Luxury Collection Hotels Announces Chatwal as its First Property in NYC

2nd May 2011
Luxury Collection Hotels Announces Chatwal as its First Property in NYC

The Luxury Collection brand is a diverse ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. As the newest member of The Luxury Collection family, The Chatwal New York joins a portfolio of celebrated and iconic properties, including Hotel Gritti Palace, The Astor Tianjin, The Liberty and The Royal Hawaiian.

A dramatically re-envisioned “baby grand” hotel, The Chatwal has emerged as the Great White Way’s newest leading light. Meticulously restored and modernized by architect and designer Thierry Despont, The Chatwal New York occupies a spectacular Art Deco building designed by iconic architect Stanford White in 1904. The Chatwal hotel seamlessly blends Gotham’s bygone glamour with the impeccable service and modern luxury that defines the Luxury Collection brand.

“We are thrilled to welcome the esteemed Chatwal New York as The Luxury Collection brand’s newest hotel, and the brand’s first in New York. It is through partnerships like this one, with Mr. Sant Chatwal and his company Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, that Starwood continues to successfully grow this outstanding, niche brand,” said Paul Sacco, senior vice president, North American Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

“The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most enriching and desirable destinations, where nothing less than an extraordinary level of service, distinctive heritage and authentic character will do,” said Paul James, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “With the building’s rich storied past, exceptional renovation and ideal location, The Chatwal is destined to be a coveted destination for global travellers and an unparalleled way to experience the vibrant energy of New York City.”

“The relationship with The Luxury Collection will unlock the true potential of The Chatwal New York, which has emerged as a leading luxury hotel in globally-significant New York,” said Mr. Sant Singh Chatwal, chairman and chief executive officer of Hampshire Hotels & Resort. “Working with industry-leading Starwood Hotels & Resorts to leverage the scale and reputation of the company as a global hospitality leader will position this uniquely luxurious hotel for much future success.”


The Chatwal New York was originally home to the famous Lambs Club, America’s first professional theater club and the gathering place for show-business legends and luminaries. The hotel features 83 luxury guest rooms, including two signature suites: The spacious four-bedroom penthouse Barrymore Suite, which offers exclusive use of the tenth floor, and, the Stanford White Studio – the original Lambs Club Library — complete with original oak wood-paneled walls and beams, a working granite fireplace, and a fully furnished private outdoor terrace. The Chatwal New York also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness facility, the lavish The Chatwal Spa by Kashwere, and business areas equipped with up-to-the-second technology.

A dining destination as well, The Chatwal New York features The Lambs Club Restaurant and Bar, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s much-lauded contemporary American spot. Chef Zakarian offers a menu of contemporary treatments of American classics, juxtaposing a traditional bar-and-grill concept with his inventive signature cuisine.


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