The Chatwal Hotel New York

5 star hotel in New York, The Chatwal Hotel

I have usually stayed at the Lowell Hotel during my previous visits to New York but this time I decided to stay a few nights at The Chatwal Hotel near Times Square. I had heard so much about the hotel from friends and colleagues in London I just had to visit.

The Chatwal reminds me a lot of 45 Park Lane in London. The interiors have been done by Β the same person – modern, classy and upbeat yet not compromising on luxury. The hotel has an ideal location and for those who are scared of being too close to Times Square I can guarantee you – you won’t even feel it! It is definitely close to it but the location on the side street keeps the traffic away. Also, it’s very handy for those who need to go shopping at Fifth Avenue, visit Rockefeller Center and some other major attractions in New York. The hotel is also walking distance to Macys. Additionally, it is only a 25 minute walk to the Upper East Side. You get the best of both worlds! If you are up early enough (which I was due to jetlag) you must visit Times Square in the early hours of the day – it is surprisingly a serene place to be and you might catch a glimpse of the ABC Morning Show and New York generally waking up:

Mornings can be fun!

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Back to the hotel, I loved the interior of the room – it isn’t traditional but it has the charm of an established New York hotel. It was modern, comfy and the bathrooms are to die for! Service isn’t too stuffy but attentive and the only regret I have is that I didn’t try The Lambs Club which seemed like an amazing restaurant with an old school New York charm to it.

I would highly recommend it to those looking for comfort and a buzz during their visit to New York – you can get both!

The best hotel coffee I have had!

I spent my August Bank Holiday with myself at Chewton Glen’s gorgeous spa and pool bar. I experienced a grand day swimming in the pools and the ones I enjoyed the most were the hydrotherapy and outdoor hot pool! I don’t think anything beats getting away from the hustle and bustle of London especially when you land in a beautiful chateaux.

Little did I expect to even have had the best coffee at the hotel! Chewton Glen has partnered with Mozzo Coffee, a niche coffee supplier. The flat white I ordered at the pool bar had to be the best I have had at any of the hotels be it London or out of town! Didn’t have to add any sugar and the velvet texture just made drinking it an even bigger pleasure.

Highly recommend you going and spending a day at Chewton Glen, only an hour and 45 minutes away from London!