Once the New Year’s confetti has been swept away, New York City becomes a locals-only wonderland perfect for easy exploring by tourists who dare to brave the harsh winter weather.
Hunker down at the new Yabu Pushelberg-designed Park Hyatt New York (from $795 per night), which made its glamorous debut in midtown Manhattan last August. Offering apartment-style living with opulent amenities, each of its 92 suites feels like an illustrious Upper East Side home complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and high-tech media rooms.
Since your temporary pied-a-terre is just steps away from some of the city’s main attractions, you won’t have to endure the elements for too long to catch mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato at Carnegie Hall on February 5 or to dig into the famed fusilli with baby octopus and bone marrow at Marea. The Park Hyatt spa, Nalai, is inspired by the ancient healing rituals of the Lenape people (Manhattan’s original Native American tribe); try the Atelier body wrap, which renews parched winter skin with an herbal poultice massage performed atop a warm sand-quartz bed.
Because a non-stop from JFK to SFO (or vice versa) is the preferred route for many bi-coastalites, Jetblue’s new Mint service makes the usually arduous six-hour journey more delightful with reclining massage seats, Birchbox wellness kits, and organic scoops from Brooklyn’s famed Blue Marble Ice Cream.
This article was published in 7x7's February 2015 issue. Click here to subscribe.