$130 million renovation of the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel

Originally opened as The Commodore Hotel in 1919 and renamed The Grand Hyatt New York in 1980, the hotel has played host to many dignitaries, celebrities and guests for many years. The hotel’s $130 million renovation represents a rebirth and revival of this historic hotel and is an important part of the overall revival of the Grand Central neighborhood.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the legendary Grand Hyatt New York has just completed its $130 million renovation. Located at the crossroads of Manhattan next to Grand Central Station, the hotel has undergone a top-to-bottom renovation that includes 1,306 meticulously redesigned guest rooms and suites featuring world-class artwork, the acclaimed New York Central restaurant, a lobby and a transformed mezzanine, multiple meeting and event spaces, revitalized ballrooms, and the innovative Market take-out.

The transformation of the Grand Hyatt New York features talents from internationally renowned artists Jaume Plensa and Per Fronth, and design from Bentel & Bentel, George Wong Design and Looney & Associates. The Midtown Manhattan luxury hotel commissioned artists and designers to revive and revitalize the hotel’s public spaces. Works by sculptor Jaume Plensa, known for his monumental public projects in New York’s Madison Square Park, Chicago’s Millennium Park and UK’s Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will be the centerpiece of the hotel lobby; murals depicting snapshots of New York by Norwegian artist per Fronth are on display in the rooms and at the Wine Gallery of New York Central; and vibrant, colorful panels by German artist Burghard Muller-Dannhausen can be seen in the New Gallery on Lex event space.

The Grand Hyatt New York

The Lobby: touches of Easter Island brought to life

Guests arriving in the grand lobby on their direct vacation to New York will marvel at the two larger-than-life sculptures by Jaume Plensa, named Awilda and Chloe, which are reminiscent of the Moai sculptures on Easter Island. Created from the same white macael marble used in ancient Roman columns, one stands on a “water wall” adjacent to the entrance, while the second sits on a white onyx stone plinth next to the arrivals area and Departures. Plensa created the sculptures to appear to be in a dreamlike state, hoping to encourage the rushing world to stop and take time to join the dream of people who are just trying to be happy where they are, when they are at the Grand Hyatt.

Rooms and suites: evoking the atmosphere of a Manhattan residence

The 1,306 rooms, including 51 suites, blend refined colors, lush textures, and lush artwork that evoke the design of a sleek, modern Manhattan residence. Designed by Looney & Associates of Dallas and George Wong Design of New York, the rooms offer a quiet sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Most rooms were designed by Looney & Associates with rich woods, deep-toned striped rugs, dramatic lighting, all inspired by the concept of a ‘sexy Manhattan apartment.’ The 20 VIP suites were also designed by Looney & Associates and offer two different concepts; the idea of ​​a ‘loft’ and the idea of ​​a modern ‘residence’. Loft Suites cater to business travelers with a masculine feel and design elements including espresso-stained walnut furniture and opulent seating areas, while Residence Suites offer a softer tone and more neutral feel.

The four Premier Suites, designed by George Won Design, are based on the ‘pied-a-terre’ concept and feature two main schemes; upper area and center. Uptown Suites capture the tones of a classic Manhattan townhouse, while Downtown Suites are inspired by the light and airy open-plan lofts of TriBeCa.

The Grand Club and space for social events

The Grand Club, designed to resemble a rooftop garden, is a residential-style gathering place for guests, with access to technology, work areas, and food and beverage. Designed by George Wong, this modern space is filled with warm wood surfaces, sage-colored walls, and retro-industrial metalwork that reflect various elements of nature. Surrounded by a private terrace with picnic tables and oversized lounge chairs, the club consists of an entrance hall that resembles a gazebo, a lounge with multiple seating areas, a breakfast room with stone and wood surfaces natural and a spacious winter garden.

The hotel has a total of 55,000 square feet of event space ranging from intimate boardrooms to expansive ballrooms. Gallery On Lex is a 4,400-square-foot event area with a clubby feel featuring colorful panels by German artist Burghard Muller-Dannhausen.

Food and drink options

Designed by Bentel & Bentel, the 6,000-square-foot New York Central restaurant includes a lounge, restaurant and wine gallery with WineStation technology, an innovative wine dispensing system that allows guests to sample a variety of different wines. Chef Christian Ragano offers a diverse menu inspired by Western European flavors, while head chef pastry chef Katzie Guy-Hamilton has an inventive style that blends classic French baking techniques with eclectic New York City tastes. .

Market is a 24-hour to-go outlet located in the hotel’s main lobby, offering delicious New York delicacies to hotel guests and the Grand Central neighborhood.

Take advantage of the many last minute deals available for New York and experience this incredible hotel first hand.

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