The Carlyle

A legendary luxury New York hotel

Sophistication, charm and elegance

Destination: New York, USA
Vacation: City glamour
Seeking: Urban chic
Highlight: Iconic landmark

Whether it’s your first time visiting New York or your third stay this week, it’s always a unique and spellbinding experience, especially if you’re staying at The Carlyle.

A bastion of Upper East Side sophistication known for impeccable service and privacy, The Carlyle hotel has captivated the world’s most sophisticated travelers and exuded charm and elegance since its debut in 1930.

For generations, this luxury New York hotel has been a home away from home for world leaders, celebrities and sophisticated travelers. Guests indulge in remarkable privacy, luxury and impeccable service at this award-winning property.

The Carlyle is an emblem of New York glamour and luxury. Nestled in the heart of the Upper East Side, the hotel is legendary for its first-class combination of discretion and grace. Located on Madison Avenue, The Carlyle is emblematic of the New York experience with a wealth of museums, galleries, upscale shops and Central Park within a pleasant walking distance.

Designed by the noted architectural firm Bien & Prince and named in honor of British essayist Thomas Carlyle, the hotel has been a Manhattan landmark for decades.

The Carlyle features 189 rooms and suites with stunning views of Central Park and New York, serving an impressive list of guests and visitors. Every American president since Truman has visited, and its rich history includes visiting Royals and heads-of-state—HRH, the Prince of Wales; the late Diana, Princess of Wales; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their Majesties, and the kings and queens of Denmark, Greece, Spain and Sweden have all visited.

Writer/Director Matthew Miele (“Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s,” “Crazy About Tiffany’s” and “Harry Benson: Shoot First”) even tells the story of The Carlyle in a feature length hotel documentary released worldwide in 2018.

“Always at the Carlyle” offers an exclusive and provocative peek into the pop culture history of the renowned New York luxury hotel. Over 100 personalities, guests and hotel associates were interviewed to discover their best stories and share their unique insights into this legendary address.

Signature personalities in the film include Woody Allen, George Clooney, Elaine Stritch, Anjelica Huston, Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Wang, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Federer, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell, to name a few.

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Photographs compliments of The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel.

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“To stay at The Carlyle is to experience one of life’s finest rewards.”

Best food & drink

1. Dowling’s at The Carlyle

Celebrate a new era of dining with the introduction of Dowling’s at The Carlyle. Newly appointed Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique (formerly of 21 Club) has created a menu that features his interpretations of timeless New York favorites and throwback dishes from another era. Following an extensive redesign, the stylish new dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Try the Viking Village Sea Scallops with mushrooms duxelle, ginger, verjus and apple.

2. The Gallery

Inspired by the sultan’s dining room at the Topkapi 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 features a modern twist on classics, such as Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon and assorted house-made pâtés, along with a complete afternoon tea with exotic teas, finger sandwiches, scones with authentic Devonshire cream, and fresh pastries.

Dine here and you’re left in no doubt you’re staying at a truly special luxury New York hotel.

3. Cafe Carlyle

Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle offers a classic cabaret experience with incredible talent – including past classic performers such as Bobby Short, Elaine Stritch and Eartha Kitt. Guests can now experience modern-day acts such as Isaac Mizrahi, Judy Collins, Alan Cumming, Rita Wilson, Steve Tyrell and John Pizzarelli. The intimate supper club is highlighted by music-themed murals by Oscar-winning French artist, Marcel Vertès.

The Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel New York
The Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel New York


With 189 lavish rooms, including 90 suites, The Carlyle offers the exclusive ambiance of an Upper East Side pied-à-terre. Exquisitely decorated by legendary designers such as Tony Chi and Thierry Despont, The Carlyle’s luxury New York accommodations are a wonderful example of elegance and comfort.

Designed in a residential style, The Carlyle Suites are spacious and inviting one-bedroom accommodations overlooking Madison Avenue, with modern art deco touches throughout. These impressive suites can combine with adjacent guest rooms to become two- or three-bedroom suites.

Located on the higher floors of the hotel, The Rosewood Suites feature one bedroom with a king bed and offer impressive city views combined with residential-style living.

The Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel New York


And if you fancy adventuring further afield than your exquisite room or suite The Carlyle is known for featuring top musical talents in both Bemelmans Bar and the Café Carlyle, including Sutton Foster, Loston Harris, Judy Collins, and Woody Allen and the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.

A favorite of Upper East Siders and visitors alike since 1947, Bemelmans Bar is a special hideaway where artist and author Ludwig Bemelmans’ whimsical illustrations come to life. Best remembered for his beloved Madeline series of children’s books, the murals are the only public surviving commission of his work. Guests can enjoy classic cocktails while swinging to lively music, including performances by Earl Rose, Rob Mosci, and Loston Harris. 

Originally opened in 1955, Café Carlyle offers a classic cabaret experience with incredible talent – including past classic performers such as Bobby Short, Elaine Stritch and Eartha Kitt. Guests can now experience modern-day acts such as Isaac Mizrahi, Judy Collins, Alan Cumming, Rita Wilson, Steve Tyrell and John Pizzarelli. The intimate supper club is highlighted by music-themed murals by Oscar-winning French artist, Marcel Vertès. 

This outstanding luxury New York hotel is also just a short cab ride away from a variety of incredible restaurants, like French seafood restaurant Le Bernardin, and sophisticated eatery Jean-Georges, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Central Park.

The Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel New York


An upscale Upper East Side retreat, The Carlyle offers exceptional service, world-class amenities and one of best spas in New York. Guests can also relax, rejuvenate and experience some of life’s finest rewards at the salon and fitness center.

Situated in the sophisticated, historic Upper East Side landmark, The Valmont Spa at The Carlyle is the ultimate hideaway for a luxurious and relaxing experience to renew your sense of self. Discover the master of anti-aging treatments since 1985, Valmont, which perpetuates the unique expertise of Swiss cellular cosmetics with incomparably efficient care treatments giving immediate, long-lasting results.

For the ultimate indulgence, Valmont demonstrates unique and exclusive treatments dedicated to The Valmont Spa which stands out from others thanks to the signature “butterfly motion” that sets the tone for each rejuvenating treatment as well as integrating the utmost luxurious and results-driven skincare from the range of its skincare collections.

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