Review: Renaissance Hotel 57 New York
New York, New York (February 19, 2012) – Just about a block from Central Park, the 2009 renovated Renaissance Hotel 57 greets you with a stylish boutique feeling.
When you enter, you will feel the unique custom and contemporary floral touches, where modern Venice goddess five-petal rose motifs and fire themes are suggested throughout the lobby. Award-winning designer Jordan Mozer, who has designed East in Hamburg, Germany and BLT in Chicago, has brought his signature narrative architecture and unmistakable organic design to this location. Mozer’s original furniture in the lobby is sensual and smooth, curvaceous and cradling. The blown glass and fire centerpiece glows red and provides an unusual lava-calming experience.
The boutique style facility offers an impressive onsite dining facility, WI-FI hotspot in the lobby, business and convention rooms, and 24-hour concierge service. There are 183 rooms, 19 suits, 6 meeting rooms, and 11,253 sq ft of total meeting space. Rooms are quiet, clean and comfortable.
What used to be the Allerton Hotel for Women, the Renaissance Hotel 57 is a seventeen story brick, limestone, and terracotta building originally designed by Arthur Loomis Harmon in 1920. When they renovated it into a full-service hotel, all new plumbing had to be installed, as the building had only one bathroom and shower on each floor.
There are seven different kinds of guest rooms, and there are ten unique suite layouts in the hotel. If you are frequent visitor to this hotel, there are many new room layouts for you to try. In the video above, the Carriage Suite with Living Room occupy what used to be the property’s Carriage House in the 1920′s. The unique multi-level layout has a separate living area and workspace allowing for lots of room to relax or work. Hardwood floors and exposed brick walls give the feel of a Manhattan private residence.
Just downstairs, is Opia, headed by Executive Chef Hok Chin. This is a great setting for both business and leisure. With 18 years New York experience, Chin brings signature menus of French bistro cuisine & lounge fare with his Asian touch. Great drinks and other bar bites are available in the lounge, where the menu is available until 1am nightly and 12 midnight on Sundays.
If you want to find a hotel with a great location in the city, you will enjoy this modern boutique hotel on the East Side.