If America had royalty, they would hold court at The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel. After all, this Art Deco landmark, built in 1930, occupies a swath of New York’s Upper East Side, just a block from Central Park. Step out from the front doors, and you can power shop at the upscale boutiques that line Madison Avenue. Admire the collections (and the buying power) of modern-day Medicis as you peruse the art in nearby museums the Whitney Museum and the Frick Collection are both within a 10-minute walk south, while The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and Neue Galerie are all within 15 minutes to the north, along Museum Mile. Personal service and attention to detail have been hallmarks of The Carlyle since 1930. You can expect concierge assistance, twice-daily maid service, and white-gloved elevator operators. It’s no wonder that The Carlyle has attracted celebrities and heads of state, including Mick Jagger, Prince Charles, and John F. Kennedy (who reportedly held trysts with Marilyn Monroe at The Carlyle). Youll feel like a part of the A-list as you dine in the English manor-style restaurant or legendary supper club. Indulge in Sense Spas holistic treatments or get a makeover at the Yves Durif salon. Register for the hotels Rose Buds program, and pamper your children with Baby Primrose skincare products, tea, and other services for the little ones. Exuding the rarefied air of an Upper East Side pied–terre, The Carlyle’s rooms and suites look out into the Manhattan skyline, Madison Avenue, or 76th Street. Accordingly, guestrooms showcase original artwork and antiques, hardwood floors, and wool area rugs. The decor deftly weaves Louis XVI flair with modern accouterments: iPod docking station, wireless Internet access (surcharge), and TV with DVD player and digital cable are standard amenities. You can also luxuriate in terrycloth bathrobes, slippers, and another New York original: Kiehls toiletries.