There is no dearth of hotels in the Big Apple. We've selected a few that offer amenities of interest to the sophisticated traveler who exercises regularly or loves being pampered. The hotels here all offer great fitness or spa facilities, luxury accommodations, and excellent service. We are offering you facts like pool length because we hate the disappointment of a dipping pool when we planned on swimming laps. Location matters, too: we'll tell you which hotels make it easy to get to a run or leisurely meander through Central Park. We offer trainers in that category who can show you the trails and help you pick up your pace.
Above the Financial District and encroaching on shrinking Little Italy and the Lower East Side is New York City’s expanding Chinatown--rapidly increasing in both size and population. Chinatown is a wonderful place to meander about. Everyone in your group will notice different things. On a recent visit with my family, my husband noticed that the streets bend, and the buildings bend with them. My older daughter noticed fish and dehydrated things in markets that she wanted to take home and examine under her microscope. And my little one marveled at lots of colorful kitsch: Hello Kitty and others. You can begin your exploration online here or on foot at the intersection of Mott and Canal.