Situated amidst the grand dames on New York City‘s so-called Billionaires’ Row at the southern end of Central Park is a design lover’s dream: the completely reimagined Park Lane. Housed in an iconic Emery Roth & Sons post-war building, the luxe hotel offers 610 rooms and suites across its 47 stories. That history was honored during a recent redesign, overseen by award-winning global design agency Yabu Pushelberg. For globetrotters looking for a stylish stay at one of the city’s most coveted addresses, Park Lane is the place to be.
Locals and travelers alike have been gushing over the storied inn’s updated look, which was recognized with Interior Design magazine’s NYCxDESIGN Award for best hotel transformation earlier this year. And the accolades don’t stop there. AFAR also named it one of the best new hotels in town, dubbing it a “whimsical and inclusive retreat on the park.”
To complement Pushelberg’s inspired redesign, hospitality group Highgate tapped artist studio En Viu to adorn the walls with hand-painted murals as well as Mother Design to give the brand an official rebirth. The result? Park Lane has a fresh and playful sophistication that sets it apart from its neighbors, which have started to feel stuffy and outdated in recent years.
Everyone in the city is excited about the impressive food and beverage program, conceived by Bond Hospitality founder Scott Sartiano, best known for private social club Zero Bond (a favorite among celebs like Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio and even Mayor Eric Adams). The proof is in the press, with notable nods from the likes of Forbes, Robb Report, Town & Country, and the like. Dramatic rooftop oasis Darling — the only of its kind on Central Park South — is definitely the media darling here, boasting a garden-like atmosphere and expansive park and skyline views. Hotel guests get exclusive access to the lounge and wraparound terrace in the sky during the day for breakfast. Come evening, Darling opens up to the public for curated cocktails, elevated bar bites and live DJs. Not to be overlooked are fellow onsite dining options Parisian art nouveau–inspired bar Rose Lane and Harry’s New York Bar, a sophisticated haunt that reflects quintessential Big Apple culture.
Discerning, design-minded travelers will love Park Lane for its nuanced blend of iconic history and gracious modernity, which is on full display across the stunning public spaces and inviting guest quarters. And with its recent reimagining, the hotel is sure to steal the scene at Central Park South.