Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - The (White) Palace Of SecretsThe Carlyle  

The gorgeous art deco-style palace on Madison Avenue in Manhattan opened its doors in 1930. The hotel was named after Thomas Carlyle, a Scottish essayist, historian, and philosopher who greatly impacted 19th-century cultural life.

The Carlyle has belonged to the Rosewood chain since 2001 and is one of the living legends and most luxurious hotels in New York.

The five-star hotel is a cooperative with 190 rental rooms and suites and 60 privately owned residences.

The Carlyle was built by Moses Ginsberg and designed by Sylvan Bien and Harry M. Prince, architects who used to work at the famous architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore.

The Carlyle hotel's building is a gorgeous art deco-style palace

After world war 1, the economy was skyrocketing, just like the construction of towers in New York City. The apartment hotel business was going so well that Carlyle was charging up to a million dollars a year.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Lobby

The hotel is popularly referred to as New York's "White House", or the "Palace of secrets". These names relate to stories dating to President John F. Kennedy's reign.


During his time, the former president had an apartment on the 34th floor of Carlyle for the last ten years of his life.


Some rumors say he had secret meetings with Marilyn Monroe, one of the most famous female symbols of the country.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Front Desk

Dowling's


The classic New York restaurant is led by the executive French chef Sylvain Delpique.


What's the cuisine? Think of traditional American dishes with a European flair. For example, the place is known for its lobster bisque soup and Dover sole (flatfish).


And thanks to the recent renovation and fantastic artwork, it won the best design restaurant award in New York in 2022.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Downling's Restaurant

Bemelmans


Earl Rose, the legendary pianist, has been entertaining valued guests for over 28 years now at the hotel's iconic bar on a world-class Steinway & Sons piano.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Bemelman's Restaurant

The bar's murals are painted by Ludwig Bemelmans. The signature wall decorations were part of the deal between Belmemans and the hotel management.


In 1947 they hired the artist to paint the walls in his unique style in exchange for a two-year stay at the hotel.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Bemelman's Fine Dining

The legend goes that after two years of work, the Austrian-American writer and illustrator of children's books seemed to keep working on some unnecessary details just to stay longer in his comfy and prestigious apartment. Well, we cannot blame him!

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Bemelman's Wall Art
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Bemelman's Handcrafted Cocktail

Café Carlyle

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Café Carlyle

The Gallery


The elegantly decorated Gallery is the place to grab a coffee and a late breakfast or a light lunch, and it's connected to the hotel's main restaurant, the Dowling's.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - The Gallery
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - The Gallery Sweets Tower

Premier Room


Tonychi, the New York-based design studio, was responsible for re-inventing the hotel's 155 of 192 rooms and studios.


During the recent renovation, the designers of Tonychi kept all the beautiful art deco elements intact. So, everything that makes The Carlyle unique stays with some added modernity and comfort.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Premier Room

Carlyle Suite

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Carlyle Suite
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Carlyle Suite Workplace Wall Art

Central Park Suite


Four Central Park Suites are located on high floors of the building, each offering stunning views of New York's most iconic greenery.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Central Park Suite
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Central Park Suite Relax Room
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Central Park Suite Bedroom
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Central Park Suite Bathroom

Rosewood Suite

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Rosewood Suite
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Rosewood Suite Living Room
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Rosewood Suite Bedroom

Presidential Suite

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel - Presidential Suite
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Central Park Panorama
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel Valmont Spa
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