City Club Hotel – Midtown Hotels

Created by first time hotelier and New York royal Jeff Klein, the City Club Hotel is tiny – which is exactly how Klein wanted it. Klein envisioned the space as a small luxury boutique hotel, not a place where the masses could come to gawk at those exact people who don’t want to be gawked at (celebrities, of course). The hotel made waves when it opened directly in front of the Royalton, but as Klein’s famous friends have done their share of campaigning for the hotel, its never encountered any problems. Interior designer Jeffrey Bilhuber decorated the spacious 65 rooms in a club style, featuring a combination of cork floors, taupe furnishings and chocolate marble-and-chrome bathrooms.

Features and Amenities

Once a private political club, the City Club Hotel has been reborn as a small luxury hotel that places great weight on personal service, a central location and a chic yet comfortable at home feeling. With just 65 guest rooms decorated in shades of brown, beige and pale blue, the City Club Hotel was designed by interior genius Jeffrey Billhuber in his “New American Classical” style – a dynamic mix of traditional materials and modern sensibilities with emphasis placed on comfort and luxury. You’ll find hand-drawn plaster walls, Honduran mahogany furniture, Frette bed linens, feather beds, waxed cork flooring, polished bronze; plus waxed limestone in the bathrooms. All bathrooms are drenched in chocolate marble and feature chrome fixtures and C.O. Bigelow bath products. Each features a unique blend of abstract art, framed New York maps and playbills from years past, vintage books and vinyl records – the sort of homey touches you’d be hardpressed to find elsewhere. The hotel also offer three Grand Duplex suites with private terraces.

Rooms boast complimentary high speed wifi, 2-line telephones, premium channels and flat screen TVs, DVD players and CD/DVD libraries, complimentary newspapers and in-room electronic safes. Rooms offer books for guest reading, iHome stereo systems and mini-bars stocked with Dean  & Deluca snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

The hotel doesn’t have a fitness center of its own, but offers complimentary membership to the New York Sports Club for hotel guests. There’s also discount parking available across the street.  The hotel’s in-house restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne, is run by world-renowned chef Daniel Boulud. The hotel offers 24-hour room service from the restaurant. Award-winning chef Boulud has created a chic eatery that serves much sought after French American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the lobby floor of the hotel. Comprised of two dining rooms linked by a paneled wine bar, the front area of DB Bistro Moderne is vibrant and casual, while the back area of the restaurant is intimate and subdued.

Location

The City Club Hotel is situated on the north side of 44th Street in the center of Midtown Manhattan, between the shopping mecca that is upper Fifth Avenue and Times Square, where the “bright lights, big city” motto was coined. The hotel is just a hop, skip and a jump away from many a New York landmark – the New York Public Library, Broadway, Grand Central, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. You’re not far from the beautiful Bryant Park, Midtown’s favorite green oasis. Formerly the hub of New York Fashion Week, Bryant Park offers outdoor seating year round, an ice skating rink in the winter and outdoor movies in the summer. No matter where you’re looking to go in New York, the City Club Hotel is a great  jumping off point from where to do it – uptown or downtown, east or west!

The Carlton – NoMad Hotels

The Carlton is a luxury hotel located in NoMad (North of Madison Square Park) Manhattan. Located in a gorgeous Beaux Arts building, the Carlton was built over a century ago, and back in the day, helped to transform the Midtown neighborhood into one of the city’s most desirable areas. Today, the area, referred to as NoMad, boasts a bevy of hotels, including Ace Hotel, MAVE hotel and more. The Carlton’s new, modernized look makes it a centerpiece of the NoMad neighborhood located north of the Flatiron building and south of Herald Square. Guests are pleasantly surprised by the luxury hotel’s seamless integration of old-world charm, carried over from the building’s Beaux Arts beginnings, and modern flare. Guests of The Carlton can experience the hotel’s unparalleled service and luxurious amenities, secluded in a unique urban setting and perfect for a romantic getaway to Manhattan.

Features and Amenities

The Carlton boasts 317 guest rooms and suites, all designed by renowned architect David Rockwell. Rooms and suites at The Carlton feature traditional materials with a modern, chic twist. Expect distressed mirror furnishings, polished nickel details, tall leather headboards and dark walnut trimmings – all of which combine to create a unique, sophisticated aesthetic. Each room at the hotel looks out onto the streets of Midtown, allowing the light and sounds of the city to flood in. Each guest room includes a spacious work station and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet to utilize while traveling on business, with plush bedding and LCD 42″ televisions for staying up late or sleeping in.

The hotel’s most popular rooms, the Empire Suites, have incredible views of the Empire State Building, one of the city’s most famous landmarks.  These suites are 625 square feet, including one bedroom with two full size beds and a separate parlor. The parlor in these suites also features a dining table with four chairs. There is one bathroom in this suite with a separate shower and bathtub.  The penthouse suite, the hotel’s largest suite, boasts a 180 degree view of the city’s skyline. These luxury Manhattan hotel suites, located on the hotel’s Penthouse floor, are over 1,000 square feet of space each. Both suites feature a living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with 1 King bed. Both bathrooms feature a jacuzzi tub, stand alone separate shower and a flat screen television. The parlor also features a dining table with six chairs.

The Carlton Hotel offers a  full array of services, like same-day dry cleaning, room service and valet parking. The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art and newly renovated 24 hour fitness center, which allows you to enjoy a workout at any time of day or night. The Carlton Hotel’s new full service restaurant, Millesime, includes a lobby bar perfect for a morning coffee or evening cocktail, as well as a lively lounge area to sit back and relax.

Says the New York Times of the restaurant: “But, holy cats, is there a beautiful, even exciting brasserie up there at the end of the journey, a restaurant devoted to the pleasures of the sea that manages to be luxurious and humble, ambitious and rustic, all at once. The room has red banquettes and tile floors and soaring walls that lead toward a Tiffany-style dome ceiling. There is white paper on the tables, and glinting little Eiffel Towers of salt and pepper, small galvanized buckets holding napkin-wrapped heavy silverware, all in beautiful light. The atmosphere is festive and urban, pleasant in the extreme.”

Location

The Carlton Hotel is located in the newly developed neighborhood of NoMad, four blocks south of the Empire State Building, on 29th Street and Madison Avenue. The neighborhood, which has only just received its name, which stands for North of Madison Square Park. Formerly an area overrun with cheap perfume shops, it’s now the newest hip neighborhood in the city. NoMad has become a population hotel destination thanks to its proximity to other happening neighborhoods in the city; Ace Hotel also occupies a prime real estate spot in the area. Walk just a few blocks south and you’ll find yourself at Madison Square Park, where you’d be crazy not to try Danny Meyer’s famous Shake Shack (burgers, fries and milk shakes). Walk further south and over to Fifth Avenue and you’ll find yourself at Mario Batali’s mega Italian restaurant/grocery mecca, Eataly. Down a few more blocks and you’re in the Flatiron, a shopping haven whose streets are much less busy than Soho (this makes it bearable, even on a Saturday afternoon in Spring); even further and you hit transportation hub Union Square.  A circumference of nearly 200 miles can be seen from the Empire State Building’s highest observation tower on a very clear day. Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are five blocks from the hotel. Times Square and Radio City Music Hall are within one mile. Central Park is less than two miles away. The hotel is located between the Murray Hill and Gramercy Park neighborhoods.

Gansevoort Park Avenue – Flatiron Hotels

Gansevoort Park Avenue is a newly opened hotel located in the trendy NoMad neighborhood – close to the Flatiron District and just east of Chelsea, this hotel shares the area with the popular Ace Hotel. Leave the bustling streets of Midtown Manhattan behind and enter this new 20- story, luxury urban resort located on the corner of 29th Street and the prestigious Park Avenue South.

Downtown cool meets uptown classic in this beautifully designed new building with chic modern interiors and a three-story atrium lobby featuring herringbone granite floors, over-sized aubergine chandeliers and a fireplace. Look forward to an indoor/outdoor heated rooftop pool with a tri-level bar, 249 spacious, elegant rooms, an exhale spa, a Cutler salon, a luxurious bar featuring infused liquors and a cozy Italian restaurant and lounge with shareable plates.

Features and Amenities

The Gansevoort Park Avenue offers 249 luxury rooms and remarkable suites, most with lofty ceilings, Juliet balconies, and five fixture bathrooms.  The three-story atrium lobby showcases striking herringbone granite floors, an oversized fireplace, and dramatic aubergine chandeliers.  There is a signature rooftop pool for sunbathing and city-escape daydreaming and a bi-level rooftop bar + lounge wonderland. Features and premium amenities in the majority of the light-filled rooms include spacious five fixture glass-tiled bathrooms with deep soaking tubs; crisp luxury linens and exclusive products by Cutler Salon; fully stocked private bars; and business-efficient large writing desks. 37 luxurious suites also present spacious living and entertainment areas, and en-suite and guest bathrooms.

Without reserve, the jewel of Gansevoort Park Avenue is the one-of-a-kind Presidential Suite: a 3,800 square foot, four-bedroom, bi-level retreat with double height, floor to ceiling windows; a large, furnished corner terrace overlooking the city; and a master bathroom with steam shower and freestanding whirlpool soaking tub by Stark. All accommodations are equipped with the latest technologies including interactive Hi definition LCD televisions and complimentary high speed wireless Internet.  Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Mini IPOD Docking Stations also deliver clear, concise in-room sound.  For your convenience, the systems are outfitted with an iPod Touch loaded with Gansevoort applications and customized playlists, Sunset to Midnight by Donna D’Cruz.

Premium amenities will include exhale Spa, a full service, mind + body experience encompassing transformational healing therapies, together with yoga and Core® fitness programs; a state-of the art gym; and Cutler Salon, the stylists behind runway coifs and editorial fashion features. The hotel – in partnership with The One Group – will deliver destination dining with Ristorante Asellina, a 10,000 square foot trattoria offering Italian-inspired fare, and Twenty33, a bi-level bar that recaptures the original elegance of the prohibition-era speakeasy. The hotel is pet-friendly.

Exhale offers a vast array of restorative spa therapies, in room treatments, and results-oriented classes in our mind body studio, express services at the wellbar, a mind body gym, and water lounge. Enjoy preferred class pricing and complimentary use of the sauna to soothe away the stresses of the day. You can also relax at the hotel’s indoor-outdoor rooftop pool, heated and open year-round. Exclusively for hotel guests during business hours this haven by day becomes hot spot by night featuring progressive music from prominent deejays. Get tressed-out at the third outpost of Manhattan’s highly acclaimed Cutler Salon with styling services and color and conditioning treatments. Cutler stylists are behind the runway coifs and editorial and fashion features for top International fashion and beauty publications.

The hotel also offers a 3,000 square foot ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping Park Avenue views with a neutral color palate. This versatile space accommodates 200 conference participants and elegant receptions for 350 guests. Divisible by two, each room offers separate entrances and pre-function areas, together with an intimate terrace for open-air catering. The ballroom is equipped with state-of-the art audiovisual systems by world re-known audio designers Infinite Audio Systems.

Location

Get to know the city better when you stroll in any direction from the hotel’s Park Avenue location. Centrally situated in the architecturally interesting NoMad (North of Madison Square Park), we are convenient to uptown and downtown. Walk to Manhattan’s largest farmer’s market at Union Square, the Empire State Building, the Theater District, Grand Central Station, Madison Square or Gramercy Park. NoMad has become a population hotel destination thanks to its proximity to other happening neighborhoods in the city; Ace Hotel also occupies a prime real estate spot in the area. Walk just a few blocks south and you’ll find yourself at Madison Square Park, where you’d be crazy not to try Danny Meyer’s famous Shake Shack (burgers, fries and milk shakes). Walk further south and over to Fifth Avenue and you’ll find yourself at Mario Batali’s mega Italian restaurant/grocery mecca, Eataly. Down a few more blocks and you’re in the Flatiron, a shopping haven whose streets are much less busy than Soho (this makes it bearable, even on a Saturday afternoon in Spring); even further and you hit transportation hub Union Square.

The MAve Hotel- Flatiron Hotels

The MAve Hotel is a new boutique hotel located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Located just a stone’s throw from Union Square, Gramercy and Chelsea, The MAve is modern yet relaxed, boasting hardwood floors and urban artwork. Meant to serve as your own personal Manhattan pied-a-terre, the hotel offers many a personal touch for their guests, from a warm welcome from the front desk to a bevy of amenities, inside the guest rooms and out. The MAve presents itself as a young, hip hotel that knows what it takes to keep guests happy and healthy. The hotel is the opposite of stuffy, instead going for an aesthetic that seems more Chelsea art gallery-style than Flatiron chic. Rooms are small but comfortable, with high ceilings and crisp white linens; many are accented with zebra print rugs. Make no mistake, these rooms aren’t modern bachelor pads – they’re simply rooms in a hotel that knows how to have fun with design.

Features and Amenities

Guests at The MAve enjoy rooms that are well-appointed modern yet maintain the Flatiron District’s pre-war sensibilities and architectural details. With 9 1/2 foot high ceilings and a warm palette of mixed woods found in the bamboo hardwood floors and dark mahogany furniture, the rooms are classy and comfortable. Distinctive interior elements such as burgundy headboards with an ostrich-like texture add drama and dimension. The hotel isn’t afraid to flaunt its colorful personality, with vibrant art adorning the walls – perhaps a nod to the nearby Chelsea neighborhood, which is packed with galleries. Casually chic, contemporary rooms offer free wireless Internet, Sealy Monogram ultra plush pillow-top mattresses, H20 Aquatics bath products, 32″ HDTV, iHome alarm clock.

Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, velour bathrobes, two multi-line phones in each room, complimentary newspaper delivery, in-room safes, 32″ mounted flat screens, complimentary access to the on-site fitness center, express checkout, video on demand, valet parking and room service provided by the Park Avenue Bistro.

Location

The MAve is located on 27th Street and Madison Avenue, in an area often referred to as NoMad. The hotel itself claims to be located in the Flatiron District, but the Flatiron District is truly located a few blocks south. NoMad has become a population hotel destination thanks to its proximity to other happening neighborhoods in the city; Ace Hotel also occupies a prime real estate spot in the area. Walk just a few blocks south and you’ll find yourself at Madison Square Park, where you’d be crazy not to try Danny Meyer’s famous Shake Shack (burgers, fries and milk shakes).

Walk further south and over to Fifth Avenue and you’ll find yourself at Mario Batali’s mega Italian restaurant/grocery mecca, Eataly. Down a few more blocks and you’re in the Flatiron, a shopping haven whose streets are much less busy than Soho (this makes it bearable, even on a Saturday afternoon in Spring); even further and you hit transportation hub Union Square. The MAve is located close to the 6 train, which runs up and down the east side of Manhattan; buses going up, down and crosstown can also be found in the area.