By Don Douloff, March 19, 2009
The New Yorker Hotel has completed an 18-month, $70-million renovation that added new guestrooms, overhauled existing rooms, redesigned the lobby and enhanced the service mix.
The guestroom count has increased to 912 (including 64 suites), from 860. Rooms have been remodeled in the 1930s art deco style, including geometric patterns, skyscraper-style bookcases and desks and customized lighting.
Furniture, carpets, wallpaper and fixtures in guestrooms and hallways were also overhauled. Bathrooms now sport tapered pedestal sinks, arched shower curtains and custom mirror and glass shelf assemblies.
Located across from Madison Square Garden, the hotel houses 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting space (two ballrooms and 12 meeting and conference rooms), the 24-hour Tick Tock Diner and Cooper’s Tavern, complimentary fitness center and fully-equipped business centre.