New York, United States
Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities such as JFK, Bette Davis and Claudette Colbert.
Grand, gracious, and famously discreet, the property is New York City’s only Relais & Chateaux hotel, and designer Lauren Rottet makes you feel like you’ve stumbled into the exquisite home of a billionaire art collector.
Rooms are a personal haven with cool, calm interiors of cream, black, grey and sepia, plush carpets, hand painted wardrobes, fireplaces, and oversized desks with built-in vanities. Bathrooms feature oversized glass-enclosed showers and waterworks fixtures.
The Coco Chanel-inspired art deco bar, Pleiades, is an ideal location to start an elegant evening before moving onto The Surrey’s café, Café Boulud – a Michelin Star restaurant by master-chef Daniel Boulud. His twists on classical French cuisine are famous on the Upper East Side and the décor of white-cloth tables and sultry lighting set the scene for a sophisticated foodie-experience.
On top of the restaurant, bar and rooftop, the hotel also has an exceptional in-house spa offering a pampered menu of treatments.
The Surrey Information
Newark and JFK international airports are just over 25km away.
The Surrey provides 190 lavishly appointed rooms and suites designed for maximum luxury and comfort. All rooms feature custom-made beds with Sferra linen, hand-painted armoires, stunning bathrooms and the finest amenities. Many of the suites come with private terraces and fireplaces. Connecting rooms are available.
Museums, art galleries, the shops of Madison Avenue and a multitude of superb restaurants are all within walking distance. It is fun to cycle through Central Park on custom-made bicycles armed with a gourmet picnic. After a busy day, watch the sun set over New York’s skyline from the rooftop bar (open in the Summer months) or be pampered at the stunning spa.
A restaurant, a bar, an in-room dining, private dining rooms, a spa, a fitness center, meetings & events space
It is surprisingly family-friendly and staff will happily advise on the best activities for children.