I had another lovely stay at the Casa Cipriani in New York City and enjoyed a junior suite and the many amenities that make this hotel special.
Casa Cipriani New York – Junior Suite Review
I’ve extensively reviewed this property here and that review is still highly relevant and more comprehensive. Here, I’ll focus on the highlights of my latest stay.
We arrived via helicopter from JFK Airport at the Downtown Heliport, located next door to the hotel. The hotel picked us up and brought us next door (much easier than walking with all my friend’s luggage). I’m not sure the hotel remembered us, but were were welcomed back and assigned our respective rooms.
The room was $803/night and booked via American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, which included a complimentary room upgrade, breakfast, late check-out, and $100 dining credit.
The upgrade, however, to a junior suite was greatly appreciated. Those rooms go for roughly double the price and were quite spacious.
After settling in, we met upstairs at The Club and had drinks and a snack at the Promenade Bar. Both the Bellini and Negroni were created at Harry’s Bar in Venice, owned by the Cipriani family and these signature drinks are two of my favorites. My friend had a cheeseburger while I had lasagna. A nice late-lunch.
The sunset was beautiful and we tried sitting out on the patio with Lady Liberty looking on in the distance…but it was too cold. We rather quickly went back inside.
I got quite hungry before bed and used my dining credit to order room service dinner, including salmon, pasta (tagliardi with veal ragu), and some cooked fennel. A sumptuous dinner.
Strange thing. I awoke at 1:37 am covered in sweat. I got up and looked at the thermostat and saw it was 84ºF!
I cranked up the air but only hot air would come out. So I just turned off the climate control altogether and managed to quickly fall back asleep. It isn’t clear what may have malfunctioned (or what I may have pressed incorrectly), but I mentioned it at check-out so I hope it has been addressed.
I arose early in the morning to work out in the hotel gym, then used the steam room and sauna, and finally had a late breakfast at 10:45 am.
I began with a double shot cappuccino and a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice.
That was followed by a bowl of berries, a croissant, and an egg white omelet filled with vegetables and cheese, and a salad.
Breakfast is a treat here.
It was a beautiful day here. The Pickering Room (bar) and Club Restaurant are beautiful venues.
I returned to the room and got more work done. Then my friend and I met up for afternoon coffee (via room service) and waited until about 5:00 pm to depart, ahead of our evening flight to Frankfurt on Singapore Airlines.
The free in-room coffee from Lavazza is also not bad:
So Casa Cipriani or Chatwal or Park Hyatt? Let me put it this way…I wish Casa Cipriani was part of the Hyatt family. Location aside (each hotel is in a different area), I love the Casa Cipriani and find the wellness area and restaurant-lounge-bar superior to either the Chatwal or Park Hyatt. That said, the lack of a pool at the Casa Cipriani would always lead me to stay at the Park Hyatt if traveling with my children.
I enjoyed another nice stay at the Casa Cipriani, which is one of my favorite hotels in New York. Expect good service and great food here.