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Exciting Summers in the City

You don’t need to stay far from home to find fun this summer! Hotel Chandler’s Exciting Summers in the City Special makes it easy to enjoy an escape to the heart of Manhattan. When you book and stay by September 2nd, we’ll provide breakfast for two, a complimentary ten-trip MetroCard for convenient travel, late check-out, a special welcome amenity, and much more.

Summer is the perfect season to enjoy signature New York City activities and attractions. Hotel Chandler is within a short subway ride of world-class museums, including the Guggenheim, the Met, MoMA, and the International Center of Photography. Make the most of a beautiful summer day by walking over to the Union Square Farmer’s Market or heading down to SoHo to shop the latest trends. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at The Chandler Lounge and wander Central Park’s sunlit paths all afternoon before retiring to sophisticated accommodations.

Located on the border of both the Flatiron District and Murray Hill, Hotel Chandler is within walking distance of some of the city’s top dining and nightlife destinations. The complimentary ten-trip MetroCard included with the Exciting Summers in the City Special makes moving around the city easy, whether you want to catch a show on Broadway, head to the High Line to see the city from a new vantage point, or ride uptown for high-end shopping.

Book Exciting Summers in the City at Hotel Chandler and Enjoy:

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  • Breakfast for 2
  • Ten-trip MetroCard
  • Late check-out (2pm)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Welcome amenity
  • VIP Turndown (with slippers and chocolate)
  • Daily NY Times delivered to room
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Fitness center access
  • Early check-in based on availability

Hotel Chandler’s Exciting Summers in the City Special is available for stays between May 27 and September 2, 2013. Book this New York City travel package today – whether you explore the city or relax in your room, you’ll be glad you did.

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The History and Architecture of Our Beaux-Arts Hotel

As a historic building that has survived multiple uses throughout the decades, Hotel Chandler embodies New York City’s continually evolving character. Constructed more than a century ago, the building has hosted famous guests and stood as an architectural gem in the heart of Manhattan. The hotel features an array of contemporary comforts encased in a beautiful Beaux-Arts package – an authentic iron spiral staircase, original limestone façade and ornate carvings complement new additions and updates.

Artfully Updated Design Elements

Each of Hotel Chandler’s 12 floors recently underwent a full revitalization by designer Jane Capellini. The hotel’s updated design motif features elements meant to emphasize discovery. A mangrove tree root lamp set, 18th-century clock hands, limestone flooring and oak-paneled walls lend Hotel Chandler’s public spaces a calming-yet-adventurous aura. A mixture of furniture, light fixtures and textures come together in seamless and unexpected ways to create a cohesive feel and uniquely New York flavor.

The hotel’s recent renovation left plenty of room to showcase the hotel’s rich history. Many of the property’s original features have been incorporated into the new design to create a strong sense of place and era. The hotel lobby still prominently features the 1905 spiral staircase original to the building, and the Chandler Suites feature restored lion’s head fireplaces. These elements come together to create a tranquil oasis in the heart of America’s busiest city.

Hotel Chandler’s limestone façade, which dates back more than a century, has been restored to match its original state. The building’s Beaux-Arts details blend into the natural flow of the city but stand out as beautifully unique upon closer inspection.

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A Rich History

In its earliest iteration, Hotel Chandler was known as Hotel Le Marquis. Built in 1905 by architects Buchman & Fox, who also designed the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, the hotel featured staying rooms with separate chambers, parlors, closets and bathrooms. The hotel’s most famous guest was business mogul Leona Helmsley, just one of many colorful characters to call the building home throughout the years.

Hotel Chandler was acquired by Triumph Hotels, which was originally founded in 1951 by the Horn family. Triumph Hotels currently operates six hotels in Manhattan, offering modern luxury, historic detail and warm personal service in the heart of the city.

Learn more about the history and design of Hotel Chandler, a historic hotel in NYC.

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