Park Hyatt New York to open this summer

2 Apr 2014 by GrahamSmith

Hyatt will open a flagship Park Hyatt hotel in New York this summer, it has been announced.

The 90-storey Park Hyatt New York is located at 153 West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Midtown Manhattan, and is opposite Carnegie Hall. Also on the same street is the new Viceroy hotel, which was unveiled in October (see news, September 2013), and the Quin, which opened in November.

The building, known as One 57, has been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, and will consist of a mix of hotel floors (levels one to 25) and condos (30 upwards).

Park Hyatt New York

The vast, street-level lobby is decked out in two types of pale cream Italian marble, while straight ahead is a sweeping spiral staircase in wood that leads up to reception on the third floor. There are also lifts.

The hotel will have 210 guest rooms, from level eight upwards, including 92 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a minimum of 44 sqm of space. The presidential suite will sport an 84 sqm terrace.

Standard amenities will include a Nespresso machine and minibar in a gold cabinet, LG LCD televisions, soundproofing, media hubs, large workdesks, free wifi and a steamer trunk cupboard in the hall containing a safe, and drawers with slippers, books and bags.

Marble bathrooms will feature robes, walk-in showers, TV-integrated mirrors and Tubereuse 40 bath amenities with custom scents by Le Labo Fragrances.

Park Hyatt New York suite

Park Hyatt New York bathroom

The contemporary interiors have been conceived by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, combining Italian marble, lots of natural light and honeycomb-shape freestanding metal dividing screens to break up the large public spaces.

In addition, there will be a collection of more than 350 pieces of original artwork, at least ten of which have been specially commissioned.

On level two is a vast, carpeted ballroom with backlit white onyx walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and a capacity of 220 delegates seated. There are also three meeting rooms including an executive boardroom, plus a break-out area, a show kitchen and an al fresco terrace.

The third floor is where you will arrive by lift to check-in or speak to the concierge, or stop by the 60-seat Living Room and bar, facing Carnegie Hall.

There is also a 96-seat restaurant on this floor. As yet unnamed, this will be an American grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with two chef stations, buffets and a la carte menus. The establishment will be headed up by Sam Hazen.

On the 25th floor will be Spa Nalai with six treatment rooms, one of which has an outdoor patio with partial views of Central Park. An adjacent triple-height space with grey and white striped marble walls hosts a 20-metre swimming pool that has underwater classical music from Carnegie Hall orchestras piped in.

Park Hyatt New York Grand Salon

Park Hyatt New York swimming pool

There is also a tearoom, whirlpool bath and steam rooms, while a 24-hour gym is on the floor above.

People living in the residences will have access to room service and the swimming pool, while hotel guests can avail of unique partnerships with the likes of MoMA, Sothebys, Carnegie Hall and "an exciting fashion brand".

Walter Brindell, general manager of the Park Hyatt New York and area vice-president of Park Hyatt Hotels, North America, said: "With luxury and personalised service top of mind, we have meticulously customised the experience at Park Hyatt New York to offer exceptional, genuine hospitality.

"We are committed to delivering an authentic New York City experience that will set us apart from any other local luxury hotel, and we look forward to welcoming guests in true Park Hyatt style to this fantastic city."

Rates for a standard room will start at US$795 to US$1,295 (before tax).

Jenny Southan

View our Flickr slideshow of the hotel's Park Studio suite (photos by Jenny Southan):

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