From the Montage International brand comes Pendry Hotels & Resorts‘ first New York City location at Manhattan West in midtown. The 23-story glass tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is complemented by Gachot Studios interiors. The California-meets-New York aesthetic is on display at the hotel’s 164 rooms and suites and its public spaces. The quiet and serene guest rooms feature a natural color palette, floor-to-ceiling windows and every modern amenity imaginable. The property’s onsite Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant, Zou Zou’s, is joined by Danny Meyer’s Ci Siamo, the first New York outpost of Katsuya and chef Dani Garcia’s Spanish Mediterranean concept, Casa Dani.
DuJour spoke with Ash Bhasin, Pendry Manhattan West’s general manager, to learn more about this special property.
What’s the most requested room at the property?
Our Skyline Corner One Bedroom Suite
What makes it so special?
Its spacious sizing, well-appointed interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows offering northwest-facing corner views overlooking the city skyline. It offers a serene West Coast aesthetic contrasted by the energy of city pulsing just outside the window. With two separate living/lounging areas, a dining room table that seats up to six guests, half- and full-bath with a soaking tub, and the ability to close off the bedroom, it is perfect for hosting, either socially or professionally, and perfectly suited for long term stays. Paired with luxurious amenities and our team’s dedication to thoughtful services touches, it becomes a space that our guests wish to stay awhile.
What is the nightly rate for this room?
Rates start at $2,495 per night
What’s your personal favorite room and why?
My personal favorite is the Pendry Suite. Situated on our highest guestroom floor, it offers a nearly 180-degree view of Manhattan from our signature floor-to-ceiling windows and is outfitted with a fireplace, kitchenette and a baby grand piano. No detail was spared in its design and the result is a space that feels like a tranquil reprieve from the bustling metropolis outside.
What special perk or amenity do you offer that no one knows about?
Upon arrival, guests are offered our signature welcome beverage. If they wish, they can have it spiked at our signature lobby bar, Bar Pendry…all that is needed is the secret password.
What’s your favorite design element on property?
The rippling façade distinguishes us from the surrounding skyscrapers and allows for each of our guestrooms to boast beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows, bathing our spaces in an abundance of natural light.
How about one more fun fact about the property?
Our signature lobby bar, Bar Pendry is a gold-toned, jewel-box of a space, framed by a large-scale mural featuring moon gold leaf and intricate mother-of-pearl inlay by NYC-based artist, Nancy Lorenz. It gives the intimate space (the only space in the hotel without floor-to-ceiling windows, intentionally so) a feeling of grandeur and is one of my personal favorite places to enjoy a drink.