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Park Central Hotel Unveils Extensive Renovation

Thursday September 12th, 2013 - 11:55AM


Park Central Hotel New York

NEW YORK—Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Park Central Hotel New York now features newly refurbished guestrooms. The property, built in 1927, will unveil in October updated interiors and public spaces, inspired by nearby Central Park.

Architecture and design firm, Jeffrey Beers International (JBI), whose inspiration for the renovation stemmed from the hotel’s surrounding landmarks and history, oversaw the redesign of the hotel.

“Park Central Hotel New York has been part of New York City's history for close to a century, and we are excited to revive its original grandeur with a new contemporary attitude,” said Don Fraser, general manager, Park Central Hotel New York. “In doing so, we retained the integrity of its architecture through a significant renovation, but updated it with chic design and amenities to seamlessly weave together old and new.”

Park Central Hotel New York is a full service lifestyle hotel with 761 guestrooms, a grand lobby and mezzanine, and a meeting space made up of over 15,000 sq. ft. of diversified event areas, including 11 meeting rooms, one boardroom and a ballroom with an adjacent forum. It will also house a signature restaurant and bar concept, a "grab-and-go" fine foods market, and state-of-the-art fitness center.

The hotel’s public spaces will feature neutral palettes and authentic furnishings while the guestrooms have tufted fabric headboards and dark-stained millwork details. “Park Central has a long and distinguished history, and its location at the epicenter of New York City served as a true inspiration,” stated Jeffrey Beers, founder of Jeffrey Beers International. “We really viewed this project as a love letter to New York City.”

Since opening in 1927, the Park Central has played host to many celebrities including Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Mae West and Eleanor Roosevelt, who kept a suite at the hotel.