5. St. Regis

Suitably named after the patron saint of travelers, St. Regis was built by John Jacob Astor IV in 1904 as the tallest New York City hotel in the most exclusive residential area. Noted for its opulent interior and furnishings from the Old World by its aristocratic, royal, entertainment and politician guests since the opening, this “home away from home” continues to cater to the most discerning travelers.
One of the highlights of the hotel is the King Cole Bar where the Bloody Mary was invented.