By Leanna Lynch
Nearly one year after the completion of its $140-million renovation, The New York Palace is continuing to serve Midtown as Manhattan’s go-to hotel for luxury travelers and affluent socialites.
Modeled after Italy’s Palazzo della Cancellaria in 1882, this transformed architectural landmark was originally known as The Villard Mansion. Henry Villard, the residence’s namesake, commissioned the mansion as a place to entertain his associates and closest friends. Since then, it has been home to the archdioceses, international business offices, silver screen backdrops and, of course, New York’s finest hotels.
The New York Palace, in keeping with its rich heritage and long tradition of serving with style, is now boasting its Rarities Reserve package. With this offer, guests will enjoy picturesque New York vistas from a spacious one-bedroom or Corner Suites located in the hotel’s Towers. Other VIP services include NYC airport transportation, a private elevator, and knowledgeable recommendations from the hotel’s Guest Experience Team. The true draw, however, will be the Palace’s Rarities Lounge.
The lounge, decorated as a salon, and styled to reflect Villard’s original vision of indulgence, is designed to be an intimate getaway on the hotel’s mezzanine level. Guests are given the option to enter discretely via a private entrance.
In the Rarities Lounge, guided by an experienced sommelier, hotel guests can sip their way through a collection of pre-prohibition bottled spirits, champagnes and unique wines from the hotel’s very own cellar. The sommelier will pair the tastings with house-made beef jerky, sharp parmesan blocks, and black walnuts. Each guest will leave with a sweet ending in the form of Madeline cookies and the hotel’s signature chocolate bark.
This package, with its cozy venue and soothing drinks, is perfect for travelers seeking comfort during the cold New York months.
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