The New York EDITION Hotel to open this May
Owned by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority following its recent sale and managed by Marriott, the New York EDITION is situated on Madison Square Park in Manhattan’s historic Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, also known as the clocktower.
In collaboration with Ian Schrager and his own design team, locally based Rockwell Group has designed the 273-room hotel. Many of the building’s original architectural features were retained and paired with contemporary elements.
The 273 guestrooms open up to a paneled foyer clad in dark oak wood original to the building. Many feature 180-degree city views, while the 1,400-square-foot penthouse offers 360-degree vistas. Each room features a white oak desk, and a dark walnut headboard and nightstands.
Headed by chef Jason Atherton, the EDITION’s restaurant will be on the second floor and include three dining rooms with original herringbone oak floors, mahogany wainscoting, a restored Venetian plaster ceiling, and a large chandelier by modernist Eric Schmitt. The property will also feature two bars, a billiards room, a parlor, and a library.