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A legend among Manhattan hotels since 1930, this special oasis provides a quiet and genteel "home away from home" for sophisticated travelers. The Hotel’s first decorator was Dorothy Draper, a mid-twentieth century feminist, who decorated in the "Empire manner." Today the strong Art Deco influence has been painstakingly maintained. One of the country’s foremost decorators, the late Mark Hampton, has updated many of the guest rooms with a contemporary interpretation of the understated elegance achieved by Dorothy Draper 70 years ago. In 2002 interior designer Thierry Despont restored Bemelmans Bar and the Lobby.
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 suites. Despite a much-altered Manhattan skyline during the past 70 years, The Carlyle continues to dominate the Upper East Side over which it presides.
Residential hotels, popular in the late 1920s, provided, according to one newspaper account, "freedom from drudgery, the servant problem, plus the many responsibilities that go with maintaining large private homes…" During WWII, the Carlyle guest profile consisted of families visiting en route to boarding schools, debutantes, charity bridge players, bridal parties and early versions of charity fund raisers termed "bundling parties" where society ladies carried with them to The Carlyle, bundles of used clothing for the needy.
The Carlyle’s guest list reads like a Who’s Who of world affairs, business and entertainment. 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, Italy, Spain and Sweden have all visited.
The Carlyle is the 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.
Availability for: 1 Adults 11/07/2024 - 12/07/2024
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