A New Autograph Collection Hotel Launches Today in NYC
That's right, The Algonquin is no longer New York's only Autograph Collection hotel. As of tonight at midnight, rooms at The Carlton, on Madison Avenue and E 29th St, will be bookable via the Autograph website, under the category of Boutique Chic.
The Rockwell Group, who has worked on other hotels like The Cosmopolitan, The Ames and Trump Soho, revealed that The Carlton is in fact housed in a former carpet showroom. And when renovations began, they discovered not only a Tiffany style glass dome on the mezzanine level, but also exquisite mosaic flooring, which had been—as luck would have it—preserved perfectly by the carpets themselves. Oh, the serendipity of interior design!
For all you die-hard Autograph-ers, you'll just have to sit tight until the virtual ribbon gets cut at midnight tonight.
Coinciding with this news is the launch of Autograph Collection's new hotel magazine, which we admittedly devoured in a single subway ride. For more on that, check back later this week!
[Photo: The Carlton]