9 New York Hotels for a Winter Staycation

By Katie Lara November 22, 2019 PDF Article Original Article Press
Forbes Travel Guide - 9 New York Hotels for a Winter Staycation

Skip the holiday hustle at the airport and enjoy a (mostly) stress-free staycation in New York City. From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade to ice skating in Rockefeller Center, the Big Apple is magical during winter.

So, turn on your “out of office” notification and try a seasonal renewal right in the city.

The Knickerbocker Hotel 

Enjoy some well-deserved self-care with your crew when you book the Girlfriends’ Getaway package at this fabulous Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star classic.

Toast with mimosas upon arrival and prepare to get all dolled up with in-room blowouts and makeup applications by NOMI Beauty — splurge on elite versions of both services to receive a complimentary faux lash application or collagen skincare treatment. Commemorate your trip with a 30-minute professional photo shoot.

Take that makeover on the town and head nearby to swanky Ophelia, a 1920s-themed rooftop lounge offering sweeping 360-degree views of the East River. Enjoy creative cocktails — try the smoky Ophelia’s Ascension made with Jamaican-pepper-infused mezcal, bourbon, Sri Lanka palm sugar and cedar smoke — and attentive service at this impressive (and, surprisingly, not overcrowded) hot spot frequented by locals.