The Cheeriest Holiday Decorations at New York City Hotels, 2018 Edition

What’s the best way to thwart the darkness this winter? Light it up!

New York’s hotels seem especially merry and bright this holiday season. Even construction scaffolding is embellished. Maybe it’s the easy availability of LED lights. Or the primal urge to out-decorate the competition. Or perhaps it’s just a simple desire to drum up some cheer.

Can’t come to New York to see what’s aglow? Here’s a sample of what’s on view at Manhattan hotels Downtown, Uptown and in the middle.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Overnight New York!


Reindeer on the roof at The Peninsula New York offer a hint of what you’ll see  inside.


And here’s what’s on view when you step inside The Peninsula.


Call it a holiday bookend. The dazzling tree on the terrace at the Lotte New York Palace stands a block and a half from the big tree at Rockefeller Center. And yes, it’s a selfie magnet.


Here’s how the Standard High Line dressed up the scaffolding in front to the hotel for the holidays.


And here’s how the Warwick New York lit up their scaffolding.


Glamorous trees, large and small, in the deco-inflected lobby at Loews Regency New York.


Holiday pool in the lobby of the Gansevoort Meatpacking District.


A merry tableau at the wreath-filled Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel lobby.


The elaborate lobby at the Italian-inflected Michelangelo Hotel — proof positive that traditional decor still has its mojo.


Contemporary trees have their magic, too, like this beauty in the lobby of the historic Belleclaire Hotel.


Buy a holiday gum ball from the grand-scale machine in the Standard High Line lobby and help support RxArt, a nonprofit that commissions visual artworks for healthcare facilities that treat children.


An eloquent wreath at the Maritime Hotel.





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