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Juni Earns a Michelin Star

“The elegant hideaway at the recently renovated Hotel Chandler is Chef Shaun Hergatt’s current home – and one of midtown’s newest shining stars.”  (Michelin Guide 2015) Juni takes you on a culinary journey in which guests may experience seasonal ingredients that are meticulously prepared to maintain their vibrancy and freshness. This vision has been skillfully executed by Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt, a culinary master with a magic touch for Michelin stars. Hotel Chandler is delighted to announce that Chef Hergatt’s expert guidance has led Juni to join the prestigious rank of Michelin star restaurants in NYC.

juni hearts of palmAfter opening in 2013, Juni and Chef Hergatt enjoyed an endless string of accolades for an innovative take on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant was recognized among Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants 2013” and was named one of “New York’s Sexiest New Restaurants” by Zagat. While we’ve relished each of these honors, we are most elated to announce that Juni has earned a Michelin star. The recognition is certainly hard earned, with Chef Hergatt placing a focus upon sourcing only the finest ingredients from local farmers and foragers. Every ingredient is expertly arranged on the plate, creating an incredible feast for the senses as guests can see, smell and taste the beauty in each dish.

Juni’s is Chef Hergatt’s third Michelin star. The seasoned chef earned his first Michelin stars when his restaurant SHO Shaun Hergatt was honored in 2010. Today, he lends his expertise as Executive Chef and partner of Juni. Chef Hergatt’s expert vision and dedication to serving only the ripest, freshest ingredients have made Juni a member of the esteemed group of NYC Michelin star restaurants recognized for 2015. Make a reservation today to experience Juni’s eclectic feast for the senses. Under Chef Hergatt’s guidance, we are sure there will be many more honors to come.

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Triumph Hotels partners with Streetwise New York!

Hotel Chandler, part of Triumph Hotels, has partnered with Streetwise New York for neighborhood walking tours. Tours of our favorite neighborhoods are available all departing from one of our hotels! Including Midtown from Hotel Iroquois, the Upper West Side from Hotel Belleclaire, Hells Kitchen from Washington Jefferson, Tribeca and Downtown Manhattan from the Cosmopolitan, and the Flatiron/Nomad tour departing from Hotel Chandler! Click here to view the full schedule of the weekly tours.

Streetwise attests that the tours are “perfect for either the seasoned visitor or those looking for an introduction to the city. If it’s your first time in New York you’ll get a crash course on the history of the island and also on how to cross streets, eat, walk, shop, and argue like a New Yorker!”

The major sites will be visited while also discovering secrets seldom known to locals, let alone visitors! The tours will reveal the history and unique character of each neighborhood and will leave you with the comfort of navigating the city as your own.

Highlights of the Flatiron/Nomad tour will include destinations of symbolic landmarks such as the iconic Flatiron building, the Empire State building, and Madison Square Park. This tour will shop gourmet NYC markets including the outdoor Union Square Greenmarket and one of the most authentic Italian markets in America, Eataly. Each tour guide has extensive knowledge about the city and will be happy to highlight information that may be of more interest to you! Whether you are a history buff, here for the shopping, or interested in the New York food scene the tour is sure to please all.

All tours are complimentary to our guests, depart Wednesday through Sunday at 9:30am and are 1.5 hours long. Space is limited so please contact our excellent concierge team to make a reservation during your upcoming visit: (646) 218-4409.

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Spring in the City: Exploring New York City’s Outdoor Attractions

Bryant Park

With cherry blossoms blooming in Central Park and tulips glowing from the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue, spring has arrived to New York in full swing. In honor of this splendid season, we have compiled some of the best NYC outdoor attractions to enjoy throughout the city, not far from Hotel Chandler.

Central Park

No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Central Park. With the trees budding, the birds chirping, and the days getting longer, the time is perfect for a picnic on Sheep Meadow or a row about the pond from Loeb Boathouse. Take a stroll, sunbathe a bit or pick your sport and go for it.

Prospect Park

Easily accessible by subway, bus or car, Prospect Park features miles of nature trails for hiking, birdwatching and experiencing NYC like never before.

Highline

Take a stroll on this elevated railway, which has been transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side. The park boasts lush horticulture, various artworks, seasonal food vendors and unique views of the Hudson and NYC skyline. The High Line runs between Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Flea Markets

Some of the best shopping isn’t in the flagship stores you’ll find on Fifth Avenue—it’s at the flea market. During spring, the city bustles with activity at numerous flea markets, including the Hester Street Fair and the Bedford Village Market and Brooklyn Flea.

Movies in the Park

Bring a blanket and a bottle of wine to enjoy outdoor movie screenings in a variety of locations, including rooftops, waterside and parks. From Bryant Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park, cinema sizzles in the city. View a full list of outdoor movie screenings here.

Outdoor Summer Concerts

From Bryant Park and Lincoln Center to Prospect and Central Parks, there are numerous musical performances (many outdoors and many free) throughout the summer. View a full list of concerts here.

Everybody’s experience of New York City is different, so ask our friendly staff memb

ers for their favorite spots in the city and have fun exploring.

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