7 New York City Hotels Well Known for Celebrity Sightings

These 7 hotels in New York City are well known for celebrity sightings

New York City. The big apple, the concrete jungle, the city that never sleeps its said. While celebrity sightings in NYC aren’t a rare occurrence, there is still such excitement amongst many to spot a celebrity among travellers.

These hotels are the best chance in rubbing elbows with George Clooney, catching a glimpse of Jessica Alba or partying with Jay-Z.

If the hotel is good enough for a celebrity, its good enough for anyone, so consider a stay or simply pop in for dinner or drink if possible (or even a stroll through the lobby). in any one of these five star luxury hotels.

Soho Grand Hotel:  310 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013, USA

The Soho Grand Hotel In New York is well known for celebrity sightings.

Starting off with what is considered to be NYC’s first luxury boutique hotel is Soho Grand Hotel. With a DJ pumping tunes all night long from Thursday to Sunday, the Soho Grand Hotel is bustling with nightlife attracting red carpet worthy visitors including Sarah Jessica Parker, Reece Witherspoon and George Clooney. Located in Lower Manhattan Soho Grand Hotel offers an industrial elegance with its famous glass and cast-iron staircase and loft inspired suites. Events such as film screenings and runway shows make this hotel hot property when it comes to celeb sightings.

The Mark Hotel: 25 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, USA

The Mark Hotel in NYC is where modern day celebrities can be sighted.

A true hidden gem, The Mark Hotel is known for treating guests like royalty so, It’s no surprise Meghan Markle celebrated her baby shower here with guests including Serena Williams and Amal Clooney. The lobby oozes maximalist sophistication with its optical black and white marble floor, array of modern art, furnishings and an amazing chandelier. The rooms, however, are quite the opposite, offering 118 rooms in a minimalist but tasteful Zen-luxe style. Other celeb sightings here include Lady Gaga, the Beckhams and Kim Kardashian-West.

The Standard, High Line: 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014, USA

The Standard is super popular for celebrity sightings

Hosting the annual Met Gala after party, this hotel could be a top contender for ‘Most Celebrity- Visited Hotel in the World’, and boasts having guests such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Zendaya and Madonna. The Top of The Standard features an impressive 360-degree view of the city and doubles as one of the two nightlife spots on location. The penthouse, Le Bain, showcases world famous DJ’s, a buzzing dancefloor and even a pool. This haute hotel is definitely a must see with rotating art installations in the summer and an ice-skating rink located in the hotels outdoor public plaza.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel: 35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, USA

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Hosting artists, presidents and international celebrities since the 1930’s, The Carlyle holds a rich history of sophistication and privacy, even being known as the “Palace of Secrets”. It’s no surprise guests including Princess Diana, President John F. Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Cardi B have walked through its doors. Located in the Upper East Side, this lavish hotel even has it’s own famous soap produced exclusively for guests and sells over 2500 bars to inquiring guests annually.  

The Mercer Hotel: 147 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012, USA

Comprising of 75 New York style loft rooms, all of which are pet friendly, the Mercer Hotel caters to all travellers and celebrities with its unparalleled personalised service and discretion. With 11 foot high ceilings, the rooms include luxe mini bars and marble bathrooms, and offer 24- hour room service from the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant run by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. It should be noted, The Mercer Hotel cannot be mentioned without bringing up celebrity guest, Russell Crowe, who infamously made headlines for throwing a telephone at a Mercer check in clerk.

The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, New York: 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065, USA

Overlooking Central Park, this historic hotel offers timeless neoclassical architecture and design. It’s 189 rooms are spacious and elegant, many with city and central park views. Offering white-gloved elevator attendants and personal butlers in some suites, The Pierre is posh but friendly. Some impressive celebrities that have stayed at the hotel include Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Gigi Hadid and Julianne Moore.

The Greenwich Hotel: 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Owned by highly recognised and celebrated celebrity Robert De Niro, The Greenwich Hotel has been a revolving door for all kinds of A-list celebrities since opening in 2008. Guests such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Michelle Obama have all graced the presence of this Tribeca located gem. Despite its impressive A-list guest book, the design and interior pulls back from the typical Hollywood glitz and glam. Instead, The Greenwich Hotels offers a tranquil retreat with elegant restraint. Free from extravagant chandeliers and staircases, it offers a homey beauty created by Moroccan tiles, exposed oak beams, leather sofas and a fireplace in its guest only drawing room. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a hot spot for celebrities if cameras weren’t forbidden. So unfortunately, no selfies with the stars.

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