|New York, October 28 th 2004 - Simon van Kempen, General Manager of
Le Marquis New York, a deluxe boutique hotel which opened in September
2001, has announced that effective today the hotel will now be known as
HOTEL CHANDLER. Le Marquis New York has changed its name following the
amicable resolution of a dispute with another party.
Hotel Chandler (formerly Le Marquis New York) has in three years built a strong reputation as a one of New York’s finest hotels in the lower midtown corridor between 23rd and 42nd Streets. Re-launched just one week prior to the terrorist attack of 9/11, Hotel Chandler has succeeded in very tough trading conditions by building alliances with local companies and working strongly with the burgeoning independent film sector as well as several national television programs. Since 2002 Hotel Chandler has provided accommodation for the lead actors, producers and/or out of town crew for several movies and has been the preferred New York hotel for the hit Fox daytime show “Ambush Makeover” since inception.
Built in 1907, the newly restored Hotel Chandler (12 East 31st St) brings the understated elegance of hotels from another era to the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. Designer Jorge L. Portero, whose recognizable style can also be found at The Avalon, Hotel Elysee, The Sherry Netherland, Hotel Metro and The Warwick, designed the new Le Marquis New York.
The building’s limestone façade has been restored to its original splendor, boasting many spectacular architectural details of the Beaux Arts period. The eye-catching floor of the grand lobby is a sophisticated star-motifed marble, which is blanketed with patterned carpets throughout the winter months. One can easily view the refurbished iron spiral staircase that leads up to an airy flight of 14 floors containing 123 rooms and eight suites. A state of the art fitness center complete with Finnish sauna is available to guests 24 hours a day, and the relaxing library room is equipped with a desktop PC and a 40” flat screen television. The recently opened 12:31 bar adds an exciting element to Hotel Chandler, and gives guests a happening spot where they can mingle or meet friends and colleagues.
Bold blocks of Provence blue are scattered throughout the hotel. The furniture is made of warm cherry and ebony wood with silver mirrored frames in some guestrooms. Blue Venetian glass light fixtures serve as focal points throughout the hotel, and black and white photographs depicting New York City street scenes adorn the walls.
Hotel Chandler is a member of the Triumph Hospitality brand of hotels, which also includes Iroquois New York (49 W. 44th St., 212-453-4001); the Washington Jefferson Hotel (318 W. 51st St., 212-246-7550); and the Hotel Belleclaire (250 W. 77th St., 212- 362-7700).
Simon van Kempen
Tel: 646 218 4442
|Also See:||David and Goliath: How Independent Hotels Can Successfully Compete with the Large Chains / Brenda Fields / October 2004|