IT’S A WON­DER­FUL LIFE In­dulge in rest, re­lax­ation and re­tail ther­apy on a Yule­tide Big Ap­ple break

Revel in win­ter­time shop­ping, din­ing and skat­ing in New York

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BEST FOR RO­MANCE THE REDBURY

A cosy, wel­com­ing sanc­tu­ary in Man­hat­tan’s bustling No­Mad neigh­bour­hood, the Redbury is the per­fect place to shel­ter from New York’s snow flur­ries. Vel­vet drapes and crim­son lamps adorn the lobby, and the 259 re­cently ren­o­vated gue­strooms have in­te­ri­ors that re­call the al­lure of Tin Pan Al­ley, the le­gendary home of rock and pop mu­sic that lies just a few streets away. The ho­tel also serves some of the best Ital­ian din­ing in town: en­joy a thin-crust Ma­cel­laio (made with pork cheeks, moz­zarella and Grana Padano) at the Marta pizze­ria; ro­bust espres­sos at Caffè Mar­chio; or visit Vini e Fritti for cock­tails and an­tipasti. lucy half­head

The Redbury, from about £150 a room a night (www.the redbury.com).

BEST FOR GLAM­OUR DREAM DOWN­TOWN

Housed in the former an­nex of the Na­tional Mar­itime Union of Amer­ica, Dream Down­town is a hip 12-storey ho­tel, com­plete with a glass-bot­tomed pool deck where guests can take a dip while DJs spin tunes, and a pent­house bar, PH-D, which of­fers a mag­nif­i­cent panorama of the Hud­son River. Else­where there’s an on-site hair sa­lon and a fa­mously well-con­nected concierge should you wish to book into any of the fash­ion­able res­tau­rants in the nearby Meat­pack­ing Dis­trict and Chelsea. At the end of the day, kick off your danc­ing shoes in your spa­cious room, with large port­hole win­dows and, for some, Juliet bal­conies with mag­i­cal sky­line views. lh

Dream Down­town, from about £250 a room a night (www.dream ho­tels.com).

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