another one of Miranda’s allocades. The actor, writer, rapper has a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys and an Emmy on his resume.
Shop here: Only in NYC
Downtown Manhattan has seen much development over the last decade, most recently in the luxury shops of Brookfield Place and Westfield. The former is home to the likes of Gucci, Vuitton and Burberry. Shop the Hermes perfumerie for her and Ermenegildo Zegna for fine tailoring for him.
The latter – and newer – addition Westfield, is home to the first and only stand-alone Roberto Coin retail store. Up until late 2016, the Italian jewelry designer’s wearable artistry was only available in fine jewelry sections of department stores like Barney’s and Saks. The tiny corner shop has plenty of pieces to shop. Check out the new Barocco collection and simple, sophisticated elegance of the Symphony collection. Each piece is adorned with Coin’s signature- a red ruby inlaid on the piece to touch the skin, a symbol of living well and “message of good wishes” from the designer.
Both shopping complexes are part of the continually developing area around the Freedom Tower and 9.11 Memorial, two breathtaking waterfall pools. Another must do: take a trip up to the Freedom Tower Observation Deck for a view like the one above.
Hottest Local Spot
Somewhere else to eat, of course. NYC restaurants are hotter than clubs to see and be scene. Foodies around the world revel in the city’s opulent options, culinary geniuses, and variety of cuisines. One particularly hot spot: Carbone, a brick-walled, checkered floor restaurant. Enjoy Italian fare by the trio Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick. While it has a variety of dishes as well-known as its founders, one stands out. Order the lobster ravioli for a culinary “wow”. It’s luxury for your taste buds.
It’s hip; it’s Italian; it’s 1950’s style in the 21st century; locals love it. Need we say more?