JW Marriott Essex House New York has unveiled its new Central Park Suite Collection, three luxury suites that pay homage to the hotel’s iconic front lawn: Central Park.
Designed by Whitespace Interiors, each fully reimagined suite tells a distinct story through design, artwork and other touches inspired by personalities who helped shape the cultural landscape of New York City since the hotel opened 1931.
“Our historic hotel has many stories to tell, and the Central Park Suite Collection is our latest chapter,” said John Rieman, general manager, JW Marriott Essex House New York. “As we reimagined these suites for today’s luxury traveler we also looked to the past for inspiration, drawing upon the storied history of our most beautiful neighbor Central Park. The result is three unique interpretations of our beloved Art Deco hotel that offer something for everyone.”
Artisans Terrace Suite (1619)
Named after the “Artisans’ Gate,” the 7th Avenue entrance to Central Park, this suite features a bold, contemporary interpretation of Art Deco design. An installation made of deconstructed piano keys in one bedroom and a blue, hand-painted, overscale abstract mural in the living room are both nods to Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” A mix of textures – checkerboard marble floor and raw porcelain vessels in the foyer, soft cream Venetian plaster throughout – adds depth to the design, while ornate hardware reflects the art of working by hand to marry form and function. Other highlights include a wrap-around terrace with seating for relaxing or entertaining; a miniature putting green and table tennis set; a fully appointed kitchenette with private service entrance; and a workout mirror. The 2,000-square-foot Artisans Terrace Suite can accommodate up to four people (two king beds).
Meadow Terrace Suite (3205)
Classic yet contemporary, the design of Meadow Terrace Suite is inspired by the legendary Elsie de Wolfe, a renowned Manhattan interior designer and socialite known for her opulent, sumptuous eye. Every aspect of the suite reflects de Wolfe’s commitment to tasteful indulgence and meticulous attention to detail, beginning in the foyer with a three-dimensional, hand-crafted bas relief, triptych adorned with florals and peacocks. Other design highlights include intricately designed marble casing, second bedroom with a pair of queen beds (ideal for families) and a full kitchenette with private entrance. Large windows and a terrace offering views of Central Park and Columbus Circle bring the outdoors in. The 2000-square-foot Meadow Terrace Suite can accommodate up to six people (one king bed, two double queen beds, and a sleeper).
Delacorte Presidential Suite (2601)
Rooted in nature with a palette inspired by the flora and fauna found in the park below, the Delacorte Presidential Suite honors George T. Delacorte, founder of Dell Publishing and a quintessential NYC philanthropist. His dedication to the beautification and preservation of Central Park is widely felt today as he generously funded the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, the Delacorte Clock and, most famously, the Delacorte Theater, home to Free Shakespeare in the Park. The suite is a serene sanctuary perched in the sky. Its colors and textures mirror the abundant greenery below, bringing the outdoors in through features like an abstracted forest mural painted on silk in the dining room and marble surfaces that mimic the ripples of a pond. The redesign maximizes space through a large entryway, open living and dining room (shown in photo at top of post) that features a table for eight crafted from sustainably sourced wood. At 2,500 square feet, the Delacorte Presidential Suite can accommodate up to six people (two king beds and one Murphy bed).
About JW Marriott Essex House New York
JW Marriott Essex House New York was completed in 1931 at the southern border of Central Park in Midtown Manhattan. Built in Art Deco style, the landmark property is a Historic Hotels of America member. It offers views of Central Park, and is just steps from Fifth Avenue and Columbus Circle dining and entertainment. Some of New York City’s finest art and culture experiences are within walking distance of the hotel, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Art and Design, and Broadway. The 40-story JW Marriott has 528 rooms and suites, meeting rooms with over 14,000 square feet of flexible space, an onsite fitness center, and a spa.