Luxury In New York City, Four Seasons Style

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There is nothing more magical than spending the holiday season in the city that never sleeps. A trip to New York City is always a great idea, but when you travel to New York City in November and December, it's even more incredible. Although I've been a dozen times, it's never enough, and I start planning my next trip while I'm still there. Walking down Fifth Avenue to check out the beautifully decorated store window displays and skating at Rockefeller Center while looking up at the famous Christmas tree makes a trip to New York City during the festive season a must for those who to love to travel.

Where you stay in New York City is important, and can make the trip even more memorable. I had the great pleasure of staying in the luxurious, brand-new Four Seasons New York Downtown in November with my family, and it was absolutely delightful. It's exactly what you'd expect a stay at the Four Seasons to be; incredible service, luxurious rooms, (we didn't want to leave the Hudson Suite!) and in-room dining that can't be beat. Plus, a world-class spa, a 24-hour gym, and a state-of-art-lap pool with stunning views of the city. It's truly a vacation on its own, blocks away from the Brooklyn Bridge, close to Wall Street and the World Trade Centre, and next to the new Oculus. If you love Soho and the Meatpacking District, you're in the right area. A short subway or taxi ride will get you into Midtown Manhattan in minutes, too.

We checked into the Four Seasons and instantly fell in love with the spacious Hudson Suite. The bottle of champagne and chocolate cake waiting for us in our suite was the perfect treat to receive after our travels to New York City.

The rooms in Four Seasons New York Downtown have incredible views of the city. Our Hudson Suite was extremely spacious, with a large entrance-way, unique artwork adoring the walls, a guest bathroom with shower, and a private bedroom with a stunning, large master bathroom, complete with deep soaking tub, handheld shower faucet, separate glass-enclosed shower, and an in-mirror TV to enjoy while you're relaxing in the tub. (Yes, there were two separate bathrooms in our suite). After hours of walking the streets of New York, there is no better way to unwind. The large closet (a room in itself) gave us the space we needed for our luggage, carry-on bags, and coats.

The dining room in the main part of our suite was perfect for our family, and we enjoyed many of our meals here. Situated in the living room area with views of the city surrounding us made our in-room dining experience that much more incredible. The free-standing pantry and refrigerated private bar was a pretty sight, too, and I loved the stylish work area complete with charging stations and huge windows offering a stunning view of the city. Imagine working here every day? A dream come true.

In New York City, dining options are endless, and sometimes stressful; the beauty of staying at Four Seasons New York Downtown is that you can you enjoy incredible food in the comfort of your room, giving you more time to explore the city and less time worrying about where you're going to eat. When you're travelling with children, the choice of healthy in-room dining is a nice treat to consider. Four Seasons executive chef Shaun Acosta is the master chef behind the incredible in-room dining experience. I loved that we could order from the menu 24-hours a day and experience the menu in the comfort of our suite. CUT by Wolfgang Puck is considered one of the finest restaurants and bars in downtown NYC, and quite the hot spot; another great place to dine when you're staying at Four Seasons New York downtown.

The breakfast was delicious; organic eggs, thick, cooked-to-perfection bacon, breakfast potatoes, fresh bread and jams, fresh baked muffins, Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and granola... you get the picture. But if you don't, this picture should help you understand:

It was the perfect meal to start our day, and one that kept us going for hours. We also enjoyed lunch in our room; fresh salad, delicious sandwiches, even New York style hot dogs. While I normally dine out when I'm in New York City, I had no complaints about eating in this time, because the food was really so good, and so convenient.

A special treat in our room after my spa experience (while the boys swam) was milk and homemade donuts by the chef for my boys, and a bottle of wine, cheese, and bread for us to enjoy

The pool and spa at Four Seasons New York Downtown is also something you need to experience. Again, the service was excellent, the pool was relaxing and beautiful, and the massage was pure bliss. When you spend the day sightseeing, it's such a nice treat to come back to your hotel to relax in the spa.

Everything about our stay at the new Four Seasons New York Downtown was perfection, from the service to the food to the spa and especially the comfortable, spacious rooms.

Thank you for everything, Four Seasons. You truly made our trip to New York City wonderful, and I can't wait to come back soon.
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