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The Benjamin, New York City, NY - Hotel Review

Executive Suites Meet Boutique

The Benjamin in New York City, a classic 1927 building
The Benjamin, a classic 1927 building

In November 1997, members of the Denihan family purchased the former Hotel Beverly and renamed it The Benjamin in honor of their company's founder, Benjamin Denihan, Sr. The Benjamin, the Denihan’s first luxury property, opened on April 16, 1999 following a $30 million renovation. The Benjamin is an intimate and sophisticated boutique-style hotel that caters to and anticipates the needs of the modern business and leisure traveler, offering warm, personalized service in a professional manner.

Each of the 209 lavish rooms feature custom-designed mattresses with luxurious Anichini linens and a selection of twelve different pillows. Also included are a dataport with computer, fax and modem hook-up, high-speed and wireless Internet access, two phone lines, an honor bar and complimentary newspaper. Guests enjoy use of The Benjamin’s 24-hour fitness center, turn-down service, same-day valet/laundry, concierge service, grocery shopping, valet service, secretarial services and room service from The National, which serves a menu based on local ingredients prepared with French techniques.

The hotel partnered with Food Network chef Geoffrey Zakarian to bring The National, his all-occasion modern bistro, to The Benjamin. Designed by the Rockwell Group, the 125-seat restaurant is modeled after the traditional European grand cafés and tailored to Midtown Manhattan’s unique culture and clientele. The National offers classic bistro dishes with Zakarian's signature Modern American touch. His longtime associate, Chef Paul Corsentino, serves as executive chef for the restaurant.

An elegant guest room at The Benjamin in New York City, NY
The National at The Benjamin in New York City, NY
An elegant guest room
The National

Guests can de-stress at the hotel’s Wellness Spa. Known for its progressive treatments, state-of-the-art facilities, pampering products and holistic philosophy, the spa offers travelers a wide range of services. Certified therapists provide spa services and treatments.

The Benjamin features a comprehensive program designed to ensure that the hotel is environmentally responsible. The property works with HVS Eco Services to optimize energy efficiency and water conservation and to streamline solid waste management through recycling, reusing and conserving costly resources.

If there was a doubt in any New Yorker's mind about what The Benjamin would turn out to be, it has vanished with the façade of the Hotel Beverly replaced by advanced technology and contemporary sophistication.

The Benjamin
125 E. 50th St.
New York, NY 10022
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