PARK CENTRAL, ONE OF NEW YORK’S MOST STORIED PROPERTIES, COMPLETES EXTENSIVE RENOVATION
The Grand Midtown Property Boasts Gracious New Interiors and New Restaurant, Park Kitchen
NEW YORK, NY– In the pre-Depression building frenzy of 1927, a hotel property named Park Central, a nod to nearby Central Park, opened in Midtown West. In October 2013, following an immense multi-million dollar renovation, this landmark at 807 7th Avenue reopened to the public, unveiling elegant new interiors and welcoming guests to its gracious new accommodations inspired by Central Park and other iconic New York locations.
The property has been designed by award-winning architecture and design firm, Jeffrey Beers International, whose inspiration for the renovation stems from the hotels surrounding iconic landmarks and celebrated history. The ambitious renovation project was specifically designed to create a distinctive, stylish and guest-centric experience.
“Park Central has been a part of New York City’s history for close to a century, and we were excited to revive the hotel to reflect its original grandeur,” explained Park Central General Manager, Don Fraser. “In doing so, we retained the integrity of its architecture through a significant renovation, but updated it with handsome design and contemporary amenities to seamlessly weave together old and new.”
Park Central New York is a full service hotel catering to a wide range of travelers, with 761 guest rooms, a grand lobby and mezzanine, an expansive ballroom and a meeting space made up of over 15,000 square feet of diversified event areas, including 11 meeting rooms, one boardroom and one exhibition hall. It also houses Park Kitchen, a new signature restaurant and bar concept helmed by Executive Chef Nathaniel Eckhaus, as well as Central Market, a fine foods “grab and go”, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
From the neutral palettes, tranquil ambience and authentic furnishings found in the hotel’s public spaces, to the handsomely outfitted guest rooms replete with tufted fabric headboards and dark-stained millwork details, it is evident that Beers allowed the property’s original personality to be showcased brilliantly in his redesign.
“This was a special project for us,” said Jeffrey Beers, founder of Jeffrey Beers International. “Park Central has a long and distinguished history, and its location at the epicenter of New York City served as a true inspiration. We really viewed this project as a love letter to New York City.”
While this redesign is not the first Park Central 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 1980’s, 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.
Since opening in 1927, the Park Central property has played host to many iconic celebrities and figures including Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Mae West and Eleanor Roosevelt, who kept a suite at the hotel. As it moves into its next era with a revived elegance, the landmark building continues its reputation as a premier destination.
About Park Central New York:
Park Central New York is one of Midtown Manhattan’s iconic historic landmark properties. Originally opened in 1927, the hotel is situated directly across from Carnegie Hall and just steps away from Central Park and other popular New York destinations. The hotel features 761 guest rooms, a grand lobby and mezzanine, an expansive ballroom and a meeting space made up of over 15,000 square feet of diversified event areas, including 11 meeting rooms, one boardroom and one exhibition hall. Park Central New York also features Park Kitchen, a full service restaurant and bar concept, as well as Central Market, a fine foods grab-and-go. For more information, please visit www.parkcentralny.com.
About Jeffrey Beers International:
Internationally recognized as a leader in architecture and design, JBI is a full-service studio founded by Jeffrey Beers in 1986 specializing in architecture, design, and planning. JBI’s team of talented and highly trained designers has collaborated with a global roster of exceptional clients to push the boundaries of design, advancing the hospitality industry through a portfolio of award-winning projects. www.jeffreybeers.com