Conrad Hotels and Resorts has opened a property on West 54th Street in New York’s Midtown.
The Conrad New York Midtown is housed within a 54-floor building previously known as the London NYC hotel, and features 562 suites.
The hotel has undergone a complete renovation, with suites ranging from 500 square foot one-bedroom options up to the two-floor, 3,000 square foot penthouse which has wrap-around views of Central Park and Manhattan.
The property has an extensive art collection curated by boutique art consultancy Visto, including Leda and the Swan in the lobby area by contemporary artist Carole A Feuerman.
The work “depicts the Greek myth of the same name, reinterpreting the tale to exhibit Leda in a position of power over Zeus”.
Facilities include signature restaurant Dabble, which has “a strong emphasis on presentation, including smoked cocktails, theatrical tableside preparations, molecular gastronomy, unconventional serving vessels and garnishes branded with the Conrad Hotels and Resorts seal”.
Next to the restaurant is Plume, a private dining and events space which can accommodate up to 100 guests for a cocktail reception, and there are six further meeting spaces throughout the hotel.
Hilton says that the property’s fitness centre is “is one of the largest hotel gyms in Manhattan”, and offers Health Life strength and cardio equipment, and Technogym Kinesis walls.
There is also a “fully wired junket floor”, with four television shooting suites, a green room and control room.
Commenting on the opening Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton, said:
“We are thrilled to expand our portfolio of luxury hotels in the Americas with the opening of the Conrad New York Midtown.
“As travel to New York City continues to grow, this hotel’s prime location, large suites, curated art collection and culinary offerings will give global business and leisure travelers a new luxury option in the heart of Manhattan.”
The Conrad New York Midtown joins the existing Conrad New York Downtown, situated on North End Avenue close to One World Trade Centre and Brooklyn Bridge.