“It’s a nice hotel — but it’s not The Ritz.” It’s likely that you’ve heard accommodations described this way, and, once you stay here, you’ll understand why The Ritz-Carlton is the standard-bearer for quality, class, and elegance.
For couples who are more cosmopolitan than country but prefer Westchester to Manhattan — or don’t want to navigate New York City noise, traffic, and crowds — The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester, is simply unsurpassed.
From the sophisticated design and décor (rich woods and a mix of fabrics, textures, colors, designs, and silhouettes bathed in warm light) in the lobby and public areas to the well-designed and luxurious rooms and suites with plush king beds, Frette linens, marble baths, and exclusive Asprey amenities, The Ritz is chic and modern yet classic, without the chilly aloofness one so often encounters in upscale contemporary urban hotels.
Located smack-dab in the center of White Plains yet still, somehow, away from the hustle and bustle, The Ritz is all about pampering; the staff couldn’t be more accommodating, and the service is spot-on. Ask anyone — from the valet to an executive who happens to be passing through the lobby — for assistance, and your wish is their command: It’s like having your own personal genie.
Should you decide to venture out of your room, you’ll find even more relaxation and serenity at the hotel’s spa, the largest in Westchester. Or enjoy cocktails (and maybe — for a while, at least — the sight of other people) in the Lobby Lounge or dinner at BLT Steak, located on the premises.
What’s to Love:
While The Ritz does not have a dedicated bridal or honeymoon suite, newly married couples generally stay in the1,000-square-foot One-Bedroom Suite or The Ritz-Carlton Suite. There’s also a Romance Package that starts at $539 per night, based on availability. The package includes a rose-petal turn-down (with velvety petals strewn on the bed and on the floor), a bottle of Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and daily Hudson Valley breakfast for two in the Lobby Lounge or in your room.
Contact: (914) 946-5500; www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/westchester
Distance: 1 hour from Poughkeepsie; in White Plains
Rates: $499 per night for a Premier Deluxe Room to $5,000 per night for the Presidential Suite
Vibe:Traditional/Classic (with modern touches), Elegant