The Stanford White-designed Landmark building, which originally opened in 1905 as the clubhouse for The Lambs Club, America’s first professional theatre organization, now houses The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection hotel, New York City and Manhattan Theater District’s first true luxury hotel.

The Chatwal, which opened in September 2010, represented a return to the elegant glamour of the early twentieth century. The Chatwal New York, meticulously restored by world-renowned master architect and interior designer Thierry Despont, pays homage to New York City’s ‘baby grand’ hotels of yore, offering a new perspective on the luxury hotel experience.

The striking floor-to-ceiling fireplace reinstated in the restaurant and the restoration of the fa├žade, to the use of chrome metal details, fine suede walls, and leather detailing inspired by the craftsmanship of 18th century malletier travel trunk designers, have all been brilliantly incorporated into the new design, creating a strong sense of place and era.