Hotel Chandler Named Recommended Hotel by Forbes 2015 Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming Hotel Chandler as a new Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel. Hotel Chandler will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Hotel Chandler is the latest addition to the luxury travel the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”ratings that have been the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958.“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in

For additional detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.forbestravelguide.com/about/ratings.

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Fashion Week in New York City!

Whether or not you have managed to snag tickets to one of the shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week there is plenty to keep you busy in the City during the festive and fabulous week! However, before hitting the City’s shows, exhibitions and parties let Triumph Hotels pamper you. We have joined forces with PRIV to offer complimentary beauty services at our popups. Check out the schedule here to receive a complimentary manicure, a makeup touch-up, a dry styling hair service, or a mini massage.

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If you don’t have tickets to the Lincoln Center events don’t fret, a second Fashion Week is taking place: check out New York’s more cutting edge designers by attending a MADE Fashion Week show. Exhibitions are on full fashion-force during this time. Some of our favorites to check out are:

After a busy and exciting day sit and relax with a prix fixe meal at one of the participating restaurants of NYC’s Restaurant Week.

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Valentine’s Day in New York City!

Valentine’s Day in New York will keep your special trip occupied with not only quiet, romantic moments but with exciting happenings around town! We have compiled a list of our favorite shops and spots guaranteed to make your loved one feel special.

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Chocolates and flowers are a Valentine’s staple, but take these ordinary gifts and turn them up a notch. Specialty chocolate and flower shops are scattered throughout the City but we have listed a few to get you started. Pick some handmade chocolates up at L.A.Burdick located near Madison Square Park or venture up to Neuhaus for the best of Belgium chocolates (near Bryant Park). If you are looking for something a little more locally sourced, look no further than Mast Brothers Chocolate. This Brooklyn duo have created a name for themselves with hand-wrapped chocolate bars featuring flavors such as Stumptown coffee and Vanilla & Smoke.

For stunning floral arrangements swing by Spruce or Shields for a magnificent floral arrangement to be placed in the hotel room to truly wow your loved one.

Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without the romantic dinner. Michelin starred Juni provides an intimate setting that will take you on a fine dining journey with evolving flavors as you make your way through the tasting menu.  Looking for a dinner in one of the most romantic parks in the world? Wander the chilly paths of a quiet Central Park before making your way to Tavern on the Green for a warm, iconic dinner.  Looking for an unforgettable view? Create a lifelong memory by booking a table at the Rainbow Room. After your five-course meal, dance the night away with your loved one on the historic rotating floor to Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Can’t get a table at one of these spots? Depending on your flavor other romantic spots with special Valentine’s Day menus include: The Gander, Brushstroke, and Botequim.

After dinner take your date for a twirl into the 1920s for a cocktail at Dear Irving and let the parlor and the bespoke drinks enchant your significant other.  Head to The Bourgeois Pig for a nightcap and sit among their blood-red interiors surrounded by antique mirrors before making your way back to your luxurious hotel room.

For more information and to assist with reservations and babysitting options contact our concierge at (646) 218-4409.

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Miracle on 31st Street Package

New York City outdoes itself during the holidays so that visitors and New Yorkers alike wonder around the jolly, blustery streets to enjoy the City’s splendor! Enhance your vacation by booking our ‘Miracle on 31st Street’ package! This special package will leave your family with shimmering memories that will last for years to come.

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Bundle up and have an enchanting night out on Skyline Sightseeing’s Holiday Lights bus tour around the City included in the package! The tour will take you by all the glimmering sights and show you how New York shines with its decorations at destinations such as the Rockefeller Christmas tree, Times Square, and Columbus Circle! Each guest will receive a headset and can listen by choosing from a selection of 10 different languages.

Nothing is more magical then going to Santaland at the flagship Macy’s at Herald Square. For a seamless trip to the popular spot Hotel Chandler is offering the registration service for the Santaland Express line to visit Santa. Take a quick walk from Hotel Chandler to 34th Street and meet the elves who will escort you through the magic to Santa!

For those moments when Hotel Chandler hasn’t planned your time put on some comfortable boots and head to Bryant Park for its Winter Village and ice skating rink! Grab a hand crafted hot chocolate from the kiosk before you continue your adventure up 5th Avenue. Spend some time looking into each store’s festive and impressive window display. From there drift up to Central Park and enjoy the snowy wonderland and the horse-drawn carriages. For your evenings free contact our concierge for assistance in booking tickets to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet or pop over to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes!

Come back to your cozy room after your adventures for a peaceful sleep in the heart of it all! And, before you leave, take your special holiday gift from us to you so that a piece of the New York magic travels home.

 

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Triumph Hotels Announces ‘The Countdown to Your NYC Dream Trip’ Promotion

Triumph Hotels invites guests to make their New York City dream trip come true with their Cyber Monday Sale, offering up to 50% off stays in Manhattan. As a special bonus, Triumph Hotels is holding a sweepstakes in conjunction with their limited time offer: win a six-course tasting dinner with wine parings for two at Triumph’s Michelin-star JUNI restaurant, featuring Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt’s culinary ingenuity.

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On December 1st, 2014, visitors can save 30% on reservations at any of Triumph’s collection of six New York City hotels and during ‘Happy Hour’, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.), Triumph Hotels is offering even larger savings of 50% off premium rooms and suites. In addition, guests will have complete access to the premier amenities and services available at Triumph Hotels, including:

  • Concierge services
  • Valet parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Onsite bars and lounges
  • Libraries
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Media lounges
  • Same-day laundry service
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine
  • Some amenities are hotel specific please call or visit individual hotel’s website for details

“This limited time offer provides yet another opportunity for guests to experience their New York City dream trip,” said Ronny Apfel, CFO. “By acting fast and taking advantage of these savings, guests gain access to all the great things NYC has to offer – from award-winning dining to world-class attractions.” In addition to big savings, Triumph Hotels is also offering the chance to win a six-course tasting dinner for two at JUNI, Hotel Chandler’s Michelin-star restaurant. Visitors to the Triumph Hotels promotion website can enter to win via email, and have additional chances to enter by sharing posts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram by using both hashtags #TriumphHotels and #CyberMonday. Savings Apply at These Six Unique NYC Hotels:

About Triumph Hotels
Triumph Hotels offers the key to New York City. Operating a collection of six unique hotels in some of Manhattan’s most diverse and distinct neighborhoods, the company showcases distinguished architecture, gracious hospitality, and character that matches the hotels’ dynamic surroundings. From the peaceful residential feel of Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side to the elegant luxury of the Iroquois New York in the heart of Midtown, Triumph’s hotels embody the spirit of the city, unlocking true New York City experiences for leisure travelers, business visitors and more.

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Juni Earns a Michelin Star

“The elegant hideaway at the recently renovated Hotel Chandler is Chef Shaun Hergatt’s current home – and one of midtown’s newest shining stars.”  (Michelin Guide 2015) Juni takes you on a culinary journey in which guests may experience seasonal ingredients that are meticulously prepared to maintain their vibrancy and freshness. This vision has been skillfully executed by Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt, a culinary master with a magic touch for Michelin stars. Hotel Chandler is delighted to announce that Chef Hergatt’s expert guidance has led Juni to join the prestigious rank of Michelin star restaurants in NYC.

juni hearts of palmAfter opening in 2013, Juni and Chef Hergatt enjoyed an endless string of accolades for an innovative take on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant was recognized among Esquire’s “Best New Restaurants 2013” and was named one of “New York’s Sexiest New Restaurants” by Zagat. While we’ve relished each of these honors, we are most elated to announce that Juni has earned a Michelin star. The recognition is certainly hard earned, with Chef Hergatt placing a focus upon sourcing only the finest ingredients from local farmers and foragers. Every ingredient is expertly arranged on the plate, creating an incredible feast for the senses as guests can see, smell and taste the beauty in each dish.

Juni’s is Chef Hergatt’s third Michelin star. The seasoned chef earned his first Michelin stars when his restaurant SHO Shaun Hergatt was honored in 2010. Today, he lends his expertise as Executive Chef and partner of Juni. Chef Hergatt’s expert vision and dedication to serving only the ripest, freshest ingredients have made Juni a member of the esteemed group of NYC Michelin star restaurants recognized for 2015. Make a reservation today to experience Juni’s eclectic feast for the senses. Under Chef Hergatt’s guidance, we are sure there will be many more honors to come.

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Fall in New York City!

With cooler winds blowing through the Flatiron District and the leaves of Madison Square Park turning yellow to red there is no denying that Fall is upon us once again. Here at Hotel Chandler our team is looking forward to everything that entails in New York and we are excited to share some of our favorite seasonal things around the City! From fall treats, to festivals, to the beginning of the Holiday season we are all looking forward to layering on the sweaters and bringing in the season!

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The Union Square Greenmarket is bringing out its glorious varities of squashes and gourds but if you are looking for a more indulgent festive treat here are our favorites:

  • Eataly: Stop by for a scoop of gelato—stayed tuned for their fall flavors! Some classic favorites are Nocciola and Fior di Latte!
  • Fat Witch Bakery: This famous brownie specialist features a seasonal pumpkin brownie, a slither of brownie under a thick layer of pumpkin cake. Another great reason to spend some time in Chelsea Market during your trip!

 

If you are staying with us at some point between September and November there is no doubt a festival is happening somewhere within the five boroughs. A few of our favorites are:

  • The Feast of San Gennaro: Running September 11th through 21st this annual Little Italy celebration is filled with religious processions, parades, musical entratainment and more cannolis than you have ever seen!
  • Jazz & Colors Festival: One set list, dozens of jazz bands and beautiful fall leaves. Take a stroll around Central Park and enjoy not only the scenery but the amazing live music.
  • Oktoberfest: This German festival kicks off at the end of September with lively celebrations, authentic food and great brews across the City! Some of our favorite places to celebrate are Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten, Pilsener Haus Biergarten, and DGBG!
  • Halloween: This holiday is widely celebrated in the city with the famous Greenwich Village Parade and parties of every theme imaginable. On our to do list is visit one of the many haunted locations of the city. One of our favorites, a haunted dinner spot is “One if by Land, Two if by Sea” located on Barrow Street in the heart of West Village. Not only is the food and décor lovely of this former carriage house but its former resident and our founding father Aaron Burr’s ghost is said to frquent the eatary and is the source of its paranomormal activity –from unexplained flickering lights and misplaced items! If you are traveling with children we recommend walking to Bryant Park for Le Carrousel Trick or Treat (Saturday Octoer 25th) for Halloween fesitivities at our favorite carousel.

Please contact our concierge with any questions regarding other happenings of the season! Call: 646-218-4409 or email concierge@hotelchandler.com .

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Triumph Hotels partners with Streetwise New York!

Hotel Chandler, part of Triumph Hotels, has partnered with Streetwise New York for neighborhood walking tours. Tours of our favorite neighborhoods are available all departing from one of our hotels! Including Midtown from Hotel Iroquois, the Upper West Side from Hotel Belleclaire, Hells Kitchen from Washington Jefferson, Tribeca and Downtown Manhattan from the Cosmopolitan, and the Flatiron/Nomad tour departing from Hotel Chandler! Click here to view the full schedule of the weekly tours.

Streetwise attests that the tours are “perfect for either the seasoned visitor or those looking for an introduction to the city. If it’s your first time in New York you’ll get a crash course on the history of the island and also on how to cross streets, eat, walk, shop, and argue like a New Yorker!”

The major sites will be visited while also discovering secrets seldom known to locals, let alone visitors! The tours will reveal the history and unique character of each neighborhood and will leave you with the comfort of navigating the city as your own.

Highlights of the Flatiron/Nomad tour will include destinations of symbolic landmarks such as the iconic Flatiron building, the Empire State building, and Madison Square Park. This tour will shop gourmet NYC markets including the outdoor Union Square Greenmarket and one of the most authentic Italian markets in America, Eataly. Each tour guide has extensive knowledge about the city and will be happy to highlight information that may be of more interest to you! Whether you are a history buff, here for the shopping, or interested in the New York food scene the tour is sure to please all.

All tours are complimentary to our guests, depart Wednesday through Sunday at 9:30am and are 1.5 hours long. Space is limited so please contact our excellent concierge team to make a reservation during your upcoming visit: (646) 218-4409.

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Learn About Our Big Reviews On Dining & Staying In The Big City

Library Fire PlaceWhere the Flatiron District meets Murray Hill lays a luxury boutique hotel in New York City, Hotel Chandler. Situated amongst the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and Penn Station, Hotel Chandler is within minutes of premier shopping, dining, and nightlife. Once you enter you’ll be greeted by the timeless character and high-end décor that provides unparalleled levels of convenience and comfort from the hotel’s many facilities throughout the luxurious guest rooms. Critically-acclaimed for both its indulgent Manhattan accommodations and flavorful entrees at the onsite restaurant, Juni, Hotel Chandler is a desirable destination for business and leisure travelers alike.

Over the past couple of years in a multi-phase, full property renovation millions were invested in guest room re-design, an updated luxurious lobby, meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology, and the opening of the highly acclaimed restaurant, Juni. Hotel Chandler has been called a hidden gem with its special touches such as the complimentary Wi-Fi, a modern fitness center, a sleek bar, and fresh coffee and herbal teas located in the lobby. The Library room, with its big screen TV, books and plush seating acts as an additional space that truly make the Hotel feel like the traveler’s home away from home. The convenience and comfort of Hotel Chandler make it an excellent destination for both the leisure as well as the business minded traveler.

Hotel Chandler is a cozy, functional and sophisticated destination making it one of only 6 hotels in New York City to be part of Small Luxury Hotels. Forbes Travel Guide has rated Hotel Chandler a Recommended Property in 2014 given its top-notch location and historic Beaux-Arts building containing rooms with “elegantly minimal décor and a gracious concierge staff”. The charming rooms along with the customer service minded staff has ranked Hotel Chandler as number 51 out of 448 New York City hotels.

The restaurant at Hotel Chandler, Juni, has also received a lot of buzz in the media for award-winning service and a unique menu focused on seasonally fresh items that are carefully crafted by Chef Shaun Hergatt. Discover a palate that is satisfying, creative and flavorful when you dine at this iconic New York City restaurant. Raved by Manhattan Magazine as one “of the city’s hottest dining spots…focused on produce,” dining at Juni is an iconic Manhattan experience that should not be missed. Dine in an elegantly sophisticated ambiance and indulge in what BlackBook considers to be one of its “New Favorite NYC Restaurants.”

 

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Chef Hergatt’s Tasting Table: What’s New at Juni With Chef Shaun Hergatt

2014-03-27 16.27.36-2Recently featured in Manhattan Magazine, Juni’s Chef Shaun Hergatt is joining the most elite NYC chefs who are serving vegetable-focused and meat-free menus using the freshest seasonable ingredients available.

Currently featured on the menu since the start of spring is the green asparagus dish. The inspiration behind this item is the ultimate idea that spring is the green season. Garnished by fresh garbanzo beans, hon shimeji mushrooms and sylvetta arugula from Chef’s garden, the dish is served with asparagus ice-cream which adds richness and also a different texture and temperature to the experience.

Try this dish and other premier produce as part of the Chefs Tasting Menu at Juni, our onsite 50-seat boutique restaurant!

Read more about Juni here and discover the freshest flavors of the green season in NYC.

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