Corinthia converts historic NYC hotel for U.S. debut

The Surrey, a Corinthia Hotel is slated to emerge from its renovation in 2023. Photo credit: Corinthia Hotels (The Surrey, a Corinthia Hotel)

Reuben Brothers, the private investment firm founded by David and Simon Reuben, acquired the Surrey hotel in Manhattan last year, and the property is now undergoing what the owners call an “extensive transformation.” When the renovation wraps in early 2023, the hotel is slated to reopen as The Surrey, a Corinthia Hotel, operated and managed by Corinthia Hotels. 

The Surrey, a Corinthia Hotel will mark the Corinthia group’s first property in the United States and second collaboration with Reuben Brothers. The consortium will partner with Casa Tua on the hotel’s food-and-beverage offering.

“Since our recent acquisition of the property, we have been looking for the right partner who shares both our passion and our vision of reinvigorating one of New York City’s most famous hotels,” said Jamie Reuben, David’s son. “We trust the Corinthia brand, with whom we have also partnered with on another notable project in Rome, to deliver a current and innovative hotel proposition with an uplifting guest experience, while rejuvenating the properties to their former, historic grandeur.”
 
“Having a presence in the United States has been a goal for Corinthia for many years, especially in New York, a city that we consider one of the most vibrant and exciting places in the world,” said Simon Naudi, CEO of Corinthia. “We look forward to working closely with the Reuben Brothers to restore The Surrey to its former glory in time for its 100th anniversary.”
 
The hotel will introduce a number of new dining destinations to the area, including Casa Tua’s private members’ club. 
 
The property will comprise 97 guestrooms and 12 residences. Martin Brudnizki’s design for the spaces is inspired by the building’s 95-year history and the Upper East Side.