Monthly Archives: March 2013

Take NYC by Foot

New York City is a city built for walking tours and with warm weather just around the corner (hopefully!), there are tons of reasons to head out onto the pavement and explore the city by foot. The streets surrounding Hotel Chandler are teeming with upscale clothing boutiques, cozy coffee houses and diverse eateries. Located on a quiet side street off Fifth Avenue, our Flatiron hotel is situated between skyscrapers and brownstones, within easy access of vibrant things to do in Midtown Manhattan.

Walking Tours of NYC:

Dining & Nightlife: Sample the flavors of NYC by visiting local restaurants and bars near the hotel. Taste the fruit of the vines at Wine:30 or gourmet cheeses at Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro. Eat a famous burger at Shake Shack, located in the middle of Madison Square Park, or indulge in porterhouse steak at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse.

Shopping: Fifth Avenue Shopping is some of the best shopping in the world. Countless designer brands and intimate boutiques line the famed avenues and all are within close proximity of Hotel Chandler. Stop by Saks Fifth Avenue, survey seven floors of merchandise at Macy’s and window shop your way through Midtown.

Entertainment: The best in theatre, music and film are within easy access of our Flatiron District hotel, including the People’s Improv Theater, Shubert Theater, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Culture & Museums: Whether you have a taste for contemporary art or historical artifacts, the museums and libraries surrounding the hotel offer something for everyone. Check out Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), or behold a Matisse at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A must-see is also the American Museum of Natural History with its iconic dinosaur bone display.

Outdoor Spaces: Despite the city’s prominent skyscrapers and boulevards, NYC is also home to a number of lush parks within close proximity of the hotel. Madison Square Park is just outside the hotel and the others a short walk away: Bryant Park, Gramercy Park and Central Park.

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Explore Manhattan’s Lush Parks

Warm up to a Midtown Manhattan getaway with Hotel Chandler. Sure, New York City has its fair share of concrete and skyscrapers, but what about the hidden green patches scattered throughout the city? Our Flatiron hotel is located near several iconic parks, perfect for spring and summer picnics, long strolls and sports games. Never underestimate the peace that can be enjoyed right in the center of one of the busiest cities on the planet.

Parks near Hotel Chandler:

Madison Square Park
1 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 538-1884
This seven-acre urban oasis is located at East 23 Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. It is open year-round for recreation and hosts a variety of free programs for families, as well as music, art and literature enthusiasts. Check out the park’s gardens and dog run, grab a burger at the famous Shake Shack and enjoy free Wi-Fi.

Bryant Park
41 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 768-4242
Boasting over nine acres of lush lands, Bryant Park is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan. Iconic things to do and see include the elegant Reading Room, Le Carrousel, the Citi Pond, various games and food at ‘wichcraft.

Central Park
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
(212) 310-6600

It is considered the most visited urban park in the U.S. and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Aside from picnicking, the park is home to various activities and attractions, including boating, carriage horses, sports, ice skating, the Central Park Carousel, twenty-one playgrounds, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the Central Park Zoo. Each summer, the park hosts free open-air theatre productions, often starring well-known stage and screen actors. The New York Philharmonic also gives an open-air concert every summer on the Great Lawn. Another great event is Summerstage, a series of free performances including music, dance, spoken word, and film presentations.

After you’ve been out exploring, retreat to the comfort of your newly renovated room at Hotel Chandler. Enjoy modern luxuries like LCD HD TV flat-screen televisions, gourmet treats from your fully stocked minibar, free Wi-Fi and a sound sleep on Frette linens. Book your stay in our Midtown Manhattan accommodations today.

Central park

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Experience Hotel Chandler’s Revamped Look in the Heart of Midtown Manhattan

Have you seen Hotel Chandler’s new look? Chicly designed and abundant with luxurious features, our Midtown Manhattan hotel just completed in 2012 a $10-million renovation led by Jane Capellini from the Essex, CT-based firm Capellini Design Associates, unveiling a new revamped look for discerning jetsetters.

Our renovations completely overhauled our public spaces for a more refined gathering experience. Check out our lobby, and library room complete with a cozy fireplace. Guest room hallways are sophisticated and pave the perfect path to inviting guest rooms built for comfort and productivity at once. In designing the hotel’s new look, Capellini was able to preserve the architecture’s historical integrity while marrying it with contemporary comforts and distinctive furnishings to achieve a subtle elegance. We’re not done yet! Check back soon for a new fashionable cocktail bar, the Chandler Lounge and meeting space for timeless private events.

At Hotel Chandler, the smallest details make all the difference. The renovation incorporates natural materials, including glazed lava stone from France for the reception desk; slabs of hand- chiseled stone from Israel for the lobby floor; bulls-eye glass from New England; a mango root lamp from Guatemala; and French lime- stone keystones over the bar, which are carved in the shape of pineapples.

By spring of 2013, Hotel Chandler with reveal a new Midtown Manhattan restaurant that is sure to become a haunt for both locals and visitors alike. Juni will be a high-end culinary hotspot led by Executive Chef Sean Hergatt known for striking art deco presentations from a thoughtful three- to five-course a la carte menu that will change six times a year to showcase only the season’s freshest ingredients.

And when it comes to ingredients, Hotel Chandler certainly has all that it takes to garner international praise and recognition. In June 2012, our New York boutique hotel graciously joined the prestigious luxury hotel collection, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). This prominent stamp of approval affirms guests can expect an exceptional hotel experience at Hotel Chandler.

The London-based portfolio, which was founded in 1991, encompasses more than 520 independent hotels in 70 countries, all chosen after being shortlisted and then rated by a development team. Properties are inspected every 18 months by anonymous inspectors to make sure they are maintaining consistent standards.

Hotel Chandler was also pleased to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in July 2012, awarded due to exceptional traveler ratings. Currently we are rated #47 of the 435 hotels in NYC.

Come see for yourself what the new Hotel Chandler has to offer by visiting our new website.

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