Overview: Since 1930, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been a timeless Upper East Side landmark. It is a true cultural institution and a haven for both New Yorkers and visitors alike. It is a special place, where a patina of elegance and loyalty has been built up over decades. The Carlyle has incredible equity and cachet, shaped over a lifetime of history with the most talented personalities and cultural figures of our time. The Carlyle is more than a hotel — it’s like a home to its guests and residents. It behaves more like a collection of luxury residences that have been lived in by people who have brought their own unique personalities. These guests are cared for by a staff who have also made The Carlyle their own “home” for decades. The legacy of The Carlyle is one of its greatest strengths. And it remains relevant through its timelessness.
Location: Situated in the heart of Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side, The Carlyle has been a classic landmark on Madison Avenue and 76th Street since 1930. Located just one block from Central Park, The Carlyle is a 35-story hotel surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques and the city’s most popular art museums.
Managing Director: Marlene Poynder
Address: 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Tel. (212) 744-1600 or (214) 880-4302
Fax: (212) 717-4682
Access: La Guardia Airport is approximately 45 minutes by car; JFK Airport and Newark Airport are approximately 60 minutes by car.
A Brief History: Reputedly named for 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 80 years, The Carlyle continues to dominate the Upper East Side over which it presides.
The Carlyle’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of world business and entertainment affairs. Its rich history includes American Presidents, British Royals and Heads of State, the Kings and Queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden have all visited.
Décor: The strong Art Deco influence, introduced by the hotel’s first decorator Dorothy Draper, has been meticulously maintained, from the famed black and white marbled lobby to Art Deco motifs of the hotel’s specialty suites. The rooms and suites are continuously updated with contemporary interpretation of understated elegance achieved by both Draper and the late Mark Hampton. In 2002, interior designer Thierry Despont restored Bemelmans Bar and the Lobby while the Café Carlyle, restored by Scott Salvator, and the Banquet Space, were renovated by Matthew White and Frank Webb, in 2007. In 2021, The Carlyle’s guest rooms, suites and restaurant completed a renovation designed by New York-based, award-winning design practice tonychi studio.
Rooms & Suites: 155 of the 192 rooms and suites have been recently designed by New York-based, award-winning design practice tonychi studio. The Carlyle’s newly refreshed guest rooms are inspired by the glamour and beauty of Manhattan’s pre-war era, the Upper East Side, and the dignified beau monde whose footsteps have graced the hallowed halls of this elegant and storied hotel residence. This is where quintessential apartment living meets modern day, with luxurious fixtures and furnishings, black-and-white lacquered paneling, bespoke, illustrated wallpapers of whimsical vignettes from Central Park—an echo of Bemelmans and Vertès—and a thoughtful curation of artwork, books and collected everyday finds, all of which emanates a smart, residential look and feel worthy of this iconic hotel. Subtle art deco inspirations are also present, paying reverent homage to The Carlyle’s original designer, Dorothy Draper, and her renowned restraint.
Residences: The Carlyle is a cooperative building with 32 owned residences. Shareholders have access to a variety of hotel amenities, including daily housekeeping.
Services: In-room dining; concierge to take care of every need, housekeeping service twice daily, babysitting and pet care available. The Carlyle employs a staff in excess of 400 to cater to the comfort of all guests.
Dining: Dowling’s at The Carlyle, debuting October 2021. Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique (formerly of 21 Club) has created a menu that features his interpretations of timeless New York favorites and throwback dishes from another era. This latest addition to The Carlyle family is named after Robert Whittle Dowling, former owner of The Carlyle and an influential urban planner known for his passionate efforts over half a century ago to revitalize the city that never sleeps. He acquired the hotel in the 1940’s and was instrumental in turning it into the institution it is today and putting it on the map as a fashionable destination attractive to celebrities, politicians, royalty and tastemakers alike. It is through his whimsical vision that The Carlyle embodies a distinct sense of place, offering a welcoming, intimate and eclectic atmosphere for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Designed by New York based tonychi studio, the stylish and intimate new dining room exudes the glamour and charm of the 1930’s and 40’s and is adorned by over 200 pieces of artwork. The collection includes commissions from modern day New York based artists to historic artwork from the hotel’s archives, highlighted by newly acquired Ludwig Bemelmans original paintings and illustrations that pay subtle tribute to the adjacent bar that has been a beloved Upper East Side favorite for 75 years. Dowling’s at The Carlyle will be open every day for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays. Seats 80.
The Gallery, which leads to the restaurant, is the “living room” of The Carlyle. Inspired by the Topkapi Palace in Turkey, The Gallery was designed under the creative direction of the legendary Renzo Mongiardino. The Gallery opens every day at 12:00 p.m. and guests can enjoy a light lunch, daily afternoon tea or casual dining and cocktails in the evening. Seats 35.
Café Carlyle, originally opened in 1955, offers a classic cabaret experience with incredible talent – including past classic performers such as Bobby Short, Elaine Stritch and Eartha Kitt. Guests now experience modern-day acts such as Isaac Mizrahi, Alan Cumming, Sutton Foster and John Pizzarelli. The intimate supper club is highlighted by music-themed murals by Oscar-winning French artist, Marcel Vertès. Reservations should be made in advance and jackets are required. Seats 90.
Bemelmans Bar is a favorite of Upper East Siders and visitors alike since 1947 and is a special hideaway where artist and author Ludwig Bemelmans’ whimsical illustrations come to life. Best remembered for his beloved Madeline series of children’s books, the murals are the only public surviving commission of his work. Guests can enjoy classic cocktails while swinging to lively music, including performances by Earl Rose, Rob Mosci and David Budway. Open daily, beginning at 12:00 p.m., snacks and light meals are available from 4:00 p.m. Seats 80.
Madeline Tea, hosted in Bemelmans Bar, is a delightfully playful afternoon and sing-a-long for children and parents alike every Saturday in November and December and select dates during the Spring season. With two seatings available, 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., guests can listen to songs from the Madeline Song Book with Tina deVaron while dining on Madeline’s Children Buffet.
Salon: Located on the third floor, hair stylist to the glamourous Upper East Side set, The Yves Durif Salon provides guests with the upmost grooming and pampering.
Spa: The Valmont Spa at The Carlyle is the ultimate hideaway for a luxurious and relaxing experience to renew your sense of self. Discover the master of anti-aging treatments since 1985, Valmont, which perpetuates the unique expertise of Swiss cellular cosmetics with incomparably efficient care treatments giving immediate, long-lasting results. For the ultimate indulgence, Valmont demonstrates unique and exclusive treatments dedicated to The Carlyle which stands out from others thanks to the signature “butterfly motion” that sets the tone for each rejuvenating treatment as well as integrating
the utmost luxurious and results-driven skincare from the range of its skincare collections.
Fitness Studio: Ensuring that guests can stick to their fitness plans while away from home, The Carlyle’s fitness studio, located in the Valmont Spa at The Carlyle, features state-of-the-art fitness equipment from Technogym.
Meetings/Events: The Carlyle can truly play host to any event and is the ideal setting for weddings, anniversaries and other milestone celebrations, as well as board meetings and business entertainment. Stretching over 3,000 square feet, the Versailles and Trianon suites offer grandeur and elegance for special occasions in the heart of New York’s Upper East Side. The Carlyle additionally offers a variety of unique private dining and event options in the beloved venues including Bemelmans Bar, Café Carlyle and Dowling’s at The Carlyle.
• Complimentary Wireless Internet
• Complimentary local calls
• Flat-screen television with DVD player upon request
• Twice-daily housekeeping with evening turndown service
• Complimentary Nespresso coffee machine
• Complimentary bottled water with turndown service
• In-room hands free telephone
• Slippers and terrycloth bathrobes
• Fully stocked mini bar
• In-room safe
• Individually controlled thermostat
• Oversized umbrella
• International adaptors available
Room Reservations: +1 214 531 6233
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted.