the wales hotel
Stanley Turkel | December 3, 2019
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The Wales Hotel One of the most charming historic hotels in New York, the Wales Hotel is closing its doors in 2020. It opened in 1902 as the 92-room Hotel Chastaignery on 92nd Street and Madison Avenue in the neighborhood called Carnegie Hill. After four name changes over one hundred years it became the Hotel Wales in 2000. Its earlier names after Chastaignery were Hotel Bibo, Hotel Bon Ray, the Carnegie Hill Hotel and the Wales Hotel. An original 1902 hotel brochure described the opening of the Hotel Chastaignery as follows: A new fireproof family hotel and public restaurant just opened by Mr....
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