Inspired by Hardy Amies: A weekend in NYC

Say hello to a weekend of high-life art, shopping, and relaxation in NYC. Go from the world-famous sights of Manhattan, where you’ll explore two incredibly culturally rich modern art museums, to the quirky neighbourhood of Williamsburg in the borough of Brooklyn, where you can stroll the inspiring streets and enjoy incredible views of the city.


Start your New York adventure in Manhattan, where your private driver awaits. Stay for two nights at The Surrey, an intimate boutique hotel in the heart of the swanky Upper East Side, modelled after a Manhattan townhouse. Experience the overlapping worlds of art and fashion during your stay by partaking in a VIP shopping experience with your own personal stylist, then let a private guide show you around the unparalleled Museum of Modern Art in midtown, where we love browsing the huge assortment of works by master artists such as Cezanne, Chagall, Dali, Gauguin, Kahlo, Magritte, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh, and Warhol. Next, head closer to Central Park, where you’ll tour the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in order to see more modern masters—the Guggenheim, first founded as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, is famous both for its modern art collection and for its Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. After the museum, stroll through Central Park to see how New Yorkers get away from the city without leaving the middle of the metropolis, then prepare for the next phase of your New York experience.

Wonder around Williamsberg

Leave the modern art museums and Manhattan landmarks behind for a two night stay at the McCarren Hotel and Pool (formerly known as the King and Grove), situated in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn; historically a hub for underground artists and musicians. During your stay, enjoy a private cocktail lesson at the rooftop bar and savour food prepared by the McCarren’s Michelin-starred chef. The hotel was recently renovated, and we recommend exploring its culinary offerings. During the day, grab a coffee from a street café or dally at the hotel for a leisurely morning, then stroll through adjacent 35-acre McCarren Park to check out the foliage, newly renovated pool, and baseball diamonds. Later, shop for unique, fashion-forward pieces at the neighbourhood’s many on-trend boutiques—don’t forget to people-watch for inspiration. As night falls, return to your home away from home at the McCarren to take in electric views of the Manhattan skyline from the stunning saltwater rooftop pool.

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