A certified New York institution, this property comprises the six restored Renaissance-style townhouses known as the Villard Houses. Occupying a stately position on Madison Avenue between 50 and 51st Streets, the The Towers at the New York Palace is every bit the luxury establishment. Located opposite and enjoying views of the neo-Gothic St. Patrick's Cathedral, this hotel sees more than its share of dignitaries, socialites and celebrities, with a courtyard made famous by Gossip Girl. Common spaces in the townhouses are beyond opulent, with heavy gilding, vaulted ceilings and Romanesque objets d'art, while rooms in the tower building are classic New York contemporary and comfortable, some with city views. Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Broadway's theaters and the shops along Fifth Avenue are all within walking distance.