Midtown East, Manhattan, New York City
Got 24 hours? Then you've got a vacation. Anthony Bourdain hosts his new show The Layover, where he spends 24-48 hours in a city and covers what to do, how to feast, and where to sleep. Bourdain easily turns a travel misfortune -- a layover -- into a travel adventure. First up: New York City. A high-density, vertical city with tourists and locals from everywhere on the planet, New York delivers -- no matter who you are. Bourdain recommends the luxurious The St. Regis New York in Midtown East and The Jane Hotel in the West Village for a trendy boutique. We recommend the The Waldorf-Astoria, the The Peninsula New York, and The Pierre for old-world grandeur, and Gramercy Park Hotel, 60 Thompson, the Soho Grand Hotel, and The Bowery Hotel for hip downtown spots.