Le Méridien opens first New York property

Paris-born Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, along with Arden Group, opened Le Méridien New York, Central Park, a 240-room hotel at 120 West 57th Street that has views of Central Park and Manhattan skyline. This marks the brand’s entrance into New York City, with the former Viceroy hotel converted with a nod to the glamour of the French Riviera in the 1960s.

Designed by Roman and Williams, the hotel’s façade blends traditional elements with a modern flair, while the interior has a combination of custom designed and vintage details. Accommodations and suites on 28 floors offer views of Central Park and are adorned with gold finishes and marble surfaces. The guestrooms are outfitted with Le Méridien’s signature bed, HD Samsung SmartTVs, illy espresso machines, Mondaine work spaces and Wi-Fi. The property also has a revamped fitness center and outdoor rooftop terrace.

For dining, the property has Petit Plates and Le Méridien Hub.

For events, the property has over 1,000 square feet of meeting room space. The Empire meeting room accommodates up to 30 guests within 700 square feet of space, and America's Boardroom measures 306 square foot with additional adjacent prefunction space to accommodate smaller groups of up to 12 guests.

While the initial conversion is now completed, additional renovations including guestroom upgrades are slated to be completed in 2020. HEI Hotels & Resorts, an independent owner and third-party management company, operates the hotel and oversee the renovation process.

Shahram Khan is the GM of Le Méridien New York, Central Park.

Photo credit: Le Méridien New York, Central Park