Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York - New York City -
Le Parker Meridien is a European-inspired yet distinctly New York hotel that is as chic as it is functional. The hotel caters to sophisticated travelers seeking an elegantly refined experience in the city. With an enviable location on Manhattans West Side, Le Parker Meridien has rooms overlooking Central Park, just a few blocks away. The Museum of Modern Art and some of the best shopping and dining opportunities the city has to offer are all found just around the corner. Situated on West 56th St. in bustling Midtown Manhattan, Le Parker Meridien has a modern glass entryway that is a striking contrast to the simple and understated gray stone facade. Inside the airy lobby, marble floors, balconies, columns and lofty archways lend an Old World feel to the hotels modern amenities. The 731 ergonomically inspired rooms and suites are attractive and practical, with clean and simple decor reflecting the hotels refined sensibility. Options include Superior Double rooms with two twin beds, Superior King rooms with a single king-size bed, and Deluxe rooms for guests wanting extra space and sitting areas. All rooms feature cherry and cedar wood furniture, notably large desks and Herman Millers Aeron brand desk chairs, TVs and CD/DVD players. The hotels several one-bedroom suite categories range in size and layout and feature distinct amenities such as kitchens, entertainment areas and even a screening room in the Presidential Suite. Internet access is available in rooms and suites for an extra fee. While there is no shortage of cafés and restaurants in the neighborhood surrounding Le Parker Meridien and on nearby Ninth Ave., the hotel also has tempting options on site. For breakfast and lunch, Normas serves eclectic dishes like fois gras brioche French toast and is open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Knave serves cocktails, coffee and light fare like sandwiches and pastries. For dinner and weekend brunch, guests head to Seppis for French-influenced cuisine, served until 2 a.m. every day. Some of the best burgers in town are served at a casual stand in the lobby, a well-kept gourmet secret. Gravity is the hotels award-winning fitness center, a massive 15,000-square-foot area with cardio and strength-training equipment. The facilities also include the Fitlinxx virtual coaching system, plus racquetball and basketball courts and an indoor pool with windows overlooking Central Park. The on-site spa features treatments by the renowned Dr. Hauschka, and nutrition counseling is also available. Le Parker Meridien is perfectly situated for strolls in Central Park, and is a quick walk from shopping on Fifth Ave. and Broadway entertainment. The Museum of Modern Art, which often has film showings, gallery talks and evening events, is also within walking distance. The hotel concierge can offer advice on public transportation to entertainment venues and alert guests to exciting events, exhibits and shows.