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March 07, 2014

An Exclusive Update: Park Hyatt New York Opens Soon

By Sasha Levine | Hotels

New York Park Hyatt Hotel
Photo © Donna Dotan Photography Inc.

The highly anticipated Park Hyatt New York is set to open this summer in Midtown as the brand’s global flagship. What to expect? We have an exclusive update.

Built into the first 25 floors of luxury skyscraper One57, the hotel—designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg—will feature a collection of 350 artworks by the likes of Christian Marclay, Robert Longo and Ellsworth Kelly, including at least ten made specifically for the hotel. The 210 rooms (the Park Studio Suite is pictured above) feature floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, mismatched furniture and off-set living spaces, all meant to create a more residential, less commercial atmosphere. Bathrooms have double sinks, a shower, a stand-alone bathtub and a six-foot black-stone vanity.

“Our goal is to deliver an authentic New York experience and we've placed great emphasis on strategic services, amenities and partnerships with other New York City icons,” says general manager Walter Brindell.

Local cultural and fashion notables have been tapped to provide a range of special comforts and services, including custom-scented Tubereuse 40 bath amenities from bespoke perfumer Le Labo. The six-room spa features a menu of seasonal treatments and custom services (like medical-grade Botox, dermaplaning and photo facials), which incorporate ingredients like crushed diamonds and Chinese herbal poultices.

There is a state-of-the-art fitness center and a three-story aerie of blue-and-gold-striped azure stone includes a swimming pool, which, in keeping with the hotel’s New York sensibility, has underwater speakers that play an exclusive soundtrack developed specially by nearby Carnegie Hall. Opening summer 2014; rooms start at $795; 153 W. 57th St.; 646-774-1234; newyork.park.hyatt.com.