Condé Nast Traveler Readers Name the Carlyle the Best Hotel in New York

 The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel was named the best hotel in New York by Condé Nast Traveler among the magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Top 200 Hotels in the United States list.  The annual World’s Best Hotels list is voted on by Condé Nast Traveler readers and subscribers.  Each year, the magazine releases the best hotels, resorts, spas, cities, and cruises in the world, and among them is a list of the 200 top hotels in the United States. A New York City landmark and cornerstone of the Upper East Side, The Carlyle has delighted guests and locals for over 75 years with world-class accommodations, extraordinary music and entertainment, renowned cuisine and exceptional service.

“For generations, The Carlyle has been considered a New York City institution for its outstanding service and luxury accommodations which make each stay memorable,” said Erich Steinbock, Managing Director of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. “Our inclusion among Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards is a true testament to our employee’s continued effort to uphold the standards that make The Carlyle the exceptional hotel that it is.”

An oasis of understated luxury, The Carlyle has become a “home away from home” for sophisticated travelers, including leaders in world affairs, business, society, entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Offering a first-class combination of discretion and grace, the hotel’s 188 rooms and suites feature elegant views of Central Park and Manhattan’s skyline. Gracious and romantic formal dining awaits guests in The Carlyle Restaurant while legendary entertainers create the quintessential New York cabaret experience in the famed Café Carlyle. Bemelmans Bar, a timeless New York watering hole that has drawn socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for more than five decades, mixes superb drinks and features live pianists.

Standing at the corner of 76th Street and Madison Avenue, The Carlyle has been an enduring landmark for East Side social life since 1930. The internationally acclaimed hotel has always been ranked amongst the best in the world, and was named Top Hotel in New York City in Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels list in 2010 and one of the top 20 U.S City Hotels by Harper’s Hideaway’s 2007, 2008 and 2009 Reader Survey. The Carlyle’s Sense spa® was named one of the top 50 Hottest Spas of 2009 by Condé Nast Traveler. The Carlyle is a 35-story, 188-room hotel that has long understood the aesthetic sensibilities of its clientele and is surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques and the city’s most popular art museums. Embracing a passion for the arts, pianos grace many of the suites, and most tower rooms have views of Central Park.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world’s most desired destinations. Rosewood properties embrace the company’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of the destination. With 19 properties in seven countries, the Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek® in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill® in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende® in Mexico, and, now, Rosewood Tucker’s Point in Bermuda. Rosewood also offers Sense® spa – featuring treatments reflective of the location’s culture and natural environment – available exclusively at select properties.

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