Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 22 2013

Partnerships at The Palace

Throughout our renovations we have worked with a number of vendors, designers, construction teams and consultants who have helped bring The Palace’s new upgrades full-circle. One company that is bringing innovation to The New York Palace is Miele, a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances. Originally founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company. The best part about … Read More

May 21 2013

Designers of the Villard Mansion

In the late 1800s, the building of the Villard Mansion was something of a big deal on Madison Avenue. When Henry Villard started to build the mansion, he sought out his brother-in-law, Charles Follen McKim and his associates to help design the mansion. The commission of the Villard Mansion boosted the careers of McKim, William Rutherford Mead and Stanford White who together would form McKim, Mead & White as a result of their success with Villard. Ultimately, these designers were … Read More

May 17 2013

Flashback Fridays

As the summer rapidly approaches, we wanted to dedicate this week’s Flashback Friday to the art exhibition in our courtyard during the summer of 2012. Last July, we debuted a hand painted, multicolored bronze sculpture by artist Dorit Levinstein entitled “Renoir’s Dancers” as a part of our exhibit. In addition to the main piece, we also displayed smaller sculptures in the hotel lobby. Stay tuned this summer for more fun activations in our newly renovated hotel!