6 Hand-Picked Homes Near The Empire State Building
A look at some of our best homes in Manhattan
As one of the most iconic buildings not only in New York, but across the entirety of the United States, it’s no wonder you're looking to visit this…wonder. Since the stop motion version of King Kong climbed the building in the 1930s, fending off attacks from the military with one arm and carrying his human princess with the other, people have marvelled at this historic skyscraper. Rising 102 stories into the New York sky, the art deco tower was the tallest in the world at the time of its construction in the early 20th century. Millions of people flock from across the world – perhaps including you – to climb to the observation decks on its 86th and 102nd floors. Admire the sunrise and watch the city that never sleeps awaken from way up high. Or come for the dramatic sunset, the sky turning crimson over the towers of Manhattan. Then, it’s time to head back to your exclusive Plum Guide home nearby. Here's a list of some of our favourites in the vicinity.
Reserve your stay at Eye of Horus
Light floods this minimalist, artistic hub in the heart of Manhattan through skylights and large windows. Given you’re just a couple of blocks from the Empire State Building and an array of other enormous skyscrapers, it’s a miracle any light gets through at all, but it is indeed a bright and spacious apartment with a lush sofa and practical dining table. The highlight? The home has private terraces on each side, allowing spectacular views of the city.
Enjoy a stay at Almost Famous
Almost Famous lies in the Midtown East and Sutton Place parts of Manhattan. You’re near, but just far enough away to avoid the wrath of Kong, should he return. You’ll find yourself in an elegant aparthotel, with its own dressing room and vanity station. The views from the large windows are impressive, incorporating the East River and the surrounding towers.
Lodge at Razzle Dazzle
Razzle Dazzle is about as near as it gets to the Empire State Building without actually being inside the tower. Floor to ceiling windows make for a light and airy feeling, and you can even view the skyscraper from the comfort of your colourful sofa. Admire the modern and stylish look of the flat, after cooking up something special in the fully-equipped kitchen. That said, you’re in Midtown East, so just outside, you’ve got such top restaurants as Hutong New York, Aquavit and Land of Plenty.
Reside at S’more
Again, almost in the shadow of the Empire State Building lies S’more. Dark wood and deluxe furnishings make for an upscale accommodation, while the building itself has a beautiful indoor swimming pool, a Turkish bath and a gym. It’s basically a spa, so you can rest your legs after a day of sightseeing in Manhattan. (Do take the lift up to the viewing platforms of the tower…no needs to give your legs that much exercise).
Take a trip to Pink Orchid
The Pink Orchid is a modern apartment in the heart of Manhattan. An exquisite white sofa beside works of art and a lush rug give off a contemporary ambiance, while wide open windows grant views of the city of New York at work (and play). Step out onto the balcony for fresh air or stay for sunset on the gorgeous shared terrace.
Treat yourself to a stay at Milky Way
Milky Way has a hotel feel, and resembles a spaceship a little, with its iPad the central control system. Make use of the lavish bathrobes and slippers, or head to the communal pool and steam room for the spa treatment. Back in the flat, enjoy the jazzy design of the dark grey interior, with bright neon artwork making it feel a little out of this world. After all is said and done, relax in the bubbles of the apartment’s personal Jacuzzi.