Rosewood Hotels and Resorts has unveiled the results of a three-year transformation of its New York property The Carlyle, located at 35 East 76th Street on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue.
Works have included reimagined guest rooms and suites by New York-based design practice Tonychi, inspired by “the glamour and beauty of Manhattan’s pre-war era, the Upper East Side, and the glamourous guests whose footsteps have graced the hallowed halls of this storied hotel residence for over ninety years”.
A new presidential suite has also been added taking up the whole of the 26th floor of the property, with 360-degree views of the city, a private elevator, three bedrooms, a living room and kitchen and media areas, as well as a piano in the gallery entrance.
New restaurant Dowling’s at The Carlyle is named after Robert Whittle Dowling, former owner of The Carlyle, and features a menu offering executive chef Sylvain Delpique’s “interpretations of timeless New York favourites and throwback dishes from another era”.
Meanwhile the hotel also now offers the only New York spa by luxury Swiss skincare line Valmont, as well as new boutique store La Maison Valmont on the ground floor next to the hotel’s main entrance.
Commenting on the news Anthony McHale, managing director of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, said:
“We are thrilled to finally debut our completed new guest rooms – which are highlighted by the coveted suites in the Tower with sweeping views of Central Park.
“Obviously with a beloved property such as The Carlyle, we had to be careful with this restoration and we feel it offers the perfect modern aesthetic to bring the hotel into the future while still respecting the past.”
In March last year Rosewood outlined its global expansion plans, with 32 projects under development at the time, and plans to invest over US$300 million in renovations at various Rosewood properties, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Rosewood Washington DC, and The Carlyle.
The group also recently announced plans for a 180-room property in San Francisco’s Transbay District.