Starting with the tallest and working down, the tallest hotel in New York is....
1. Four Seasons Hotel
208 metres or 682 feet
Built in 1993
Rising over Manhattan's premier shopping and business district, between Park and Madison Avenues, the Four Seasons features stunning views and gracious style, a remarkable experience, even by New York standards.
Sleek, ultra-spacious quarters with soaring views. Ultra-chic, ultra-tech meeting spaces including private Four Seasons meeting suites. Award-winning service that never sleeps.
52nd Floor Pent House. Price: $30,000 per night
It seems the design of the 52nd floor penthouse had the word lavish printed on it. Why would it be furnished with gold-thread curtains, mother-of-pearl-inlaid walls, onyx bathroom tiles, and a (Gasp! Call the World Wildlife Fund!) shark-skin coffee table. It does not stop there. The Zen room has a waterfall. An in-house masseuse comes with the package, so does a butler that guests can summon round the clock, and a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
2. Waldorf Astoria
191 metres or 625 feet
Built in 1931
Granted official New York City Landmark status in 1993, the magnificent Waldorf-Astoria Hotel has been beckoning guests to come and enjoy the opulence of the Big Apple since 1931. Waldorf-Astoria New York was the first hotel to serve room service, making a huge impact for the future of the hotel industry. Luxury was the brand they sought after.
3. The London NYC
180 meters or 590 ft
Built in 1990
The London NYC offers an unparalleled luxury experience, surrounding guests with some of the largest accommodations in midtown Manhattan at a truly compelling value.
Combining a genuine cosmopolitan style with uncanny utility and precise, discreet service, The London NYC offers the ultimate in midtown Manhattan luxury accommodations - fashionable, functional, and glamorous. Situated just steps from Fifth Avenue and Broadway theaters, and mere blocks from Central Park, The London NYC provides effortless access to many of Manhattan's most popular attractions.
4. The Millenium Hilton
179 meters or 588 feet
Built in 1992
Standing tall in the center of downtown Manhattan, the Millenium Hilton is the prime address for visiting New York City's premiere financial institutions and corporate headquarters. Walking distance to downtown's best shopping, restaurants and cultural and historical landmarks - as well as Wall Street, Greenwich Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, and South Street Seaport.
- The Millenium Hilton proudly reopened in April 2003 following a total redesign & refurbishment - fully updated and technologically enhanced for the new century - including plasma TVs in guest rooms.
- The hotel is a high-rise black glass building which pays homage to Arthur C. Clarke's vision of the Monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey" - complete with canopy, flags and ornamental trees at the entrance.
- All guestrooms, meeting rooms and public areas offer incredible, breathtaking views of the famous New York City skyline and New York Harbor, and the property boasts one of the only hotel swimming pools in New York City.
- The ideal hub for guests of all kinds, the hotel is walking distance to most of what downtown Manhattan is famous for, and just steps from many cultural and historical attractions, business headquarters and trendy neighborhoods.
5. New York Marriott Marquis
175 m 574 ft
Built in 1985
The Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square is a major destination for tourists and visitors to lay their heads, but the grandiose building contains much more than just its 1,949 guestrooms and suites. Glass elevators zoom up and down the interior of the 49-floor building like the hub of a futuristic space station.
The hotel boasts four restaurants, three lounges, a 1,500-seat Broadway theater and The View, the 47th-floor bar and restaurant which revolves 360 degrees, an unparalleled way to take in the City. Based on its prime location, it is perhaps stating the obvious to mention that New Year's Eve reservations are best made years in advance.
6. Helmsley Palace Hotel
172 meters or 563 feet
Built in 1981
The New York Palace is a luxury hotel that became one of The Dorchester Collection in July 2008. The hotel blends the historic landmark Villard Mansion with a modern 55-story tower.
Located at the center of Manhattan in Midtown at the corner of 50th Street and Madison Avenue, it is directly across the street from St Patrick's Cathedral, and a short walk from Rockefeller Center and Saks Fifth Avenue.
7. The Ritz Tower
165 meters or 541 feet
Built in 1926
Built in 1925 as the city's most elegant apartment hotel, The Ritz Tower today remains one of Manhattan's most luxurious and sought-after residential cooperatives noted for its spacious and elegant apartments, each one unique.
8. Westin New York at Times Square
162 meters or 532 feet
Built in 2002
This spectacular new hotel is designed as two 45-story prisms split by a curving beam of light that soars above the New York skyline – a dramatic icon marking the west entrance to Times Square. Destined to become a New York City landmark, the $300 million hotel also promises to become one of the world’s most recognised symbols of hospitality excellence. Opened in 2002.
An urban redevelopment project which features a 45-story tower housing a 860-room hotel on a retail podium. This building was designed to stand out in the skyline of Manhattan as a landmark in the streetscape of the 42nd Street neighbourhood. Each of the three programmatic elements of the building play to a different audience. The base of this building is designed for the pedestrian. The complex is similar in texture and scale to the original buildings which lined 42nd Street.
9. Hotel Pierre
160 meters or 525 feet
Built in 1930
The Pierre is a luxury hotel in New York City located at 2 East 61st street, owned by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces of India.
10. Sheraton New York
153 meters or 501 feet
Built in 1962
Located right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers is just steps away from Times Square, the Broadway theatre district, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Central Park and 5th and Madison Avenue shopping. Newly renovated, the lobby is both elegant and comfortable.