3 star – Secret Hotel in New York – 3 star – New York City

Enjoy a quintessentially ‘New York’ vacation when you check-in to this lovely 3 star Secret Hotel in New York, in the esteemed Upper East Side neighbourhood. Surrounded by the lush greenery of Central Park, the prestigious boutiques and department stores of the shopping streets, and the finest selection of museums, galleries and restaurants in the city, this is the prime location to discover all that New York has to offer! The property itself is accommodating to every type of guest; business traveller, family, couple, and whether you’re a regular or first-time visitor – you’ll be made to feel right at home – and even visitors travelling with pets are more than welcome!

Families or larger groups will benefit from the options for family and oversized suites, interior corridor access and the cribs and rollaway beds available. All guest rooms and suites have a no-smoking policy, and feature WiFi and individual climate control, and enjoy daily housekeeping and room service. They are also fitted with extras such as alarm clock, television with pay-per-view movies and a video game player. Business travellers will be able to make use of the designated business centre in order to work productively and undisturbed. For mealtimes, there is no need to spend time searching round nearby eateries as the hotel has its own destination restaurant.

Almost every building and sidewalk in the Upper East Side is seeping with history and culture, but there are some institutes and centres in the area that are particularly famous for their dedication to the country’s long and complex past. The New York Historical Society looks back over 400 years of the city’s history, with its changing people and culture that has resulted in a treasure box of artefacts and relics. The temporary exhibitions explore a range of topics from locally brewed beer to the lampposts outside Tiffany. Within the Society is also the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, where kids can get interactive and join in with the discovery in a fun and entertaining way. Another museum well-worth a visit is the American Folk Art Museum, near the Lincoln Centre, which documents and celebrates the art created on the periphery of artistic canons, from the 18th century to the present day.

Visitors to the area with an exotic palette will relish the opportunity to try some of the most authentic Japanese cuisine outside of Japan. Led by three trend-setters in the sushi market; Sushi of Gari, Sushi Seki and Sasabune, the standard is set extremely high so you can expect exquisitely prepared and mouth-wateringly fresh dishes. Each one of these three popular destinations is intent in keeping to tradition and authentic flavours and textures, and every omakase or sashimi looks just as good as it tastes!