This was once the tallest building in the world and modelled after the bell tower of Venice’s St. Mark’s Basilica. Today, it’s a modern, airy clubhouse with a stylish cocktail library bar, billiard room and Jason Atherton restaurant.
Ideally located on Madison Square Park in New York’s Flatiron District, the 273-room hotel is situated on one of the city’s most pleasant outdoor spaces. The neighbourhood is a a thriving destination for hip hotels (The NoMad and Ace are nearby) and restaurants, with the sprawling Eataly market across the park. It’s a pleasant walk to nearby Union Square, Meatpacking District and the Village. Subway stations are found within the block.
Address: 5 Madison Avenue, New York, 10010, United States.
Style & character
Drawing inspiration from New York’s turn of the century Gilded Age, the hotel is meant to evoke a private home or club of that era. The lobby’s white-washed, understated elegance is contrasted by rich mahogany walls at the second floor Clocktower restaurant. Accessed by a dramatic, sculptural white spiral staircase, the restaurant’s walls are filled with black-and-white photographs of celebrities through the ages.
Service & facilities
Service is exactly what you’d expect from a luxury hotel with friendly front desk attendants and concierges ready to assist you with your every need. There is a small spa and gym.
- Fitness centre
- Room service
Averaging eight rooms per floor, the EDITION succeeds in their vision of creating an intimate “hotel as private home.” With 180-degree city views, guests are dazzled by the New York skyline and the East and Hudson River views that surround it. Rooms are chic, with white oak floors, white upholstered furniture and a plush white bed adorned with a faux fur throw. The bright whites are offset by a luxurious, backlit dark walnut headboard and doorframes. Bathrooms are large with a marble trough sink and infinity shower.
Food & drink
Helmed by British chef Jason Atherton (also behind the London Edition’s food and drink programme), The Clocktower restaurant is composed of three separate dining rooms, a billiard room and cocktail library bar, each outfitted with different jewel-toned velvet chairs and banquettes. Clocktower serves contemporary cuisine with British sensibilities. For a drink, the lobby bar is the ultimate destination. Ask for the signature cocktail served in a copper goblet shaped like an owl.
With mahogany walls, carved plaster ceilings, original herringbone floors and hundreds of pieces of photography hung in gilt frames, there is no better place in NYC for a pre or post-dinner cocktail than The Bar. Across from Madison Square Park, guests can sip craft cocktails at a horseshoe-shaped bar made entirely of 24k gold leaf, set beneath a 3-foot fiberglass globe chandelier designed by Eric Schmitt.
Access for guests with disabilities?
Yes – rooms and common areas are accessible.
Yes. While there aren’t explicit family offerings, spacious rooms and a prime location cater to families.
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