The St. Regis New York is located at 2 E. 55th St. on the corner of Fifth Avenue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The landmark New York hotel opened in 1904 under the guidance of wealthy socialite John Jacob Astor IV, who envisioned it as a rival to the best hotels in Europe.
The Five-Star hotel has always been luxurious and ahead of its time — it was the first hotel in the city with air conditioning, heating and a telephone system — and over the years numerous artists, royalty and celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe and Salvador Dalí, have stayed here. It’s hard not to marvel at the classic Beaux-Arts beauty with its rich, ornamental interior, crystal chandeliers and touches that recall the Gilded Age, like tea and butler services. Astor wanted the building to feel like a private home and that ideal carries on today, a century after he died on the Titanic.
The hotel’s location on the corner of Fifth Avenue is ideal for shoppers, with high-end department stores like the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman in close proximity. Even if shopping’s not your thing, you can walk to many of the Big Apple’s best attractions, including Central Park, Times Square, Broadway’s theater district and the Museum of Modern Art.