Location: 420 Park Ave. South, New York
Contact: (212) 317-2900, gansevoortpark.com
Cost: $295-$375; suites begin at $525.
Drive time: About two hours.
The scoop: Cool, contemporary and utterly Midtown, this haute hotel features spacious rooms with great views. It’s billed as a “luxury urban resort,” which is accurate enough, since it boasts a full-service spa, an on-site Italian trattoria, plus a rooftop entertainment center with multiple cocktail and music spots, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
amenities: Bring the little ones—cribs are free, and licensed-and-bonded babysitters are available. Fido is welcome, too.
Don’t miss: Toast with some of the world’s best bubbly or sip something stylish while admiring the New York City skyline at one of the rooftop bars.