When Colonel John Jacob Astor IV debuted this Fifth Avenue hotel in 1904, he set a new standard for luxury. More than a century later, Astor’s vision continues to delight. Located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 55th Street, the St. Regis New York is one of the jewels of Midtown Manhattan. Famous neighbors include Rockefeller Center, Tiffany & Co., and the glorious St. Patrick’s Cathedral, all within 5 blocks DeBeers occupies the corner of the hotel’s first floor. The Museum of Modern Art is 3 blocks away, and Central Park is just 4 blocks north. But the St. Regis itself is a destination, with a landmark lobby and internationally renowned cuisine within the hotel’s walls. And what walls they are – the lobby is framed by marble columns with gilded molding, stretching up to glittering crystal chandeliers and painted panels of blue sky. The King Cole Bar is adorned with a striking mural by Maxfield Parrish. During your stay, the hotel’s butlers will be at your beck and call 24 hours a day. More than 30 butlers staff the St. Regis, each of whom can say, “How can I help you?” in at least 2 languages. Need help packing or unpacking? Want to greet the morning with drawn drapes and tea and coffee service? The St. Regis’s staff of butlers is at your service. When you first enter your guestroom or suite, your butler will guide you through a space extravagantly decorated with deeply carved crown moldings, wainscoting and silk wall coverings. A cascading silk drape flows from the 12-foot ceiling to the down duvet-topped bed, layered with Egyptian-cotton linens. The plasma TV comes with premium channels and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Once you’re unpacked, your butler can whisk away 2 items for pressing, a complimentary welcome to your stay in Manhattan.