Guests are welcomed to the new Thompson Central Park New York, offering contemporary luxury stays with sophisticated flair steps from Midtown’s main attractions
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Thompson Central Park New York from award-winning lifestyle hospitality brand, Thompson Hotels. Located steps from the southern edge of Central Park on West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, Thompson Central Park New York opens in the former space of the Parker New York.
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Thompson Central Park New York Deluxe King Guestroom (Photo: Business Wire)
Thompson Central Park New York welcomes hotel guests to newly designed interiors, including a redesigned lobby, public spaces and 587 sophisticated, contemporary guestrooms and suites including the 174-room highly anticipated Upper Stories, a collection of luxurious accommodations offering expansive views, high-end amenities and exclusive offerings and programming, including access to the private Upper Stories Lounge. Today’s opening also includes the return of beloved culinary hotspot, Burger Joint, and the introduction of new cocktail bar, Standing Room Only. The hotel’s grand opening will culminate in Spring 2022, with the arrival of more soon-to-be announced dining destinations, intimate event space and the opening of Upper Stories.
Thompson Central Park New York features stunning public spaces designed by architect Thomas Juul-Hansen and guestrooms designed by Stonehill Taylor. The property is poised to redefine the New York City experience for sophisticated, contemporary travelers. Guestroom artwork and programming will be music-centric as a nod to the hotel’s history as a home to many musicians and actors who played at New York City top music venues.
“We’re honored to introduce the world to Thompson Central Park New York and welcome travelers to a stunning new hotel in the heart of New York City,” said Matt Slippoy, general manager, Thompson Central Park New York. “Together with our partners across design, culinary, retail and more, we’re thrilled to provide New Yorkers and travelers with an unparalleled hospitality experience steps from Central Park and iconic cultural institutions, performing arts theaters, Broadway and more of what makes New York City a world-class destination.”
Contemporary Design with Expansive City Views
In designing the hotel’s public areas, Thomas Juul-Hansen sought to create a sophisticated, inviting and modern introduction to Thompson Central Park New York, leveraging the iconic history of this landmark building. Guests are greeted in the lobby by massive wood clad portals leading to an organic shaped wood and leather reception desk, with intimate seating just beyond. The impressive central atrium features 36’ high ceilings with a massive central skylight and curated space for food and drinks below. Debuting in Spring 2022, a vaulted bar space connecting the atrium to both 56th and 57th streets will be lined with wood finishes and capped by a massive, suspended canopy of foliage. Each space throughout the hotel is highlighted by bespoke lighting along with a curated collection of artworks inspired by the rich heritage of the storied neighborhood.
“When walking into Thompson Central Park New York, hotel guests are greeted with a sensory experience,” said Thomas Juul-Hansen. “From the building’s classic exterior to the luxurious, newly designed modern lobby space and atrium, we have created a bespoke atmosphere for travelers to connect with the iconic style and dazzling glamour of Manhattan.”
Thompson Central Park New York partnered with Stonehill Taylor to design the hotel’s 587 guest rooms and suites, as well as guest corridors. The renowned architecture and design firm incorporated design elements to accommodate work and play, boasting elevated finishes and unexpected details. Linear and curving forms live side by side throughout the storage and sleeping areas, as well as the social and workspaces. Crisp white duvets top the navy-blue leather beds, and headboards nestle against ribbed wall detailing. A geometric etagere supports sculptural lighting and texture-providing bric-a-brac while adding structural interest to the space. Double-bay rooms feature a swivel TV, allowing guests to comfortably rotate entertainment to face sleeping and living areas. While walls and floors are finished in neutral earth tones, jewel tones pop throughout the furnishings.
Along the corridors, Stonehill Taylor incorporated balance between opposites to drive the design – from geometric designs in the carpet juxtaposed against light and dark elements, to arched mirrors along the elevator lobbies to reflect light and add depth. In Spring 2022, Thompson Central Park New York will debut The Upper Stories, a collection of 174 high-floor guestrooms with unrivaled views of Central Park, impeccable amenities and unparalleled guest experiences.
“With sophisticated travelers in mind, Thompson Central Park New York’s well-appointed accommodations feature classical elements utilized in sculptural, modern ways,” said Paul Taylor, partner, Stonehill Taylor. “From the functionality of the space to the jewel and earth tones, guests will find unexpected yet balanced choices, contributing to a remarkable hotel stay experience.”
Dazzling Culinary Offerings
Burger Joint, a hidden gem and “speakeasy” space, returns to offer up one of New York’s top-rated burgers and fries. The property is also unveiling SRO (Standing Room Only), an intimate lobby bar that will serve hotel guests and visitors carefully-crafted cocktails, rare and organic wines and mocktails in a spirited setting, creating the perfect spot to meet and mingle.
Beginning November 1, the delectably curated in-room dining menu provides hotel guests with a mix of healthy and indulgent culinary options from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM. In Spring 2022, the property will introduce an array of signature restaurants, further elevating the property as a dining destination in Midtown Manhattan.
Thompson Central Park New York is part of Thompson Hotels brand’s New York City footprint, joining the collection’s celebrated properties in Lower Manhattan, The Beekman and Gild Hall. One of five Thompson Hotels properties expected to open across the U.S. this year, Thompson Central Park New York’s opening further amplifies the brand’s promise to provide guests with the ultimate “in-the-know” experience at the sophisticated edge of travel.
Guestrooms at Thompson Central Park New York start at an introductory rate of $420 per night. For more information on the hotel’s opening, and to book your stay today, please visit: http://www.thompsoncentralpark.com.
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness.
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About Thompson Hotels
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels is an award-winning boutique lifestyle hospitality brand with a collection of stunning, dynamic properties. Each of Thompson Hotels’ urban and resort locations offer a carefully layered environment that molds into its surrounding community. Guests are provided tailored stays with connections to world-class culinary offerings, arts and entertainment, and groundbreaking design. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes The Beekman and Gild Hall in New York City; Thompson Washington D.C.; Thompson Nashville; Thompson Seattle; Thompson Chicago; The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico and Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico; Thompson Zihuatanejo on Mexico’s Pacific Coast; and the new Texas hotels, Thompson Dallas, Thompson San Antonio, as well as Thompson Savannah and Thompson Hollywood. Hotels currently under development include Texas properties in Austin and Houston, as well as Thompson Denver, and Thompson Buckhead. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates. For more information, please visit www.thompsonhotels.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 20 premier brands. As of June 30, 2021, the Company's portfolio included more than 1,000 hotel and all-inclusive properties in 68 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries operate, manage, franchise, own, lease, develop, license, or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, and vacation ownership properties, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination by Hyatt™, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, JdV by Hyatt™, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, and Hyatt Residence Club® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
About GFI Hospitality, LLC and GFI Development LLC
GFI Hospitality, LLC and GFI Development LLC have successfully developed more than $2 billion of hospitality residential, office, retail and real estate since their inception in 2007. Led by a senior management team, GFI focuses on opportunistic investments in major metropolitan areas. The company prides itself on delivering projects that benefit the communities in which they are located, while amplifying business partners’ investments by maximizing risk-adjusted returns. For more information, visit www.gfihospitality.com and www.gfidevelopment.com.
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