A Peek at the New York Palace's Lush New Lobby
Over the past spring and summer, the five-star New York Palace has been having a little work done.
The $120 million renovation, guided by San Francisco-based design firm BAMO, includes refurbished Tower rooms and suites on the 41st floor and above; an overhaul of the former Le Cirque restaurant (set to be a new venture from chef Michel Richard), and an increase in the number of rooms from 899 to 909. Work is still ongoing (and is being completed stage by stage so as not to cause too much disruption) but the hotel, no longer a part of the Dorchester Collection, has unveiled its brand new lobby space, which had been closed since June.
The lobby is housed in the gorgeous Renaissance revival style Villard Mansion on Madison Avenue and, as well as opulent decor and views across the street to St. Patrick's Cathedral, offers a handful of comfy chairs and sofas, free WiFi and lots of outlets -- another spot for the digital nomads, perhaps.
The Palace's new lobby is really quite lush. We loved the grand staircase, gilded mirrors, and, especially the huge orange and yellow chandelier, created by Shawmut design. Check out the gallery for a peek.
We found midweek September rates starting at $627 a night.
[All photos: Hotel Chatter]