An Insider’s Guide to New York

Busy, bustling, and beautiful; the ever-evolving New York City is an iconic global destination, recognised worldwide as a capital of media, finance, and culture. We’ve curated an insider’s guide for everything you need to know about travelling to New York City.


When to Travel

A year-round destination, New York City changes with the seasons. For warm weather, travellers are advised to visit in 2020 from April to November, with July and August being the hottest, most humid months. Typically, April to June and September to November offer more pleasant temperatures and less crowds.

Where to Stay

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The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel offers a first-class combination of discretion and grace. The hotel features 189 rooms, including 90 suites, with views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Romantic dining awaits guests in The Carlyle Restaurant, while legendary entertainers create the quintessential New York cabaret experience at Café Carlyle. Additionally, Bemelmans Bar is a favorite hideaway for both locals and visitors. The Carlyle is surrounded by galleries and designer boutiques on Madison Avenue. Blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the Frick, the hotel also is within easy reach of Museum Mile.

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Work hard, play hard is the ruling mantra at New York’s newest 5-star hotel, Equinox Hotel New York. From temperature-regulating beds to an in-room streaming guide of morning yoga rituals, every minute detail of the Equinox cultivates an experience that redefines luxury and leaves guests feeling completely regenerated.

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The Mark is housed in a 1927 landmark building reimagined by legendary designer Jacques Grange. The hotel combines old-world comfort and avant-garde design with unprecedented service and is at the epicentre of Manhattan’s social and cultural riches, on one of the Upper East Side’s finest blocks, surrounded by museums, shops, restaurants, and Central Park.

Where to Eat & Drink

The Aviary NYC – On the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, The Aviary NYC is an alluring after-hours spot offering panoramic views of Central Park and an innovative cocktail menu.


Le Bernardin – New York’s highest-rated restaurant, Le Bernardin holds three Michelin stars and is consistently ranked among the World’s Best Restaurants list. Featuring a menu of gourmet seafood, Le Bernardin is New York dining at its finest, requiring reservations at least one month in advance.


What Not to Miss


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