The New York EDITION
Midtown, New York, United States of America
At a Glance
360 degree panoramic views of the Big Apple skyline with rooms overlooking the Empire State
A residential, comfortable feel with the lobby styled on a Madison Avenue Mansion
One of the best locations in New York, centrally located for exploring Manhattan and Brooklyn
Two bars that are the talk-of-the-town; the Lobby Bar and The Clocktower
Live music most evenings and daily food pop ups in Madison Square Park summer long
Rooms only feature king sized beds but roll-away beds and connecting rooms are available
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Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in New York, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Weather wise fall and spring are the best times in New York. From April to June and September to November, temperatures are mild and pleasant, and the light is beautiful. Summers can be hot and humid while winter snowfalls are not uncommon. September to December is conference season in New York, and we would advise booking early for travel during this period.
To start planning your vacation to The New York EDITION
In the heart of Manhattan's Flatiron District, The EDITION is located in the historic 41-storey clock tower overlooking Madison Square Park & the Empire State. Soak in the skyline views from your room & dine at Atherton's acclaimed Clocktower Restaurant.
Centrally located on 24th street and Madison Avenue, The New York EDITION offers 273 unique rooms and luxurious contemporary suites overlooking the iconic New York skyline. Part of entrepreneur and hotelier Ian Schrager's boutique EDITION hotel collection, the hotel delivers extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service. Originally built in 1909 as the headquarters for The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, the clock tower is a Big Apple landmark. On the second floor, celebrated Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton's The Clocktower is the talk of the town, outfitted in mahogany wood panelled walls and curated art this is the British chef's American debut. Guests can cap off a meal with cocktails in the billiards room or at the opulent Gold Bar made entirely of 24k gold leaf beneath a 3-foot chandelier designed by Eric Schmidt. The Lobby Bar serves bespoke cocktails and serves as a gathering place for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner for guests and New York locals alike.
There are plenty of stand-out restaurants within walking distance from the hotel, from the renowned 11 Madison to Eatily's fun roof top restaurant La Birreria. The original Shake Shack is located 2-minutes from the hotel entrance, with fairy lights and outdoor heaters, its open year long. The park comes to life in the summer, with live music from children's entertainment through to jazz evenings and there are daily pop-up's at Madison Square EATS.
The New York EDITION's rooms offer unrivalled 36-degree views of the New York City skyline. Rooms, suites and penthouses are residential in style, with oak floors, custom art-work and over-sized windows that frame iconic city views including the Empire State Building.
The views from The EDITION are enough to make any child feel like they have stepped into a movie! With Madison Square Park on the doorstep, we would recommend The EDITION families that will enjoy being immersed in New York. It's a calmer, more neighborhood feel than Midtown which can be a little manic for families. For young children, there's a play park in the square and a legendary Lego flagship across the road - the place to buy your Empire State kit. For teens, they'll enjoy the buzz of the area, with the Meatpacking and Soho just a walk away. Although the hotel doesn't feature any twin beds, the hotel does provide roll-away beds and has abundant connecting room and loft options and the 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses.
Located on the second floor of The EDITION, The Clocktower, chef Atherton's American debut of updated classics and contemporary British fare has become the talk of the town. With all-day dining in a series of three dining rooms channelling the ambience of a turn-of-the-century gentleman's club, guests can cap off the meal in the billiards room or at the opulent Gold Bar made entirely of 24k golf leaf and a 3-foot chandelier designed by Eric Schmitt. The Lobby Bar serves bespoke cocktails like the signature EDITION Owl and the cheeky "High Tea" and offers a gathering place for breakfast, lunch or a light dinner for guests and New York locals.
The Spa at The New York EDITION features two luxurious treatment rooms for tailored massages and treatments. If pounding the New York pavements isn't enough exercise, the state-of-the-art gym has everything you need to keep fit on the road and personal training sessions are available on request.
Named for the iconic Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and 5th Avenue, the Flatiron neighborhood is bounded by Union Square and Greenwich Village to the south, Chelsea to the west, NoMad to the north and Gramercy Park to the east. Central to all of Manhattan, it’s a destination in its own right, boasting public art installations in Madison Square Park, iconic landmarks with Beaux-Arts architecture, award-winning restaurants and boutique shopping. An experience tying historic and modern New York, our hotel is close to Union Square, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and The Morgan Library & Museum.
Maudie Tomlinson (Staff)
The EDITION offers a chance to stay in one of the most unique buildings in Manhattan, the clocktower overlooks Madison Square Park and stands out as a landmark, so you can always find your way home. You can also look for the shining beacon of the Empire State, as its just a couple of blocks away! Rooms either look out over Madison Square Park, or toward the Empire State building. The view is on request only, so we'll always make sure we request an Empire State View which is awesome to see as you draw your curtains at night. The EDITION has one of the best New York locations, the Gramercy area is the neighborhood that every Manhattanite would love to live in if they could afford it. The central location means that you walk to the Meatpacking and the High Line in 10-minutes, and can shop until you drop until late on nearby 5th Avenue (minutes from the hotel) and check-into some of New York's best food hot-spots on foot, be downtown for tourist attractions like Battery Park & Liberty Island in 20-minutes and head over to Brooklyn in the same time. I'd recommend the EDITION to first time visitors and those that know the city well (they'll know its a good place to be). It's got a great atmosphere in the lobby bar and acclaimed Clocktower restaurant, it's for couples and for families that like an atmosphere and a lively hotel that's a destination in itself. In the summer, the park comes alive with bands playing most nights and daily food trucks and pop up's where all the best chefs come for Madison Square EATS. It is also home to the original Shake Shack, with tree's adorned in fairy lights, there is no where better to sit and enjoy the pioneer of the gourmet burger. For fancier recommendations, the fantastically helpful concierge has them by the dozen!
Ian Schrager, the Bronx-born, Brooklyn-raised hotelier, will unveil his latest property, the New York Edition, in the landmark Metropolitan Life Tower on Madison Avenue on May 11.
Mr. Schrager, who first came to prominence with Studio 54 in the 1970s, is collaborating with Marriott International on Edition brand hotels. There are three in London, Istanbul and Miami Beach and soon there will be one in West Hollywood, Calif.
We have a bunch of Editions going all over the place, some in China and one in Reykjavik, Iceland, said Mr. Schrager, the creative force behind some of the worlds most stylish hotels, including Morgans in New York, the Sanderson in London, the Delano in Miami Beach and the Mondrian in Los Angeles.
His book Ian Schrager: Works was released earlier this month. Following are edited excerpts from an interview with him at his new hotel.
Q. What can you tell us about the new Edition?
A. Its inspired by New York Citys turn-of-the-20th-century private clubs, Fifth Avenues Gilded Age mansions and Stanford Whites architectural masterpieces. Guests come into a dark oak-paneled foyer, like an upscale New York apartment building in the 1920s. Its a fusion of old and modern. We have this sculptural spiral staircase. We are still in this neutral palette of taupes, ivory and white. But this is probably the last time well do a neutral palette.
Neutrals are one of your signatures. Why the change?
I think Ive taken it as far as it can go. It will still be simple. A quiet luxury. A new luxury. The sensibility will not change. But the second New York Edition [in Times Square; scheduled to open in 2017] will be black and white. We dont want to run the risk of repeating.
Why alter a successful formula?
I have to keep moving and reinventing myself. Because I am in the theater business, I have to keep pulling rabbits out of a hat. I dont want to have a look. Ive done three or four hotels with this kind of design vocabulary for different cities.
How are you mixing old with new at the Madison Avenue hotel?
We will have pops of color on seat cushions, and maybe an ornate Baroque mirror. We want to take a little bit of the decorative ornateness we have on the second floor and bring it down to the lobby, but still be simple. When we did Gramercy Park Hotel we had Julian [Schnabel] do the lobby and hes a maximalist, and we had John Pawson do the apartments and he is a minimalist, but to me they work together in spirit.
The New York Edition seems to have a relaxed, laid-back vibe.
The whole idea is to have it feel like you are staying in the guest room of a private home, rather than a hotel room. The [30-foot-long, hand-forged] steel fireplace in the lobby is very personal to me. The idea came right out of my apartment. In the rooms, you can see my bed, but its higher, and has a classic motif, English library. This [points to a lamp] comes out of my house in Southampton. I love the room. This is my aesthetic. This is my sensibility. You cant really improve on this as far as Im concerned.
Will there be a night life and bar component?
Yes, therell be a restaurant on the second floor overlooking Madison Square Park, by Londons hottest young chef, Jason Atherton. We have three intimate dining rooms each room only fits about 30 people a parlor with a billiard table and a library serving cocktails. Each room has its own color and theme, with velvet chairs and banquettes in rose, green and blue, and modernist, large chandeliers.
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Location & directions
Midtown, New York, United States of America
Centrally located in the Flatiron District, guests are never further than a 10-minute taxi ride from New York's main attractions.
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