The Surrey Hotel in the Upper East Side of Manhattan

January 25, 2016 | BTSNYC
The Surrey Hotel Entrance

Designed by Lauren Rottet, The Surrey Hotel in the UES was recently renovated and is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel.

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To start, the cost of The Surrey Hotel’s renovation was over $60million. The result? Spectacular, of course!

Build in the 1920’s, it’s one of the most luxurious hotels in town with almost 200 rooms and suites.

“Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities. JFK, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, and other famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service.

Moreover, in re-creating The Surrey, we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio—to maintain the integrity of The Surrey’s history while modernizing New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations.”

In other words, if you have a super high-end lifestyle, but a very low-key mindset, this is the perfect place for you to stay.

You can surely expect a breathtaking experience. We’ll explain:

The hotel offers everything from a fantastic fitness center and spa treatments, to private cocktail experiences and private roof garden.

At the Pleiades Bar, decorated with an art deco vibe (bring us back to Coco Chanel’s time), you’ll be indulged by a unique cocktail experience. Who’s the name behind this all? The famous bartender, Darryl Chan. His Cranberry Granita Champagne Cocktail is a winner!

Here is what Gael Greene, of The New York Times, says about the dining experience:

“If you hunger for constancy and dignity, it’s time for Café Boulud. The big cheese himself, Daniel Boulud, may be downtown at Daniel, on the road peddling his pots, or cooking for charity. He’s given a talented protégé…leave to invent within his café’s stated quartet of themes—tradition, season, market, and a detour to foreign kitchens.”

Lastly, be sure to explore the neighborhood, where you’ll find fantastic restaurants, bar, numerous stores for the shop-a-holics.

And still, you’ll be steps from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the one and only, Central Park and other historical spots.

So, prepare yourself for a fantastic adventure in the Upper East Side of the city!

Want help? Take a look at our Concierge Services and contact us to organize it all for you.

Location: 20 East 76th Street

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Surrey Hotel
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

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