Lotte New York Palace

Expansive, grand, historical

455 Madison Avenue, New York 10022


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At a Glance

Originally constructed in 1882 as a private residence, the New York Palace offers 176 modern rooms alongside the dated accommodations of the main, historical hotel.

Indagare Loves

  • The Gold Room Bar, a rare relic of Gilded Age New York
  • The convenient location on Madison Avenue and 50th Street


Located on Madison Avenue across from St. Patrick's Cathedral lies the historic New York Palace hotel. The main building, the Villard Mansion, was constructed in 1882 as a private home, but the bulk of the hotel was constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when a 55-story tower was built and opened as the Helmsley Palace. The hotel now offers 909 rooms and suites, of which 176 were recently renovated and comprise “The Tower” section of the hotel, located on the top 14 floors.

The renovated rooms are by far the most luxurious, and interior design styles vary drastically from room to room. The more modern rooms feature earthy color palettes with lots of grey and silver, while the unrenovated ones are over-the-top with chintzy gold furnishings and heaving draping. The corner suites are spacious, at over 1,200-square-feet, and feature contemporary art and stunning panoramic views. The Tower has two themed suites: the Jewel Suite by Martin Katz and the Towers Champagne Suite. Both offer floor-to-ceiling windows, over 5,000-square-feet of space, three floors and a large outdoor terrace with a hot tub. The Jewel Suite is more feminine, with a warm color palette and Martin Katz jewelry on display. The Champagne Suite’s dark carpets and walls make the space feel more masculine, incorporating aesthetic elements of the Dom Pérignon brand.

A two-story lobby with a grand staircase links the historic mansion with the tower, and includes a ballroom, three dining venues and space for special events. The upstairs Gold Room Bar is a Gilded Age masterpiece, and is popular with Midtown locals and out-of-towners alike (you may recognize it from shows like Gossip Girl and Inventing Anna). 

Who Should Stay

Visitors who would like to experience a historical New York City landmark.

Written by Brooke Marston

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