A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue in Manhattan's Upper East Side overlooking Central Park, it is a true New York City landmark. The venue showcases great art and is a purveyor of privacy. Guests here feel truly ensconced in the elegant sanctuary of this unparalleled New York City venue.
An oasis of understated luxury, The Carlyle New York has become a "home away from home" for sophisticated travellers. Offering a first-class combination of discretion and grace, the hotel's 188 rooms and suites feature elegant views of Central Park and Manhattan's skyline. Since the 1930s, The Carlyle New York event spaces have hosted high-powered meetings and remarkable events. Featuring a distinctive Art Deco façade and an elegantly ornamented roof, the venue atmosphere is timeless and fitting for any occasion.
Gracious formal dining awaits guests in The Carlyle Restaurant, while legendary entertainers create the quintessential New York cabaret experience in the famed Cafe Carlyle. The strong Art Deco influences, introduced by the hotel's first decorator Dorothy Draper, have been meticulously maintained. Most notable is the famed black and white marbled lobby and the Art Deco motifs of the hotel's specialty suites.
The pinnacle of luxury for over 75 years, The Carlyle's 64 spacious suites, including the Tower and Royal Suites, are generously sized, lavishly appointed and distinctively furnished. In keeping with the hotel's musical heritage and residential style, several suites feature Steinway or Baldwin baby grand pianos. Guests and residents also have access to the elegant urban retreat, the Sense Spa. The Carlyle restaurant is an elegant private escape for clientele offering superb traditional cuisine, refined decor, and discreet services.
The Gallery, which leads to the restaurant, is the "living room" of The Carlyle. Cafe Carlyle has made an indelible mark on the entertainment and social landscape of New York City since its opening in 1955. The landmark Cafe, has played host to such legendary talents as Bobby Short, Woody Allen, Elaine Stritch and Judy Collins. The event space at The Carlyle stretches across 3,781 square feet. The Versailles and Trianon suites are an ideal setting for meetings, private dining and board meetings.
Reputedly named for British essayist Thomas Carlyle, the 35-story hotel, designed by the architectural firm of Bien & Prince, was completed in 1930. A newspaper account of the time described the design as a "diversified setback style," which provides private terraces for some guest rooms and suites.
Despite the much-altered Manhattan skyline during the past 75 years, The Carlyle continues to dominate the Upper East Side over which it presides. The Carlyle's guest list reads like a "Who's Who" of world business and entertainment affairs. Every American president since Truman has visited. Its rich history includes visiting Royals and heads-of-state-HRH, The Prince of Wales; the late Diana, Princess of Wales; their Majesties, the Kings and Queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden have all visited.