Style: Luxury Hotel Perfect for: Luxury, special events, meetings, business, spa
Area: Upper East Side
Reputedly named after British essayist Thomas Carlyle, the 35-story hotel, designed by the architectural firm of Bien & Prince, was completed in 1930. A newspaper account of the time described the design as a 'diversified setback style , which provides private terraces for some guest rooms and suites'. Despite the much-altered Manhattan skyline during the past 75 years, The Carlyle continues to dominate the Upper East Side over which it presides: from the vibrant culture and elite shopping to the oasis of understated luxury, The Carlyle has become a 'home away from home' for sophisticated travelers.

The 188 rooms and suites feature elegant views of Central Park and Manhattan's skyline while offering a first-class combination of discretion and grace Gracious and romantic formal dining awaits guests in The Carlyle Restaurant while legendary entertainers create the quintessential New York cabaret experience in the famed Cafe Carlyle.

The Carlyle's guest list reads like a 'Who's Who' of world business and entertainment affairs. Every American president since Truman has visited. Its rich history includes Royals and heads-of-state - HRH, The Prince of Wales; the late Diana, Princess of Wales; their Majesties, the Kings and Queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden have all stayed in this iconic establishment.

The Carlyle is also the Mecca for the world's most influential individuals from the art world, be they collectors, curators, or gallery owners. Fervent shoppers can enjoy the large selection of fine international shops and stores for which Madison Avenue is celebrated while luxuriating in one of the most prestigious addresses in town.


A long-time favorite among prominent eastside neighbors and socialites, The Carlyle Restaurant, designed in the English manor house style by the late Mark Hampton, marries luxury with intimacy. Patrons feel at home at once, ready to devote their full attention to Executive Chef James Sakatos' seasonally motivated menu. Dishes feature the finest regional American ingredients with French influences.

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restaurant's two intimately lit rooms features plush chintz-covered banquettes, Aubusson rugs and mirrored alcoves, set off by a dramatic six-foot-tall floral arrangement. Just off the main room, a smaller dining room shimmers in Fortuny silk. Throughout, English hunting scenes by Fores, as well as engravings by Redoute and Liliacae, complete the country house ambience.

Sunday brunch at The Carlyle Restaurant present the perfect opportunity to people watch and take pleasure in the glamour of New York's chic Upper East Side. Patrons enjoy an exquisite New York City hotel brunch while bumping elbows with socialites, politicians and fashion magnates alike. Che's exciting signature dishes, which include a Lobster Omelet, Eggs Benedict and Carpegna Prosciutto with Cantaloupe and Balsamic reduction, capture the interest and please the palate of both local patrons and hotel guests.


Exotic, elegant decor by legendary decorator Renzo Mongiardino sets the stage for a private retreat favored by the rich, the famous and the beautiful since the hotel's inception. Inspired by the sultan's dining room at the Topikapi Palace in Turkey, The Gallery is divided into two tiers with the upper gallery being wrapped in deep red, hand-painted wallpaper. Banquettes made of ...
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antique kilims and red-fringed velvet chairs invite lingering. The lower gallery features an intricate blue-and-gold wallpaper, inset with intaglio-like views of such landmarks as Venice's Church of the Saulte and Istanbul's Hagia Sophia.

The Gallery serves continental breakfast and an a la carte menu from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as well as a complete English tea with exotic teas (including Assam, Lapsang Souchang and Verveine), traditional tea sandwiches, scones with authentic Devonshire cream and French pastries from Payard.


An oasis of luxury and tranquility designed to convey the sophisticated attitude of New York's Upper East Side as well as the indelible character of The Carlyle. The hotel has partnered with Sisley, the premier brand in high-end skincare products and every treatment offered at the spa is an expression of The Carlyle's dedication to providing the ultimate in luxury experiences.

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spa features five treatments rooms, a relaxation room, a special Duet suite and separate men's and women's changing rooms, each with their own steam room. One of the most prized treatment rooms features a state of the art Kohler DTV shower which provides guests with a total sensory experience: water, sound, light and steam entwine in a completely customizable system. Whether in need of soothing recreations of sunrise or sunset, or energizing washes of cool blue tones, the extraordinary light treatments make this a rejuvenating experience. The spa also boasts its own high-tech fitness center featuring the newest gym equipment from Technogym, the Italian provider of the world's most advanced fitness and wellness equipment.
  • Central Park (1 minute)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (1 minute)
  • The Whitney Museum (2 minutes)
  • Lincoln Centre for Performing Arts (10 minutes)
  • The Guggenheim Museum (10 minutes)
  • Times Square/Broadway (15-20 minutes)
Figures in brackets show the travel time by car from the hotel
  • Subway station located on 77th Street for access to the '6' line
  • Taxis are readily available
  • Sedan and Limousine Service may be arranged through our Concierge
  • The Caryle Restaurant - Regional American with French Influences
  • Cafe Carlyle - Cabaret
  • The Gallery - Breakfast, a la carte, afternoon tea
  • Bemelmans Bar - Art Deco Bar
  • Sense, A rosewood Spa
  • Boutiques
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 24-hour Business Services
  • 24-hour Fitness Studio
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