Thompson Central Park New York has begun to welcome guests to its newly designed interiors.
Located steps from the southern edge of Central Park on West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Midtown Manhattan, the property occupies the former space of the Parker New York.
Thompson Central Park New York features a redesigned lobby, public spaces and 587 guestrooms and suites including the 174-room Upper Stories, a collection of luxurious accommodations offering expansive views, high-end amenities and exclusive offerings and programming, including access to the private Upper Stories Lounge.
This stage of the opening also includes the return of culinary hotspot, Burger Joint, and the introduction of a new cocktail bar, Standing Room Only. Its grand opening will culminate in spring 2022, with the arrival of new dining destinations, event space, and the debut of Upper Stories.
In designing the hotel’s public areas, Thomas Juul-Hansen leveraged the iconic history of the landmark building. Massive wood-clad portals lead guests to an organic-shaped wood and leather reception desk, with intimate seating just beyond. The central atrium has 36-foot-high ceilings with a huge central skylight and curated space for food and drinks below. A vaulted bar space, connecting the atrium to 56th and 57th streets, will debut in Spring 2022.
“When walking into Thompson Central Park New York, hotel guests are greeted with a sensory experience,” said Juul-Hansen. “From the building’s classic exterior to the luxurious, newly designed modern lobby space and atrium, we have created a bespoke atmosphere for travelers to connect with the iconic style and dazzling glamour of Manhattan.”
Architecture and design firm Stonehill Taylor was tasked with the design of the guestrooms, suites, and guest corridors. Notable details in the rooms and suites include crisp white duvets on navy blue leather beds, geometric etageres supporting sculptural lighting, and a neutral colour palette with jewel-tone pops throughout the furnishings.
“With sophisticated travelers in mind, Thompson Central Park New York’s well-appointed accommodations feature classical elements utilized in sculptural, modern ways,” said Paul Taylor, partner, Stonehill Taylor. “From the functionality of the space to the jewel and earth tones, guests will find unexpected yet balanced choices, contributing to a remarkable hotel stay experience.”
The property is part of Thompson Hotels brand’s New York City footprint, joining The Beekman and Gild Hall, both of which are in Lower Manhattan.