The New York Palace
455 Madison Ave. (50th St.) Send to Phone
212-888-7000, 800-697-2522 | RESERVE NOW!
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The New York Palace Hotel Review: Guests enter this hotel through tall iron gates via a courtyard lit by Florentine lanterns. The heart of it is the Italian Renaissance-style Villard Mansion designed in 1882, which houses chef Michel Richard's Villard Michel Richard bistro, serving French-American cuisine in the bistro tradition. Richard also operates Pommes Palais bakery just off the lobby, a patisserie and café offering pastries and tarts alongside unconventional fare such as fried chicken, gougeres and bento boxes. Sadly, the bakery does not offer room service. Two lounges, Trouble’s Trust and Tavern on 51, blend in beautifully with the hotel's design, evoking Old World style with classic décor and cocktails. Public spaces are rich with architectural details including coffered ceilings, bronze doré moldings, mosaics, murals and stained glass by Tiffany. Fireplaces include a beauty in the upper lobby crafted by Augustus St. Gaudens. Accommodations are largely located in the artfully integrated, 55-story reflective glass tower. Rich woods and marble baths grace rooms on the top floors; guests in these enjoy a private reception area and butler service. The Executive rooms have a lounge, and their occupants are treated to complimentary breakfast. Deluxe rooms in the main hotel are equally large and comfortable.