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May 14, 2014
Hotel Openings & Development, Our People, Park Hyatt

Checking In on Soon-to-Open Park Hyatt New York

Left: A unique in-room amenity that was designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Right: The Park Hyatt New York building, designed by award-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc.

Left: A unique in-room amenity that was designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Right: The Park Hyatt New York building, designed by award-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc.

The snow has finally melted here in Chicago, and that can only mean one thing: we are that much closer to the grand opening of Park Hyatt New York.  As you heard, our flagship hotel in a prime location across from Carnegie Hall and designed by award-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc is set to open this summer. The 210 luxurious guest rooms will also be among the largest in the city, with a staff that is committed to offering its guests a sophisticated experience with the distinct, regional character of New York.

Lynne Bredfeldt, director of public relations at Park Hyatt New York, is right in the thick of the action, so we asked her to give to give a sneak peek of her beloved hotel and dish!

Art consultants Art & Advisory helped to pick out the 350 pieces of artwork at Park Hyatt New York, including the 10 custom-designed pieces.

Art consultants Art & Advisory helped to pick out the 350 pieces of artwork at Park Hyatt New York, including the 10 custom-designed pieces.

Q: What are you most looking forward to at Park Hyatt New York?

A: So many things!  First of all, I’m excited about the Le Labo bath accessories with its custom Park Hyatt New York scent: Tubereuse 40. I’m also looking forward to the exclusive soundtrack from Carnegie Hall, which will be piped into the pool through underwater speakers.  The artwork will be fantastic as well, with 350 gallery-worthy pieces featured throughout the hotel including at least 10 that were specially- commissioned for the property.

Q: What is the “Hard Hat Tour Wall of Fame” we’ve been hearing so much about?

A: I developed the #ParkPolaroid Hard Hat Photo Wall after media hard hat tours began. Everyone loves a good hard hat accessory, and I noticed that every time the journalists put on our custom Park Hyatt New York hats they would want a photo of themselves. I thought it would be fun to take polaroids of each of the top tier journalists/influencers that we invited in because not only would it make a great memory post-opening, but it was also a great way to engage with our social media networks.

Lynne Bredfeldt (far right)  snapped #ParkPolaroid shots of visiting media, including the team from The New York Post (top left) and renowned designer Veronica Beard.

Lynne Bredfeldt (right) snapped #ParkPolaroid shots of visiting media, including the team from The New York Post (top left) and renowned designer Veronica Beard (bottom left).

Q: What are your favorite places in New York? Any hidden gems?

A: Ipuddo for ramen. Roberta’s in BK for the best pizza. The NoMad for the truffle and brioche chicken. Charlie Bird for the gnocchi and 90’s hip hop. Buvette, a cozy French-inspired gastroteque. The new Russ and Daughters Café on LES for the smoked sable on bialy. JG Melon, a classic, for hamburger cottage fries on UES. After a trip to Sotheby’s, end the day with an ice cold martini at Bemelmans.

Q: Is there anything else you think we should know?

A: I should mention that the hotel will be pet friendly with unprecedented services/amenities for guests’ canine companions.  A special “VIP” (Very Important Pooch) package will be revealed soon!

Stay tuned for more updates, and let us know what you think!

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