The Peninsula New York, New York City, New York $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
A Beaux Arts masterpiece built in 1905featuring an overlay of Asian style courtesy of its Hong Kongbased parentthe Pen doesn't generally draw as much attention as the others in the luxe group. But it offers a smooth combination of Art Nouveau interiors and top-of-the-line business services, some copied from its Hong Kong flagship. The noise-canceling feature on the hands-free phone, for example, allows conversations in the bathtub; your caller won't hear the water running. Decor is plush and European, with just a few Eastern touches like colored silks. There's also a glass-enclosed pool and an equally popular rooftop bar.