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The Experts

Looking for a Really Good Hotel in Manhattan

October, 2008
By Hannah Metcalfe

We are looking for a really good hotel in Manhattan for three or four nights in October. We want somewhere stylish, not too big and within easy walking distance of Central Park. Can you help?

The AKA Central Park on West 58th Street is a really good choice if you want to have the flexibility and ease of a private residence but the service of a great hotel. This, the third AKA aparthotel, is like having your own pied-à-terre in the city with all you’d expect from a five-star hotel but with the added benefits of a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living area. It’s great for that “home from home” feel if you’re travelling with your family. The first-class concierge service, in addition to knowing smart answers to questions such as ‘where is the nearest place for a rooftop drink?’, is just as adept at delivering on requests for private cooks, yoga classes or Spanish lessons. Not only will staff be able to provide you with keys to a car to zip off to the Hamptons for the weekend but they will pack a picnic, too.

HANNAH METCALFE is a California-based journalist who has spent three months staying in New York hotels this summer.

 

Source: www.cntraveller.com

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