Rosewood's New York hotel reopens after multi-year renovation

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York has reopened with redesigned guest rooms and several new additions.

Updates at the 91 year-old property include a new restaurant, Presidential Suite and Valmont Spa.

A total of 155 of the hotel’s 189 rooms and suites have been redesigned by Tony Chi, who previously designed Rosewood London and Rosewood Hong Kong. They take inspiration from the 1930s and 1940s, with art deco touches paying homage to The Carlyle’s original designer, Dorothy Draper. 

The Presidential Suite has taken over a privately-owned apartment and features floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree views over Central Park, Midtown and the surrounding city. It boasts three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a living room, full kitchen and media area, plus a gallery entrance with its own piano.

The new restaurant, Dowling's at The Carlyle, will be headed up by executive chef Sylvain Delpique, with menus and décor paying tribute to the pre-war era. It has been named after former owner Robert Whittle Dowling, who bought the hotel in 1944 and turned it into a hotspot for celebrities, politicians and royals.

The Valmont Spa meanwhile marks the Swiss brand’s only namesake spa in New York, offering rejuvenating treatments and anti-ageing therapies and complimented by La Maison Valmont. The new boutique will sell skincare, fragrances and artworks hand-picked by the company’s creative director, Didier Guillon.

“We are thrilled to finally debut our completed new guest rooms, which are highlighted by the coveted suites in the Tower with sweeping views of Central Park,” said Anthony McHale, managing director of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. “We feel it offers the perfect modern aesthetic to bring the hotel into the future while still respecting the past.”

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