The Four Seasons Hotel New York fills a 52 story Manhattan skyscraper at 57 East 57th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. The hotel has 368 spacious rooms that include 63 suites. Large marble bathrooms are in every room.
The hotel was designed by the Chinese-American architect, I.M. Pei who is known for his work with abstract forms crafted out of stone, steel and glass in a modernist style.
The hotel is 30 minutes car-ride from LaGuardia Airport and 45 minutes time from JFK and Newark International airports.
The Four Seasons Hotel is known for its world class spa, which is available for non-guests as well as guests. Appointments are scheduled 12 hours a day from 8 AM to 8 PM for guests although for an additional fee, spa treatments can be scheduled at other hours in guest rooms. Appointments for non-guests are for between 8 AM and 4PM only. The sauna, steam and whirlpool facilities are open from 6 AM to 9:00 at night.
The fitness area of 5,000 square feet is open 24 hours a day to guests. Complimentary juice and fruit accompany workouts and certified trainers are available upon request.
Clock radios, CD and DVD players are among the in-room amenities as well as a complimentary daily newspaper with breakfast. A CD and DVD library is available in the hotel. Multi-line phones and internet access are in all rooms while fax machines are available upon request.
The hotel also offers a limousine service, laundry and dry cleaning, complimentary shoe-shines and umbrellas.
Eleven spaces are available for business meetings, conferences, weddings and other functions and events. A wedding specialist can be provided through the hotel to help plan nuptial celebrations.
Check in time is 3 pm while normal check out is at noon daily. Early arrivals or late departures can leave their bags at the hotel desk and can have access to the fitness facilities while they wait. Some reservations require deposits. Four Seasons Hotel New York guarantees reservations. If late arrivals find the hotel full despite a reservation the hotel will assume accommodation costs at another hotel and provide transportation within the general area.
Cancelations are accepted until 6 pm one day prior to a planned arrival, otherwise one night's stay will still be charged. This may differ however based on specific dates and types of rooms reserved.
Off the main lobby is the L'Atelier de Joll Robuchon Restaurant. An open kitchen at the center of the dining room allows guests to view the culinary artists at work. Reservations are required and can be made up to 30 days in advance.
Chef Yosuke Suga, who was trained by the legendary Chef Robuchon himself, heads the kitchen staff.
Only 46 seats are available, 20 of which are at the counter surrounding the kitchen, making this and intimate dining experience. While this restaurant is open for dinner only, the 57 serves American style cuisine throughout mealtimes.
Two lounges are also housed in the hotel for cocktails and light snacks from the afternoon into the night.