First look at Thompson Central Park's Upper Stories

The Thompson Central Park New York has unveiled the first photos of its Upper Stories, a collection of 174 guestrooms and suites on the hotel’s highest floors that is slated to open in September. The opening will mark the completion of the hotel's planned renovations and conversion from the former Parker New York, which began in November 2021. 

Taking up floors 26 through 33 of Thompson Central Park New York, the Upper Stories were designed by Stonehill Taylor. The guestrooms and suites have upgraded finishes, with dark oak casework, walnut floors and marble bathrooms and tables. The black oak headboards have geometric sconces and large, framed artwork above them. Guestrooms also have marble high-top tables with an ombre glass pendant suspended above, as well as hand-tufted rugs and sculptural brass tables. 

All rooms and Upper Stories Studio Suites will be equipped with Victrola’s Linden Wood Bluetooth Radio, and one-bedroom suites will have Victrola’s V1 Soundbar Turntables, which stream music and serve as a television soundbar. 

“We are thrilled to welcome hotel guests and New Yorkers to experience Thompson Central Park New York in its truest essence this September as we unveil Upper Stories. The impeccably distinguished accommodations crown the hotel and are set to impress travelers seeking show-stopping views and highly stylized interiors with luxurious amenities, discrete service, and thoughtful programming,” said Joel Rosen, president of GFI Hospitality.

The Upper Stories Lounge

A first for the Thompson Hotels lifestyle brand, Thompson Central Park New York will debut the Upper Stories Lounge. Located over the atrium on the hotel’s third floor, the Upper Stories Lounge was designed by Thomas Juul Hansen. The private space has dark tones, warm textures and lounge seating. 

As a nod to New York City’s music history, the property has also tapped Victrola to develop the Victrola Listening Lounge in the space. In the lounge, guests can listen to a collection of vinyl records.   

Public Spaces

Thompson Central Park New York updated the public spaces on the hotel’s first floor in June with the opening of Parker’s and the unveiling of the redesigned 36-foot-high atrium, featuring interior design elements by Thomas Juul Hansen. 

Parker’s, the hotel’s newly opened lobby lounge, is draped in a canopy of cascading foliage, elevated by a flood of natural light from central skylights. The walls have with artwork by jazz photographers and the space hosts live performances in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America. 

Additionally, the hotel has introduced a refreshed fitness center and updated meeting and event spaces.