NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/30/12 -- The Carlton Hotel, Autograph Collection® in Midtown Manhattan has a historic past that is brought to life with the unveiling of three new specialty suites and the revitalization of two penthouse suites, designed by W+CO Design Studio. The Broadway Diva Suite, The Speakeasy Suite and The Terrace Suite are imbued with signature design elements rooted in New York City's past, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition, the Penthouse suites bring a resurgence of edge, elegance and luxury in Carlton's Corner Pocket and Carlton's New Yorker Suite.
The redesign of the Carlton Hotel's suites pays tribute to the boutique Manhattan hotel's early beginnings. Opened in 1904 as the Hotel Seville, the property was designed by iconic Beaux Arts architect Harry Allen Jacobs. Following a significant renovation, the Seville was renamed Carlton Hotel, and the hotel created the character "Carlton" to communicate with guests and inspire design. This character, Carlton, has a history as rich as the hotel, and this history is brought to life in the new suites. The Carlton Hotel's new luxury hotel suites provide an immersive experience for guests, allowing visitors to journey to memorable time periods in the comfort of their own rooms.
"The Carlton has such a fascinating past and a wealth of interesting stories that we aimed to bring Carlton himself to life," said General Manager Victor Freeman. "Our whimsical new suites will give our guests a chance to enjoy the opulence and craftsmanship of Carlton's New York past, as well as all the comforts of today."
"In keeping with the history of creating themed suites throughout the country, Gemstone Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to bring this concept to the beautiful Carlton hotel," said Jeff McIntyre, principal of Gemstone Hotels & Resorts.
W+CO has created three distinct concepts for the specialty suites, each with eclectic design elements.
"The Carlton has been at the forefront of New York's evolution," said Managing Director Jill Wittnebel. "The neighborhood has changed and transformed many times over, so we wanted to let each suite speak to a different era of the city."
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