Located steps away from Madison Square Park, the new property is the result of a seven-year restoration project and comprises a historic building known as The Mansion and a new 24-storey glass tower with sweeping views of the skyline.
Set in a 116-year-old historic landmark building that was once the home and carriage house of Ms. Charlotte Goodridge, a leading figure in Manhattan’s Gilded Age society, the property features interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
The design has been inspired by the history and heritage of The Mansion with references to old-school glamour and an eclectic private residence. Highlights include a sweeping marble lobby lined with antique mirror-panelled walls, bold contemporary furniture and Murano glass chandeliers.
Food and drink options will be overseen by Chef Andrew Carmellini and will include signature restaurant Cafe Carmellini and the Portrait Bar. There will also be The Study and the Wine Vault for intimate settings, plus an outdoor terrace.
Event planners will have a range of spaces to choose from including the impressive Mansion Ballroom for up to 200 guests. Overlooking Fifth Avenue, it features original architectural detailing, coffered ceilings, sparkling chandeliers and a colour palette of blue and gold accents.
Other options include The Cellar, a private dining room which can cater for 40 guests for dinner and 130 for a reception, and The Conservatory, for 40 guests seated and 85 for a reception.
The independent property is part of The Leading Hotels of the World.