Hotel Opening: The Chatwal, New York

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    Opening in August 2010, on West 44th Street in the heart of New York City’s theatre district, The Chatwal salutes the New York City “baby grand” hotels of a bygone era, with unparalleled accommodations and a fresh perspective. The landmark Stanford White-designed building was home to the famous Lambs Club, America’s first professional theatre club.Beautifully restored and modernized by Master Architect and Designer Thierry Despont, The Chatwal’s guest rooms have custom-designed contemporary luxuries and ultra-modern technology while meticulously recreating 1930’s Deco design. This is the first ever hotel in New York to be designed from top-to-bottom by Despont.

    Everything about The Chatwal evokes the glamour of early 20th century travel and New York Empire Art Deco. Original features have been brilliantly incorporated into the new design; from the restored façade and striking floor-to-ceiling fireplace located in the restaurant, to the use of chrome metal details, original oak panelled walls and beams; to leather detailing inspired by the craftsmanship of 20th century malletier travel trunk designers, suede walls and exquisitely furnished private outdoor terraces accessed by Fench doors, with radiant heat and private awnings for ultimate privacy.

    The first member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World in Manhattan’s theatre district, the opening of The Chatwal New York also marks the launch of Sant Chatwal’s new luxury hotel brand, The Chatwal – with plans in the works for additional luxury properties in the UK and India.

    All images Copyright © 2010 The Chatwal Hotel

    Daniel Fountain / 09.08.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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