Category: History

March 03 2014

A Guest of Honor in The Villard Mansion

The hotel recently had the pleasure of welcoming Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave, the great-granddaughter of one of the nation’s most prominent financiers and our historic mansion’s namesake, Henry Villard. Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave shares her thoughts on returning to the mansion, her evening in the Gallery at Villard Michel Richard and more. NYP: As an inspirational speaker and author, you are no stranger to travelling worldwide with stops at major cities, what do you most enjoy about visiting New York? … Read More

November 01 2013

The Mansion on Madison: History Comes Alive

A rare remaining example of authentic renaissance architecture in New York City, The Mansion on Madison is an iconic structure, newly restored for the 21st century. The Mansion – part of the historic Villard House, located directly adjacent to The New York Palace – is being marketed by CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm. The Mansion on Madison – By the Numbers: 26,190 total square feet 16-foot ceilings 6 floors To learn more about the history of … Read More

July 19 2013

Flashback Friday: History with Mosette

Take a trip down memory lane with our resident historian, Mosette Broderick. Mosette is one of the most knowledgeable people regarding not only the history of the Villard Mansion but also about New York City. In the clip below, Mosette shares some interesting facts about Henry Villard and The New York Palace with ABC’s Live Well Network.