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10 celebrity hotspots in New York City

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  • By Jadeene Burrage
  • Published 08 March 2024
  • Revised 09 April 2024
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New York City pulses with an energy like no other, its streets alive with the rhythm of possibility and the allure of fame. For those seeking a taste of the glamorous life, the city's celebrity hotspots offer a tantalising glimpse into the world of the rich and famous. From exclusive restaurants frequented by A-listers to hidden gems where stars retreat for privacy, and the ultimate party venues, New York City's luxury landscape is a playground for those in pursuit of opulence and prestige. Join us on a journey through the most coveted corners of the city, where every encounter promises a brush with fame.

Celebrity hotels in New York

Instantly improve your New York itinerary by staying in one of these luxurious hotels. 

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel

A reigning icon for A-Listers since 1930, The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, has long been a favoured retreat for celebrities seeking the epitome of luxury in New York City. Renowned for its timeless allure and impeccable service, the hotel beckons guests with classic Art Deco architecture and sumptuous interiors, exuding an aurora that draws in luminaries from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, and business. From Hollywood stars like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie to political dignitaries and royalty such as Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy, Jr., The Carlyle's discreet charm and unparalleled amenities offer a sanctuary where privacy is paramount.

Beyond its lavish accommodations, The Carlyle boasts an array of enticing amenities that cater to the discerning tastes of its high-profile clientele. The hotel's opulent suites, adorned with bespoke furnishings and exquisite artwork, provide a luxurious haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Guests can indulge in world-class dining experiences at the renowned restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chefs, or sip handcrafted cocktails at the iconic Bemelmans Bar, where the walls are adorned with whimsical murals by famed artist Ludwig Bemelmans. For those seeking relaxation, the hotel's spa offers a range of pampering treatments, while the exclusive concierge service ensures that every whim is met with seamless precision. With its storied history and unparalleled reputation for excellence, The Carlyle stands as a timeless haven for celebrities seeking the pinnacle of sophistication.

Presidential Suite at The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel

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The St. Regis New York 

With a guest book including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Audrey Hepburn The St. Regis New York’s illustrious guest list reads like a who's who of the entertainment world, drawn to its legendary hospitality and opulent surroundings. Stepping into The St. Regis, guests are transported to a world of refined elegance, where every detail has been meticulously curated to evoke a sense of grandeur and exclusivity. The hotel's stunning Beaux-Arts architecture, adorned with intricate mouldings and gilded accents, sets the stage for a truly unforgettable stay.

The famed St. Regis Suites, offer an oasis of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, featuring lavish amenities and breathtaking views of the iconic skyline. Indulge in exquisite cuisine at Astor Court, where innovative dishes crafted with the finest seasonal ingredients are served in a setting reminiscent of a bygone era. For a taste of old-world glamour, sip on handcrafted cocktails at the historic King Cole Bar, home to the legendary Red Snapper cocktail, (or the now-known Bloody Mary to you and I) while taking in the timeless murals by celebrated artist Maxfield Parrish. With its rich history and unwavering commitment to excellence, The St. Regis New York continues to captivate and inspire guests from around the globe. 

The Big Apple is a hub for top celebrity hotels in New York just beckoning you to stay at. 

The St. Regis New York

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Celebrity Restaurants in New York

If you have a taste for the finer things in life, then eat among the rich and famous with these recommendations. 

Carbone

Situated in the vibrant Greenwich Village, Carbone is celebrated for its charm and exceptional dishes, drawing celebrities in for an unparalleled dining experience in New York City. Renowned for its impeccable service and classic Italian-American cuisine, the restaurant's elegant ambiance has attracted a wealth of well-known visitors. Music sensations brand Carbone as a hit with sightings of Beyonce and Jay-Z dining here, as well as Taylor Swift who threw Lorde a birthday party in the establishment. Most surprising to the owner was former President Barack Obama who came to sample some of the restaurants sublime signature dishes. The restaurant is known for its spicy rigatoni vodka pasta and veal parmigiana. 

Spicy Rigatoni Vodka Pasta

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Nobu Downtown

Nobu’s prestigious name is known across the globe by celebrities who flock to the brand’s sleek restaurants to log on their socials. Made famous for its innovative fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, the restaurant's ambiance and impeccable service has attracted an array of A-listers, from movie stars like Robert De Niro, who co-founded the Nobu restaurant empire, to music icons such as Rihanna. With its stunning waterfront views and signature dishes like the black cod miso and yellowtail jalapeño, Nobu Downtown continues to captivate the city's elite, solidifying its status as a must-visit destination.

Nobu sushi platter

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Balthazar

Nestled in the heart of SoHo, Balthazar has long been revered as a quintessential hotspot for celebrities seeking an authentic French dining experience in New York City. With its Parisian brasserie atmosphere and delectable menu offerings, the restaurant exudes an air of sophistication that continues to draw in celebs. Bradley Cooper, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kendall Jenner and Tom Hiddleston are just a few names on a very impressive reservation list. If you manage to squeeze yourself in between the big names, ensure you try the classic dishes such as steak frites and moules marinière or simply stop by for a buttery pastry and freshly brewed coffee (with a side of star spotting, of course).  

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Balthazar New York

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Celebrity Bars in New York

Looking for a place to sip on cocktails or enjoy a nightcap, we have you covered with a selection of bars that are only for the best. 

Top of the Standard

Perched atop the vibrant Meatpacking District, Top of the Standard commands a panoramic view of Manhattan's cityscape, on the 18th floor of The Standard High Line. Its opulent décor has made this iconic destination a magnet for the crème de la crème of Hollywood and the fashion elite, hosting an abundance of after-party’s and exclusive events. From silver screen icons like Meryl Streep to chart-topping musicians like Madonna, Top of the Standard lies in its ability to transport guests to a realm of luxury and exclusivity. 

Top of the Standard

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1 OAK New York 

Head to the paparazzi lined 17th Street where you’ll find 1 OAK. Here you can enjoy a wealth of fun-filled evenings and private soirees in a sleek and sophisticated setting. The exclusive venue attracts a constellation of stars and socialites seeking the ultimate nightlife experience. From Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio to music moguls such as Jay-Z and Beyoncé, the club's intimate yet electrifying atmosphere offers an escape into a world where luxury and entertainment converge. With its carefully curated guest list and unparalleled service, 1 OAK New York continues to set the standard for nightlife excellence. 

1 OAK New York 

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Dante NYC 

Voted ‘Number 1. Worlds 50 Best Bars 2019’ Dante NYC has been a community hub in Greenwich Village since 1915 and registered as one of New York’s famous landmarks. Whether for coffee, cocktails or carbonara, celebrities of all walks of life have stepped through the doors of this unpretentious establishment looking for a taste of Italy. A-Listers including Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg and Bob Dylan have sat at the iconic marble bar or savoured cuisine on the charming outdoor patio for a timeless and unforgettable experience.

Dante NYC 

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Celebrity clubs in New York

Party the night away with an elite guest list as you hit the most exclusive nightlife venues in NYC. 

Marquee New York 

Located in Chelsea, Marquee New York is a top destination for luxury nightlife, drawing in celebrities and trendsetters from around the world. With its cutting-edge design, state-of-the-art sound system, and electric atmosphere, Marquee has solidified its status as one of the city's most coveted destinations for A-listers seeking an unforgettable night out. Countless world-famous DJ’s have graced the stage to entertain the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Drake. Whether guests are dancing the night away in the VIP section or enjoying bespoke cocktails crafted by world-class mixologists, every moment spent at Marquee is infused with an air of sophistication and star-studded glamour.

Marquee New York

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Avant Gardner 

Positioned in the heart of Brooklyn, Avant Gardner is the place to see and be seen when it comes to New York celebrity hangouts. Spreading across 80,000 square feet of dance space, the venue occupies an entire city block with multiple rooms catering to different music genres and events. Celebrity artists performing here include Chase & Status, Flux Pavillion, DeadMau5 and more, making it an unsurprising spot for A-Listers to party the night away.  

Avant Gardner 

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It's evident that the allure of the Big Apple extends far beyond its towering skyscrapers and bustling streets. From the exclusive clubs of Manhattan to the chic bistros of SoHo, each destination offers a glimpse into the glamorous world of the city's elite. Whether indulging in haute cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants or dancing the night away at legendary nightclubs, one thing remains clear: New York City is a playground for those in pursuit of luxury and excitement.

As you plan your next visit to the city that never sleeps, let these celebrity hotspots serve as your guide to an unforgettable experience filled with glamour, opulence, and the promise of rubbing shoulders with the stars. Want to know how you can bag yourself a room or reservation? Our luxury celebrity travel management service can help you take your New York itinerary to the stars. 

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