Since it opened its doors in 1931, New York's historic Carlyle Hotel has been a "home away from home" for a number of sophisticated travelers, including presidents, actors and Hollywood producers. Located on Madison Avenue, this luxury hotel offers its guests privacy, attentive service, fitness center and spectacular views of Central Park.

The Restaurant offers romantic formal dining while the Cafe features performances by Bobby Short, Eartha Kitt, Woody Allen and other artists. In public spaces around the hotel, guests can admire museum-quality art and antiques dating to the eighteenth century.

The hotel is located at 76th street, near Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney and the Frick. Boutique shopping is just steps away on Madison Avenue which is home to a number of international stores, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Versace, Hermes and Prada. A carriage ride is a romantic New York classic, featured in countless movies.

The Spa

Sense spa is a tranquil oasis with five treatments rooms, a relaxation room and a special Duet suite for side-by-side treatments. This city spa has separate men's and women's changing rooms, each with their own steam room.

One of the spa treatment rooms has a state of the art Kohler DTV shower, a customizable system combining water, sound, light and steam. Sense Spa has a high-tech fitness center and a salon.

Guest Room

The hotel offers 128 rooms, 56 luxury suites and 60 residential apartments. Each guest accommodation was individually furnished with rich color schemes such as Chinese red, burnt orange and celadon. Precious pieces of art, such as antique porcelain lamps, vases and Louis XV style furniture, adorn hotel guest rooms.

Dining and Entertainment

The Restaurant offers intimate dining in an elegant room furnished with Aubusson rugs, Ampola china, marble mantels, and lavish floral arrangements. The restaurant serves fresh interpretations of French cuisine and features a half million-dollar wine cellar.

Guests can enjoy a light morning breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea at the hotel's famous "living room" The Gallery.

The Cafe features famous entertainers, including Rita Moreno, Woody Allen and Bobby Short.

Bemelmans Bar, named for the artist/satirist Ludwig Bemelmans, is popular with politicians, movie stars and magnates. The bar offers a sophisticated bar menu and a taste of glamour. Nearby you will find Conservatory Water, Alice in Wonderland Statue and the Mark. Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History and Strawberry Fields are just across the park.

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Location: 35 East 76th Street , New York City , New York , United States , 212-744-1600