Live the (Presidential) Suite Life in NYC

Dripping with opulence, presidential suites are made for exactly what the name implies—a commander-in-chief. In fact, it’s believed Woodrow Wilson unknowingly helped coin the term during his presidency (1913-1921) thanks to demands he reportedly made on his hotel rooms when he traveled. These costly rooms are filled with amenities the average hotel guest can only dream of. And many people, no matter what side of the political aisle they’re on, could use a comfortable respite from the turbulent political climate, especially with inauguration day inching closer. Five glamorous New York City presidential suites offer guests a chance to unplug, unwind and take the time to seriously consider unfollowing the soon-to-be President on Twitter.

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Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria New York

The Presidential Suite at Waldorf Astoria New York. image: facebook.com/thewaldorf

There are few places as iconic as this legendary New York City hotel, which drips with as much history as it does luxury. The Waldorf Astoria has catered to every president since Herbert Hoover, who called it home from 1933 until his death in 1964. The 2245-square-foot, three-bedroom presidential suite even includes a rocking chair from President John F. Kennedy and General Douglas MacArthur’s personal desk. Go

Four Seasons Hotel New York

Four Seasons Hotel New York

The Presidential Suite at Four Seasons Hotel New York. image: facebook.com/fourseasonshotelnewyork

The two presidential suites at the Four Seasons New York sit alone on the 51st floor. It’s easy to be blown away by the breathtaking views made possible by the floor-to-ceiling bay windows. One suite looks over Central Park while the other faces the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Wool carpets and original oil paintings decorate the suites, which also include game tables and a marble gas fireplace. Go 

The Plaza

The Plaza

The Great Room within The Plaza’s Royal Suite. image: facebook.com/theplazahotel

The fact that it’s a National Historic Landmark proves how iconic The Plaza is. From The Beatles to Marilyn Monroe, the guests at this luxurious hotel through the years have also been notable. It’s only right for the three-bedroom Royal Suite to be a lavish living space having a private elevator, library, fitness room, remarkable dressing area and master bedroom. Go

The St. Regis New York

St.Regis New York

The Presidential Suite at The St. Regis New York. image: facebook.com/stregisnewyork

This gorgeous 3,340-square-foot space is like an apartment straight out of a dream. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, dining room, living room, library and a balcony overlooking Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Guests, which have included Elizabeth Taylor, also have their own private 24-hour butler. It doesn’t cost $35,000 a night for nothing! Go

Mandarin Oriental, New York

Mandarin Oriental, New York

The Presidential Suite living room at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. image: facebook.com/mandarinorientalnewyork

On the 53rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental, New York sits the breathtaking, stylish presidential suite. There’s eye-catching artwork, silk walls in the master bedroom and gorgeous views of the city’s skyline making it quite easy to feel like royalty. Go 

anna halkidis

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Anna Halkidis is a web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.