The Chatwal New York is opening in Spring 2010 re-creating the glamour and style of 1930’s, recognized and idolized the world over. Occupying top billing on its theater district block on West 44th St. – also known as the “Great White Way” – the landmark Stanford White-designed building was originally host to the famous Lambs club, America’s first professional theater club. The Chatwal New York has been meticulously restored and modernized by renowned master architect and interior designer, Thierry Despont. The circa-1905 building will be the first member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World in Manhattan’s theater district.
Established in 1874, The Lambs Club was the gathering place of those who would make Broadway and Hollywood history. Legendary member names include George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields, John Barrymore, Milton Berle, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin and Will Rogers. The salon was populated by some of the most well-known literati of the day, too – a haven for the creators of American culture - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Mary Shelley, and John Keats.
The Chatwal Hotel New York is the vision of Mr. Sant Chatwal, entrepreneur and Chairman and CEO of Hampshire Hotels & Resorts. With a goal to create intimate gathering places and rooms with the highest attention to detail – The Chatwal truly joins past with future, while maintaining a uniquely New York character. 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 outside London and in India.
Every attention has been given to the 88 guestrooms, of which 38 are larger suites. In-room finishes include fine suede covered walls and leather-wrapped double closets, the Chatwal’s retro playing cards and a specially crafted Backgammon set. You will also find modern amenities, such as complimentary internet access, a laptop-sized safe, a 42-inch HD flat screen IP television with Blueray DVD and multi-language options, a movie library, and in-room stereo system with an iPod dock all provide a comfortably wired experience. Private terraces are available on request for those who treasure their outdoor space.
Paying homage to the building’s original purpose - showcasing talent and creativity, whether on stage, or in the kitchen and behind the bar - celebrated Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is behind the 90-seat restaurant at The Chatwal New York. The menu will focus on traditional American cuisine and seasonal ingredients. This is a first time collaboration for Manhattan’s established culinary and cocktail masters, Geoffrey Zakarian and Margaret Zakarian along with David Rabin, Will Regan and Jeffrey Jah (of New York’s highly regarded Double Seven and Lotus nightclubs/cocktail lounges).
The bar offers classic and refined cocktails made with the freshest juices, pressed each day on the premises. Pre/post-theater and after-work cocktails will be offered at the lively bar scene – a perfect meeting spot for friendly conversation, toasting a signed contract or discussing musical high points after a show.
For more information or to make reservations visit The Chatwal New York online.