The St. Regis New York: Timeless Romance in the Heart of Manhattan


When you really want to do romance right—and we’re talking magical, flawless experience kind of right—surprise your sweetheart with a weekend getaway at an icon of Manhattan sophistication, The St. Regis New York. This posh spot on 55th and Fifth is more than just a hotel, it’s a sanctuary in the city that transports you to a timeless world of elegance and glamour. A stay at the St. Regis, whether for a night or a season (Salvador Dalí spent many winters here), is at once relaxing, invigorating, and inspiring. In other words, you’ll both love it.

As you enter the lobby of this Beaux-Arts stunner, take a moment to appreciate the rich design details, from the trompe l’oeil ceiling and crystal chandelier to the polished marble counters and floors. Soon you’ll be checked in and a uniformed bellman will help you to your guest room. Keep your composure until the door shuts, then do a little happy dance as you realize your weekend of luxury has only just begun. You’ll find every conceivable amenity, from sumptuous bedding to deluxe bath products, and if there’s anything you need, just take advantage of the signature butler service.

Once you’ve freshened up, head out to explore the hotel. While its history can be felt throughout, a recent top-to-bottom renovation has everything looking sparkling and new. This might be best exemplified by the King Cole Bar, a dreamy lounge where you’ll toast your romantic escape with cocktails—perhaps a pair of bloody marys, which were invented here. As you clink glasses underneath the Maxfield Parrish mural, you explain how John Jacob Astor IV opened the St. Regis in 1904 because he wanted a property near Central Park to capitalize on the area’s growing social importance, then share a laugh as you realize, all these years later, just how right he was.

The evening, and the entire weekend, is all yours, whether you hunker down in the luxury of the hotel or take in the museums, Broadway shows, and countless other attractions just steps away. No matter how you spend your time together, you’ll come away feeling closer than ever. If that’s not a successful getaway, nothing is.

Your Mastercard World or World Elite card can make your stay at the St. Regis New York even sweeter with several great perks just for using it. Cardholders are entitled to early check-in, an upgrade at time of arrival, complimentary daily breakfast for two, and late check-out, all subject to availability, plus a special St. Regis amenity just for Mastercard World and World Elite cardholders.

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