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The Ambiance of 5-Star Hotels in New York City

New York City is one of the busiest cities all over the world. As the center of business, finance, culture and entertainment of the country, it is dubbed as the "city that never sleeps."

It is the location of the United Nations headquarters, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. It is also home to many corporate headquarters which includes the biggest print, television and broadcast companies of the United States.

The busiest activities can be found in the district of Manhattan, one of the city's five boroughs. Manhattan has one of the highest per capita incomes in the whole of America. Hence, the city is a favorite site of many 5-star hotels which can be found mostly within the high-end Manhattan district.

Here are some of the 5-star hotels in the city that offers various kinds of ambience, whether old elegance, modern, or oriental. It is up to you to choose which one is suitable for you and your loved ones.

The Peninsula New York Hotel
Located in Midtown Manhattan, this 23-story landmark is found on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street, the heart of New York City's most prestigious cultural, shopping and business neighborhood. Constructed in 1905 and renovated in 1998, it has become an epitome of old-world elegance with state-of-the-art technology individually founded in its 185 guest rooms and 54 suites.

It is open to big conferences and it has facilities for the physically-challenged persons. It also accepts clients with pets. It has a spa and fitness facilities where guests can unwind.

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel
Built in 1930, its 180 rooms have retained the timeless classic of elegance. It has hosted world leaders in politics, business, entertainment, society and the arts. Located in the heart of Manhattan, it has easy access to galleries, museums and boutiques, Broadway and the Central Park.

All its rooms have maintained their old original Anglo-English elegance, and it has an excellent staff, serving the individual needs of its hotel clients. Some suites feature baby-grand pianos, keeping up with the musical heritage of the hotel. It also has a fitness center, baby-sitting services, disabled-access facilities, pet-friendly features, high-speed Internet and other amenities in a 5-star hotel.

The Trump International Hotel Tower
The Trump is the complete epitome of modern luxury, comfort and personal attention. Its 167 rooms and suites blend within the serene country privacy and the vibrancy of New York. High-ceilinged rooms of the hotel also give a spacious feel.

The hotel assigns a personal concierge to every hotel visitor assisting him / her in a very personalized way. Aside from its easy accessibility to the city's various establishments, the hotel also offers a fitness center, an indoor pool, spa, a kids' program, disabled-access facilities and high-speed Internet. It even won the Conde Nast Award and the Travel & Leisure Award.

Mandarin Oriental, New York
The Mandarin is one of the most luxurious hotels in New York City. Each guestroom has a contemporary design with stylish oriental flair. This is along with state-of-the-art technology. Each hotel guest can enjoy the latest entertainment even inside the confines of his room. Excellent French-Japanese cuisines can be ordered as well.

This 251-room with 48 suites hotel is located in Time Warner Center at the union of Columbus Circle and Central Park. It has an easy access to Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

The hotel's amenities include a children's amenity program, disabled-access facilities, fitness center, as well as high speed Internet, an indoor pool, foot spa facilities and a naturally-lit lap pool. Pets are also welcome.

All of these hotels provide guarantee spectacular views of Central Park, the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River.