The Lowell Hotel, New York

We sit in front of the fire in our suite at The Lowell, a grand dame hotel on the Upper East Side.

Located on a tree-lined residential street between Madison and Park Avenue, The Lowell is your gorgeous home from home in Manhattan.

Only a block away from Central Park and a short walk from the local boutiques and galleries, the 17-floor hotel was established in 1927 and reflects the timeless elegance of the Upper East Side.

The Lowell Hotel New York

The 47 suites and 27 rooms are designed like townhouse apartments, which contributes to the distinctly residential feel you’ll find at The Lowell. The décor is understated and sophisticated.

Many of the suites have wood burning fires, kitchenettes and terraces – sitting in front of the fire place with a glass of wine watching the snow fall outside was a truly magical experience during my visit in December.

The living room at The Lowell Hotel New York

The lobby at The Lowell has previously been rather underwhelming compared with other New York hotels, but it is currently being redesigned and will fully relaunch in March with the arrival of the hotel’s new French restaurant, Majorelle.

A new bar on the ground floor, Jacques, will offer cocktails and Mediterranean light snacks, in a room designed with leather-panelled walls and an ornate marble bar.

The transformation of the lobby will reinvent The Lowell, creating a place for locals and residents to gather, creating a warm, welcoming buzz.

The Lowell feels different to every other hotel I’ve visited in New York – there’s a certain charm, warmth and character that is hard to describe. It is opulent, yet understated; grand but without fuss.

The bedrooms at The Lowell Hotel New York

The Lowell is the epitome of Upper East Side elegance and it’s a very special hotel. I loved it.

If you want to feel like you are staying in your own Manhattan apartment on your next visit to New York, The Lowell is the hotel for you – just make sure you book a room with a fire place and sit back and enjoy your very own New York pied-a-terre.

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