Le Parker Meridien
Situated just south of Central Park, Le Parker Meridien hotel juxtaposes classic chic with whimsical details. The cathedral-like lobby has a marble floor, tall hand-painted columns, and Neoclassical arches, while the elevators are furnished with TV’s showing Tom and Jerry and old comedy shorts. The 727 guestrooms emphasize modern functionality with low platform beds, swiveling cherry-paneled TV stands, and large windows, some of which overlook the park. The hotel is known for its two-story Gravity fitness center, which includes a glass-enclosed rooftop pool, as well as its renowned Norma restaurant, home of the famous $1,000 omelette.