Comparison: Le Meridien Central Park vs. Parker Hotel

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We’ve shared how Le Parker Meridien New York and Palm Springs Left Starwood, as the Parker Meridien is now the Parker, managed by Hyatt.

With that, there’s a brand new Le Méridien New York, Central Park right next door, giving those Marriott loyalists an open to continue staying at the Le Meridien.

When it comes to redeeming points the Le Méridien New York, Central Park is a Marriott Category 6 property, meaning free nights are 50,000 points per night. For comparison, the Parker is a Hyatt Category 6 property, meaning free nights go for 25,000 World of Hyatt points.

Le Meridien Central Park vs. Parker New York Hotels

If you’re wondering which property to stay at between the Parker and the Le Meridien Central Park, I’d first ask do you have any hotel loyalty. If you’re a loyalist Hyatt member or loyal Marriott Bonvoy member, that would be the first factor in deciding on which to stay.

However, if you don’t have any hotel loyalty and are solely looking for which property is better, the current Le Meridien Central Park was just built a few years ago so it’s much newer and has nicer rooms than the Parker. The Parker was built back in the 80’s, and the rooms haven’t been updated much.

In fact, the Parker will be going through a multi-year renovation as it converts half its rooms to condominiums and rebrands the remaining as a new Thompson hotel. For those in the area, you’ll already start to see scaffolding up as construction begins shortly, so when it comes to noise, this should be a factor.

Another reason I’d recommend the Le Meridien Central Park is that the property doesn’t charge any sort of resort/destination fee. The Parker charges a nighty $25 resort fee, so depending on your length of stay this could start to add up.

Central Park Suite at the Le Meridien Central Park

See our Hotel Review: Le Meridien New York, Central Park, where we scored an upgrade to a Central Park View suite.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking at which property to stay at between Le Meridien Central Park vs. the Parker, the new Le Meridien Central Park wins out for nicer guest rooms and no resort fees!

Have you stayed at Le Meridien Central Park or the Parker recently? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Parker won’t honor Platinum benefits so no reason to stay there based on “loyalty”. There is no loyalty.

  2. I just stayed at the Parker on Oct. 31 and was not charged an amenity fee – unless it was built in and/or hidden.

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