Checking In: InterContinental New York Barclay

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Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar

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Sunglasses: Coach; Watch: Shinola

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Blouse: Chicwish; Culottes: c/o French Connection, old (Similar HERE & HERE); Heels: Steve Madden; Crossbody Bag: c/o Gigi NY; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

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Sunglasses: Tory Burch; Snakeskin Notebook: Graphic Image NY

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Dress: Derek Lam 10 Crosby, old; Jacket: Topshop; Sneakers: Adidas; Sunglasses: Wildfox; Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Left // Dress: Free People (Also available HERE & HERE); Heels: Steve Madden; Crossbody Bag: c/o Gigi NY; Choker: ASOS; Watch: Shinola; Earrings: Gorjana

Right // Heels: Steve Madden

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Blazer: J.Crew; Blouse: Topshop; Shorts: Club Monaco; Heels: Banana Republic; Bag: Saint Laurent; Choker: Bauble Bar; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Accessory Concierge

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Top: MLM Label (Also available in white HERE & black HERE); Shorts: Derek Lam 10 Crosby; Heels: Steve Madden; Crossbody Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Sunglasses: Wildfox; Scarf: H&M

Everyone knows that when it comes to hotels in NYC, your possibilities are quite endless. But what everyone doesn’t know is that there are hidden gems filled with history lessons perched around every corner.

I’ve stayed in countless hotels through the city during my many trips to the Big Apple: boutique hotels, trendy hotels, & even the mega hotels right in the heart of Times Square. But one thing that I always take into consideration is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! I really try to plan in advance & look at my itinerary, then figure out what neighborhood makes the most sense.

During my last trip to NYC for meetings, I knew I would find myself in Midtown the most. I wanted to be close enough to Fifth Avenue, Park Avenue, but I also wanted something fairly quiet…A) so I could ACTUALLY get some work done & B) because if you stay somewhere too busy, then traffic can be somewhat of a nightmare.

After weighing all my options, I found myself booking a week’s stay at the Intercontinental New York Barclay on East 48th Street between Lexington & Park Avenues! Not only was this location top notch given my schedule, but it was a hotel that I had never been to before…& that was a special treat. Filled with TONS of history, this hotel dates back all the way to 1926 & was originally constructed as a part of the Grand Central Terminal expansion. Recently, the Intercontinental New York Barclay was closed for 20 months & went through an entire remodel. The hotel, which has a chic residential vibe, re-opened it’s doors 3 months ago & debuted their new digs. Still keeping the original Federalist history of the building, the modern redesign felt fresh, crisp, & warm.

And a major perk? Not only were the rooms spacious & cozy, but the closet’s (yes, there were 2!) & the extra storage space were enough to make this fashion blogger smile!

  • Kelly

    This hotel looks wonderful, I might need to check it out for a staycation!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Morgan

    Most of the NYC hotels I have stayed in are major chains. I would love to stay in a historic hotel like this!! It’s gorgeous! Also, LOVE all your outfits on the trip

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  • Grace

    Talk about hotel heaven! My hubby and I are booking a trip to the big apple for the fall and I think we just found our top choice! PS love love love your red Saint Laurent bag.

    Xoxo
    G

  • Meghan

    OMG! I stayed at the intercon barclay years ago with my parents. It always had an old world charm about it, but this reno is stunning; classically chic just like you.

  • Jess

    Gorgeous as always! Glad you enjoyed your NY escape

  • Joshua Robertson

    All three looks are perfect! Great for each occassion as well. Cant wait to visit NYC one day, these are all great recommendations.

  • Jo

    You slayed it with the outfits! Great looks! X

    Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  • Danielle Mone

    As a New York Native I must say I absolutely love the hotels! The architecture is so eye catching and they still have that old feel to them!

    XOXO