About The Chatwal New York
Business travelers, tourists and lucky honeymooners will feel as though they've slipped into another era as they step out of the busyness of Times Square and through the doors of this Stanford White-designed masterpiece.
Instead of fighting the historic Art Deco architecture, the Chatwal New York embraces it without reservation. The curvy chrome lobby lounge bar looks like it could've been plucked from the Titanic. The streamlined banquettes that line the walls are a comfortable place to sip a cocktail or peruse the paper. The Deco-chic aesthetic is carried on into the mezzanine lounge, with mini-Chrysler building replicas hanging overhead for lighting and a wide variety of vintage cocktails available for sipping.
The relatively small luxury property boasts 76 opulent rooms spread out over 10 floors. Despite its busy location, the Chatwal's rooms are nearly soundproofed from the outside world. From the television to the temperature to the blackout shades, everything in the room can be controlled via the phone. Suede walls, leather-handled doors, Frette linens, and a steamer trunk-inspired cabinet that opens into a desk and vanity are all elegant touches.
Sparkling granite, expansive showers and/or Jacuzzi tubs, Toto toilets with bidets and heated seats, along with a television that's been integrated into the mirrored wall above the chrome sinks may have some guests bathing multiple times a day just to prolong the experience.
Every guest room at the Chatwal is a lavish affair, but the penthouse suites go beyond merely luxurious, offering private outdoor decks, multiple bedrooms and kitchenettes. Personal butler service means that no need goes unmet.
Stressed-out travelers can enjoy a pampering massage at the Red Door Spa or go for an invigorating swim in the salt-water resistance pool (with adjustable current) located in the lower-level fitness area. Visitors who prefer to decompress with a cocktail can do so in one of two glamorous bars, or stay in and shake up something special from the in-room mini-bar.
Did you know?
The Chatwal New York was originally a theatrical club called the Lambs. Members included Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks as well as many other luminaries of stage and screen.
Stanford White – the architect who designed the building – is also responsible for New York City landmarks like the arch at Washington Square Park, the Cable Building (at 611 Broadway) and the Judson Memorial Church (Washington Square South), among others.
Thierry Despont, the architect responsible for the Chatwal New York's renovation, also designed Bill Gates' incredible mega-mansion in Seattle.
Along with the Chatwal New York, other beautiful examples of Art Deco architecture in New York City are the Chrysler Building, the Barclay-Vesey Building, and Tiffany & Co.
Architecture buffs will love the Chatwal New York's Stanford White-designed exterior and Thierry Despont redesign of the interior, while theater fans will appreciate the building's rich theatrical history and easy access to Broadway shows. Business travelers will feel like they're traveling with their own personal assistant because the front desk can handle any request – from printing out a report, to binding it, to catering a business lunch for 20 in one of hotel's luxe function rooms. Families won't feel out of place here either – the hotel has several adjoining rooms and suites, so that kids and parents can each have their privacy without being separated. Finally, even couples who hadn't originally planned a particularly romantic getaway won't be able to resist sneaking a kiss in the gorgeously candlelit lounge.
The Chatwal - A Luxury Collection Hotel, New York Location Information:
130 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
N, Q, R, 7, S to Times Sq./42nd St.; B, D, F, M to 42nd St./Bryant Park
The Lambs Club
Open daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the Lambs Club serves up elegant portions of continental cuisine in a stunning room. Diners looking for a slightly more casual experience can repair to the mezzanine bar, where the full menu is available and live jazz happens once a week.
The Bar at the Lambs Club
Whether you're ending a busy day with a crisp martini gently shaken (or stirred) or celebrating, well, anything, with a flute of champagne, just sitting at either the lobby or mezzanine bars will send you back in time to a more glamorous era. Hand-cut ice cubes, fresh-pressed juices and serious mixologists make every drink a pleasure.
Room service from the Lambs Club is available 24/7. If a guest prefers an item that isn't on the menu, the accommodating staff will make that happen by special order or by ordering in from a recommended outside restaurant.
- 24 hour front desk
- Dry cleaning service
- Jacuzzi or Spa
- Non-Smoking Facility
- Parking - Valet