TEXAS LIFESTYLE | Jet Setter Stateside
What’s New for You in New York City? By Leslie Barrett, Marika Flatt and Judy McDonough
Texans love to take a bite out of the Big Apple in the fall and over the holidays. There’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the beautiful holiday lights and, of course, the ball drop for New Year’s Eve! Many of us have visited NYC dozens of times but continue to find new places and attractions. How many times have we jogged through Central Park, discovering new wonders each time?
L O C AT I O N , L O C AT I O N , L O C AT I O N No matter your politics, you won’t find a more spacious, luxurious hotel with an ideal location than the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York. Sitting on Columbus Circle at the corner of Central Park, this grand dame towers over the park, along with notable hotel sisters like The Plaza and The Sherry Netherland. However, after going to NYC for over two decades, I’ve never before experienced spaciousness like this in Manhattan.
The hotel boasts one of the larger hotel gyms in New York with personal trainers on call (at an additional cost), an indoor saltwater pool, a relaxation room, and steam room and sauna available to guests at no charge. You can also get a mani/pedi at the spa if you need to freshen up for your big city visit. Note: September through December is their high season so plan ahead. —Marika Flatt
With real estate at a premium in Manhattan, hotel rooms are typically of meager square footage. I was immediately charmed by the expansive Trump. Opened in 1997, it was the first of the Trump hotel properties. The five-star hotel offers a Deluxe room that will please even the pickiest of travelers. With a recent renovation, bringing more stylish greys into all rooms, adding crown molding to the rooms and brushed nickel to the bathrooms, I couldn’t have been happier here. (Not to mention, I was steps away from my happy place—Central Park.)
If you’re in for a splurge, book an Executive Park View suite with glorious ten-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. This option includes a separate bedroom with private bath, a hallway, with a bathroom off to the side, leading to a full kitchen. A separate living area features a foldout couch and dining table. This is the suite life you’ve always imagined!
54 Texas Lifestyle Magazine | Fall/Holiday 2018
In the heart of a bustling New York, you’ll find the extravagant Trump International Hotel and Tower.