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 Following a $20 million Renovation, The 705 room Radisson Lexington Hotel, NYC,
Emerges with Six Distinct Dining and Entertainment Outlets
NEW YORK, August 2006 – Following a nearly $20 million renovation, The Radisson Lexington Hotel (511 Lexington Avenue, NYC 212-755-4400) has emerged fresher and sleeker than ever, with world-class amenities and six distinct dining and entertainment outlets that have positioned the hotel as the ultimate leisure destination in New York City.

Located in the heart of Manhattan's fashionable East Side, the Radisson Lexington Hotel offers guests the best of New York City all under one roof. Visitors can experience several different types of world cuisine, a topnotch dance club and superior athletic facilities without ever leaving hotel grounds. The 27-story hotel has been a hospitality landmark for decades, and now features 705 newly renovated guest rooms including a variety of suites, as well as rooms with terraces, in addition to spacious meeting facilities, luxurious amenities and a fully redesigned lobby.

The Radisson Lexington Hotel has a long, illustrious history. Most notably, the hotel features a penthouse suite that served as the residence for “Hall of Famer” Joe DiMaggio during the eighteen seasons he played for the New York Yankees. The aptly named Centerfield Suite is adorned with granite, marble and mahogany furniture, and features rare photos of DiMaggio on and off the field in addition to a terrace that offers a sweeping view of Midtown Manhattan from eighteen stories high. Marilyn Monroe was also a guest of the suite when the two were married.

“Since 1929, the Radisson Lexington Hotel has welcomed global leaders, star-studded celebrities, famous sports icons and business executives. Seventy-five years later, we remain the hotel of choice for such clientele and continue to be called home by today’s sophisticated traveler,” said Brendan Moraes, General Manager of the Radisson Lexington Hotel.

The lobby of the Radisson Lexington Hotel is a unique architectural achievement, melding high-end design with chic accents created to maximize style and comfort. The terracotta figures that decorate the Lexington Avenue entrance are reminiscent of those found on Notre Dame, and rows of winged lions adorn the building’s façade. Beneath a metal canopy, inscribed with the hotel’s name, visitors pass through the expansive glass doors into the spacious marbled-floored lobby, accentuated with sky-scraping pillars and sumptuous velvet curtains. The plush furnishings further the feeling of style and luxury, spotlighting sleek design, warm earth tones and welcoming colors such as cherry, teal and mahogany. The hotel’s hallways also pay tribute to New York City, as they are adorned with sleek “Soho-style” black and white prints of the city’s notable landmarks and newly installed Armstrong ceilings.

Radisson Lexington Hotel

Radisson Lexington Hotel - Lobby

The newly remodeled guestrooms have been designed with the frequent business and leisure traveler in mind. With elegant additions such as chic brown-striped curtains, modern marble bathrooms to luxurious 300-thread count bedding, all rooms are equipped with the latest technology including high-speed wired Internet access, flat-screen televisions, and some rooms feature the exclusive Sleep Number Bed, which allows guests to determine their “sleep number”—the level of firmness they find most comfortable. Not only does this customized setting allow guests to experience a fantastic night’s sleep, but the number can be recorded by the Radisson to guarantee the same pleasant dreams each and every visit. The modern and stylish guest rooms also offer spacious work desks, ergonomic Herman Miller Chairs, cable television, pay-per-view movies, and dataport telephones, making sure guests have everything they need for business or pleasure. 

The Radisson Lexington is the only hotel in Manhattan with six distinct dining outlets, running the gamut from nouvelle Latino cuisine to the classic New York diner and authentic Chinese fare. Take a culinary tour of the world without leaving the grounds of the Radisson Lexington — and never repeat a meal or a restaurant. Start the day with traditional Pancakes with Bananas from Raffles Café & Restaurant and a Starbucks Mocha Latte. For lunch, enjoy delicious dim sum selections from the hotel’s signature Chinese Szechuan restaurant S. Dynasty (212-335-1200; mezzanine level). The restaurant’s expansive menu features savory selections for lunch and dinner such as Stuffed Eggplant, exotic Steamed Shark Fin and Shrimp Dumplings and the crowd favorite Baked Roast Pork Bun. A perfect way to refresh after a day of Fifth Avenue shopping by watching a game on the large-screen TV by enjoying a Tuna Roll and a martini at the Lex Lounge Sushi Bar. End the day with a delicious meal at Alma Grill (212-593-5900), the hotel’s popular Latin, Asian and French influenced restaurant, that offers dishes such as Lobster Ceviche with passion fruit and Thai red chilis; Muscovy Duck Breast with butternut squash pancakes and roast plum relish; and a grand finale of Alma Fondue complete with beignets, Spanish turnovers and warm chocolate sauce.

Any extra energy can be spent dancing the night away at LQ (Latin Quarter) to some Salsa music. All guests of the Radisson Lexington are admitted free of charge to LQ—no lines, no velvet ropes, and no cover. LQ, is located off the lobby of the Radisson Lexington Hotel. Grab a mojito and, if hunger strikes again, delicious items from LQ’s full menu. Alex Garcia, and a team of elite New York City chefs, conceived LQ as a premiere destination space for an all-inclusive evening of dinner and dancing. For LQ’s gourmet menu, Garcia has fashioned a menu that fuses Latin and Asian flavors and is known as La’Tasian. This sprawling 15,000 square foot restaurant, lounge and nightclub divided into two floors, is designed to accommodate large parties up to approximately 1,200 people - with a stage for live music – to smaller private affairs in the V.I.P. lounge area.

A complimentary fitness center equipped with Star Trac Pro treadmills, Precor elliptical crosstrainers, Star Trac Pro stationery bikes, cardio vascular equipment, free weights, and a flat screen LCD TV is available to all guests 24 hours a day, in addition to an automated business center, providing a photocopier, fax machine, laptop Ethernet connection and a desktop computer with high-speed Internet access. Three well-appointed meeting rooms with big daylight windows are conveniently located on the mezzanine level, comprising 1,100 square feet. The Florentine room can accommodate up to forty people, the two luxurious appointed Boardrooms up to 10 people. The hotel can arrange T1 lines, projectors, speakerphone, charts, and A/V equipment at additional cost.

The hotel’s full service concierge staff can arrange tickets for the theater, sporting events, transportation and directions to Manhattan’s most interesting sights. When guests stay at The Radisson Lexington Hotel they are “there in a New York minute.” Located just steps from Grand Central Station, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, The United Nations, New York’s theater district, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Fifth and Madison Avenues, the hotel is a perfect home base for travelers.


The Radisson Lexington

Also See: Radisson Lexington Hotel Invests $1 Million To Renovate Four Floors / March 2004
Gettys Fast Track Solutions Expeditiously Transformed the Historic Lexington Hotel into the High-styled Radisson Hotel New York-East Side Hotel / June 2001


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