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 six contemporary, historic hotels in NYC, 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 across six 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 a commitment to historic detail and contemporary comfort. The Iroquois New York, Hotel Belleclaire, Hotel Chandler, Washington Jefferson, Cosmopolitan Tribeca and the newest addition, The Evelyn, seamlessly blend the city’s rich history with an array of modern amenities.
Hotel Chandler Architecture
Hotel Chandler has transported this historic NYC building into the 21st Century with a recent renovation that includes the modernization of all 12 floors of rooms while leaving intact the elegance of its 1905 details. Travel back in time a several decades as you marvel at the ornate carvings, symmetric bay windows and elegant entryway. Inside the lobby, turn your attention to the century-old spiral staircase, adding a touch of elegance to the newly renovated space. The staircase is original to the building, 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 guest room in the original hotel offered a bedchamber, parlor, closet, and bathroom. The hotel’s most famous resident was hotelier Leona Helmsley. Of course, this opulence is a world away from the newly remodeled Hotel Chandler, which brings the understated elegance of historic New York City hotels from another era to the Flatiron District neighborhood.
Hotel Chandler’s exterior has been revived as well. The building’s limestone façade has been restored to its original splendor, boasting many spectacular architectural details of the Beaux Arts period. One example includes the refurbished iron spiral staircase, airily ascending 12 floors in the heart of this historic boutique hotel in New York City.