Denihan Hospitality Group Completes $60 Million Dollar
Renovation of The Surrey Hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side
YORK – November 12, 2009 – Denihan Hospitality Group announced today the
official grand opening of the Upper East Side’s newest luxury hotel re-creation,
The Surrey. The property has completed a 14-month gut renovation returning
the hotel back to the splendor of its Beaux-Arts origins with modern touches.
Located on East 76th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues, The
Surrey sits in the epicenter of New York’s finest cultural institutions
and premiere fashion boutiques. The 190-salon luxury hotel encompasses
30 suites, including one-bedroom suites, a Penthouse and Presidential suite.
Adding to the cultural magnificence of the neighborhood, the property houses
a vast collection of contemporary modern art, including works by Jenny
Holzer, William Kentridge, Jimmy Martin, Helen Amy Murray, Donald Sultan,
Richard Serra, Cecily Brown and Imogen Cunningham, among others.
Designed by interior architect Lauren Rottet, The Surrey captures the
ambiance of an elegant townhouse infused with contemporary urban cognizance.
The hotel celebrates the traditions and heritage of the neighborhood while
also delivering edgy details such as the grand entry antique rug formed
entirely out of mosaic tiles and a turn-of-the-century armoire displaying
poetry in bold graffiti.
“The Surrey represents the next generation of luxury hotels for Denihan
Hospitality Group,” said,” said co-CEO Brooke Barrett of Denihan Hospitality
Group. “Like the customized design of each and every detail of hotel,
The Surrey embodies the same philosophy when providing individual and customized
services and experiences for our guests. It’s our vision to see the
hospitality industry return to the standard of excellence that reflects
the elegance of the 20s and 30s.
Salons & Suites
With accommodations ranging from 350 to 4,500 square feet, the classically
appointed salons and suites overlook Central Park and Upper East Side rooftops.
Guests of the hotel enjoy access to Cafe Boulud's 3-star in-room dining,
robes designed specifically for The Surrey by Mrs. Pratesi, Sferra linens,
Duxiana beds, Denon iPod docking station, bedside lighting control panels,
LCD TVs and custom bath amenities by Laura Tonatto.
The Spa at The Surrey
Developed by Spa Director Cheryl Jacobs, The Spa is a private sanctuary,
offering customized treatments specifically designed to guests’ needs and
goals. The facility is free of a public dressing room, as discretion is
of utmost importance. Three intimate treatment rooms and two spa suites
are elegantly appointed with Sferra robes & linens, a dressing armoire,
vanity and rain shower.
The Spa at The Surrey's philosophy honors ancient Aboriginal healing
practices as well as advanced technology and technique. The Spa’s two product
lines, Darphin and LI’TYA are introduced for the first time on the Upper
East Side at The Surrey. Signature treatments include the Darphin’s
Rose and Pomegranate Age Reversal Facial and LI’TYA’s Mala Mayi.
Dining & Entertaining
The Surrey is the original home of Daniel Boulud’s first New York City
restaurant, Daniel. In 1998, the space was relaunched as Café
Boulud with a menu guided by the chef’s contemporary approach to classic
French cuisine and his flair for seasonal delicacies and worldly flavors.
Helmed by Executive Chef Gavin Kaysen, the menu reflects Daniel Boulud’s
four muses: La Tradition (French tradition), La Saison (seasonal cooking),
Le Potager (the vegetable garden) and Le Voyage (culinary travels). Guests
at The Surrey enjoy 24-hour, in-salon dining and rooftop dining by Café
Cafe Boulud’s new Bar Pleiades is located on the lobby-level of The
Surrey, adjacent to the lobby and restaurant, and serves globally inspired
cocktails by mixologist Cameron Bogue. Lauren Rottet drew inspiration
from Coco Chanel as well as a 1930s Art Deco bar cart for the design of
the 1,200-square-foot space. The bar is framed by a black lacquered
wood box with white lacquer inlay, referencing a Chanel makeup compact.
French doors and mirrors outline the lounge, where an L-shaped banquette
invites seclusion in intimate spaces surrounded by beige quilted, Chanel
handbag-inspired walls and seating covered in white leather. Chandeliers
light the lounge area while a sumptuous carpet rests beneath patron’s feet
revealing a poem by Dean Blehert entitled Central Park, 1974.
About The Surrey
Reflecting a Beaux-Arts-designed residential townhouse that has evolved
over time, The Surrey is an Upper East Side hotel where traditional meets
contemporary. The property was re-created by architectural and interior
designer Lauren Rottet, and features 190 salons and suites, The Spa at
The Surrey, Café Boulud, Bar Pleiades and a private English rooftop
garden. Situated in New York’s Upper East Side, The Surrey affords
direct access to Madison Avenue’s upscale boutiques & restaurants,
Museum Mile, iconic landmarks and Central Park. The Surrey is operated
by Denihan Hospitality Group, a privately owned company with more than
40 years of hospitality management expertise. For information and Upper
East Side hotel reservations, please contact The Surrey at 1 (800) 978-7739
or visit the Web site, thesurreyhotel.com.