NEW YORK—In the pre-Depression building frenzy of 1927, a hotel named Park Central, a nod to nearby Central Park, opened in Midtown West. Now, following a multi-million dollar renovation, the property now features newly refurbished guest rooms, and will unveil new interiors and public spaces in October inspired by Central Park and other iconic New York locations.
The hotel is designed by award-winning architecture and design firm, Jeffrey Beers International (JBI), whose inspiration for the renovation stemmed from the hotel’s surrounding iconic landmarks and celebrated history.
“Park Central Hotel New York has been part of New York City’s history for close to a century, and we are excited to revive its original grandeur with a new contemporary attitude,” explained Don Fraser, general manager. “In doing so, we retained the integrity of its architecture through a significant renovation, but updated it with chic design and amenities to seamlessly weave together old and new.”
Park Central Hotel New York is a full service lifestyle hotel with 761 guest rooms, a grand lobby and mezzanine, and a meeting space made up of over 15,000 square feet of diversified event areas, including 11 meeting rooms, one boardroom, and a versatile ballroom with an adjacent forum. It will also house a signature restaurant and bar concept, a “grab-and-go” fine foods market, and a fitness center.
Details of the design renovations include neutral color palettes, tufted fabric headboards, and dark-stained millwork details.
While this redesign is not the first Park Central Hotel New York has seen, it is the most significant to date. The property was originally a 1,600 room hotel, and was downsized to 1,450 rooms in the 1980s, making it the city’s fifth largest hotel at the time, while operating as The Omni Park Central. By 2004, the hotel had been scaled back to 935 rooms, and it stands today at nearly half the room count of its original incarnation.