Originally built in 1928, this building was purchased in 1997 and 3 years were spent renovating it into a 200-room high-end boutique property. This elegant but unpretentious hotel is truly one of a kind, even for New York. From the wonderful private park within the walls of the hotel to the unique restaurant and bar, all of the public areas of the family-friendly hotel create a stunning yet serene atmosphere. Guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Additional facilities at this air-conditioned city hotel include a hotel safe, lift access, a newspaper stand and conference facilities. Room service and a laundry service are also provided, and Internet access is available for a fee. The parking fee is per car/per night (with no in/out privileges).Guests are invited to check in after 3 pm, and are requested to check out before midday. The minimum guest age is 18. This is a pet-friendly hotel, and guests are kindly requested to contact the hotel for pet policy details.The rooms are truly unique, with dark wood walls and floors, white linen curtains and furniture designed specifically for the hotel. They have a superb sense of style based on luxury yacht state rooms from the early part of the 20th century. Many interesting one-of-a-kind pieces were created for the opening of this hotel. All rooms are en suite with a shower, bath, hairdryer and upscale bath amenities and linens. Further facilities include a double or king-size bed, flat screen TVs with cable/satellite channels, a radio and Internet access. A safe, ironing set and individually regulated air conditioning/heating also feature as standard. Little details such as fresh flowers in the rooms help to create an oasis from the maelstrom of the city.