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Maybe we’re feeling a little punchy this Friday, but we think that an appointment at the new Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa opened last month at The Chatwal, could be beneficial to quite a few people. We reported the hoteliers are going through a bit of drama , so we’re thinking a trip to the three-room relaxation haven may be in order.
This is the premier spa’s newest location and the hotel’s Fifth Avenue address is right in line with the upscale pampering that The Chatwal's guests are accustomed to, what with the hotel's top-dollar room rates that have started at $600 per night during peak periods.
We recently tested out a Men's Elixir Facial at the Chatwal Spa, a 60-minute full facial treatment that involves a lot of rubbing, steaming, exfoliating, and some massage. Not to mention a slightly uncomfortable procedure known as "extraction" (basically, they squeeze your blackheads). Nevertheless, we left the facility feeling incredibly relaxed. As if our face, in all its blackhead-purged, fresh-scrubbed radiance, had tricked the rest of our body into feeling just as exhilarated as it did.
Remaining just as playful as ever, The Chatwal is now running a promotion that exclusively benefits spa guests, and involves a little out-of-the-box thinking. In order to receive 25% off your next treatment, all you have to do is guess the number of tennis balls that make up The Hex Chair chair (above). Easy?
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A lot of talk is flying around these days about a potential expansion into India (as well as London) by big-time hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal, who is Indian himself. Citing the "maximum potential" and "7%-9% growth rate" of India's current economy in this article, Chatwal makes it clear he has his brand-oriented mind set on expanding his luxury hotels onto Indian turf.
But until we get shots of a construction site, we have to scratch our heads and wonder: when will this Dream become a reality?
We noticed the change last night as we were trolling the internet for hotels, like we usually do. And we won't have much longer to wait. The hotel will join the LC group on April 25. That means you can earn SPG points for staying here and other benefits of the SPG program.
But you best have a lot of Starpoints on hand as it's a Category 6 hotel that will cost about 20,000 to 25,000 Starpoints for a free night. Rates for a queen bedroom start at $495 on April 25 while the king rooms are $670.
All week long, we'll be fantasizing about some of the Over The Top New Year's Eve events and packages that ritzy hotels are putting together. Who knows? Maybe one of you moneybags out there will invite us to party with you! Know of an OTT hotel package for NYE? Send it to us!
When talking OTT New Year's, you absolutely know for sure that New York City is one place to zero in on. Even still, the NYE offers at The Chatwal managed to blow our socks off.
We're not talking about the glam party at The Lambs Club either--although that does sound lovely, with its cocktails and canapes in The Lobby Bar, a three-course dinner at the restaurant, a Krug champagne toast at midnight and dancing in The Lounge with an open bar until 2 a.m.
From its Deco bars to its leather-wrapped guest-room walls, The Chatwal New York is a new hotel that's also a throwback to the Jazz Age. But when we got a peek at the hotel's new spa and fitness center recently, we also got an eyeful of this...
Now, it's not a classic piece from any Art Deco period we know of, nor does it look like a piece of gym equipment to get us as whipper-snapper slim as a flapper. So what the hell is it?
Clearly it's a chair--and one our dogs would go bananas for. (Seriously, remind us never to bring her here lest we end up paying for the inevitable irreparable damage.)
We have to admit, we've been kinda disappointed by some of the pools that have hit the NYC scene this year. Mostly just because they're outdoors and it's already hoodie weather. But over at The Chatwal's fancy new spa, we can swim all winter long because its Infinity Water Lounge is indoors. Yippee!
When we first heard about a lap pool in a hotel basement, we were skeptical. But with its nature-inspired murals and hot-and-cold plunge pools that turn different colors, this water wonderland has us eating our words.
Spot the difference! These two bars may look similar when you zoom in solely on the rows of bottles—and they may share a street just off Times Square—but that, drinkers, is where the similarities end.
So where should you drink when you find yourself thirsty in Times Square?
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Vikram Chatwal lives! The WSJ has an in-depth look at the hotel business of Vik and his father, Sant Singh Chatwal, who just opened his Chatwal Hotel the other week. You can see our tours of the hotel here and here.
From the article, we learn some rather interesting things like the genesis of Sant Singh's hotel business in America and his trips and falls along the way. We also learn Vikram has moved in across the street from the Soho Grand Hotel into a $5.4 million townhouse at Soho Mews. (pic of Vik's building.)
But the most surprising news is that aside from opening The Dream Downtown, the Chatwals have another hotel planned for NYC's NoHo nabe which will open in Spring 2011
AND the Dream Hotel South Beach will actually be two hotels called The Dream and The Night. (Currently, it's half-open as the Palmer House. That property will now open in October.) (False Alarm! We read the article too fast. The Dream South Beach will be one hotel, one dream and no Night.)
But they won't stop there.
You've seen inside the rooms at The Chatwal New York. Now, are you getting a little hungry? We haven't sampled chef Geoffrey Zakarian's menu for The Lambs Club yet, but we did get a sneak peek at the red-decadent dining room and its accompanying lobby and mezzanine bars. And? If the food is as rich as these rooms look, we're going to have to watch our cholesterol levels.
Take a spin through our gallery of the restaurant and bars and then read on for a preview of what's going on in the kitchen ...
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Apologies, the video is a little shaky at the start but we promise it's worth it.
Between its ongoing construction delays and its yo-yoing high room rates, we've had a lot to say about The Chatwal New York. Now, after our first visit to the hotel since it was still a work-in-progress, we can bring you pictures to back up all those words.
Our first impression when we walked into the Deco-decadent lobby and strolled the ocean-liner-like hallways was: we forgot to wear our slinky silk gown and flapper bob. We're huge fans of '20s decor and The Chatwal has totally aced this.
New York, are you ready to be taken by storm? Ready or not, our epic, long wait for the opening of The Chatwal New York is now over. The hotel opened its doors last night and we're still in a state of disbelief.
We wish we could speed ahead and get to the part where we know which A-list celebs and visiting dignitaries book the Barrymore Suite and how it feels to drop into that basement lap pool... but for now, all we can do is tip our hat and say welcome to the New York hotel scene, Chatwal.