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Four Seasons Hotel New York

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Four Seasons Hotel New York
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Hotel chainFour Seasons
General information
Location57 East 57th Street
New York City, New York, United States
Construction started1990
Completed1993
Height
Architectural682 feet (207.9 m)
Technical details
Floor count52
Design and construction
ArchitectPei Cobb Freed & Partners
Frank Williams and Assoc.
Structural engineerRosenwasser/Grossman Consulting Engineers P.C.
Other information
Number of rooms368
Number of suites15
Website
www.fourseasons.com/newyork
References
[1][2]

Four Seasons Hotel New York is a luxury hotel in New York that opened in 1993. Guest rooms begin at $995 per night. The Ty Warner Penthouse Suite, billed at US$50,000 per night, is listed at number 3 on World's 15 most expensive hotel suites compiled by CNN Go in 2012.[3]

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Contents

Building

In the 1980s, William Zeckendorf, a prominent American real estate developer, assembled 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) of vacant property on 57th Street between Madison and Park Avenue. Robert H. Burns, founder of Regent International Hotels, approached Harunori Takahashi, owner of EIE International Corporation company to build a luxurious hotel on the property.

When the hotel was announced in January 1989, it was to have a main tower of 46 stories and a smaller tower of some 20 stories, with a total of 400 rooms. Completion was planned for late 1991. Construction was financed by a loan from a consortium of six Japanese banks, led by the Long-Term Credit Bank. The others were the Ashikaga Bank, Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation, Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Nippon Credit Bank, and Sumitomo Trust and Banking Company. The hotel was named Regent New York Hotel and managed by Regent International Hotels of Hong Kong, in which EIE International had a 30 percent interest. The cost of construction was reportedly more than US$1 million per room.[4]

When the Japanese real estate market imploded in 1990, the hotel was sold to the Four Seasons group to recover from bad loans. Today, the hotel is owned by Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts, L.L.C. and operated by Four Seasons.

At 682 feet (208 m) tall and 52 stories, it is the second tallest hotel in New York City, and the fourth tallest in the U.S.[5] In 2006, the Four Seasons New York opened the Michelin star restaurant: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon.

Design

The hotel is noted for its luxurious interiors which have an art moderne quality.[4] I. M. Pei and Frank Williams collaborated as the architects.[6] I. M. Pei was also the responsible for the interiors of the public spaces in the hotel.[4] The building has more in common with the Waldorf Astoria and other hotels of the 1920s than it does with Pei's other works.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Four Seasons Hotel New York". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  2. ^ Four Seasons Hotel New York at Emporis
  3. ^ Arnold, Helen "World's 15 most expensive hotel suites" CNN Go. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11
  4. ^ a b c d Goldberger, Paul (1993-06-27). "ARCHITECTURE VIEW; A Grand Hotel, But Not What You'd Call Homey". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  5. ^ Four Seasons Hotel Emporis.com[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (2010-03-08). "Frank Williams, Architect of Skyscrapers, Dies at 73". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-14.

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