Luxury hotel description
In contrast to recent trends of modern boutique hotels, where comfort takes a back seat to style, The Blakely New York has been created in a traditional design with the emphasis on service and comfort. The Blakely New York offers a preferred mid-Manhattan address for corporate and leisure travelers alike. Ideally located at 136 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues, The Blakely is within walking distance of the high-end fashion of 5th Avenue, the enjoyment of Central Park, the lights of Broadway, as well as numerous corporate headquarters on 6th and 7th Avenues. Other area attractions include Rockefeller Center, The Museum of Modern Art, City Center, Carnegie Hall, the new AOL-Time Warner Center, and numerous dining options right at our doorstep. For those points of interest outside of walking distance, The Blakely is less than two blocks from the N, R, Q, W, F, E, B, and D subway lines. Our doormen and concierge staff are also more than happy to call you cab or car service to anywhere in the city.
Deluxe Rooms: 310 square feet of elegantly appointed in the fashion of an English library with cherry furnishings, rich oak baseboards and trimmings, flat screen TV, CD/DVD player, wireless internet access, work desk, full kitchenette with sink, microwave, mini-fridge, dishes and flatware, luxurious down bedding with linen duvet and pillow-top mattresses, marble bathroom with tub and shower and Penhaligon‘s amenities. All rooms include complimentary use of Frette robes, in-room safe, iron and ironing board.
Deluxe Studio Suites: Feature all of the deluxe room amenities at 425 square feet, which includes a sitting area.
Deluxe One Bedroom Suites: 525 square feet feature Deluxe room accommodations and includes a separate living room area with dark hardwood floors, an extra long daybed/couch, and a second flat screen TV.
Located on the 17th floor, the penthouse boardroom is the perfect venue for small meetings, presentations and intimate dinner parties. The boardroom‘s private garden terrace can also be used as an excellent breakout space or for outdoor luncheons overlooking the city.
Chef partner Jim Botsacos has been the executive chef at Molyvos since its opening in 1997, and is excited to honor his mother‘s Italian heritage (she is from Naples) by bringing true Italian cuisine to the heart of Manhattan with Abboccato. His goal: to preserve the flavors of true Italian cuisine. In order to gain a genuine sense of what Italians eat, the Livanos engaged Fred Plotkin, noted Italian food and wine expert, to guide them through Italy, one morsel and glass at a time. From markets to producers, bakeries and cafes, Chefs Botsacos and managing partner Paul McLaughlin tasted the best of the best in a dozen different locations, spanning several regions. They cooked with accomplished chefs, as well as home makers, and sipped wines at Enotecas and in the fields. They ate and drank for weeks as the Italians do, and now they are serving it to all of New York, at Abboccato.