stay Built in the 1920's, the Hotel Elysée is named for one of the finest French Restaurants of that era. Once a playground for the rich and eccentric, it has been home to movie stars, artists, writers and intellectuals. Luxurious yet intimate, it is an oasis of elegance and peace close to the vibrant heart of New York City. The staff will go to great lengths to make you feel at home.
The Hotel Elysée is unlike any other hotel in midtown Manhattan. For generations, leading figures in the arts and business world have continued to stay at the Elysee. With only 103 rooms, the Elysée combines the charm and the intimacy of a country inn with the comfort and service of a luxury hotel.
As a guest of Hotel Elysée, you will enjoy on a complimentary basis...
-A lavish Continental breakfast including pastries, bagels, muffins, fresh fruit, cold and hot cereals, boiled eggs, yogurt, juices, freshly brewed coffee, tea, espresso and cappuccino served daily in the Club Room on the second floor. The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Herald Tribune, USA Today and the New York Post are also available each morning.
-Cookies, fresh fruit, coffees and teas throughout the day.
-Prosecco, fine wines, imported and domestic cheeses, and hors d’oeuvres each evening, Monday- Friday from 5 to 8 PM.
-Wireless High Speed Internet access throughout the hotel, with a computer for guest use in the Library of the Club Room.
-Daily passes to the nearby New York Sports Club featuring a full range of cardio and strength-training equipment; aerobic, cycling and body-sculpting classes; and sauna.
relax All guest rooms (87 deluxe rooms, 3 junior suites, 11 suites and 3 royal suite) feature hair dryers, in-room safes, mini bars, complimentary high speed internet access, accommodating writing desk, two-line phones, digital alarm clocks, voice mail, cable TV and VCR, plush cotton robes and a variety of Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities in our luxurious marble bathrooms. Each guest room has windows that open and individual air temperature control. Some rooms have unique features such as terraces, kitchenettes or solariums.
Deluxe rooms consist of a room with a king bed or a queen bed. Deluxe rooms are approximately 350 square feet.
All of the rates include complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea/coffee with cookies in addition to wine and cheese each weekday evening, served in the comfortable Club Room on the second floor. Further, guests are able to take advantage of complimentary passes to New York Sports Clubs in Manhattan. Complimentary Wireless Internet access is throughout the hotel.
reputation A vital part of the New York scene since the 1930's it has been home to privacy-seeking celebrities from the stage, screen and world of letters, including Tennessee Williams, Ava Gardner, Joe Dimaggio, Vladimir Horowitz, Marlon Brando, the Gish sisters, Dame Margot Fontayn and Harold Robbins, amongst many others. Columnist Jimmy Breslin regards the Elysée as "a great hotel, a genuine New York landmark."
eat/drink The Monkey Bar & Grill, a legendary New York night spot is currently under renovation. Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair and an owner of the Waverly Inn is the new owner of the Monkey Bar along with partners, Hotelier Jeff Klein, and Jeremy King of The Wolseley, the restaurant in Piccadilly, London. Unfortunately, this means the Monkey Bar is closed for the time being, however we are very sure the upcoming changes and enhancements will be worth the wait. In the meantime, guests are enjoying flawless service and delicious selections from in room dining provided by one of New York City’s best Italian restaurants, Bice.