PRINCE WALID BIN TALAL
Hotel: A monument to New York sophistication. Owned by Prince Walid bin Talal, and the only hotel in America designed by world famous architect, I. M. Pei. 52 stories reminiscent of a 1930’s Hollywood movie set. 33 foot high backlit onyx ceiling with floor to ceiling columns reflect an “emphasis on celebrating the luxury hotel experience.” Pei intends for this hotel “to continue the grand tradition of a time when going to a hotel was an occasion.”
367 guest rooms and suites. New York’s largest standard rooms are sleek and contemporary in copper or carmel tones. Decorated with English sycamore furniture, custom built-in cabinetry, and enriched with accents of cubist and abstract art. Rooms feature foyers, sitting areas, separate dressing rooms, and luxurious marble baths with views of Central Park. And for convenient, modern day communication - 3 telephones and a 2 line system in every room.
A lobby lounge fit for spectacular events. The American grill, redefined. A business center with high-tech services as well as secretarial and translation services. Fitness center; fine, fine restaurants, concierge, and valet parking. "Quintessentially Manhattan.”
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