More than a century ago, and just months before the opening of the New York subway system, one particular hotel built in 1904 would prove to stand the test of time. Located on Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th streets, Hotel Seville helped transform what was once an otherwise ordinary neighborhood into a chic, high-rise avenue.
Today, that luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan is known as The Carlton
, and while it may go by a new name, the hotel maintains its original charm and elegance. In fact, after recently undergoing a $60 million renovation, The Carlton is now more opulent than ever. While preserving many of the design elements from the early 20th century, designer David Rockwell has successfully created a new signature look for The Carlton.
Highlights of the re-design include oiled bronze handrails, herringbone patterned wood floors, distressed paneling and antique mirrors, and a cascading two-story waterfall in the lobby, which showcases an oversized vintage black and white photograph of the hotel taken back in 1924. The Carlton also rediscovered two of its favorite features from the past, including a Tiffany-styled glass skylight on the Mezzanine Level, which for years remained hidden beneath layers of paint in order to deter air raids during World War II, as well as the re-launch of the restaurantís vintage bar, which was once frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra.
The 317 guestrooms and suites are among the largest in Manhattan and combine both traditional and modern design elements throughout. Each room is beautifully appointed with custom furnishings, executive work desks, lavish marble bathrooms, 42-inch flat screen LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, and wireless high-speed Internet access.
With spectacular views of the Empire State building, the Empire Suites offer 625 square feet of living space, a bedroom with two full-size beds, and a separate parlor designed for wining and dining.
The Penthouse Suites, located on the Penthouse floor, provide more than 1,000 square feet of unsurpassed luxury. The Penthouse Suites offer a 180-degree view of Manhattan, as well as a separate master bedroom with one king-sized bed, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi tub, stand alone shower and even a flat screen TV.
Additional amenities include an award-winning restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a first-class concierge team, valet and laundry service, a business center, and more than 6,000 square feet of meeting space. As a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Four Diamond hotel is known for its award-winning standards of excellence.