Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:00
The Carlyle Hotel A Rosewood Hotel on 35 East 76th Street New York, NY 10021 is perhaps best known as President Kennedy's home away from home when he visited New York.
The Carlyle Hotel, known formally as The Carlyle, is a combination luxury and residential hotel located at 35 East 76th Street on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue, in the Upper East Side area of New York City. The hotel is designed in Art Deco style and was named after Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle.
And Jacqueline Kennedy lived at the Carlyle for more than a year when she returned to New York after her husband's assassination. In more recent times, the Carlyle has served as the temporary residence of choice—one might go so far as to call it a rite of passage—for flush New Yorkers whose Fifth or Park Avenue residences are undergoing renovation.
Owned by Maritz, Wolff & Co., the Los Angeles-based company founded in 1994 by Wolff and Philip “Flip” Maritz.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-06/oakland-a-s-owner-wolff-seeks-1-8-billion-return-on-hotel-deals.html and http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703518704576258992311159126.html
A Brief History
Reputedly named for British essayist Thomas Carlyle, the 35-story hotel, designed by the architectural firm of Bien & Prince, was completed in 1930. A newspaper account of the time described the design as a "diversified setback style," which provides private terraces for some guest rooms and suites. Despite the much-altered Manhattan skyline during the past 75 years, The Carlyle continues to dominate the Upper East Side over which it presides.
The Carlyle's guest list reads like a "Who's Who" of world business and entertainment affairs. Every American president since Truman has visited. Its rich history includes visiting Royals and heads-of-state—HRH, The Prince of Wales; the late Diana, Princess of Wales; their Majesties, the Kings and Queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden have all visited.
The Carlyle is a mecca for the world's most influential individuals from the art world, be they collectors, curators, or gallery owners. Fervent shoppers can enjoy the large selection of fine international shops and stores for which Madison Avenue is celebrated.
The strong Art Deco influence, introduced by the hotel's first decorator Dorothy Draper, has been meticulously maintained, from the famed black and white marbled lobby to Art Deco motifs of the hotel's specialty suites. The rooms and suites are continuously updated with contemporary interpretation of understated elegance achieved by both Draper and the late Mark Hampton. In 2002, interior designer Thierry Despont restored Bemelmans Bar and the Lobby while the Café Carlyle, restored by Scott Salvator, and the Banquet Space, were renovated by Matthew White and Frank Webb, in 2007.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Call 888.ROSEWOOD (888.767.3966) or the hotel directly at 800.227.5737. For reservations online visit rosewoodhotels.com.
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Madison Avenue at 76th Street, New York, NY 10021
T 212.744.1600 - F 212.717.4682