The Carlyle

Name of resort/hotel

The Carlyle


Year opened



Last refurbishment




Upper East side, Museum Mile, world class shopping, fine dining, grand and historic homes.


Walking distance to:

Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, the hotel is steps from Central Park and in the middle of Museum Mile – home to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick, The MET Breuer and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum among others. Surrounded by world class shopping and favourite local restaurants like Sant Ambroeus, The Carlyle provides its guests the opportunity to experience New York like a local.


Size and style:

The 190 rooms and 73 suites vary from classic to modern and contemporary. No two rooms at The Carlyle are identical which is why our guests come to feel that the hotel is really more of a home away from home when in the city.


Guest profile:

Families, business travellers, internationals and locals.


Family friendly:

Yes. The hotel offers a Madeline experience (based on the classic children’s series by Ludwig Bemelmans, who shares a long history with the hotel) and various services including babysitting, kid’s in-room dining menus and birthday parties. Amenities and convenience items such as cribs and linens, wireless baby monitors and changing tables are also available on request.


Airport transfers:

Yes. Rates vary.


On site dining facilities:

The Carlyle Restaurant: With fine food and gracious settings, The Carlyle Restaurant is the perfect venue for an exquisite meal. The restaurant’s mirrored alcoves, a dramatic six foot tall floral arrangement and vintage photographs by Harry Benson complete the intimate country house ambience.
Café Carlyle: The golden age of New York cabaret comes alive each night at Café Carlyle. With an authentic Manhattan backdrop and a soundtrack that is classic cabaret, Café Carlyle is known for headlining incredible talents; including Laura Benanti, Alan Cumming, Judy Collins and Woody Allen, who regularly appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans jazz band. Seating up to 90 for dinner and a performance, the supper club offers a unique intimate space and is highlighted by music-themed wall murals by Marcel Vertès. As the New York bastion of classic cabaret entertainment, Café Carlyle completes the Manhattan experience.
The Gallery: Inspired by the sultan’s dining room at the Topikapi Palace in Turkey, The Gallery is an exquisite, private retreat for refined dining. Divided into two tiers, it was designed by the legendary decorator Renzo Mongiardino for comfort and elegance. With deep red wallpapers, banquettes made from antique kilims and red-fringed velvet chairs, guests are tempted to linger. The Gallery serves assorted house made Pâtés, traditional tea sandwiches, scones with authentic Devonshire cream and fresh pastries.
Bemelmans Bar: Named in honour of Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the classic Madeline children’s books, Bemelmans Bar is a timeless location that continues to attract socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls with its extensive drink menu and nightly live entertainment. The bar maintains its Art Deco legacy with chocolate-brown leather banquettes, nickel-trimmed black glass tabletops, a dramatic black granite bar and a 24-karat gold leaf-covered ceiling. Guests are charmed by its distinct New York style and the large-scale murals in the hotel bar, the only surviving Bemelmans’ commission open to the public.


On-site facilities:






Yes, a 24-hour gym is available. Trainers can be scheduled through the hotel upon request.


The Sisley Paris Spa. Sisley are known for their Phyto-Aromatic Treatments which combine massage rituals from all over the world, created with the respect of ancient traditions and the power of aromatherapy to rejuvenate the body and mind.


Concierge recommends:

A select list of restaurants recommended by the Concierge team are available at the hotel website.



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