Silken sophistication hiding in the centre

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Booking agent description: Grandly decorated and nestling in a quiet, residential part of Manhattan's fashionable Upper East Side, this 5-star TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner has been listed in Conde Nast's Gold List and Travel and Leisure's, “World's Best Hotels”. There's an Asian-inspired spa, golden-ceilinged restaurant, velvet clad bar and fitness room. The silk draped rooms all have marble bathrooms, plasma TVs and wi-fi. Book a suite for a living room, a kitchenette, and even greater luxury.

Location: Upper East Side, New York

Hotel rating: 4.5 out of 352 reviews

Hotel facilities: Air Conditioning, Concierge, Dry cleaning, Wi Fi Connection, Shoe shine, Restaurant, Newspaper, Room service, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups

Room facilities: Data port, Desk, Sitting area, Plasma TV screen

Accepted credit cards: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Hotel policies: Children welcome, Pets welcome (extra charge), Smoking not permitted

Business amenities: Business Center