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Renaissance Ready To Welcome New Big Apple Property

April 29, 2009 By: Travel Agent Central Contributor


Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is nearing completion of a $40 million makeover and is the second Renaissance property in Manhattan. Located at 57th Street and Lexington Avenue, the hotel is minutes from Central Park, Carnegie Hall, world-renowned museums and some of New York's finest dining and shopping.

The renovated property will have 200 redesigned guest rooms, including junior suites, full one-bedroom suites and two sky loft rooms on the top floor with hardwood floors and wraparound terraces. Each room's decor includes warm birch paneling, pinpoint bedside reading lamps, flat-screen HD TVs, and iPod docking stations. Plush beds are fitted with 340-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathrooms feature marble tile and sinks.

The hotel is also home to French bistro Opia, also the setting for special viewings of major international sporting events.

Hotel 57 originally opened in 1923 as the Allerton Hotel for Women. Designed by architect Arthur Loomis Harmon, best known for his work on the Empire State Building in 1931, the hotel is 17 stories high. A unique feature of the property is the corner carriage house, now a retail store. The upper floors of the carriage house include a fitness center and two suites with exposed brick walls.

The hotel is owned by Apple Eight Hospitality Management of Richmond, VA.


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