6. The Warwick

Murals on 54 in the Warwick Hotel

Publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst built the hotel as a love nest for him and his mistress actress Marion Davies and as a place to host his Hollywood friends who frequented the Ziegfield Theater across the street. Built for Hollywood and with an impressive guest list with the the likes of Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and the Beatles, the Warwick is without a doubt one of the most star-studded hotels in New York City.
A unique feature of the hotel is the Murals on 54 restaurant based around a series of murals by Dean Cornwell in 1937 depicting Sir Walter Raleigh and the lost colony at Roanoke.