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NEW YORK AT YOUR DOORSTEP

The oldest landscaped public space in the country and one of New York’s most celebrated attractions, the 843-acre Central Park is not only a must for visitors; it’s essential to city living. Located on the south side of the park, our hotel places guests steps away from its attractions, including two skating rinks, a public pool, a zoo, ball fields, playgrounds, free summer concerts, theater performances and the historic Belvedere Castle. Its paved roads host bicyclists, runners and traditional horse and carriage rides (perfect for a romantic evening or a kid-friendly excursion). Nearby, shopping on Fifth Avenue, live music at Carnegie Hall and an array of cultural attractions await.

With a city so vast in its offerings, every month, our concierge team curates the top five activities to experience in the city.

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SPRING

Spring always breathes new life into New York City, shaking off its winter chills as the temperatures rise and parks bloom brightly, punctuated by the beautiful cherry blossom trees originally gifted to the park by Japan. MLB is back up at the plate with opening day in early April and regardless where your allegiances lies, the city is home to two spectacular stadiums: Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. Additional highlights include: film festivals, festive parades, new cultural attractions and exhibits, and more.

SUMMER

There is no shortage of excitement in the city during the summer season. With longer days and shorter nights, New Yorkers and visitors alike can soak up the sun in a day trip to the Hamptons or Coney Island and enjoy the city's parks including our iconic front garden of Central Park with programming such as Shakespeare in the Park. Additionally, a variety of events such as outdoor concerts and the U.S. Open, coupled with nights enjoying al fresco dining, rooftop bars, and much more make for an inspiring visit.

FALL / WINTER

Embrace our ideal location for a weekend of shopping on Fifth Avenue and Columbus Circle, visiting some of the best museums in the world, and enjoying the city’s finest restaurants while fall foliage takes center stage in Central Park.

November and December are a magical time in New York City, as some of the nation’s most beautiful holiday decorations adorn the city. The world famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade passes right by The Ritz-Carlton and heralds the holiday season in a memorable way. Marvel over (or even skate at) the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, stroll through Central Park, gaze at the artistic wonders of the holiday window displays, and more. Once the New Year begins, new theater performances and concerts are abuzz in the city. A not to miss event during Fall/Winter: discovering the latest obsession-worthy collections at New York Fashion Week, which occurs in September and February every year.