Now, I’m a big Peninsula fan. Actually there’s only two left in the world that I’ve yet to stay in and I know the New York property very well. But it’s easy to take for granted because TPNY is pretty much synonymous with New York. But it wasn’t until a dear friend of mine got hitched to his now husband on their breathtaking roof-terrace that I returned to stay.
Not much has changed, but that’s for good reason – it’s everything a Peninsula, and luxury hotel should be – discreet, classy and mind-blowing. There are some that will say it leans towards the old-school, and I can see why – but sometimes experience really counts and the Peninsula is far from stuffy. And there’s a great Mad-man feel to it all, whilst it’s not actually on Madisson Avenue, this ex-AdLand executive feels right at home.
I love the deep dark wood with neutral soft-furnished rooms, Fifth Avenue views and its charming, on-point staff. To top it all off, in my an amazing candle-lit fireplace in my suite made it the perfect place to melt away from the madness, and Mad-men of NYC.