Hyatt has opened a new property under its lifestyle brand Thompson Hotels in New York’s Manhattan.

The hotel is located close to the southern edge of Central Park on West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, and occupies the space of the former Parker New York.

Thompson Central Park New York features newly designed interiors, including a redesigned lobby and public spaces by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen and 587 contemporary rooms and suites by Stonehill Taylor.

The hotel will curate a ‘music-centric’ programme to pay homage to the hotel’s history as a home to musicians and actors who played at the city’s top music venues. Meanwhile, the spaces feature bespoke lighting and a curated collection of artworks inspired by the rich heritage of the neighbourhood.

Rooms and suites feature navy-blue leather beds, sculptural lighting, and walls and floors in natural earth tones with pops of colour throughout the furnishings.

The opening sees the return of dining space Burger Joint and the introduction of the new cocktail bar Standing Room Only (SRO) in the lobby.

More facilities will be added to the property in spring 2022, including a vaulted bar space connecting the atrium to both 56th and 57th streets, an intimate event space and the opening of Upper Stories – a collection of 174 high-floor rooms with expansive views of Central Park, high-end amenities, exclusive offers and programming, and access to a lounge.

Matt Slippoy, general manager of Thompson Central Park New York, commented:

“We’re honored to introduce the world to Thompson Central Park New York and welcome travelers to a stunning new hotel in the heart of New York City.

“Together with our partners across design, culinary, retail and more, we’re thrilled to provide New Yorkers and travelers with an unparalleled hospitality experience steps from Central Park and iconic cultural institutions, performing arts theaters, Broadway and more of what makes New York City a world-class destination.”

There are already two Thompson properties in Lower Manhattan – The Beekman and Gild Hall.

In January 2020 Hyatt opened the first Thompson property in Washington DC, and last summer the brand announced plans to add six properties in the southern US.
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