A Design Lover’s Travel Guide To New York City

Also known as The City That Never Sleeps, New York is a city in the United States that has a huge impact on the world’s finance, commerce, media, art, fashion, entertainment, and technology. It is the perfect destination for a design lover to find interior design and architecture inspiration as it is fulfilled with towering skyscrapers and art all over the city – so it is not a strange thing to say that it hosts the best American trade show ICFF, right? We want you to take the maximum advantage of this beautiful, inspiring city, so you may want to check out Domkapa’s travel guide to New York.

Also, as you may know, this year Domkapa will go to New York for the first time to showcase the best of Portuguese craftsmanship. Find us at ICFF, in the Javits Center, between May 21 – 23 and get ready for an exclusive interior design experience that you will never forget.

Where To Sleep: The Best Hotels

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

The Carlyle is one of the best hotels in the New York City for the lavish rooms and suites. The service and privacy provided by the staff are flawless and you will be able to find the best of sophistication and a chic dining and cabaret.

It was designed by Dorothy Draper, who gave it an art deco atmosphere that exudes charm and elegance.

Fun fact: The Carlyle became known as “the New York White House” during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, who maintained an apartment on the 34th floor for the last ten years of his life. (Source: Wikipedia)

Source: The Carlyle
Source: Sherry-Netherland


Designed and built by Schultze & Weaver with Buchman & Kahn, Sherry-Netherland is an iconic art deco hotel set in a convenient Midtown location. For its breath-taking look and high-end service, it has attracts the society’s elite every year, being the luxury hotel of choice for Manhattan business, political leaders and world travellers.

Every room offers an exquisite ambience fulfilled with classic luxury and a fine experience.

The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula is for the ones who go to New York looking for emotions. It is synonymous of romance, glamour and style, offering the most stunning experiences and a world-class service that cannot go unnoticed.

This luxury hotel’s design blends perfectly the classic and contemporary styles with a accents of art nouveau that provide an exclusive feel into every space.

When it comes to the experience, you can expect an excellent service while the luxurious comfort and class will take you to the clouds.

Source: The Peninsula New York

Where To Eat: The Best Restaurants

Source: Daniel


The Daniel restaurant is one of the best fine dining destinations of New York, whether you are looking for a night of opulence or a special occasion.

Offering the finest of European cuisine, Daniel offers a gracious hospitality and a stunning dining experience.

Building on time-honored techniques, Executive Chef Eddy LeRoux , Chef de Cuisine Joshua Capone and Executive Pastry Shaun Velez present a modern, seasonal menu inspired by the finest meats, wild game, seafood, fruits, vegetables and foraged flavors from around the world.


Counting with one of the world’s famous chefs – Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean-Georges is a restaurant that received four stars by the New York Times and two Michelin Stars.

You will be able to notice the chic and intimate atmosphere of the restaurant provided by Thomas Juul-Hansen which will amaze you even more.

This restaurant presents the finest of dining through exquisitely crafted dishes blending French, American, and Asian influences. Chef Jean-Georges masters the essence of ingredients to provide dishes with the best flavour.

Source: Jean-Georges
Source: Le Bernardin by Eric Ripert

Le Bernardin by Eric Ripert

Arriving from Paris”, (the sibling duo Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze) “opened the Le Bernardin in New York…

Le Bernardin is a delicious restaurant that will exceed your expectations. Counting with the Chef Eric Ripert on the kitchen, this lovely place is perfect for everyone who loves to enjoy the magic of elegance while eating marvellous dishes meant to complement and elevate this modern space.

Fish will be the star of the place and you will be the star of Le Bernardin’s mind-blowing service.

What To Visit: New York’s landmarks

Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre is the perfect location to see a live performance, real in-person entertainment. It is one of most popular destinations in the United States that tell stories that resonate the American audience and will help you to escape the stress of the City That Never Sleeps.

Source: Broadway Theatre
Source: New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden, or NYBG, is one of the best freestanding botanical gardens in the world, as it is where plant and fungal research is conducted with the goal of protecting and preserving them. This special place encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections that gather more than one million plants, being one of the best references of the New York City.

You will be amazed by the planet’s biodiversity and natural resources that this garden has to offer, which will inspire you endlessly.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also known as The Met, is the largest museum of the United States, being the most-visited art museum in the world. Showcasing permanent and temporary exhibitions of art, architecture, and artifacts, you will be able to find the treasure of classic cultures, such as Monet, Cézanne and Rembrandt.

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Design lover, what do you think about this travel guide to New York City? There are many places to sleep, eat and visit in the New York City but these ones will surely take your inspiration levels into another level. To increase them even more, you can also do a walking tour and be inspired by the historic neighbourhoods, such as the West Village, Harlem and Brooklyn Heights.

Don’t forget about us and visit Domkapa at ICFF. We will be in booth 1301 of Javits Center to provide you the right solutions for your interior design projects.

Featured Image: Condé Nast Traveler

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