The mastermind behind the transformation of New York landmark the MetLife clocktower, Ian Schrager, has proved yet again why he is the pioneer of the boutique hotel concept with his newest project of The New York EDITION.
The New York EDITION has breathed new life into the southeast corner of the Madison Square Park area, known as the NoMad neighbourhood, with the introduction of the exceptional high-end hotel.
The former Metropolitan Life 700-foot office tower at Madison Avenue and East 24th Street used to be the world’s tallest building for a few years in the early 20th century. The complete remodeling of the building has converted the space from an office block into a 50 floor, 273 bedroomed boutique hotel with panoramic views of the city. The hotel features all the signature elements of the EDITION brand: comfort, extraordinary style that mixes modern décor with classic furnishings such as Louis XV mirrors and Ruhlmann game tables, and most importantly, exceptional service.
Being likened more to a luxury residential property rather than a hotel, the Edition was given a trial run by Lenny Kravitz before its launch.
As a close friend of Schrager, Lenny Kravitz was given a waiting staff of 300 whilst he gave the penthouse suite, costing an estimated $8,000 a night, its first practice run. With stunning 360-degree views of New York and an exclusive dining room with seating for 30 guests, the proceeding opening suggests he gave it his seal of approval.
With the Marriott group suggesting that it has the go ahead for a dozen more Edition hotels, including West Hollywood, California, Abu Dhabi and a few in China, it’s hard to imagine how they will be able to top this sensational new development.
The celebration of the launch will continue over the next few days with Other events lined up including; a Whitewall magazine party, PACE Gallery, Acria and Paddle 8, Lehmann Maupin with Teresita Fernandez, and a Jonas Wood book signing hosted by David Kordansky.
Find out more about EDITION hotels here | www.editionhotels.com
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