Contemporary Luxury in a Historical NYC Building
Celebrate New York City’s Rich Past at Hotel Chandler
Hotel Chandler stands as a testament to the rich history and bright future of New York City. Constructed more than a century ago, the Buchman & Fox-designed building hosted guests as famous as Leona Helmsley during its early days. The building survived multiple uses throughout the years, retaining its detailed limestone façade and beautiful Beaux-Arts detail on the outside and iron spiral staircase on the inside.
Triumph Hotels History
Triumph Hotels, which currently operates five modern, welcoming hotels in Manhattan, was originally founded in 1951 by the Horn family. Current owner Shimmie Horn – who represents the third generation of Horn family hoteliers – was taught to treat his staff with the same respect he would expect them to show guests. This mindset is reflected in every aspect of the Triumph Hotels experience, where guests can enjoy luxury stays without luxury prices in historic NYC hotels in five diverse Manhattan neighborhoods.
Through the years, the hotels currently owned and operated by Triumph Hotels have played host to a number of famous guests, including Leona Helmsley (Hotel Chandler), James Dean (The Iroquois), Roy Rogers (Washington Jefferson) and Tarzan’s namesake, T.R. Zann (Hotel Belleclaire). Each of the Triumph Hotels reflects this commitment to historic detail and contemporary comfort. The Iroquois New York, Hotel Belleclaire, Hotel Chandler, Washington Jefferson, Cosmopolitan Tribeca and the newest addition, The Gershwin Hotel, seamlessly blend the city’s rich history with an array of modern amenities.
Hotel Chandler Architecture
Hotel Chandler has transported this historical NYC building into the 21st Century with a recent renovation included full updates to all 12 floors of rooms while leaving intact the elegance of its 1905 details. To take yourself back in time a few decades, be sure to pay attention to the ornate carvings, symmetric bay windows and elegant entryway. Inside the lobby, turn your attention to the century-old spiral staircase in the newly renovated lobby. The staircase is original, but the hotel has been updated to provide modern comforts in an authentic historical setting.
Hotel Chandler was built in 1905 as Hotel Le Marquis, by architects Buchman & Fox, who also built the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. Each staying room in the original hotel had a chamber, parlor, closet, and bathroom. Its most famous resident was Leona Helmsley. All a world away from the newly remodeled Hotel Chandler, which brings the understated elegance of hotels from another era to the Flatiron District neighborhood of Manhattan.
The building’s limestone façade has been restored to its original splendor, boasting many spectacular architectural details of the Beaux Arts period. One can easily view the refurbished iron spiral staircase that leads up to an airy flight of 12 floors in the heart of this boutique hotel in New York City.