Tag Archives: The Villard Mansion

April 05 2013

Employee Spotlight – The Chef Concierge Team Gunter Kleemann and Carolyn Innocenzi

The Concierges at The New York Palace are always able to provide guests with recommendations on various events, local hot spots and other cultural activities to attend during their stay at The Palace, we pride ourselves on having a top-notch Concierge team. Team members Gunter Kleemann and Carolyn Innocenzi both serve as Chef Concierge at The Palace. Combined, they’ve worked twenty years at the hotel and are both Les Clefs d’Or holders, a prestigious, global organization with members who provide … Read More

March 18 2013

Historic Cues from Steve Henry

Throughout our renovations at The New York Palace, one common theme has been the design and aesthetic of the hotel. As we conduct upgrades to The Towers and The Villard Mansion, we are constantly trying to find a middle ground between both spaces that will combine the old with the new. This week we caught up with the lead designer of The Towers renovations, Steve Henry. Henry is a Principal at BAMO, an interior design services company, where he uses his extraordinary knack for design … Read More

February 26 2013

New York City Landmark Celebrations

This year marks the 100th anniversary of historic Grand Central Terminal. Aside from being a top destination in New York for both tourists and locals, Grand Central shares some interesting history with The New York Palace. In fact, in the mid-1970s both Grand Central and the Villard Houses, now The Villard Mansion and the cornerstone of The New York Palace, were deemed New York City landmarks in order to prevent demolition of the buildings. With the help of the Municipal … Read More