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2 E. 61st St., nr. Fifth Ave. (Upper East Side)
New York, NY
(1) 212-838-8000 | www.tajhotels.com/pierre/
FOODLe Caprice - London transplant serving Italian fare; 24-hour room service
DRINKTwo East - relaxed, stylish lounge, afternoon high tea and evening cocktails
ROOMSNeutral, classic luxury furnishings accented with bright Indian silks; Turkish marble bath with Molton Brown toiletries; some with soaking tubs
PRICE (STANDARD DOUBLE)USD 600
YEAR OPENED1930 (renovated in 2009)
# OF ROOMS189
CONNECTIVITYYes - Wi-Fi available
GYMYes - open 24 hours; personal trainers available
SPAYes - Jiva Spa and two beauty salons
SUBWAY5th Ave.-59th St. (N, Q, R); 59th St. (4, 5, 6); Lexington Ave.-63rd St. (F)
When The Pierre was first opened in 1930 by French immigrant and high-society darling Charles Pierre Casalasco, it was a showcase of nostalgic 1920s decadence: the chateau-like structure facing Central Park was luxuriously appointed with a glittering black-and-white marble lobby, grand ballrooms, and some of the city’s priciest accommodation. While the Great Depression soon swept away the lap-of-luxury lifestyle that The Pierre embodied, the hotel managed to survive with the help of Pierre’s financier friends, its brilliant copper roof and towering façade quickly becoming a New York City symbol for luxury. Now in the hands of the India-based Taj Group, The Pierre has recently undergone USD 100 million worth of renovations to refresh its classic, sumptuous interiors. But for all that’s new at The Pierre, much remains the same: expect the signature sensational service from the tuxedoed and white-gloved staff, with everyone from the Les Clefs d’Or concierge team to the elevator attendants going above and beyond.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other - for a very special occasion; colleagues; parents
WHY WE LIKE IT
It’s a classic New York experience–The Pierre is synonymous with luxury in this town. (Some of the residential apartments on the top floors are among the most expensive properties in the world!) Of course, lots of places in the Big Apple offer luxury to end all luxury, but what really sets The Pierre apart is its exceptional service.
AMENITY WE LOVE
Le Caprice restaurant. It may be a new addition, but the early 20th century glamour of this London transplant matches perfectly with The Pierre’s European-inflected luxury–the perfect place for a grown-up date or sophisticated schmoozing with clients.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The bathrooms, while elegant, are on the small side. Also, the elevators often get busy during peak hours, which can be annoying if you’re in a rush.
GOOD TO KNOW
There’s a plethora of meeting and banquet facilities available, including a grand ballroom. The 24-hour business center offers fax, scanner, printer, secretarial and shipping services; in-room printer and fax also provided upon request. Kid-friendly perks include a games library, babysitting services, a children’s room service menu, and complimentary cribs. Pets under 15 lbs. are welcome. Car services and valet parking are available. Twice daily housekeeping services provided. High tea in Two East is very popular on weekends, so we highly suggest calling ahead to reserve. Fun fact for trivia enthusiasts: The Pierre is the only other hotel in New York (besides The Carlyle) with an elevator operator.
Read more about The Pierre in The Diary.
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